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ICS Enhances Remote Director with Apago's PSServices and Grand Junction Technologies

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SAN FRANCISCO--Jan. 11, 2006-- Apago Inc., a software developer for the graphic arts and document management industries, today announces a new partnership with Integrated Color Solutions Inc. (ICS) for its flagship product, Remote Director. As part of this agreement, Apago's PSServices and Grand Junction technologies are now integrated into ICS's Remote Director. Remote Director is the first SWOP-Certified, monitor-based contract proofing system for sharing electronic proofs across the Internet. Building in Apago's innovative technologies, PSServices and Grand Junction, into Remote Director significantly expands ICS customers' proofing capabilities from only raster images to complete pages incorporating text, images, and vector graphics. Prior to the Apago integration, ICS customers were required to integrate third-party software in order to proof complete pages or images in unsupported file formats such as TIFF/IT. These alternate RIP options can be significantly more expensive and difficult to integrate with Remote Director. Partnering with Apago has allowed ICS to offer a reliable, high-quality RIP and file import solution without having use its own engineers to develop and support software that is outside their areas of expertise. Apago's PSServices and Grand Junction technologies provide the built-in capabilities that ICS customers require: an ICC- and PDF/X-compliant, color-managed RIP for proofing PostScript, EPS, DCS, PDF, and PDF/X pages, as well as support for legacy TIFF/IT and Brisque files. "The impact of the Apago integration for the customer is huge. We needed a RIP to drive Remote Director, and Apago's support of the ICC standard has enabled Remote Director to produce color-accurate proofs from a wide variety of file formats," states Dan Caldwell, vice president of operations for Integrated Color Solutions Inc. "Apago has an extremely strong history of service and support in the marketplace. This company is a small, nimble team like ours, and they are a natural fit with our own engineering philosophy." "Many software providers in the graphic arts industry turn to Apago when they want to support a wide variety of industry-standard file formats," comments Dwight Kelly, president of Apago Inc. "ICS required the most accurate, reliable RIP available. We worked closely with them to develop a great product that meets their exacting requirements." ICS' Remote Director featuring Apago's technology is now available. For more information about Remote Director, or to download a free trial of the software, visit www.icscolor.com or call ICS at 212-683-0585. For more information about Apago's PSServices and Grand Junction technologies, call 770-619-1884 or send email to [email protected].

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