QuadTech to Represent Prism QTMS Production Management System throughout Europe and North America

Wilmington, MA--8 May 2008--QuadTech and Prism announce today an expansive partnership agreement throughout North America and Europe. QuadTech, the world’s leader in press controls, will resell the Prism QTMS production management system through its direct sales organization as part of a complete QuadTech offering. The QuadTech and QTMS offerings complement each other for an efficient and profitable production environment for their customers. All QTMS products including web, sheetfed, packaging, gravure, and finishing counting systems, WIP and pallet tracking, insert and roll tracking, and management consoles are available direct through QuadTech.

“QuadTech has leveraged the knowledge gained from our printing heritage to be a pre- eminent designer and manufacturer of automated control systems,” said Karl Fritchen, President of QuadTech. “Prism QTMS adds counting accuracy and production workflow control to our product line for a complete production efficiency solution for our customers.”

“For 26 years QTMS has lead the way in production management with a solid ROI and a devoted following around the world,” said Filip Buyse, President and CEO of Prism. “We could not ask for a more suitable and respected partner than QuadTech, and I am happy to have them represent Prism QTMS in North America and Europe and to add to our already expansive and growing customer base.”

QTMS iQ, the latest version of QTMS, offers press, bindery, and finishing count control as well as plant-wide workflow and pallet control. iQ is available as a standalone production management system with job planning and machine loading functionality. It can be integrated into an existing management information system; or it can operate as a total business solution with the Prism Win MIS. QTMS iQ was a winner of the 2007 Must See ‘Em award. QTMS iQ and all other Prism MIS solutions support the JDF specification.

QuadTech and QTMS will exhibit during drupa which runs May 29, 2008 through June 11, 2008. Visit QuadTech in Hall 17, Stand B40, and QTMS in Hall 7A, Stand 12C.

About Prism

Privately held Prism is the developer of MIS/ERP software products (Prism Win) and shop-floor productivity management tools (Prism QTMS) for the global printing and graphic arts industry. The company operates in 15 countries worldwide, supporting more than 5,000 end-users across all sectors of the graphic arts industries. Its flagship management system, Prism-WIN, is a software suite with up to 20 templated modules tailored for the requirements of commercial, digital or label printers. The range of modules provides management and control of virtually all processes and functions of today’s printing businesses. Prism QTMS iQ is a production management system with machine monitoring modules, custom-developed sensors and plant-wide WIP tracking that automatically record and collate shop-floor information and statistics. For more information, visit www.prism-world.com.

About BALDWIN | Vision Systems (formerly QuadTech)

BALDWIN’s Vision Systems division is the world’s leading innovator of advanced color and inspection technology for the printing industry. BALDWIN | Vision Systems sells its automated control systems in more than 100 countries to the packaging and converting markets, web offset newspaper and commercial markets, and publication gravure market. BALDWIN maintains a worldwide network of sales and service operations, and is privately owned by BW Forsyth Partner, the investment arm of multi-billion dollar global manufacturing and engineering consulting firm Barry-Wehmiller.


Craig Du Mez, BALDWIN | Vision Systems
Phone: +1 414 566 7500
Email: craig.dumez@quadtechworld.com

Clare Porter, Bespoke
Phone: +44 (0) 1737 215200
Email: quadtech@bespoke.co.uk

Tim Daisy, Prism
Phone: +1 603 924 9194
Email: <tim.daisy@prism-usa.com>

JDF is a trademark of the CIP4 Organization.