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Prolatus Bags Patent for Collaborative Production Workflow Process

Press release from the issuing company

Minneapolis August 16, 2001 PROLATUS Inc., an innovative software company serving the graphic arts industry, today announced that it has been awarded a patent from the United States Patent and Trademark Office for a unique scripting process related to collaborative production workflows. The U.S. patent covers a technical process that is a core component of current PROLATUS solutions, and will also have substantial impact on future Prolatus applications and methods for delivering collaborative production workflow solutions to the marketplace. President Don Atkinson comments, "This patent award boosts the momentum in our Product development and marketing efforts. Not only does it bolster our confidence and commitment to bringing Catalyst Technology-based solutions to the marketplace, it marks a significant step toward potential change in the way the graphic arts industry looks at collaborative production." PROLATUS will showcase its Catalyst Technology-based suite of solutions with new enhancements, as well as its patent pending "PROLATUS MarkUp" process, at the upcoming Print '01 trade show, September 6-13 in Chicago (Booth #6860). PROLATUS' proven, bandwidth-independent Catalyst Technology is the foundation of the PROLATUS product line. Catalyst Technology software modules eliminate the traditional limitations and/or inefficiencies associated with moving and handling large digital images. In addition, Catalyst's highly extensible architecture allows for great flexibility in meeting the unique needs of businesses both large and small. The Catalyst software suite includes: PROLATUS Courier and Courier Server, PROLATUS Expert and PROLATUS Expert Server, and PROLATUS WebConnect.