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LithoTechnics Releases Metrix 3 for PowerPC Platform

Press release from the issuing company

Phoenix, Arizona, May 7, 2008 – LithoTechnics, Inc., developer of Metrix, award-winning, intelligent job planning and imposition system, announced today they have released an update that enables Metrix 3 to run on the Mac PowerPC platform.

Rohan Holt, President of LithoTechnics, said, "Our initial focus for Metrix 3 Mac was the Intel platform. After learning from our customers that there was a significant demand to run Metrix on the older PowerPC platform, we got to work and developed an update that extended the compatibility of Metrix 3 to PowerPC Macs." Holt added, "We pride ourselves on being responsive to the needs of our customers, who help us prioritize our development efforts through enhancement requests and feature/functionality suggestions."

Mark Lancaster, Manufacturing Manager of Transcontinental Dartmouth, who initially requested the PowerPC version, shared his thoughts: "We had wanted to use some of the older Macs in the prepress department to run Metrix, so we contacted LithoTechnics to see if they could create a PowerPC version. To our surprise and delight, LithoTechnics responded immediately that they would move this to the top of their priority list, and within two weeks we had a PowerPC version in house. We were very impressed with the responsiveness shown by LithoTechnics, and are very happy with the new release."

The Metrix 3.0 family includes Metrix Commercial, Metrix Max, Metrix X-8 and Metrix X-80, targeted at different segments of the commercial print market. All editions are available on Mac OS X and Windows, and all automatically plan and impose flat, folded, and bound work. All editions can import JDF and export imposed PDF. Select editions include Auto Plan, and export various forms of JDF for prepress and finishing. The entire Metrix family is available in English, German, Spanish, and French.