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Colour Systems Partners with WAM!NET

Press release from the issuing company

London, 21 January 2003 – Colour Systems Ltd., a leading premedia design, digital management and workflow solutions firm, announces today its partnership with WAMNET, a global provider of shared services for digital content management and distribution, to provide Colour Systems with advanced communications services. Featuring the UK print industry's first 100MB WAM!NET Direct! connection, WAM!NET Server! Connect, plus high-speed Internet access, the service enables Colour Systems to bridge national and international boundaries by creating virtual networks that ensure customers can utilise maximum bandwidth across multiple communication channels. As a leading provider of premedia reproduction, retouching and digital asset management services to many of the UK's main magazine publishers, the partnership provides Colour Systems with the essential scope to expand its rapidly evolving digital data management system, the award-winning Systemassets (www.systemassets.com). The high-bandwidth 100MB WAM!NET Direct! connection to the WAM!NET private network allows Colour Systems to send and receive files with anyone on the WAM!NET network with ultra-reliability and ultra security, together with centralised ISDN, ADSL and FTP connectivity and high-speed Internet access. With WAM!NET Server! Connect the company can share their web-based services (including www.systemassets.com) with their premier clients over the WAM!NET network, enabling more reliable and predictable connection than is available over the Internet. As a result, Colour Systems is able to share its entire range of web based production tools and services both privately and securely with all its clients through an ultra fast link. Combined with a back-up line connection to a second Point of Presence (POP) on the WAM!NET network, Colour Systems has a high level of redundancy enabling all services to automatically switch over to an alternative line if required. "Our use of WAM!NET's superior communications facility demonstrates Colour Systems' commitment to adapt as clients' needs grow and the industry experiences rapid change," said George Berg, managing director of Colour Systems. "We are confident WAM!NET's communications solutions will most effectively and efficiently move, share and store Colour Systems' significant amount of digital data, enabling us to provide a further enhanced product to our clients." "We are thrilled that Colour Systems has chosen WAM!NET as its partner to provide a secure, fast and cost-effective data communications system," said Chris Friend, Executive VP, Global Sales and Marketing, WAM!NET. "Supplying Colour Systems with a complete service including the unique 100MB connection will ensure that they continue to surpass their clients' expectations as one of the foremost providers of workflow solutions for the print and pre-media production industry."