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PR: TrueSpectra Image Server Available for Linux

Oct 28, 2002, 15:24 (0 Talkback[s])

SAN MATEO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 28, 2002-- Release of v4.1 Includes Enhanced Integration With Macromedia Products, Integrated Apache & IIS Installer, Enhanced Zoom and Design Tools

TrueSpectra today announced the release of Image Server v4.1 that broadens the OS support to include Linux Red Hat 7.3. The company also announced a version for Mac OS X that will be available in the first half of 2003. This new release of the Image Server also includes an improved extension for Macromedia Dreamweaver MX users.

TrueSpectra's Image Server integrates easily within any Web development environment. The software is available as a plug-in to IIS and Apache Web Servers, which eliminates the need for purchase of additional hardware, or can be installed on a dedicated device. Once installed, developers can easily manipulate images on-the-fly using standard HTTP query strings eliminating tedious image production tasks, therefore increasing developer's efficiency while improving site performance.

"We've seen significant adoption of v4 across a variety of industries and segments," said V. David Watkins, CEO of TrueSpectra. "We've continued to listen to developers and have built upon our ease of use in 4.1 with enhanced installer, design tools and broader OS support. The overwhelming response by customers to our solution, feature-set and price point convince us that v4.1 will extend our lead in the market."

TrueSpectra's market leading Image Server is currently being used by thousands of web developers to build web sites of all sizes. Image Server v4.1 expands TrueSpectra's product reach into the Linux community, making it available for over 2 million developers.

"The Image Server plugged right into our web server so we didn't need to buy any new hardware to access the technology," stated Doug Dawirs, Director of Online Services at the widely used graphics arts resource firm, Workbook & Company www.workbookstock.com. "The transition to TrueSpectra Image URL's in place of static image tags was easy, and the resulting simplification our workflow has already saved us money and effort."

TrueSpectra Image Server v4.1 New Features

The TrueSpectra Image Server has been designed to allow developers to add images into their Web faster and integrate seamlessly into their existing infrastructures:

-- Apache & IIS Plug-in deployment model and integrated installer make the Image Server easier than ever to deploy while eliminating the need to purchase new hardware.

-- Second Generation Image URL Generator dramatically simplifies adding on-the-fly image manipulation and sophisticated Zoom capabilities to a web site.

-- New Zoom Features include an enhanced user interface design and powerful navigation window. A new Zoom client for Macromedia Flash MX leverages the powerful new MX product family to provide a superior Zoom experience for sites that use Macromedia Flash content.

-- Dreamweaver MX Extension provides seamless image serving with a few button clicks and no required programming.

Pricing and Availability

Version 4.1 of TrueSpectra's Image Server software is available for Windows NT 4, 2000, and XP, Solaris 7 and 8, and Linux Red Hat 7.3 and is priced at $8500 per server. A trial version of the TrueSpectra Image Server is available for download at TrueSpectra's Web site and leading developer portals including CNET and ZDNet.

About TrueSpectra

TrueSpectra, Inc. is the leading provider of high-performance, server-based imaging solutions. TrueSpectra Image Server is proven to streamline the image publishing and maintenance processes, saving customers time and money with technology based on industry standard HTTP. It easily integrates into existing infrastructures with minimal training. Customers include Lowe's, Kinko's, Northwestern University, and Macy's, among others. TrueSpectra's partners include Macromedia, Oracle, and Blue Martini Software. For additional information, please visit http://www.truespectra.com.

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