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GMC Announces New Release of PrintNet Connect Software

Press release from the issuing company

February 5, 2007 – Boston, Massachusetts and Appenzell, Switzerland – GMC Software Technology, the New Standard in personalized communications, today announced the release of PrintNet Connect Version 4.5, with performance enhancements for Web Services environments, easier user rights management and enhanced version control for system administrators. PrintNet Connect enables high-volume document production workflow for Web Services environments. Documents from a variety of sources can be brought into the production process, and use powerful behind-the-scenes document production that is transparent to users. Small and one-off jobs can be handled more efficiently through centralized production. Large jobs can be processed centrally without tying up individual user’s PCs for production spooling. PrintNet Connect now acts as a common point of integration, enabling seamless file synchronization across Web and LAN environments. Internal and external applications can access a central PrintNet Connect server for the same job assets and data. Centralized version control seamlessly allows both in-house and Internet applications to share the same information. This eliminates the need to manually synchronize files between web and LAN servers. User rights and authorization enhancements include support for the LDAP standard. System administrators can maintain PrintNet logins and passwords conveniently in one place, and updates are applied universally. Administration screens have been updated and improved, allowing document production tasks to be done through a web browser, instead of having to access some tasks on a workstation and some tasks through the browser. Medium to large enterprises often have mixed IT environments, and now the PrintNet Connect environment can support both Windows and UNIX platforms simultaneously. Window users can spool through PrintNet Connect on a UNIX server and vice versa. As a result, customers only have to deal with one software package. “Our goal is continuous, documented improvement, and this latest release of PrintNet Connect demonstrates that approach,” stated Dr. René Müller, CEO of GMC Software Technology. “We have made specific enhancements to support the constantly changing environments of our customers, such as the growth of Web Services and heterogeneous workflow.” PrintNet software is a completely integrated suite of variable document design and composition, process automation, on-line collaboration and approval, output management, and web services software solutions. Driving multiple document-related applications from a single platform, PrintNet accepts input from multiple sources — including Adobe InDesign, EPS, PDF, QuarkXPress, SAP, and XML — with multi-channel output for paper and electronic documents. PrintNet provides a single platform for personalized Web and print based documents, direct marketing documents, transactional documents, and database publishing.