STUFFIT DELUXE 9.0, FEATURING OVER A DOZEN NEW FEATURES,
ANNOUNCED BY ALLUME
New Version Boosts Compression/Decompression Speed, Adds Powerful
Backup Options, and Provides CD/DVD Burning Across Multiple Disks
WATSONVILLE, CA, September 20, 2004 – Allume Systems, Inc. (formerly
Aladdin Systems, Inc.), an IMSI company (OTC BB: IMSI), today
announced StuffIt Deluxe 9.0, the newest version of its file
compression, access, and organization software for Mac OS X. This
new version offers faster file compression and decompression, a more
intuitive user interface, and enhanced backup features that
streamline the process of storing files on multiple CDs/DVDs, and
other storage media. The new version also provides enhanced
connectivity options, allowing users to save archives directly to FTP
servers or their .Mac iDisk. StuffIt’s best-in-class compression
technology allows users to send files faster across the network or
over the Internet, as well as easily access the files they receive
from others. StuffIt Deluxe 9.0 takes advantage of the latest
dual-processor technology in the new Power Mac G5, and fully
integrates into Mac OS X finder providing easy access to all its most
“The new backup features we’re providing in this version of StuffIt
Deluxe make it easy for even novice users to protect their important
files by making archive copies,” said Matthew Covington, Senior
Product Manager at Allume. “StuffIt not only compresses data so that
more can be stored on a single CD or DVD, it can even automatically
split apart larger archives so that they can be stored on multiple
disks. And with the performance gains in this version of StuffIt
Deluxe it all happens faster than ever.”
StuffIt Deluxe includes the StuffIt X file format. StuffIt X
demonstrates Allume’s leadership and innovation in the data
compression industry by creating smaller archives and providing
enhanced security features such as powerful 512-bit RC4 encryption
and the ability to recover archives if they become corrupted. StuffIt
X’s archive technology provides a protective wrapper that safeguards
files as they are being transferred over the network or the Internet.
Key Features and Benefits:
* Redesigned DropStuff: A redesigned user interface for DropStuff, an
easy-to-use drag and drop archive tool included with StuffIt Deluxe,
allows users to create StuffIt, Zip, and .tar archives from a single
* Faster Compression and Decompression: StuffIt Deluxe 9.0 includes a
number of improvements to the core compression and decompression
engine that add up to the fastest StuffIt ever. Users of dual
processor Macs, including the new line of Power Mac G5’s, will
benefit from multi-processor enhanced technology that provides
additional performance benefits.
* Archive Directly to CD/DVD or FTP: DropStuff now allows users to
save the archives they create directly to CDs, DVDs, and FTP servers.
Built-in segmentation technology means that when archives are being
saved to CD or DVD, they are automatically split across multiple
disks as they are being created. These changes make it easier than
ever for users to archive their iTunes music, iPhoto library, or any
other type of file directly to CD.
* Improved Finder Integration: StuffIt Deluxe now allows users to
multi-task in the Finder while compressing and decompressing files
with MagicMenu and StuffIt CM. Users can also compress and expand in
the Finder using StuffIt’s keyboard shortcuts. Using StuffIt’s
exclusive Archive-Via-Rename technology, users can archive or expand
files and folders simply by changing their names; users can create
archives by adding “.sitx”, “.zip”, or “.tar” to file and folder
names, or can expand them again by removing the archive extension.
* Powerful New Backup Tools: ArchiveAssistant(tm) provides an
easy-to-use backup solution that allows users to archive any folder
on any local or network drive; System Administrators can now perform
backups with admin privileges allowing them to backup folders
belonging to any user account on the computer. ArchiveAssistant
allows users to configure their backup so that only recently changed
files are added to the archive, saving both time and space when
running regularly scheduled backup tasks. Users now have the option
to save backup archives to their .Mac iDisk, as well as to local,
external, and networked hard drives, CDs/DVDs, and FTP servers.
ArchiveAssistant’s logs can now be viewed via the Mac OS X Console
application, and users can even choose to be notified via email when
a backup task is successfully executed.
* Enhanced “Restore” mode: StuffIt Expander’s new “Merging”
technology makes it easy for users to restore archived items back to
their original location on the hard drive.
* Easy Archive Management: StuffIt Expander now features a new “File
Mappings” preference that allows users to choose whether archives
open with StuffIt Deluxe or StuffIt Expander.
* Improved Automation Options: StuffIt Express(tm) provides users
with a scripting tool that is both powerful and easy to use. Built
around a point and click interface, Express allows users to automate
a wide range of file compression and transfer tasks. StuffIt Express
now also allows users to distribute the drop boxes they create to
friends and family, making the process of sharing photos and other
documents easier than ever.
* Enhanced Cross Platform Compatibility Options for Zip: StuffIt
Deluxe is now able to create .Zip archives that preserve Macintosh
specific file attributes, such as the resource fork, while at the
same time preserving 100% compatibility with Windows-based PCs.
Pricing, Availability and Requirements
StuffIt 9.0 sells for $79.99 and is available directly from Allume
http://www.allume.com/store/ and major retailers, Apple Stores, mail
order catalogs, and through Allume’s international partner network.
StuffIt Deluxe is available from Ingram Micro, Navarre, Visco
Entertainment and The Douglas Stewart Company in the USA, EMJ Data
Systems LTD in Canada, and is also sold by Softline UK LTD in the
United Kingdom, PICA Software in Australia, and other Macintosh
distributors worldwide. . Previous registered users of StuffIt Deluxe
can upgrade for the discounted price of $29.99. The software requires
Mac OS X 10.3 or higher.
StuffIt, on the Net: http://www.stuffit.com.
Allume Systems, Inc: Everyday Solutions(tm)
Founded in 1988, Allume Systems, Inc., an IMSI company (OTC BB:
IMSI), develops and publishes award-winning software solutions for
Windows and Macintosh. Allume’s leading brands are StuffIt(r),
Internet Cleanup(tm) and Spring Cleaning(r). Formerly known as
Aladdin Systems, Allume Systems enables people and businesses to
communicate and manage their ideas and information. Allume’s software
offers a range of solutions, empowering users in the areas of
information access, removal, recovery, security, and Internet
Allume Systems is located at 245 Westridge Drive, Watsonville, CA
95076, USA; telephone: (831) 761-6200; fax: (831) 761-6206. Internet: