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Caldera Announces the Launch of CalderaDock Application

DOWNERS GROVE, Ill., Feb. 5, 2019 /PRNewswire/ – Raster image processor (“RIP”) software specialist Caldera, part of Dover Digital Printing and Dover (NYSE: DOV), has announced the launch of CalderaDock version 1.2.0, a new toolbox management application for users of its award-winning workflow software. Designed to streamline and simplify maintenance functions, the CalderaDock module is accessible via the main interface of Caldera’s Version 12 (“V12”) software and aims to enhance connectivity between tools in the Caldera ecosystem and remote resources.

Available on Mac, Linux and Windows, not only will the new tool simplify the migration to Caldera’s newest software, it will also auto-update the RIP with new resources and applications. Further capabilities include managing V12 licenses, cleaning the RIP station, managing RIP configuration with one-click save and restore, and enabling direct access to documentation, videos and the Caldera web-based ecosystem. 

According to Sebastien Hanssens, Dover Digital Printing’s Vice President Marketing & Communication, “The idea behind CalderaDock was to create a toolbox with maintenance functions that would ease the daily work of print and cut operators.” CalderaDock enables regular maintenance to streamline the workflow and gives access to documentation and videos to enhance operators’ knowledge. It also allows advanced users to backup and restore their RIP configuration for migrations.

The new tool has already been upgraded from its original incarnation. The module, which updates itself independently, added the ability to restrict data cleaning on the basis of date-of-use, reintroduced Caldera wallpapers and icons to the RIP Desktop station, enabled a black/white skin switch for Mac Mojave users, and added a search bar for applications. 

Version 1.2.0 is available on Windows, with the ability to manage licenses and to bring more power to the virtualization of the Caldera RIP on the Windows environment. With Mac and Linux already enabled, CalderaDock with “Sync&Deploy” has now become the de facto standard to manage a fleet of Caldera RIPs across all platforms.

Additional developments for CalderaDock are planned, including further integration with Caldera WorkSpace, a resource management interface for Caldera solutions, and many new resources and applications to make managing RIP software more user-friendly than ever before.

“As with all of our new product developments, we put the user experience at the forefront when we created CalderaDock,” explains Hanssens. “This new module will appeal to operators who want to streamline and simplify their maintenance tasks while gaining easy access to all the local and remote apps they use on a daily basis. Auto-updates, easy migration and the ability to backup and reset are part of the package – making Caldera RIP one of the most comprehensive suites available.”

About Caldera: 

Headquartered outside Strasbourg in Eckbolsheim, France, Caldera is a leading developer and distributor of innovative software solutions serving the graphics and textile markets. Over the past 25 years, Caldera has developed recognition as the leading developer of raster image processing software, color management and workflow solutions for the graphics and textile space. Additional information is available on the company's website at caldera.com .
About Dover Digital Printing:  

Dover Digital Printing is comprised of the brands of Caldera, Kiian Digital, J-Teck, MS Printing and Sawgrass Industrial and provides a complete solution of digital printing needs while driving efficiency for customers, and leading to greater speed, accuracy and profitability. 
About Dover: 

Dover is a diversified global manufacturer with annual revenue of approximately $7 billion. We deliver innovative equipment and components, specialty systems, consumable supplies, software and digital solutions, and support services through three operating segments: Engineered Systems, Fluids and Refrigeration & Food Equipment. Dover combines global scale with operational agility to lead the markets we serve. Recognized for our entrepreneurial approach for over 60 years, our team of 24,000 employees takes an ownership mindset, collaborating with customers to redefine what's possible. Headquartered in Downers Grove, Illinois, Dover trades on the New York Stock Exchange under "DOV." Additional information is available at dovercorporation.com.