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Exstream Software Adds Market-leading AFP Product Suite to Solution Mix

Press release from the issuing company

LEXINGTON, Ky.--Jan. 21, 2004-- Exstream Software announced today the general availability of its AFP Studio, advanced function presentation software designed to maximize efficiency in high-volume production environments. Adding the AFP software suite to its product mix is part of Exstream's ongoing commitment to be the leading provider of the most robust solutions on the market for enterprise personalization. AFP Studio makes it possible for legacy AFP documents to be integrated with Exstream's Dialogue enterprise personalization solution and existing operational systems for consolidation and postal savings; conversion to PDF, PCL or TIFF formats for electronic delivery; file modification to meet production processing needs; and online viewing of documents exactly as they are printed. With such a broad choice of solutions, companies can enhance the content and delivery of AFP documents originating from various business applications with speed, accuracy and consistency. Exstream's AFP Studio includes: -- AFP Post--Post-processing and postal optimization software for sorting, bundling and consolidating AFP files, AFP Post allows customers to bundle partial or complete AFP documents, and index and enhance them with barcodes or other content. Immediate benefits include reduced postage costs, repurposing of legacy applications and the option of merging legacy AFP print streams with other print streams. -- AFP Viewer--Display software for viewing, modifying, indexing and printing files, AFP Viewer allows customers to view AFP documents on screen exactly as they will be printed. This reduces processing and paper usage by avoiding unnecessary print runs, and boosts productivity with the ability to quickly correct errors and modify documents as needed. -- AFP-PDF, AFP-TIFF and AFP-PCL--A trio of conversion tools that accurately convert and segment AFP print streams into industry-standard PDF, TIFF and PCL formats for print and electronic delivery. This format conversion software provides a bridge between legacy applications and electronic delivery devices, and maximizes printer assets by routing AFP documents to available production printers and Internet output formats. "We're excited about the positive impact AFP Studio will have on our customers' high-volume transaction environments," said Neal Gottsacker, vice president of product management for Exstream. "Customers will be able to get mission-critical documents to market more quickly and accurately, and they'll be able to easily integrate legacy applications with Dialogue to reduce costs and better manage AFP print streams."