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RealTimeProof Introduction

With the advent of the digital workflow the overall production cycle has become more streamlined and efficient. It is clear that a more proficient communication method is required in today's digital workflow: the RealTimeProof Client / Server product.

RealTimeProof (RTP) is the best on-line proofing system providing tools that allow the client and key players of the job to participate simultaneously in the preprint and proofing process, creating a shorter turnaround as well as saving time and courier money. Some RTP features and proofing tools include:

 

a. High-resolution rendering of data such as photos, graphic images and complete RIP pages with incredible speed and precision.
b. Pixels on Demand technology that transfers only the right amount of information necessary to display an image or part of an image. This allows you to zoom in as close as you like and see the image in real time without any loss or distortion. Even the smallest detail stays sharp and clear.
c. Speedy and accurate rendering of original, uncompressed image files because RTP imaging technology is independent of bandwidth. This allows you to work with original files instantly, using a standard Internet dial-up connection.
d. Enables you to obtain detailed information about the image, such as file size, file type, color space, separation names (also for spot colors), and original image compression.
e. Allows you to reconstruct a color and size correct, high-resolution digital proof. (For more details, please contact us)
f. Tools that let you rotate or flip an image.
g. Quick and efficient page browsing in a multi page document.
h. A variety of “Stickies” annotations, in a choice of languages and shapes, to add comments directly on the relevant areas of an image.
i. Area/line measurement tool, with measurement units choices, to figure out the exact size of elements and / or distance between them.
j. A densitometer: a color measurement tool to measure exact color values of the original image.
k. RealTimeProof displays the following image and page file formats: TIFF, JPEG, Scitex CT, Scitex LW, Scitex Assign Layout, Postscript, Encapsulated Postscript (EPS), PDF, DCS or DCS2

 

FAQ’S

1. How is RealTimeProof different from viewing regular images on the internet?
High Resolution RealTimeProof Images, unlike low resolution JPEG‘s or GIF’s (image formats commonly used on the internet), displays clearly without loss of detail, blurriness, and stays sharp, even when you zoom in, quickly and efficiently.
2. How is RealTimeProof different than getting an e-mail with an image attachment?
When using RealTimeProof, you are actually using your internet connection to access the images, so there’s no time cost in downloading of large hi-res files.
3. Will my image files be viewed by other people?
RealTimeProof requires a user ID and password for each individual client, restricting access to only include allowed users.
RealTimeProof Client Installation

Requirements:

Macintosh Requirements:
• Power Mac or G3 Mac with at least 128MB RAM
• Mac OS 7.5 or higher operating system
• Netscape Navigator / Communicator 4.7 or higher. Or Microsoft IE 5.0 or higher
• Minimum of 15 MB free space is required on the hard disk. (Most of this space is required to support local caching of data)

PC Requirements:
• PC with at least 64 MB RAM
• Windows 95, 98, 2000, ME, XP or NT4.0 operating system
• Netscape Navigator 4.7 or higher, or Microsoft IE 5.0 or higher
• Minimum of 15 MB free space is required on the hard disk. (Most of this space is required to support local caching of data)

Installation Procedure:
1. Download the free client installer at: http://www.annboli.com/rtp/download or by clicking here.
2. Select the client installer for Mac or Windows, and download it to your computer
3. Install the plug-in installer. Before installation, exit all running programs.
4. Choose from below instructions either for Mac or Windows users:

For Mac Users
* Run the Installer program and follow the instructions as they appear on the screen.
* The Installer performs the following actions:
1. A RealTimeProof Client folder is created at a location of your choice, in which the RealTimeProof Client plug-in and daemon are installed.
2. An alias to the RealTimeProof Client folder is created in the plug-ins folder of your browser.

For Windows Users
* Run the setup program and follow the instructions as they appear on the screen.
* The setup program installs the Web browser plug-ins into your Netscape Navigator and/or your Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE) plug-ins folder.
If both Netscape Navigator and Microsoft IE are found on your disk, the plug-in is installed into the plug-ins folders of both browsers.How to access the RealTimeProof Server
To begin working with RealTimeProof, you must first launch your Web browser and then log on to a RealTimeProof Server. You can access the RTP in two ways:
a) Entering through www.annboli.com site and click on RealTimeProof icon
    or
b) Type in URL address directly: http://www.annboli.com/rtp/*
(*type in the name given to you by Annboli, usually this is your company name)
Once the plug-ins are loaded into your web browser and you have access to the web, a prompt box would appear and will ask for your User Name and Password. Type in both, the user name and password, as assigned by your administrator Annboli.
Now, this will give you access to the RealTimeProof Server and enables you to obtain detailed information about the image, high-resolution viewing and download the image for the way to proof print.

Troubleshooting:

If you cannot access RTP (assuming the client already installed RealTimeProof Client application on PC or Mac successfully), it may be that you are working with Firewalls and Proxy Servers. If so, below are some methods that may help solve the problem:

1. Reconfigure your Firewall
We support firewall and proxy servers using standard internet communications ports. You may have to reconfigure your firewall to allow communication with our RTP server.

2. Advanced Network Administration Section
• Working with Firewalls and Proxy Servers
This portion of the document is intended for system administrators or users familiar with the configuration of firewalls and proxy servers. Due to the necessity to transfer large amounts of information from the client to the site's data center, reconfiguration of client's firewall/proxy server may be required to enable that.
• Firewall Settings
The following ports should be enabled for outbound connections, with no rule checking performed on them: 80 (HTTP) unsecured transmissions. 443 (HTTPS) for secure transmissions with 128-bit encryption.
• Proxy Server
A Proxy server compliant with the HTTP1.1 protocol is required. The proxy server should enable HTTP tunneling via the CONNECT operation on port 443.
• Host Addresses
If your network setup restricts availability of hosts on the Internet, care should be taken to open the site's hosts.

3. Automatic proxy detection This works on the PC for Internet Explorer. Manual override is available by opening up the Personal Proofing Client and selecting the "Setting" menu and clicking on the proxy tab, and type Set Manually.

If all the above does not work, or you have further questions about RealTimeProof please contact us at info@annboli.com for more help.