Memjet chooses Xitron to develop DFEs


Memjet has selected Xitron as the sole digital front-end (DFE) developer for two new print engine systems, which are soon to be announced. According to Memjet, the first print engine assemblies will support full-color, high-quality output at speeds approaching 152.4m (500 feet) per minute. In monochrome mode, the print engine will reach speeds close to 304.8m (1,000 ft) per minute. Xitron’s scalable DFE technology supports these speeds and beyond, with or without variable data. Aside from the performance needed to drive these print engines at speed, which is impressive, what really stands out about the DFE is the level of integration, Navigator doesn’t just provide print data; it fully controls all press functionality. Everything from feeders, vacuums, dryers, dehumidifiers, and web tensions is addressed in the DFE dashboard and maintained through configurable MODBUS control.