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Vertis To Integrate RealTimeProof Online Proofing Into Visionbank

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Baltimore, MD and San Bruno, CA - May 3, 2004 -- Vertis, the premier provider of targeted advertising, media, and marketing services; and RealTimeImage today announced Vertis' integration of RealTimeProof Partner technology into its Visionbank TDW/Project Management solution to provide its customers with the most advanced online proofing capability available in the marketplace. Visionbank TDW/Project Management is Vertis' collaborative framework that allows agencies, corporations, clients, and vendors to streamline the creation, production, and distribution of complex marketing campaigns with online scheduling, task distribution, proofing, art direction, and approvals.  Vertis' Visionbank solution is used by leading brands in the healthcare, consumer packaged goods, and communications industries.   The application, RealTimeProof PartnerTM, will enhance the Visionbank TDW/Project Management system by allowing users to remotely collaborate and proof their print projects online via any Internet connection. The functionality greatly improves Vertis' capabilities to reduce clients' costs and time required for conventional proofing by enabling all users to collaborate securely on original, full-resolution production files.   RealTimeProof, a 2003 GATF InterTech Award Winner, is a suite of Web-based, collaborative proofing and approval management solutions.  RealTimeProof revolutionizes the classic proofing cycle by enabling workflow partners to collaborate online, in real time, on original, full-resolution production files. Based on RealTimeImage's breakthrough patented image streaming technology, Pixels-On-Demand, gigabytes of high-resolution files can be viewed in seconds - even over a dial-up connection.  Users need only a Web browser on a Mac or PC and a free, downloadable plug-in to proof their original files from anywhere, at anytime. According to Vertis, a key benefit of RealTimeProof is its ability to offer the largest online proofing file format support library in the industry. RealTimeProof supports PDF, DCS, EPS, Postscript, TIFF/IT, TIFF, Scitex CT/NLW, JPEG, Agfa Apogee PrintDrive 1-Bit TIFF files, and EFI BRP (Best RIP Proof) file formats.    "Vertis is renowned for providing organizations with solutions and services that enhance communications and workflows in advertising, media, and marketing," said Yehuda Messinger, executive vice president, RealTimeImage graphic arts division.  "We are pleased that Vertis has chosen RealTimeProof to enhance its solutions, now offering its customers the ability to view and collaborate on high-resolution images easily and efficiently."   Larry Zimmer, vice president of Vertis' Digital Solutions Group, adds, "RealTimeProof is the category leader in online proofing and collaboration and we're pleased to bring their proven technology to our customers. The addition of RealTimeProof reinforces our commitment to deliver best-in-class technology, more efficient workflows, faster time to market and streamlined communications, systems to make production faster, advertising more targeted and campaigns more cost-effective."