Current releases:  2.6.2 and 3.0.  These will be concurrently supported until release 3.1, which will replace them both.

Duralink r3.0

Component Versions

Component

Version

Navigator HHR

13.0r0 2.0.2.8

Navigator Server

8.4.4.23

Navigator Client

8.4.4.23

XiWebServer

8.4.4.23

PageFilter Action

8.4.4.23

Render Action

8.4.4.23

XiPosition Action

8.4.4.8

Spooler

2.0.1.12

JobSubmissionLib.dll

10.0.1.2

GetDuraLinkHHRVersions.py

2.0

MakeCalibrationChart.py

2.13

RefreshCCTs.py

2.4

XiLib.py

1.6

Postflight

45.0

LogJam

8

DFEBackRest

5

XiSettings

1.0.1.1

Navigator Configurations Editor

2.29

Sentinel Driver Installer

7.5.7, 9.50.98.0

LDK Tool

2.0.0.0

LDK Util

2.0.0.0

 

Duralink r3.0 full release notes:

https://help.xitron.com/a/solutions/articles/1000303902

 

 

 

 Duralink 2.6.3

Requires Memjet DLSS-19A, JSL 10.0.1.2.

Python 3.x must be installed with the following options checked: “Add Python to environment

variables”, “py launcher”, “Associate files with Python (requires the py launcher)”

A DuraLink R2.6 installer and an updater to R2.6.3 are provided.

The installer may be used to set up a fresh DuraLink R2.6 system.

The updater may be used to upgrade an existing R2.0 through R2.6 system to R2.6.3.

Component Version

NxM Plugin * 1.3.3.0 (SIGNED)

Navigator Server 7.0.6.12

Navigator Client 7.0.6.7

PageFilter Action 7.0.6.12

SOAR RIP Action 7.0.6.0

XiPosition Action 7.0.6.12

JobSubmissionLib.dll 8.1.0.1

XiWebServer 7.0.6.0

Spooler * 1.5.0.1

GetDuraLinkVersions.py 2.0

MakeCalibrationChart.py 2.10

RefreshCCTs.py 2.4

XiLib.py 1.6

Postflight 25

DuraLink R2.6.3 External Release Notes

Document v1.0

Software component revisions

This release also includes HDS Fine and HDS Medium Large/Medium/Small calibrated dithers.

An updated NxM plugin and JslConfigs.xml are included in this release.

StreamOnStart: optionally, DuraLink Spooler will start streaming output to the press as soon as data is

available, rather than waiting for the output buffers to be full.

For use in conjunction with JSL 10.0.1.2, included in this release. To enable this option:


- Edit %appdata%\Xitron\DuraLinkSpooler\DuraLinkSpooler.ini

- Add

[Output]

StreamOnStart=1

This setting is off (0) by default.

Increase processing speed of specific PDF files.

A lockup when one of the output buffers becomes full has been corrected in DuraLink Spooler v1.4.0.6.

NxM Plugin v1.3.2.4 adds an optional page padding control. In

%appdata%\Xitron\Plugins\NxM\NxM.ini , add


[NxM]

PageLengthMultiple=1

DuraLink R2.6.3

Add support for 925dpi vertical resolution.

Job chaining improvements.

DuraLink R2.6.2

PDF processing improvements.

DuraLink R2.6.1

Spooler lockup.

NxM Plugin page padding control.

If this value is set to 1, output pages will be padded with blank lines at the foot, to a multiple of five lines. It

can be used to overcome RSYNC faults occurring on the final page of certain jobs.

MakeCalibrationChart v2.10 will now allow the Press Output workflow to be configured to delete completed

jobs.

Page Filter Action v7.0.6.9. In previous releases, the Stage 2 details were replicated from Stage 1.

Page Filter Action v7.0.6.9. Jobs with rotation other than 0° may now be processed in stitching mode.

Page Filter Action v7.0.6.9. It now scans through all the pages in each job, checking that they are all the

same size and have the same rotation. If not, the job is errored with "Unsupported job with different page

sizes and/or rotation."

Spooler v1.4.0.3. If color channel allocations are modified, this may be reflected in the Spooler dialog.

However Navigator Server may need to be restarted if only the static DL engine configuration is changed in

the NxMProduct.xml file.

Server v7.0.6.9. Correct a situation where the DuraLink System Device thread could stop at the start of a

job.

In some situations, after starting Navigator Server it may be necessary to manually start the Web Server via

the checkbox in the Navigator Server 'Configure Web Server' dialog.

DuraLink R2.6 Release Notes

 

Document v1.3

 

Requires Memjet DLSS-17A.

Python 3.x must be installed with the following options checked: “Add Python to environment variables”, “py launcher”, “Associate files with Python (requires the py launcher)”

 

Both an installer and an updater are provided.

The installer may be used to set up a fresh DuraLink R2.6 system.

The updater may be used to upgrade an existing R2.0 through R2.5 system to R2.6.

