Metacommunications Announces Virtual Ticket 5.5

Press release from the issuing company

IOWA CITY, IA August 21, 2003 -- Today MetaCommunications, Inc. announced a major upgrade to its Virtual Ticket production platform for printing, publishing and creative development. Virtual Ticket 5.5 will ship September 2nd and includes new form controls, database driven AppleScripts, scripting language enhancements, improved InterSync 2.0 technology, a new version of MetaConsole, and interface improvements. "The features developed in Virtual Ticket 5.5 represent yet another step in the continued excellence of this platform. We continue to add hundreds of customers from small creative organizations to large multinational Fortune 500 companies," says Robert T. Long, Executive Vice President of MetaCommunications. Virtual Ticket 5.5 is a powerful integrated solution that enables organizations to centralize information, eliminate paper job tickets, manage production files, traffic and schedule jobs, notify and alert users to changes in production information, manage digital assets and automatically archive files. Used as a stand-alone system or seamlessly integrated with other management and enterprise software, Virtual Ticket 5.5 is easy to set up and use, giving customers the freedom to unleash their creative talent. Virtual Ticket 5.5 is the only product available today to combine electronic job ticketing, workflow, digital asset management, and archiving in one scalable and customizable production platform. AVAILABILITY Virtual Ticket 5.5 will be available September 2nd, 2003 directly from MetaCommunications or through certified partners worldwide. Virtual Ticket 5.5 is a chargeable upgrade with costs based on the number concurrent users licensed. Customers on Software Assurance and Support will receive the upgrade free of charge. Special upgrade pricing is available through September 30th, 2003. The Virtual Ticket 5.5 base package starts at $999 (U.S.). Additional concurrent user license packs are available separately, starting at $659 (U.S.) for a single-user license.