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Metacommunications Announces Production Pack 2.5 For Virtual Ticket

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IOWA CITY, IA - September 18th, 2003. Today MetaCommunications, Inc. announced a major upgrade to its Production Pack software for Virtual Ticket. Production Pack 2.5 continues to provide in-process digital asset management to publishing and creative production environments and now includes support for QuarkXPress 6.0 on Mac OS X. Previous versions of QuarkXPress will also continue to be supported in the Production Pack product suite. "Production Pack 2.5 provides QuarkXPress users on the Mac OS X platform powerful tools that improve productivity and communication within the publishing and production process. Seamless integration into Virtual Ticket 5.5 provides instant access from within QuarkXPress to the industries most powerful workflow and digital asset management solution," says Robert T. Long, Executive Vice President of MetaCommunications. PRODUCTION PACK 2.5 (http://www.meta-comm.com/images/news/press_tools/vt/qxp_job_ticket.jpg) Virtual Ticket Production Pack 2.5 provides creative, publishing, and prepress staff the ability to access related production and digital asset information from within their production tool of choice. Virtual Ticket Production Pack 2.5 consists of QuarkXPress XTensions and Adobe Plug-ins which automatically capture detailed multi-page document previews, rich XML metadata, and seamlessly integrates into MetaCommunications’ Virtual Ticket 5.5 product line - automating production tasks and providing instant access to job tickets, digital assets, schedules, and other publishing related information. Additional information can be found at http://www.meta-comm.com. AVAILABILITY Virtual Ticket Production Pack 2.5 will be available in October 2003 directly from MetaCommunications or through certified partners worldwide. Virtual Ticket Production Pack 2.5 is a chargeable upgrade with costs based on the number of users licensed. Customers on Software Assurance and Support will receive the upgrade free of charge. Special upgrade pricing is available through October 15th, 2003.