Bambi is a CIP4 Tool for the simulation of JDF Devices and JDF Controllers. Origianlly, it was designed in order to provide a test framework for the development of Management Information Systems. Using configuration files, a set of individual JDF Devices can be defined and simulated such as presses, post press devices etc.
Another use case of Bambi is the simulation of production processes within a printing house. When configuring the Bambi Devices with the original characteristics of production devices, the affects of scenarios within a printing house can be simulated. This is useful especially for highly standardized production lines.
This is the latest official release of Bambi. A new release is being published for each CIP4 Interop (twice a year). There is also a developer version available which includes the latest features. You will find this version on the page /wiki/spaces/TI/pages/1457553964 in the T&I WG Space.
The CIP4 tools are open source and maintained by volunteers. If you would like to improve the quality of these tools either by coding, testing or providing translations to new languages, please sign up here.