[NPL] Torque TRAFFIC
TweetFollow Us on Twitter

[NPL] Torque TRAFFIC

Torque TRAFFIC, revolutionary cross-platform 'dashboard,' is now shipping!

SAN FRANCISCO, September 1, 1998 - Torque Systems today announced the
availability of version 1.0 of Traffic, unique new graphic arts workflow
software that is the first to offer three key features:

* a visual display of the progress of all jobs in a graphic arts shop
* a groupware discussion feature for comments about each job
* platform independence, so any Mac, PC or UNIX systems can be used

A beta version of Traffic was profiled at length in _The Seybold Report_
earlier this year (Volume 27, Number 14). Stephen Edwards, Editor,
describes Traffic as "a fascinating attempt to deal with a situation that
can be very difficult... which helps not only in moving jobs along their
path, but also in tracking deadlines and sending messages among workers who
need to keep abreast of progress."

Traffic offers the software backbone for today's diverse creative and
production needs in prepress, display-house, ad agency and printing
environments. Traffic is built around the concept of stages, which the user
defines as identifiable processes within a job workflow. Up to dozens of
stages can be displayed onscreen as color-coded blocks containing lists of
jobs underway. The first release of the software supports three types of
stages - Automatic stages based on hot folders, Manual stages where jobs
are advanced by double-clicking, and Forms stages for automated order entry
and data input from FileMaker apps or industry-specific accounting
packages.

The software includes unique Tracker and InBox features with key benefits
to the user. The Tracker is an onscreen panel where jobs of onging interest
to that user can be dragged, so that their progress and status is displayed
at all times. The InBox acts like a dedicated version of an email inbox,
displaying job-related comments sent directly to that user, but also cc:'s
of messages and status updates on any jobs in their Tracker. What Traffic
does not do is just as important. In particular, it does not try to replace
software for any of the steps in the workflows it oversees, such as
preflight, ripping, OPI, or order entry. Instead, its open architecture
lets TorqueTraffic monitor existing applications from a range of companies.
In its first release, Traffic can automatically monitor progress in any
application which supports "hot folder" file processing, and follow
operator-entered progress in other applications with a simple double click.

Likewise, Traffic intentionally does not handle image management, searching
or catalogs; instead, it provides hot links to industry-leading database
packages for that purpose. While Traffic keeps a simple list of files and
comments associated with a job, option-clicking on a job name in Traffic
launches the user's choice of image database for thumbnail viewing of those
files. Torque has formed comarketing arrangements and technical liasons
with many industry- leading vendors, such as Binuscan, Canto, Color
Solutions, DK&A, Extensis, Markzware, Ultimate, and 4Sight. These
arrangements are all non-exclusive, and the company hopes to induce other
key vendors to offer support over time.

Pricing and Availability
Traffic is already installed at several key beta sites; full product
shipments are expected in December. Traffic supports unlimited numbers of
open jobs, with NT or Silicon Graphics server licenses with two clients
priced at $2,995. Additional clients cost $200 each. All versions include
one year of telephone and web support.

Company Overview
Torque Systems is in the business of providing workflow software and server
solutions for the graphic arts market. Founded in 1989, Torque's history is
one of continuous revenue growth, based on a consistent vision - server
technology for graphics. The company began by developing tools for building
client-server graphics applications. Customer feedback soon drew the
company into providing those applications ready to use. Torque products are
available directly from the company and through a small network of
affiliated dealers. For additional information on Traffic, contact Torque
Systems at (415) 252- 5521, or visit the company's Web site at
http://www.torque.com.

For further information, please contact
Nysa Kline, Marketing, 415-252-5521 or nysa@torque.com
19 Heron Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
http://www.torque.com
Visit us at Seybold SF 98 in Booth 2436

 

Community Search:
MacTech Search:

Software Updates via MacUpdate

Black Hole Joyrider (Games)
Black Hole Joyrider 1.0 Device: iOS Universal Category: Games Price: $2.99, Version: 1.0 (iTunes) Description: Guide your spacecraft through the gravity well of a powerful black hole using only your retro-thrusters and dwindling fuel... | Read more »
My Koi (Games)
My Koi 1.0 Device: iOS iPhone Category: Games Price: $1.99, Version: 1.0 (iTunes) Description: My Koi is a beautiful and relaxing fish pond app. Customise and name each fish. Feed them daily. Watch them grow. Collect new fish.... | Read more »
Never Gone (Games)
Never Gone 1.0.2 Device: iOS Universal Category: Games Price: $2.99, Version: 1.0.2 (iTunes) Description: ###IMPPORTANT### Never Gone's HD art resources require devices with more than 1GB RAM, so please note that iPhone 4/4s, iPad 2/... | Read more »
INKS. (Games)
INKS. 1.0 Device: iOS Universal Category: Games Price: $1.99, Version: 1.0 (iTunes) Description: From the makers of BAFTA-winning Lumino City comes INKS. INKS updates pinball for a new generation. It combines the joy of pinball with... | Read more »
How to maximise your profits in Bakery B...
Running a bakery can be an expensive venture. You’ll need to continuously upgrade your oven, your kitchen supplies, and even your ingredients to keep customers happy. Most of these renovations in Bakery Blitz cost a pretty penny, but we have a few... | Read more »
How to manage your time in Bakery Blitz
It can be tricky, especially when you risk burning your kitchen to the ground if you forget a cake in the oven, so make sure to use these time management tricks to keep your bakery running smoothly. Don’t collect the money right away [Read more] | Read more »
Model 15 (Music)
Model 15 1.0 Device: iOS iPhone Category: Music Price: $29.99, Version: 1.0 (iTunes) Description: The Moog Model 15 App is the first Moog modular synthesizer and synthesis educational tool created exclusively for iPad, iPhone and... | Read more »
How to deal with wind in Angry Birds Act...
Angry Birds Action! is a physics-based puzzler in which you're tasked with dragging and launching birds around an obstacle-littered field to achieve a set objective. It's simple enough at first, but when wind gets introduced things can get pretty... | Read more »
How to get three stars in every level of...
Angry Birds Action! is, essentially, a pinball-style take on the pull-and-fling action of the original games. When you first boot it up, you'll likely be wondering exactly what it is you have to do to get a good score. Well, never fear as 148Apps... | Read more »
The beginner's guide to Warbits
Warbits is a turn-based strategy that's clearly inspired by Nintendo's Advance Wars series. Since turn-based strategy games can be kind of tricky to dive into, see below for a few tips to help you in the beginning. Positioning is crucial [Read... | Read more »