 

Software component revisions

 

Component

Version

NxM Plugin

v1.3.2.1 (SIGNED)

Navigator Server

v7.0.6.9*

Navigator Client

v7.0.6.7

PageFilter Action

v7.0.6.10*

SOAR RIP Action

v7.0.6.0

XiPosition Action

v7.0.6.0

JobSubmissionLib.dll

v8.1.0.1

XiWebServer

7.0.6.0

Spooler

v1.4.0.3*

GetDuraLinkVersions.py

v2.0

MakeCalibrationChart.py

v2.10

RefreshCCTs.py

v2.4

XiLib.py

v1.6

Postflight

v25

 

This release also includes HDS Fine and HDS Medium Large/Medium/Small calibrated dithers

 

DuraLink R2.6

 

MakeCalibrationChart

 

MakeCalibrationChart v2.10 will now allow the Press Output workflow to be configured to delete completed jobs.

 

Allow different press dimensions on stage 2.

 

Page Filter Action v7.0.6.9. In previous releases, the Stage 2 details were replicated from Stage 1.

 

Support rotated jobs in Stitching mode.

 

Page Filter Action v7.0.6.9. Jobs with rotation other than 0° may now be processed in stitching mode.

 

Error if page size or rotation changes in a job.

 

Page Filter Action v7.0.6.9. It now scans through all the pages in each job, checking that they are all the same size and have the same rotation. If not, the job is errored with "Unsupported job with different page sizes and/or rotation."

 

React to change in color allocations.

 

Spooler v1.4.0.3. If color channel allocations are modified, this will be reflected in the Spooler dialog.

 

Jira RIP-81 Correct an issue DuraLink System Device thread.

 

Server v7.0.6.9. Correct a situation where the DuraLink System Device thread could stop at the start of a job.

 



_______________Older versions ________________________

Duralink R1 (September 21,2018)

Navigator Workflow 

7.0.2.5

Navigator RIP 

11.0r7

Duralink Plugin 

1.2.0.0 

Duralink Spooler 

1.2.0.0 

MultiRIP Config Tool 

0.8 

XiRemote 

1.0.4.2 

 

Duralink R2 (December 13, 2018)

Navigator Workflow 

7.0.3.5 

Navigator RIP 

11.0r7

Duralink plugin

1.2.0.1 (SIGNED

Duralink Spooler

1.2.0.4 

MultiRIP Config Tool 

0.8 

XiRemote 

1.0.4.2 

MakeCalbrationChart

2.4

RefreshCCTs

2.0

XiLib

1.5

Page Filter Action

7.0.3.502

Soar Rip Action

7.0.3.501

 

Changes 

Requires DuraLink software revision R10 or R11, with support for feathered calibration charts in Como. 

Workflow version 7.0.3.5. 

MakeODCChart.py is renamed to MakeCalibrationChart. 

Calibration chart generation can now be performed for feathered calibration charts. 

Introduces validation checks for workflow and CCT resolution and screen selection where applicable when printing calibration and feathering charts. 

As before, calibration and feathered calibration charts should only be printed and processed when the system is idle.

 

Duralink R2.1 (March 20, 2019)

Navigator Workflow 

7.0.3.6

Navigator RIP 

11.0r7

Duralink plugin

1.3.0.0  (SIGNED)

Duralink Spooler

1.3.0.0 

NxM Plugin

1.3.0.0

XiRemote 

1.0.4.2 

MakeCalbrationChart

2.6

RefreshCCTs

2.1

XiLib

1.6

Page Filter Action

7.0.3.502

Soar Rip Action

7.0.3.501

XiWebServer

7.0.3.503

 

 

 Changes 

Requires DuraLink software revision R12. 

Updater: DuraLink R2.1 update from R2 

Navigator Server v7.0.3.6 

Spooler v1.3.0.0 

NxM Plugin v1.3.0.0 

XiWebServer 7.0.3.503 (added 15th July 2019; tolerates hyphens in pathname)


Duralink R2.2 RC3 (Sept, 19 2019)

Navigator Workflow 

7.0.3.6

Navigator RIP 

11.0r7

Navigator Client

7.0.3.5

Duralink plugin

1.3.0.1  

Duralink Spooler

1.3.0.1 

NxM Plugin

1.3.0.0

XiRemote 

1.0.4.2 

MakeCalbrationChart

2.6

RefreshCCTs

2.1

XiLib

1.6

Page Filter Action

7.0.3.502

Soar Rip Action

7.0.3.501

XiPng

1.0.1.0

Job Submission Library

7.0.0.1

XiWebServer

7.0.3.503


Adds Small, Medium, Large calibrated dithers for HDS Fine and HDS Medium.
 Adds GetDuraLinkVersions.py

6th November 2019
Xitron DuraLink R2.2 [RC3] has been tested my Memjet Sydney against Memjet's DLS-13A, which is their current official release.
Memjet's DLSS-14A is currently being tested by Memjet against Xitron DuraLink R2.2 [RC3] and is expected to work.
Xitron DuraLink R2.2 [RC3] has not been tested against Memjet's R12 release. Viru says “It might work except for the ODC functionality”

27th November 2019

NPD released DuraLink R2.2 (was R2.2 RC3; updated Readme mentions Memjet DLSS-13A requirement).



