HELIOS UB64 Unbreakable Server Solutions deliver mission critical server solutions to enterprise, government, university, and prepress sites. The HELIOS Universal File Server UB64 software incorporates HELIOS EtherShare, PCShare, WebShare, iPad Document Hub, and IT Monitor Server to provide integrated cross-platform networking for Mac, Windows, Web, and iOS clients, with advanced file and print server services, and easy remote server administration. HELIOS ImageServer, PDF HandShake and PrintPreview bring high efficiency and advanced capabilities to design, prepress and printing operations.
Personalized file and services portal
Highest security & performance
Real time remote file access
Image and document proofing
Personalized GUI per client
Drag and drop file transfers
Employees, partners, and customers expect content and services to be available anytime, anywhere. HELIOS WebShare not only makes it possible, it makes it easy, for both users and administrators. WebShare is a personalized portal not only to access files, but also services. WebShare provides the link between staff, partners, and customers, facilitating collaboration, and building customer loyalty and retention.
A HELIOS server provides cross-platform networking for Mac, Windows, and web clients, as well as additional capabilities serving a broad range of industries. WebShare acts as a portal for not only remote file management and transfer, but also for image processing, ICC color management, proofing, PDF production, workflow automation, printing, and more. It greatly leverages the reach and value of the services you offer.
A HELIOS server with WebShare extends the reach of your server and services to employees, partners, and customers worldwide. Convenience, collaboration, and security are enhanced, to build customer loyalty and revenue opportunities.
Versatile and certified proofing capabilities via web, monitor, and printer
Key benefits include:
Printer and monitor proofs – now certified
Local and remote proofing
Web soft proofs
Images and documents
A proofing solution for many users and all production stages
Proofing of images and documents for content and color is an ongoing process, from initial draft through final approval and production. Clients, designers, and print and web production teams must collaborate, often at a distance, to produce the desired product.
HELIOS can assist from the very beginning, at the content creation stage. The extensive ImageServer image processing and ICC color management capabilities allow creation and repurposing of images for the specific output intent. HELIOS WebShare makes it easy to transfer and manage digital assets, and to view and print color matched proofs of images and PDF documents via web browser. Even color separations can be previewed remotely! Proofs are ICC color matched so that the final output can be accurately previewed on a monitor or proof printer.
HELIOS is awarded FograCert for soft proofs in web browser
Since December 2009 it is official: soft proofs can replace print proofs. HELIOS was awarded the highly coveted FograCert under the auspices of the recognized soft proof program. Along with the Quato monitors Intelli Proof 240 excellence LED, 240 excellence, and 262 excellence for soft proofs with Fogra39 (ISOcoated v2), HELIOS WebShare UB+ was convincing. WebShare UB+ allows remote proofing in any web browser.
Integrating and automating HELIOS applications with other server-based and client-based applications, processes, and workflows
Server hot folders
Automation via scripting
Advanced printing workflow
Distributed and scalable automation
Mac, Windows, and Web clients
Meeting deadlines and budgets requires cutting time and overhead from every process. Automating processes and workflows can streamline production, to improve efficiency, reliability, and quality. HELIOS server solutions are designed with this in mind. Not only can the HELIOS processes be automated, but HELIOS Script Server and Tool Server enable the easy integration and automation of 3rd party server applications, as well as client applications.
HELIOS has a tradition of taking complex and high-performance server solutions, and making them easy to use for Mac, Windows, and web clients. Users simply see print queues, server network volumes, or hot folders. Anything that can be accomplished via these user interfaces can also be fully automated. So a print job sent to a HELIOS Create PDF print queue can be automatically preflighted, and a proof automatically generated. Or images uploaded to a hot folder via WebShare can be automatically converted to another file format and color space. Or a digital asset management (DAM) system could be notified of incoming files for automatic cataloging, with previews created by HELIOS ImageServer.
