ORIS Lynx Receives the InterTech™ Technology Award for 2013

Written by topadmin IN Press Releases 26Jul 2013


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Printing Industries of America Judges Give CGS’ ORIS Lynx the InterTech™ Technology Award for 2013

► The industry’s first truly cloud-based color management system is recognized for innovative excellence

09_intertechMinneapolis, MN and Hainburg, Germany (July 26, 2013) – The Printing Industries of America has given CGS’ new cloud-based color management system—ORIS Lynx—the prestigious 2013 InterTech Technology Award. This year’s award will be presented to CGS at PRINT 13 in Chicago, on September 8, 2013.

CGS has received the InterTech Technology Award on three occasions, each time for its ORIS family of products. Since 1978, the Award has been given to companies for their hardware or software products that are expected to have a major impact in the graphic arts industry.

Color Management in the Cloud

ORIS Lynx is a unique, cloud-based application, using the same color management technology that garnered InterTech Awards in 2003 (ORIS Color Tuner) and 2005 (ORIS Press Matcher). The technical challenges for ORIS Lynx were formidable, how-ever. “To apply professional-grade color matching algorithms to a cloud-based service required significant innovation—and the development of a completely new product architecture,” said Jan de Mayer, CGS’ Chief Technical Officer.

ORIS Lynx provides true, iterative color management—generating robust device links and/or ICC profiles that ensure consistent, high quality color output from any device or multiple devices. (Other so-called cloud-based systems only generate ICC profiles.) It does this with a very simple user interface, and without the need to install an on-site system. ORIS Lynx neutralizes gray balance, improving overall color quality. Users significantly increase color print job consistency, repeatability, and productivity.

The Judges’ Take

The judges were impressed by the SaaS approach offered by of ORIS Lynx, utilizing device link profiles to meet color targets and match specifications, said Dr. Mark Bohan, Printing Industries of America Vice President of Technology and Research. They also appreciated, he said, that the solution makes it easier for small and medium sized printers to achieve effective color control within their processes.

A CGS spokesman noted that even novices can take advantage of ORIS Lynx’s robust color management. “A Press Matcher user will be familiar with the interface items in ORIS Lynx,” said one customer, “but a novice user will be able to successfully use the product without prior experience in Press Matcher.”

Product Availability

ORIS Lynx, available now, will be shown at PRINT 13 in Chicago, September 8-12, at booth 2644 in the south hall at McCormick Center. For more information, email CGS at sales@cgsusa.com or call 612-870-0061.



Kate Barr, Marketing Coordinator
Email: kate@cgsusa.com

Trevor Haworth, CEO
Email: trevor@cgsusa.com

CGS Publishing Technologies International
100 North Sixth Street – Suite 308B
Minneapolis, MN 55403 USA
Office: 1 (612) 870-0061

About CGS

Established in 1985, CGS Publishing Technologies International GmbH, Hainburg, Germany, is a world leader in color proofing, productivity and production systems for the professional graphic arts market. Headquartered near Frankfurt, CGS also has operations in the Americas, as well as sales and support partners throughout the world. More information can be found on the CGS Web site: www.cgs-oris.com

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