Price Scanner via MacPrices.net

12-inch 128GB iPad Pros on sale for up to $10...
B&H Photo has 12″ 128GB WiFi iPad Pros on sale for up to $100 off MSRP, each including free shipping. B&H charges sales tax in NY only: - 12″ Space Gray 128GB WiFi iPad Pro: $899 $50 off MSRP... Read more
Global Tablet Sales Slump Continues, iPad’s F...
Another miserable showing for the global slate tablet category in calendar Q1/16, with global tablet shipments falling another 1ten percent to 46.5 million units during the according to Strategy... Read more
Revel Systems to Showcase iPad POS Platform w...
Revel Systems, specialists in iPad Point of Sale management solution for brick-and-mortar retail, food businesses and more, today announced that it will showcase its innovative iPad Point of Sale... Read more
13-inch 2.5GHz MacBook Pro on sale for $999,...
B&H Photo has the 13″ 2.5GHz MacBook Pro on sale for $999 including free shipping plus NY sales tax only. Their price is $100 off MSRP. Read more
Apple refurbished 2015 iMacs available for up...
Apple now has a full line of Certified Refurbished 2015 21″ & 27″ iMacs available for up to $350 off MSRP. Apple’s one-year warranty is standard, and shipping is free. The following models are... Read more
Indian Smartphone Market Grows Annually by 12...
India’s smartphone market grew by 12 percent year-over-year, with 24.4 million units shipping in Q1 2016. The top five vendors stayed the same, with Samsung in the lead, followed by Micromax, Intex... Read more
Get Notifications When Your Friend’s Phone Ba...
Calgary, Canada based Stonelight Pictures has announced the release of Battery Share 1.0.1, its new utility for iOS 9 supported devices. The company notes that people are spending more time on their... Read more
11-inch 1.6GHz/128GB MacBook Air on sale for...
Amazon has the current-generation 11″ 1.6GHz/128GB MacBook Air (sku MJVM2LL/A) on sale for $749.99 for a limited time. Their price is $150 off MSRP, and it’s the lowest price available for this model... Read more
Price drops on clearance 2015 13-inch MacBook...
B&H Photo has dropped prices on clearance 2015 13″ MacBook Airs by up to $250. Shipping is free, and B&H charges NY sales tax only: - 13″ 1.6GHz/4GB/128GB MacBook Air (MJVE2LL/A): $799, $200... Read more
Mac minis on sale for up to $100 off MSRP
B&H Photo has Mac minis on sale for up to $100 off MSRP including free shipping plus NY sales tax only: - 1.4GHz Mac mini: $449 $50 off MSRP - 2.6GHz Mac mini: $649 $50 off MSRP - 2.8GHz Mac mini... Read more

Jobs Board

*Apple* Retail - Multiple Positions (US) - A...
Job Description: Sales Specialist - Retail Customer Service and Sales Transform Apple Store visitors into loyal Apple customers. When customers enter the store, Read more
Restaurant Manager (Neighborhood Captain) - A...
…in every aspect of daily operation. WHY YOU'LL LIKE IT: You'll be the Big Apple . You'll solve problems. You'll get to show your ability to handle the stress and Read more
Automotive Sales Consultant - Apple Ford Linc...
…you. The best candidates are smart, technologically savvy and are customer focused. Apple Ford Lincoln Apple Valley is different, because: $30,000 annual salary Read more
Restaurant Manager (Neighborhood Captain) - A...
…in every aspect of daily operation. WHY YOU'LL LIKE IT: You'll be the Big Apple . You'll solve problems. You'll get to show your ability to handle the stress and Read more
Simply Mac *Apple* Specialist- Service Repa...
Simply Mac is the largest premier retailer of Apple products in the nation. In order to support our growing customer base, we are currently looking for a driven Read more
All contents are Copyright 1984-2011 by Xplain Corporation. All rights reserved. Theme designed by Icreon.