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Print. Software. Innovation.
Xitron’s customizable, brandable, browser-based GUI transforms our DFE into yours.
Based on the fast and accurate Harlequin Core, Navigator DFE helps you prepare and keep track of your jobs, position them on-press, and manage color.
Xitron's DFE for HP supports the HP Fixed Imager 1000 (FI-1000 Bar in Box) driven with or without Xitron electronics.
Custom integration with your paper handling system, your API, and off-the-shelf PLCs is available, or you can use our API in the background of your own system.
For the most economical DFE development available, contact Xitron at 734-913-8080 or email@example.com and get to market fast!
Brand/spot color matching
Color Management with ICC Profiles
Hands-free automation options through XML and JDF
API available for Integration with your software
Manual color curve adjustments for quick edits
Touch screen compatible
Custom Engineering available including Engine Control
Xitron's hardware interface for the HP® FI-1000 “Bar in a Box” Printhead is Compatible with Navigator DFE
The Xitron PCA (HP’s terminology ‘Printed Circuit Assembly’) is pin-compatible with the hardware reference design from HP®. At a base level it controls reset, power on, ink door state, and a special 1-watt power required by the power supply. It also passes TOF (Top of Form) signals and encoder pulses through to the HP® Main PCA. The reference design had two options each for TOF and encoder. The Xitron PCA supports the 3-pin TOF connector (J2 on the HP® PCA) and the 6-pin encoder connector (J7).
PCA hardware interface card
Engine maintenance control
Paper path controls
A microcontroller running on the board has embedded firmware that, through external hardware control lines, supports additional functionality:
Three belt speed levels
Reading actual belt speed (from the encoder)
Reading the count of TOFs
Reading the HP GPO-20 signal, which is the number of pages ready on the printhead
TOF enable/disable (to the HP Main PCA)
Pre- and post-page spit bars are configurable
HP's single-page (static) mode supported
Ink tanks can be encrypted specifically for an OEM
Micro USB and RS-232 serial ports
Most HP parameters, maintenance, and setup functions are supported. See the screenshots below:
Parameters are enabled at the start of each print cycle and are disabled when printing is complete or paused.