For Immediate Release
Deneba Software Previews Internet Graphics Server(tm) at Seybold Seminars
* Deneba Software's Internet Graphics Server delivers unprecedented,
access to the contents of graphics files using standard web browsers.
* Groundbreaking Windows(R) NT Server application allows users to
open graphics files remotely using any web browser then zoom, pan,
change pages, and even switch layers; provides new opportunities for
* Deneba creates a new category of Internet server application that
provides unmatched access to digital graphics assets through any
standard web browser.
* Deneba Internet Graphics Server makes it easy to instantly deploy
digital graphics assets on the internet, and incorporates
revolutionary capabilities for navigating files and collaborating
with colleagues and clients.
Boston, MA, March 1, 1999 - Deneba Software will give live technology
demonstrations of a revolutionary new digital collaboration product,
the Deneba Internet Graphics Server(tm), at Seybold Seminars in
Boston this week.
The technology within this Windows(R) NT Server-based system enables
instant deployment, navigation, and proofing of graphics files
remotely via the Internet.
A web browser is all that's needed to open graphics files managed by
a DIGS(tm) server. Users can view their contents at full resolution,
scroll and change pages, switch layers, and change magnification
without the need to download the file and without browser plug-ins or
Java(tm). All the zooming, processing and navigation are performed by
the server, which simply sends highly compressed and optimized images
to the web client. This maximizes performance, and allows users to
interact in real-time with large, complex, 100-plus megabyte files
over simple modem connections.
"The Deneba Internet Graphics Server is one of those breakthrough
products that can have a profound effect on the way people do
things," said Manny Menendez, president of Deneba Software. "For
creative professionals at Seybold, DIGS removes key barriers to
remote proofing and collaboration between co-workers, business
partners and clients. DIGS can be an invaluable tool in the early
concept and later working stages of a project when valuable time can
be wasted through inefficient communication. DIGS is the only program
that lets you actually open files and inspect their contents in
perfect detail, without wasting time downloading." Menendez added,
"If you only need to view the information in the file, you've saved
an incredible amount of time. If you need to actually retrieve the
file, well, DIGS lets you do that, too."
To deploy graphics files on the Internet, users simply drag and drop
them into DIGS-managed directories from any workstation - virtually
zero effort, and zero training. The alternative is to manually
convert each file to GIF or JPEG and HTML and then store the
web-ready version in addition to the original file. This is a
time-consuming process that results in imperfect representations of
the files and wasted hard drive storage. And because of its tight
integration with Windows NT Server, DIGS inherently possesses
excellent security controls and seamless compatibility with Windows
and Macintosh workgroups.
"The Deneba Internet Graphics Server is a creative and resourceful
use of the functionality, stability and security of Microsoft
Windows(R) NT Server technology," said Morris Beton, General Manager,
Developer Relations and Platform Marketing at Microsoft Corp. "DIGS
is an innovative, new way to deploy and share graphical information
over the Internet. DIGS also presents an excellent opportunity for
the Microsoft VAR community, which can use their expertise to
customize DIGS to a corporation's business practices."
Menendez agreed. "We have a program in place that will train and
certify VARs, and provide them with all the information they need to
configure, install, customize, and support the Internet Graphics
Server. VARs will be a valued partners in rolling out this product,
and Deneba is committed to providing all the necessary resources to
ensure their success."
Extra Benefit: Digital Asset Management.
In addition to its remote viewing features, DIGS has extensive
digital asset management capabilities. All graphics files in
DIGS-managed directories are automatically indexed, allowing searches
based on file name, keywords, document properties, and any text
within the document. When they find the file they want, users can
view, download or convert files to another format, all using a web
browser. By performing all the indexing and cataloging automatically
as background server tasks, DIGS bypasses the need for a
labor-intensive, manual cataloging process, and all DIGS-managed
files are always up-to-date and accurately indexed. Although DIGS
provides these asset management features, it does not preclude use of
another asset management system. Conversely, other asset management
systems can be easily combined with DIGS' internet browsing, viewing,
and navigation capabilities.
Improved Organizational Collaboration
Here are just a few examples of how various industries will reap
significant cost-saving benefits through DIGS implementation:
* Graphics content creators at advertising agencies, design studios,
magazines, and newspapers can provide clients and colleagues the
ability to efficiently approve and request changes to files over the
* Corporations and government agencies may share technical drawings,
schematic diagrams, engineering studies, and other materials
instantly around the globe with complete security.
* Medical facilities may share graphics imagery including X-rays,
sonograms, MRI and CAT scans within the medical community, or provide
secure access directly to patients.
* Educational institutions could use DIGS to provide access to
graphical research assets. In art schools in particular, students
could submit their projects in DIGS-managed directories so that
professors can view, evaluate, comment on, and grade their designs
DIGS will ship in May 1999. Pre-release pricing for a basic Deneba
Internet Graphics Server configuration starts at $995.95. This price
includes a single-server, 5-user license; plus support for a starter
configuration of file formats including Deneba Canvas 3.5, Canvas 5,
Canvas 6, GIF, JPEG, TIFF, EPS and PDF. DIGS will ship with a free
batch conversion utility that can translate over 30 file formats into
Canvas 6 format. Alternatively, DIGS can be upgraded to support over
30 supported formats directly without conversion. Licenses for
multi-processors, additional users, and additional file filters,
including DXF, DWG, CGM, CGM-PIP, Photoshop, Illustrator, CorelDraw
and many more are also available. A complete cost matrix and
additional configuration bundles will be available at
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Curtis Christensen, Public Relations Manager
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