Metadata Module

Unleash the information and achieve true automation

The Switch Metadata Module allows the use of metadata in Switch flows, enabling workflow intelligence and personalization.

The Metadata Module is indispensable to:

  • Connect Switch to your MIS
  • Connect Switch to a web-to-print solution
  • Create intelligent automation

What is Metadata?

  • Metadata is structured information about the job or file you're processing.
  • Can include any information related to the job
    • Production specifications
    • Output intent
    • Finishing details
    • Delivery information
    • Job identity
  • Can be taken from an MIS or web-to-print solution
  • Can be created from a job ticket


What can Switch do with Metadata

  • Switch can process metadata stored in many formats:
    • XML
    • JDF
    • XMP
  • Use metadata in Switch just like any other variables to route jobs, to rename them and to make processing decisions.
  • Visualize metadata for jobs submitted in SwitchClient or processed with a Connector.
  • In combination with the Configurator Module, the Metadata Module brings all metadata within the reach of all third-party applications that integrate with Switch.

  • Use the Metadata tools to export metadata and convert XML information, preflight logs and reports into other XML formats, HTML or human-readable information.

Use metadata in your automation flows

The Metadata Module further increases the power of Switch to help you achieve an even higher level of automation. Request a free trial and see for yourself!

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