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FirstPROOF goes local, Japanese version released

Press release from the issuing company

December 9, 2003 -- Hamillroad Software is pleased to announce the immediate availability of FirstPROOF v1.5, which now supports internationalization, allowing for the delivery of localized versions by our OEM customer base . The first of these, a Japanese version is due to be released shortly by an OEM of Xitron Inc. FirstPROOF is Hamillroad’s popular ‘across the LAN’ soft-proofing and approval system which runs on both the Apple Macintosh and x86 Windows platform. By producing a version that can be easily localised, Hamillroad has opened up its technology to the wider non-English speaking communities. FirstPROOF is a family of powerful ‘across the LAN’ soft proofing systems, built on top of a common high performance core, that offers support for Harlequin and TIFF file formats. It allows users of any Harlequin RIP or TIFF based workflow system, to remotely view and approve output prior to imaging, directly from FirstPROOFs main screen. With its advanced features, including the ability to view files from remote workstations, zoom in & out, rotate & mirror flip pages to name but a few, FirstPROOF has proved itself as a high-end production tool for users that will consistently save them time and money. With this new release of FirstPROOF customers now have the ability to buy a product that runs in their native language. The precise availability of localised versions will depend on customer demand, but a Japanese localised version for both the Mac and PC platform has been completed by an OEM of Xitron Inc, and will be available shortly. “We’ve been getting numerous requests to provide localised versions of our FirstPROOF product for quite some time now,” comments Robert Miller, Hamillroad Software’s Director of New Product Development. "By internationalising FirstPROOF and working with our sales partners, we are now in the position of being able to offer localised products to suit the needs of any market where there is sufficient demand."