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Adobe Announces Immediate Availability of New Graphics Server

Press release from the issuing company

SAN JOSE, Calif.--Dec. 2, 2002--Adobe Systems Incorporated the leader in network publishing, is now shipping Adobe Graphics Server 2.0, the newest version of its graphics and imaging server software. With support for network publishing workflows, Adobe Graphics Server enables businesses to easily create, update and repurpose high-quality images used in a variety of mediums for more effective branding and merchandising. Adobe Graphics Server is designed to be used in both Web and cross-media workflows, while meeting the requirements of content management, asset management and prepress systems. The software has attracted industry support from leading integrators and partners, including Artesia, Burntsand, Context Media, Documentum, MediaBin, NetXposure, North Plains and WebWare. With support for open standards and APIs, Adobe Graphics Server runs on major application servers from BEA, IBM, iPlanet, and Oracle. "For our project with the British Library, we needed to rapidly convert over 100,000 images into a range of formats for delivery on the Web," said David Macken, engineering director for Computer Horizons. "We needed the best image quality, full control of image parameters, speed and ease of integration. Adobe Graphics Server was the only solution that came close to meeting these criteria." Located in the UK, Computer Horizons specializes in building internet, intranet and e-commerce solutions for customers such as Buzz (KLM) Airlines, Her Majesty's Treasury and Pfizer. Businesses can use Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and GoLive software to create new templates that can be automatically updated by Adobe Graphics Server. Tight integration with other Adobe applications and file formats enables companies with complex Web and print workflows to set up an efficient process for creating, automating and delivering customized images in multiple formats. New capabilities in Adobe Graphics Server include robust support for Encapsulated PostScript (EPS) and Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF); conversion of SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics) files to Adobe PDF; enhanced support for image metadata and Adobe Photoshop 7.0 native files and engines; CMYK image manipulation; and clipping path support. Pricing and Availability Adobe Graphics Server 2.0 is available direct from Adobe, or through Adobe-authorized corporate licensing centers and authorized VARs and System Integrators. In addition, Adobe Graphics Server 2.0 is sold with Documentum Media Services and MediaBin Brand Asset Management as part of OEM agreements with these companies. Pricing for Adobe Graphics Server begins at US$7,500 per CPU. An upgrade from AlterCast to Adobe Graphics Server 2.0 is US$2,250 per CPU. More information on licensing and pricing is available at www.adobe.com/products/server/graphics/main.html