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ARTS PDF Acquires Lantana Research Software Corporation

Press release from the issuing company

08/18/03 -- ARTS PDF, the leading PDF specialist and division of BinaryThing, today announced that it has acquired print production tool leader Lantana Research Software Corporation and its range of award-winning software. The acquisition expands ARTS PDF's publishing product range to include print production tools such as Crackerjack and PDF ImageWorks and enhances its range of tools for form processing and management. In addition, ARTS PDF has announced the appointment of former Lantana head, Gary Armstrong, as its new Vice President of Sales. 'The acquisition supports ARTS PDF's strategy of providing a complete set of products and services for all PDF users whether they be creative or business professionals,' said Karl De Abrew, CEO, BinaryThing. 'Incorporating the award-winning Lantana product line will enhance the ability of ARTS PDF's customers to create, manage and print electronic documents on a wide variety of computer platforms and output devices.' The new ARTS PDF products include the award-winning Crackerjack, for PDF-based color print production; PDF ImageWorks, for editing images in Acrobat; Stratify PDF, the first Acrobat plug-in for creating and using layers; and Variform PDF, a range of tools for variable data printing and data merging. 'Joining a growing team that shares our philosophy of working with our customers to extend what can be achieved with Adobe Acrobat and PDF is exciting,' said Gary Armstrong, new Vice President of Sales, ARTS PDF. 'ARTS PDF will continue to offer Lantana customers the service and support they have come to expect and with the larger team we will be able to respond faster to the demand for new features and new products.' The changes take effect immediately. To find out more about the acquisition visit the ARTS PDF Web site www.artspdf.com. Existing Lantana customers should contact ARTS PDF for ongoing technical support and product updates. To meet the new ARTS PDF team and see a demonstration of the product range visit the ARTS PDF booth at Seybold San Francisco on September 10-11.