The Switch Web Services Module enables you to integrate Switch with a third-party application such as a web portal, allowing customers to submit files directly from the familiar environment into a Switch workflow.
The Switch Web Services Module enables Switch to act as a SOAP server. Any environment that can submit secure SOAP request using HTTPS can set up a connection with Switch to submit jobs and metadata, to follow up jobs in Checkpoints, to query status info, etc.
You can design custom SwitchClient interfaces within existing applications or web-based interfaces. This can be useful for external users when they need access to jobs/workflows or in cases where access to jobs needs to be built into existing application interfaces.
This module allows you to:
- Create your own customizable web clients to submit files or metadata for direct processing by a Switch workflow.
- Access a workflow globally or remotely via a web interface.
- Track and approve jobs directly in Switch without leaving the comfort zone of your company website.
The Switch Web Services Module also includes the SwitchClient Module (including 5 SwitchClient licenses) and allows any number of web connections to the Switch server.
Other Available Modules:
Submit jobs into Switch workflows using SwitchClient, the separate desktop application. With SwitchClient, you don’t need to be working on your Switch system to track jobs and interact with your workflow.
- Remote access to your workflow automation
- Submit jobs and data
- Interact, make decisions and route jobs
- Connect with 5 SwitchClients simultaneously (extendable with additional licenses)
This module enables integration, control and automation of many popular third party applications in the creative, prepress and production sectors. The Configurator Module automates Adobe Acrobat Distiller, Adobe Creative Suite, Enfocus PitStop Server, and many other popular applications and allows you to easily build solutions for preflight, imposition, color management and many more. Setup and automation of the applications is fully controlled from within Switch and the visual flow editor makes it as easy to work with configurators as it is to work with the built-in tools. Use the applications you are already using today or feel free to choose the tools that suit your needs best.
This module also includes the necessary tools to integrate with any hotfolder-based application or to dynamically use any third party command line tools. The Configurator Module also allows various properties values to be created using simple script expressions, adding a higher level of intelligence to file receiving, routing and processing options.
The Database module for Switch automates the communication between a database application and Switch. The Database Module makes it possible for Switch to instantly access existing ODBC data sources to expedite automated processing and prevent labor-intensive re-keying of job information into multiple systems. The Database Module connects using system DSN resources and honors all database rights and privileges.
The Database Module adds a new Database connect element to the Switch toolset. This element can be used to dynamically read, write, create or delete records in the designated data sources anywhere in your workflow. The Module also enables any SQL query result to be used as a variable anywhere within your Switch workflow. You can use live job information to easily build dynamic SQL queries at any stage of your workflow. Query results can be used to make decisions for preflight, processing, delivery or archival based on existing job or customer information.
Scripting is no longer required, making it easier and faster for customers and integrators to build communication paths between Switch and an MIS or any ODBC-compliant database. This module also enables the visualization of dynamic content from your database when using SwitchClient and PitStop Connect.
Much like the Database Module, this module enhances workflow intelligence by using existing information stored in XML or JDF job tickets or embedded within files as XMP data.
- Use metadata wherever Switch uses variables to route files or process jobs dynamically.
- Update or add information in XMP packages.
- Visualize metadata-based content within SwitchClient and PitStop Connect.
The Metadata Module also includes tools to export metadata and convert XML information, preflight logs and reports into other XML formats, HTML or human-readable information. By repurposing embedded or job ticket information, Switch enables you to more effectively utilize previous investments and personalize your service to customers.
To boost performance of the Switch Core Engine and get the ultimate processing power out of advanced hardware configurations that include multiple processors and high levels of RAM, you can extend the number of processes that Switch executes simultaneously.