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Corel Unveils Corel DESIGNER Technical Suite X4

Corel Corporation unveiled Corel DESIGNER Technical Suite X4, the latest version of the company s technical graphics software. Created specifically to address the technical illustration workflow, the suite enables users to create technical documentation, instructional manuals, maintenance references and technical diagrams with exceptional precision and speed. Corel DESIGNER Technical Suite X4 is now available in English, French, and German.

Unmatched by any other technical graphics package, Corel DESIGNER Technical Suite X4 provides industry-leading file compatibility, including 3D design formats and AutoCAD® DWG and DXF , while delivering award-winning precision tools for illustration, bitmap-to-vector tracing, and professional photo editing. This comprehensive suite also offers an optimized workflow, multi-language support, and easy network deployment, making it the trusted choice of companies known worldwide for technical design excellence.

Corel DESIGNER Technical Suite X4 was developed with the needs of technical illustrators in mind. The integration of professional illustration, photo editing, and bitmap-to-vector conversion tools in one package provides technical illustrators with the most comprehensive solution for completing complex projects with greater precision and efficiency, said Klaus Vossen, Product Manager for Corel DESIGNER Technical Suite.

Customers Benefit from Intuitive Tools and Precision Controls

Corel DESIGNER Technical Suite X4 continues to offer the industry s most complete and affordable technical graphics package. The latest version of the suite includes Corel DESIGNER X4 for precise technical illustration and layout; CorelPHOTO-PAINT® X4 for professional image editing; Corel® PowerTRACE X4 to convert bitmaps and legacy paper documents into vector graphics; Right Hemisphere® Deep Exploration 5.5 CSE to convert 3D CAD models into accurate 2D graphics; and Corel CAPTURE X4 to create screen captures, an integral component of many technical documents.

In addition to these core applications, Corel DESIGNER Technical Suite X4 offers more than 80 new and enhanced features designed to streamline the creation of technical illustrations. With intuitive diagramming tools, and professional photo-editing, Corel DESIGNER Technical Suite X4 offers features unmatched by those in any other technical graphics package.

Access Technical Design Assets
– Access 3D CAD data directly with the new, integrated 3D CAD import application
– Quickly unlock data in legacy blueprints by using centerline tracing in the new Corel PowerTRACE
– Leverage RAW camera files from more than 300 camera models with interactive controls to preview adjustments in real time
– Enjoy seamless compatibility with commonly-used and industry-standard file formats, including new and enhanced support for AutoCAD® DWG and DXF, PDF 1.7, PDF/A, as well as Microsoft® Office Publisher and JPEG 2000
– Take advantage of the enhanced Windows Vista® integration to easily organize projects and search for files

Create Better Technical Diagrams
– Communicate more effectively with clearer visual pieces created with new and enhanced diagramming tools
– Import the latest Microsoft® Visio® formats to ease collaboration with colleagues and clients

Streamline the Technical Illustration Workflow
– New technical drawing tools make it easier to identify curves and connector lines and add precision and clarity to illustrations
– Create custom dimensions and dimension styles with advanced control for clearly readable illustrations
– Draw, size, and rotate shapes and lines with precision using the Object Coordinates docker

Discover Advanced Image-Editing Features
– Achieve professional-quality color and tone correction with the new Image Adjustment Lab
– Gain control, improve accuracy, and simplify the process when cutting out image areas with the enhanced Cutout Lab
– Preview image-editing changes in real-time by using histogram feedback available with more features than ever before

What s Included?
In addition to the key applications, Corel DESIGNER X4, Corel PHOTO-PAINT X4, Corel PowerTRACE X4, Right Hemisphere Deep Exploration 5.5 CSE, and Corel CAPTURE X4, Corel DESIGNER Technical Suite X4 includes: Microsoft® Visual Basic® for Applications 6.4; barcode and duplexing wizards, ANSI, DIN, ISO, engineering and architectural templates; and comprehensive symbol libraries containing over 4000 manufacturing, electrical, and architectural symbols.

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HP Printers Top Buyers Lab “Pick” Awards

Buyers Laboratory Inc. (BLI), the world’s leading independent tester of document imaging products, has selected HP as a winner of its prestigious Spring 2008 “Pick” awards in both the color, color laser and officejet printer categories, with the brand receiving various accolades for its products.

BLI’s “Pick” awards are presented semi-annually to the products that perform the best in their respective categories throughout BLI’s in-depth lab test. During the test, BLI evaluates all critical performance areas, including reliability, image quality, productivity, print drivers, feedback to workstations, administrative utilities, ease of use, network setup, toner yield, cost of ownership and more.
HP Selected in Three Color Printer Categories
The HP Color LaserJet CP6015dn received a BLI “Pick” award in the large workgroup color printer category, while the multifunction printer based on the same engine, the Color LaserJet CM6040f, was recognized in the printer MFP category. “The CP6015dn and the CM6040f offer users dark text, smooth lines and good color output at a competitive price,” said BLI Senior Test Technician Tony Maceri. “And with HP’s standard security features and extensive color access controls, business users have multiple options to control the output devices on their networks.”

“We are honored that Buyer’s Laboratory has chosen the HP Color LaserJet CP6015dn printer and HP Color LaserJet CM6040 MFP as the ‘Outstanding Large Workgroup Color Printer’ Picks of the Year for their exceptional color printing capabilities. The HP Color LaserJet CP6015 printer series is a complete A3 business document creation centre featuring innovative color print technologies, broad media support and advanced finishing features that deliver in-house publishing without the need to outsource. Designed as HP’s most powerful, productive and cost-effective printer series to date, the HP Color LaserJet CP6015 printer series is ideal for technical and creative professionals working in an enterprise setting,” said Hui-Li Lee, Director for LaserJet business, HP Imaging & Printing Group, Asia-Pacific & Japan.

“The MFP is an enabler that allows Enterprise customers to use it as both the onramp and offramp for digitizing workflows and improving communications. Designed for maximum color performance and large office workgroup productivity, the HP Color LaserJet CM6040f MFP is HP’s top-of-the-line color laser MFP. In addition to its print, copy, scan and fax capabilities, this feature-rich package also includes HP’s fastest A3 print speed at up to 40 pages-per-minute for both color and black-and-white, advanced finishing options, robust security and the HP Easy Select Control Panel,” continued Lee.

Receiving a “Pick” in the A4-size inkjet printer category, the HP Officejet Pro K5400dn provided an outstanding performance in BLI’s tests. “The Officejet Pro K5400 offers very good ease of use, with highly automated installation, an easy-to-use driver and very good feedback to the workstation regarding errors,” said BLI Test Technician Joe Ellerman. “Also an economical choice, the unit is priced less than competitive units and offers a low cost per page.”

“The HP Officejet Pro K5400dn delivers professional quality color results at fast print speeds of up to 35 pages per minute, for up to 50 percent lower cost per page than comparable lasers*. We are proud to have the HP Officejet Pro K5400dn recognized as the ‘Pick of the Year’ for Outstanding Inkjet Printer by Buyer’s Laboratory Inc. – this reflects HP’s strong tradition of innovation and our ability to bring affordable, high quality color printing to businesses” said Abhijit Patwardhan, Director, Inkjet System & DPE, HP Imaging & Printing Group, Asia-Pacific & Japan.

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