CIP4 is pleased to announce the availability release of XJDF, an the latest iteration of the JDF standard. XJDF is designed to simplify workflow automation by making it both easier to both implement, and far easier to validate using validate with the use of standard XML tools. CIP4 has developed XJDF to build on learnings upon, and improve, based upon historical experience with the JDF standard over the past nearly two decades. The new standard will coexist in parallel with JDF 1.6, which is being released simultaneously. The parallel development This concurrent release of both versions offers options to industry stakeholders wishing the option to incorporate JDF, XJDF or both a combination of the two into their product offerings and/or production environments.