 
Duralink R2.4 (July, 9 2020)

Navigator Workflow 

7.0.6.3

Navigator RIP 

11.0r7

Navigator Client

7.0.6.0

Soar Rip Action

7.0.6.0

Page Filter Action

7.0.6.6

XiPosition Action 

7.0.6.0

Job Submission Library

8.1.0.1

XiWebServer

7.0.6.0

NxM Plugin

1.3.1.8 (SIGNED)

Duralink Spooler

1.4.0.2

GetDuralinkVersion.py

2.0

MakeCalibrationChart.py

2.9

RefreshCCTs

2.1

XiLib

1.6

Postflight

25 

 

This release also includes HDS Fine and HDS Medium Large/Medium/Small calibrated dithers.

 

Change log


MakeCalibrationChart.py

A new option in ODC.ini is supported.

 

[DuraLink]

workflow = workflowname

 

If this is present, it can be used to specify the name of the File Prep workflow to which the calibration chart will be printed, in which case the user will not be asked to select a workflow. 

 

RefreshCCTs.py

If CCTs are added, updated, or deleted, they may be refreshed on the RIP Manager and RIP PCs

automatically (dependent on Memjet software; not fully implemented in DLSS-16A).

The path to the RefreshCCTs script must be specified in the Server .ini file, e.g:

 

[DuraLink]

RefreshCCTsPath = C:\Navigator\Utilities\ODC tools\RefreshCCTs.py

 

This entry will be created by the R2.4 installer and updater.

 

Disabled print heads

Print heads may now be disabled by being set to 0 widths.

 

XiPosition

An issue with 90° and 270° rotated jobs had been corrected.

 

 System-wide changes

  • Support for 395dpi vertical resolution.
  • Support for OGV in addition to CMYK, using additional HDS Medium and Fine screens for 'S1' - 'S4', unadjusted and in "Large", "Medium" and "Small" (Calibrated Dither) versions.
  • Doubled color support, see below.
  • Jobs will be errored if they contain color information unsuitable for the press.
  • Support for PHMx-y.isActive Como setting. This is expected to be set identically for every PHM in a printbar and allows the entire printbar to be disabled.
  • Corrected an issue that caused the press configuration to be processed incorrectly.
  • Improved support for duplex presses.
  • Many other internal improvements and corrections

 


Mapping the screen patterns to color channels 


A section in the NxM plugin INI file allows this to be configured, for example:


[NxM]

Cyan_1 = C

Black_1 = K

Orange_1 = S1

Orange_2 = S1

Violet_1 = S2

Violet_2 = S3

Spot1_1 = S4

Spot2_1 = S4

 

 

In general: <Color name>_<Instance number> = <Screen identifier> <Color name> will

be one of Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black, Orange, Green, Violet, Spot1, Spot2, Spot3, Spot4

<Instance number> will be 1 or 2 <Screen identifier> will be one of C, M, Y, K, S1, S2, S3,

S4

Process colors (CMYK will be default use the specific C,M,Y,K screens. It will be possible to adjust even the

process colors, e.gCyan_1 = K

Narrow job support: One or more outer PHMs may be set to printableWidth=0 in which case a 128-pixel

wide strip of blank data will be produced.


Doubled color support


It is now possible to configure individual color channels such that the data will be output to two heads, to

allow for instance double-black or double-cyan. Doubled channels will only be supported in monochrome

presses.

This is controlled in the NxM plugin .ini file,

 

[NxM]

DoubleColorMode=x


x=0: Not applicable, no colors are doubled. Default. x=1: Overprinted Different dithers. x=2: Interleaved

then Dithered Different Dithers.


"Overprinted Different dithers"

This facility will apply to all 395dpi print heads only. Monochrome separation style. It allows two different

heads to overprint the same color but screened using different dither patterns. For instance:


[NxM]

DoubleColorMode=1

Black_1 = K

Black_2 = S1


 

"Interleaved then Dithered Different Dithers"

This facility applies to 790dpi and Monochrome separation style. The RIP produces 790dpi data which will

be de-interleaved to 395dpi before screening, and sent to two 395dpi printbars. For instance:


 

[NxM]

DoubleColorMode=2

DoubleColorDeinterleaveMode=x

Black_1 = K

Black_2 = S1


x=1: Odd scanlines of the image will be sent to the instance 1 printbar, and even scanlines to the instance 2

printbar.

x=2: Even scanlines of the image will be sent to the instance 1 printbar, and odd scanlines to the instance 2

printbar.


DuraLink R2.5

 

Various bugfixes and improvements.

 

Avoid error when changing job's workflow's resolution.

 

It will no longer be possible to 'Edit Job's Workflow' for jobs in a Press Output workflow.

 

Handling of long CCT names. 

If a CCT folder name exceeds the RIP's 63 character limit, that CCT will be omitted from the list; the name will be replaced by "!!Entry skipped as CCT name too long", and succeeding entries will be unaffected.

 

CCT folder validation. 

It will now be possible to select CCT folders which omit CCT files pertaining to inactive PHMs.