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Exstream Software Announces General Availability of AFP Batch Compare

Press release from the issuing company

LEXINGTON, Ky.--March 13, 2006--www.exstream.com-- Exstream Software, Inc. today announced the general availability of its AFP Batch Compare software. AFP Batch Compare allows users to compare advanced function presentation (AFP) rendered files--not just AFP commands or input files--for more accurate comparison of large print files prior to running production processes. This capability eliminates the need for manual comparison, dramatically saving time, reducing errors and improving document accuracy down to a single printer element (PEL). Additionally, AFP Batch Compare fully supports regression and software upgrade testing by providing a mechanism for determining whether or not unexpected changes have occurred anywhere in the print file. The ability to automatically run batch comparison of two large AFP print files makes it easy to quickly test the impact of software or system upgrades on production applications. Key features of AFP Batch Compare include: -- Ability to run batch comparison program in the background, eliminating the need for visual page-by-page comparison to ensure two output files are identical -- Ability to compare the bitmap of any two rendered AFP documents -- Ability to compare the results of rasterization, detecting differences as small as one printer element (PEL) -- Ability to run multiple unique comparisons to streamline regression testing processes -- Ability to import comparison reports into AFP Compare for viewing differences "AFP Batch Compare is designed for AFP files that are too large for an effective manual compare process," said Michael Kaminski, product manager at Exstream. "This product will save companies time by automating previously manual regression testing tasks and ensure accuracy, as well as reduce production costs by verifying that modifications are correct before running expensive production processes." AFP Batch Compare is available from Exstream as a stand-alone product or as an optional module in the company's market-leading Dialogue enterprise personalization software. For more information on all of Exstream's AFP productivity solutions, visit www.exstream.com and click on AFP Studio.