Using Xitron dual - PCI and Personality (PB2Diag) Interface Boards for Topsetter

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  1. pressmachines

    pressmachines Member

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    Have just bought a Topsetter ( Screen 8000 ) comes with the Heidelberg Delta Workflow. I plan to use a Harlequin Rip instead. My question is this - can I use the existing Xitron PCI and Personality ( PB2Diag) Interface Boards (see attached pictures) installed in the computer that comes with the Topsetter, and just buy and load/install a Harlequin Rip in the said computer without buying a Screen PIF interface board.

    Any help and input on this is appreciated.

    Thanks to all.
     

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  2. Leon77

    Leon77 New Member

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    Heidelberg suplied Topsetter with 2-Xitron boards (PCI and ISA) and TopConnect software.
    TopConnect is 1-bit tif catcher (spooler) on Windows NT 4 or Windows 2000.
    So, you could generate 1-bit tif by Harlequin (any version and OEM) and send to Topsetter by TopConnect.
    If you want to use Windows XP or Windows 7 or 10, you need SCREEN PIF interface board.
    Harlequin (any version and OEM) are INCOMPATIBLE with these 2-Xitron boards.
    If you have additional questions, please, contact to me by email volvolvol580@gmail.com.
     
  3. Martin Mueller

    Martin Mueller New Member

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    With Topconnect you already own a 1bit TIFF catcher and the necessary infrastructure to transfer jobs to the Topsetter. So, you can place every suitable RIP software, which produces high-res 1bit TIFF files in front of it (Harlequin, StudioRIP...).
     
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