Loftware Spectrum® 2.8 Enables Unlimited Flexibility to Standardize Labeling Across Global Supply Chains
New Multi-Site Capability Enables Label Management and Printing Across Remote Facilities while Synchronizing with Headquarters
Portsmouth, NH — May 17, 2016 - Loftware, Inc., the global leader in Enterprise Labeling Solutions, today announced Loftware Spectrum 2.8, the latest release of the only 100% browser based solution designed to meet complex labeling requirements across global enterprises. Spectrum 2.8 offers new Multi-Site capabilities, allowing customers to leverage a single deployment of Spectrum across multiple geographies and remote facilities while synchronizing with a central location. The release also provides new levels of control over global printer networks and enhanced print job visibility.
With Spectrum’s new multi-site capability, labeling solutions can be standardized while simultaneously meeting the needs of both a centralized and decentralized deployment model. Business users at facilities including warehouses, manufacturing plants and distribution centers can manage labeling independently when required, while accessing standard and approved label data and templates from the company’s central location. This capability also offers facilities that regularly access labeling centrally to shift label production to their independent site if the business connection to the central site is broken. Spectrum objects, such as users, groups, templates and devices are maintained at the central site and transactional data is synchronized based on the schedule for each facility or once connectivity is regained. This allows customers to view print job status from all facilities in one central location.
“Spectrum’s new multi-site feature changes the paradigm for how labeling is deployed across a global enterprise, offering companies the ability to standardize labeling without centralizing. This new model allows rem0te facilities around the globe to work independently when required and provides significant failover benefits if ever an issue arises regarding business continuity,” stated Loftware Vice President of Product Management, Josh Roffman. “This capability is essential for companies concerned about labeling consistency and adhering to customer, regulatory and branding requirements across their global operations,” he added.
Spectrum 2.8’s Device Queue Management allows enhanced control and flexibility to efficiently manage and troubleshoot printers and print jobs. It also enables users to manage the priority of print jobs and optimize device usage across the enterprise. Offering administrative control of print jobs through the Spectrum user interface, a user can lock or unlock a device queue and then stop, pause and start a device queue as required. Once paused or stopped, the user can drill into a device queue to view the pending print jobs where they can move to a different queue, cancel or release a print job.
“Spectrum offers a platform for Sigma-Aldrich to meet our complex, high volume and regulatory labeling requirements. Using Loftware’s Spectrum solution we’re able to standardize across our global operations and realize the benefits of integrating labeling with our SAP environment running on SAP Hana,” said Pradeep Daryani, IS Portfolio Manager & Business Partner Information Services for Sigma-Aldrich. “Loftware continues to offer new and innovative ways to meet customer demands, and we look forward to taking advantage of these new features and capabilities as we continue our global rollout,” he added.
Other capabilities in Spectrum 2.8 include enhanced Print Job Status. This feature introduces a new dashboard, which offers greater insight and visibility regarding the state of print jobs and devices. The dashboard simplifies and streamlines troubleshooting by providing a summary of all configured devices, device queues and print jobs for a quick view of the health of a print environment. A new job status view provides quick navigation to a device’s web interface or configuration page. This enables users to send commands directly to the device allowing control from within the Spectrum interface.