GMG launched its CoZone Collaborate which is a comprehensive web-based platform, that allows convergence between the cloud and project collaboration with the high-quality colour management toolsets. 

The system is completely cloud-based and there is no need to install or manage the software or hardware, and users do not require anything more than a web browser. GMG’s CoZone Collaborate ensures enterprise-level cloud platform accessibility worldwide at anytime of the day, with a guaranteed service level uptime of 99.95 per cent. CoZone offers no restriction of the number of users, file sizes, or even storage.

Central to the CoZone Collaborate service is an easy-to-use user interface, allowing end-users to be up and running with minimal training. Powerful approval and soft-proofing features provide users with a comprehensive yet easy-to-use toolset to mark up, measure, review and collaborate.

Marcus Wright, CoZone Product Manager at GMG said the way that jobs are produced and the growing expectations of customers, mean that the industry has to sit up and take note. Adopting a more distributed and collaborative methodology that exploits the clear benefits of the cloud when producing content means easier, faster and more streamlined output, which is good for the industry as a whole.

‘CoZone Collaborate has been developed from the ground up to address the needs of those looking for a cost-effective, scalable and easy-to-use system for collaborating, reviewing, proofing and approving media files prior to production’, adds Wright.

The project allows participants to manage, review, proof and approve graphic arts content. By the end of 2013 have multimedia content within an online Amazon Cloud Service hosted soft-proofing environment. 

While CoZone Collaborate features a powerful soft-proofing engine, future CoZone modules will allow seamless connection to GMG-calibrated hard copy output devices, delivering an end-to-end colour accurate workflow.

CoZone Collaborate allows even inexperienced users to collaborate, review, proof and approve content. The system will also offer multimedia file support by the end of the year, further extending collaboration options over static content.