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WAM!NET Showcases Content Hosting & Distribution Solutions At Seybold

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SAN FRANCISCO--Sept. 25, 2001--WAM!NET, a global provider of content hosting and distribution solutions, will demonstrate its portfolio of network, data storage, hosting and professional services for media creation, production and distribution workflows at Seybold San Francisco 2001. The company also highlighted new industry partnerships, expanding upon a growing array of alliances with industry leaders.      The Seybold Exposition is being held September 25-27, 2001, at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. At Seybold, WAM!NET will be present in two locations: the Adobe Pavilion - Moscone Center South Hall and the Corbis booth #3737 - Moscone Center North Hall. WAM!NET Supports Launch of Adobe Studio As announced by Adobe at Seybold, users of Adobe Studio, a new online design environment offering tools and services for creative professionals, will be able to sign up for WAM!NET's secure, fully managed network and file transport services. To be available through a link on Adobe Studio, WAM!NET network services are optimized to provide users with a fast, secure and cost-effective solution for sending their large, rich-media production files to clients andservice providers.      Through its global network and data storage infrastructure, WAM!NET hosts and provides public and private access to applications that enhance customers' workflows and support their business objectives. Services include both WAM!NET and third-party offerings that leverage the company's open, standards-based XML infrastructure, managed private network, and geographically redundant storage facilities that are optimized for large media files. The new Adobe alliance adds to other recently announced WAM!NET partnership agreements: printCafe / WAM!NET Print Procurement and Production Solution: A print procurement and production solution that allows print buyers and their suppliers, and other organizations to conduct their print buying and print production workflow activities within a single secure, online digital environment. The agreement leverages WAM!NET's portfolio of fully managed networking and file transfer services that allow customers to collaborate with their clients and trading partners in a secure, fully managed digital print production environment. Zuma Interactive / WAM!NET Online Project Tracking and Data Storage Solution: A robust, automated project management and data storage service that allows organizations with multiple partners and/or locations to easily track, store, archive and manage their projects and complex production processes collaboratively within a digital environment. The agreement leverages WAM!NET's global network and application hosting services and allows users to access SmarTrack 2.0, Zuma's project tracking software application along with WAM!NET's online data storage and archive services. Corbis / WAM!NET Royalty Free Solution: In partnership with Corbis, WAM!NET provides subscription-based access to more than Corbis 25,000 Royalty Free images along with remote online data storage services, directly addressing the digital workflow requirements of corporations, publishers, agencies and other creative professionals. The service allows customers to quickly search for and download images and store and share content, while eliminating the barriers associated with traditional image delivery, such as lost or outdated content. Managed Network Services: WAM!NET enables customers to efficiently share content and collaborate with clients and partners within a secure, digital environment, shortening production cycles and reducing costs. Available on an outsourced, subscription basis, WAM!NET provides three levels of network services. WAM!NET Direct!(TM)Service is the company's fastest, most secure and reliable network service, supported by a dedicated customer premise equipment connection to the WAM!NET network. WAM!NET's ISDN Tracked Service provides customers with secure, predictable connectivity to the WAM!NET network via an ISDN dial-up connection. WAM!NET's Internet Gateway Service combines the simplicity of Internet access with the security of WAM!NET's private network, allowing industry partners to exchange data files over the Internet in a more predictable, secure and trackable fashion. WAM!NET Storage Services: WAM!NET delivers a portfolio of storage services that help customers to efficiently manage data throughout the workflow, from content creation to the final production and management of digital assets. Also available on an outsourced, subscription basis, WAM!NET's storage services are accessible via the company's private managed network or a secure Internet connection through WAMNET.COM(TM). WAM!NET's storage services include WorkSpace(TM), an on-line collaboration and storage service for workgroups, and WAM!BASE(R), a secure, remote content management service that incorporates a simple, web-based user interface and a powerful, search engine which allows users to index, store and search for digital content. Both services offer a range of storage capacity levels and full support for both static and motion-based media content. WAM!NET WorkSpace: WAM!NET WorkSpace is an on-line service for collaborative workgroups, including corporate clients, advertising agencies, web site developers, print production professionals and others who create, manage, share, publish, distribute and store digital media. WorkSpace combines the simplicity of an FTP file server with on-line collaboration and workflow tools, a web browser interface and complete accessibility as a network drive on Macintosh computers. Further, the service enables collaboration by providing on-line, accessible storage with ready links to existing workflows for works-in-progress. Hosted Workflow Applications: Hosted applications embedded in WAM!NET Services enhance digital collaboration and improve workflow efficiency. Tools include electronic job tickets, which provide critical information about each digital file shipment, and WAM!NET InfoCenter, a service that allows customers to manage their WAM!NET distribution online. Other hosted industry applications and tools include the WAM!PROOF(R) Remote Proofing Service, a service that enables clients and their creative teams to output and review hard copy proofs from any PostScript(TM) device. WAM!NET Hosting Services can ease the burden on IT and finance departments by allowing customers to concentrate on their core competencies. Leveraging its suite of services, WAM!NET can install, configure, operate and maintain the required network and data storage systems, data center and hosting facilities, and supporting hardware and software necessary to run and deliver customer applications. WAM!NET Professional Services help customers to assess, customize and implement WAM!NET solutions that address their shared digital workflow challenges. The company offers a significant depth of experience and expertise related to successfully implementing fully managed networking, data storage and archiving, and application hosting services within complex digital content creation, distribution and management workflows.