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DALiM DiALOGUE Receives A Macworld Best Of Show Award

Wednesday, July 30, 2003

Press release from the issuing company

July 30, 2003 -- Dalim Software returned from its trip to Macworld CreativePro Conference & Expo with an unexpected souvenir: notification that IDG’s Macworld, the premier Macintosh magazine and Web sites, had presented DALiM DiALOGUE with one of its twelve “Macworld Best of Show Awards,” representing the most exciting hardware and software products announced at the exposition. The awards were presented by Jim Dalrymple, editor of MacCentral.com, Macworld’s news service. To be eligible for Macworld Best of Show consideration, a product must be either making its public debut at the expo or was recently introduced and likely to generate excitement on the show floor. The review by Macworld editors includes a working demonstration of the product. DALiM DiALOGUE provides customers with an on-line facility to provide remote and collaborative viewing and soft proofing of high-resolution files via the Internet. Because DALiM DiALOGUE has the ability to stream data to the browser, users can view the file in high resolution to approve single and imposed pages from any location in real time. Users, such as photographers, ad agencies and designers, can give their customers the ability to view, zoom in/out, navigate (via a “Navigator” palette), place annotations (virtual “Post-it™” notes), draw to highlight areas, take densitometer readings, check production parameters, (page size, resolution, etc) and, even ‘chat’ in real time. Furthermore, it is possible for participants to validate files online. All of this is available from a web browser, without additional plug-ins. DALiM DiALOGUE is able to display most popular file formats– such as PDF, PDF/X, PostScript, CT/LW, TIFF, TIFF-IT, TIFF-IT/P1 etc., and utilizes the latest Java2 and XML technologies. While past versions of DiALOGUE have been built for Linux platforms and are typically used in conjunction with DALiM TWiST and DALiM SWiNG workflow solutions, this version of DiALOGUE, expected to be released within 90 days, operates on a Mac OSX Jaguar server, specifically intended as a stand-alone product. “Dalim Software's DiALOGUE combines the Mac's traditional strength in design and publishing with OS X's Unix underpinnings in a unique way,” remarks Jason Snell, editor of Macworld. “Thanks to Dalim Software’s long experience in the publishing industry and in developing Unix-based products, DALiM DiALOGUE comes to OS X with a collection of features that you don't usually see from a new product on any platform.” “Our intent at Macworld was to demonstrate DALiM DiALOGUE as a ‘technology showcase” application to a somewhat different target audience from our traditional base of intensive prepress and publishing ‘power users’. Porting and optimizing the application to Mac OS X opens the door to us for new opportunities,” notes Gee Ranasinha, Dalim Software director of marketing. “We were exhilarated at the fantastic response we received from prospective customers and look forward to the October release of DALiM DiALOGUE.”




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