HELIOS iPad Document Hub
HELIOS iPad Document Hub allows iPad/iPhone devices to access intranet file server volumes to present and use server documents online and offline. Built-in file synchronization ensures that server files are automatically updated on mobile devices. Enterprise file server security is enforced for online and offline use. The solution is perfect for multi-user business environments of any scale.
Color Management Server
Color precision and quality – color management server
Complete 16-bit color support
ICC 4 color management
Black Point Compensation (BPC)
Lab, CMYK, RGB, Grayscale
“HD Color” refers to the concept that superior color is a valuable and achievable objective, and to the HELIOS tools that make it possible.
As a color management server and image conversion engine, a HELIOS server is a key solution for color-matching, image repurposing, proofing, and PDF and print production. HELIOS core technologies ensure that image integrity is preserved throughout the workflow, and that accurate colors are the norm. These technologies enable “HD Color”, and encompass two areas:
HELIOS ICC color management, and
HELIOS support for 16-bit per channel images
The HELIOS ICC color management system is utilized whenever images or PDFs need to be converted from one color space to another. Using ICC profiles to specify input and output color space properties allows accurate transformations. Use of an additional proofing profile allows output on one device to be accurately simulated on another, to generate color-matched proofs. HELIOS has supported ICC color management for over a decade, adding and refining capabilities with each release.
ICC color management is essential to all facets of graphics production. Whether images are converted from RGB to CMYK at the beginning of the workflow, or on-the-fly at the end, or jobs need to be repurposed from one CMYK to another, HELIOS solutions provide the highest quality output. And HELIOS proofing solutions, local or remote, for printer or monitor, utilize the HELIOS color management system to produce the most accurate color-matched proofs.
Unbreakable Server Solutions
HELIOS Universal File Server UB64
is a turnkey software solution for all major server platforms, to provide file and print server services to Mac and Windows users, and Internet portal file access to web and mobile device users.
integration enables different network client platforms to share the same server volumes, and offers compatibility and performance advantages of all client protocols.
HELIOS integration includes cross-platform support for file and record locking, user names, group names, user authentication, file system permissions, volume access permissions, file labels and comments. This simplifies deployment of multiple protocol networks.
allow regular folder/volume data copies to a second disk, volume or NFS storage. Client file and folder synchronization between the company server and remote user workstations and mobile devices is provided with enterprise grade security.
Spotlight Compatible Search
enables Mac, Windows, web, and mobile users to search for server files by name, text content, and metadata in seconds, even in very large volumes.
Uniform Server Administration
via HELIOS Admin allows Windows, Mac, and UNIX users to manage remotely all server settings (users, volumes, printers, settings, logs, etc.).
HELIOS IT Monitor Server
adds IT infrastructure monitoring with push notification to admins upon server overload or service failure.
Unbreakable File Server
with cross-platform networking is exclusivly provided by HELIOS Software with the HELIOS Universal File Server. It scales well from small sites with only a few clients to enterprise sites with the most demanding requirements, and always remains easy to administer.
Time to migrate to Universal File Server
HELIOS UB64 has been available for over a year, and a high percentage of customers have upgraded to the UB64 product generation. Customers benefit from new capabilities and faster performance, using a supported release which receives regular updates. An extensive list of new UB64 features can be viewed at www.helios.de/web/EN/products/new-features.html.
The new Universal File Server solution combines all HELIOS file server products into a single license with shared users, which increases flexibility, adds more services, and is cost saving for many customer environments. Universal File Server includes:
EtherShare to serve Mac clients
PCShare to serve Windows clients
WebShare web portal for secure remote access to company file server
WebShare Manager – remote synchronization of files and folders via Drag and Drop
Document Hub for secure file server access for iOS users
IT Monitor Server for server monitoring with iPhone push notification
Optionally, Virtual Server Appliance – a turnkey VM for VMware and HyperV environments
Your HELIOS partner will be happy to discuss your server requirements and to find out how your site can benefit from HELIOS Universal File Server UB64.
Helios products and applications all interchange, and can be customized to your needs.