FreeFlow™ Fleet Navigator

It is inherently difficult to manage a print shop with multi-vendor devices with all of the unique requirements for job preparation and submission. Load balancing, job routing, workflow differences and diverse operator skill sets can all be challenges. Imagine a workflow software that can take a job that was originally created and ticketed for one device, and easily send it to any other printer on your floor based on things like features and economics. With the FreeFlow Fleet Navigator solution, this is now a reality.
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Key Features

  • Prepare jobs once – send anywhere
    • Create and preserve fully ticketed print jobs in a mixed vendor environment
    • Submit from Xerox workflows to drive competitive equipment
    • Submit jobs created by competitive workflows to drive Xerox equipment
  • Improve asset utilisation: direct print jobs to the device of your choice based on economics, features or availability
  • Reduce the time required to set up jobs using automation with a simple and intuitive visual interface that novice users can master quickly
Very few print shops rely on just one vendor. Yet every printer brand requires its own unique workflow and print instructions, making it difficult to navigate in a multi-vendor environment.

Key Challenges

  • Jobs must be prepared separately for each digital press manufacturer
  • You must select a digital press when jobs enter the shop, without knowing which presses will be busy when it comes time to print
  • Operators need to learn diverse print preparation and submission requirements for each press in your shop
  • Manually processing jobs is time-consuming, and can lead to inconsistency and errors
  • Your customers expect consistent quality and quick turnarounds
With the FreeFlow Fleet Navigator, Xerox can help. When you centralise job submission and management to one workflow, you can optimise the efficiency of your entire operation. You can prepare a job with a host of makeready applications or simply select an existing legacy job. Fleet Navigator enables you to prepare your jobs with any workflow, eliminating the need to choose as soon as the job arrives. At print time, you can send your job to multiple brand digital presses based on the job requirements. The job will automatically arrive at the printer of choice and print as expected.

That means you can focus directly on what matters most to your print operation:
  • Delighting your customers with new applications
  • Reducing costs with less operator time
  • Producing more jobs by optimising every print device
  • And growing your business

With FreeFlow Fleet Navigator, you have the flexibility to print the right job to the right printer, regardless of manufacturer, so you can optimise the efficiency of your entire operation.
See the list of supported manufacturers and printers

See the list of supported Xerox printers

Supported Workstation Configuration:
  • Hardware Requirements
    • Processor: Intel Dual Core 2.0 GHz or equivalent AMD processor (required); Intel Dual Core 3.0 GHz (recommended)
    • Memory: 2 GB (required); 4 GB (recommended)
    • Hard drive: 80 GB SATA at 7200 RPM (required); 100 GB SATA at 7200 RPM (recommended)
    • Network: 100/1000 MB/sec
    • Display: CRT/LCD monitor and video controller (AGP or PCI-based) with 128 MB RAM
    • Peripheral Devices: DVD-ROM drive, keyboard, mouse
  • Software Requirements
    • Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP Professional (32-bit) with Service Pack 3; Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate or Professional (32- or 64-bit) with Service Pack 1
    • Microsoft .NET Framework version 3.5
    • If conversion of source files to PDF files is required, the following optional application software is required:
      • Microsoft Office 2007 (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher) or
      • Microsoft Office 2010 on Windows 7 (64-bit), 32 and 64-bit versions (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher)
Free Trial Download
A 30-day trial of FreeFlow Fleet Navigator is available for customers via download from The trial software is watermarked, expires after 30-days, and may not be reinstalled on the same PC again upon expiration of the 30-day trial period.