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Banta Digital Media Launches New Version of Digital Content Software

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Cambridge, MA; January 29, 2001 - A new version of B.media(TM) digital content management software is now available from Banta Integrated Media, the Cambridge, MA-based provider of content management and e-business software and services. Version 2.6 of B.media software includes new features that enhance overall performance, platform integration, and workflow capabilities. It also includes many customer-requested improvements, collectively designed to add value to customers across all market segments. "This new release greatly streamlines B.media system integration and overall workflow," says Andrew Heitner, Director at Banta Integrated Media. "B.media 2.6 furthers its position as the leading enterprise content management system for cross-media publishing. The new release makes it even faster and more efficient to install and set-up the system, to populate databases, to integrate with other computer systems and platforms within the enterprise, and work with the information they contain and ultimately, to generate return on investment." Adds Karen Anderson, Director of Product Management at Banta Integrated Media, "We've already received verification of the value of these enhancements at a recent new customer installation at one of our ASPs - the fastest installation and set-up of B.media to-date. In addition, with version 2.6, current customers are also appreciating an overall increase in throughput and efficiency." One new addition to B.media that will make it easier to find content within a document and thereby streamline overall workflow is a full text search and retrieval engine. In addition to searching for content based on document attributes, B.media's full text search and retrieval leverages the underlying functionality of the Oracle(TM) 8i platform to find and retrieve content based on strings of text found inside QuarkXPress(TM) and MS Word(TM) document files. This new feature is especially important to the production coordinators and designers using B.media who are often much more comfortable searching for content based on text found within a document. B.media software now generates index files for the search engine automatically upon import for fast search and retrieval, and makes them available in the database for review and output. QuarkXPress files (from both standard QuarkXPress and Meadows Group Picture(TM) files) can be indexed as PDF (Portable Document Format) files or as B.media text files.

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