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HELIOS Software presents new UB2 software featuring remote proofing and approvals at IFRA

– Hierarchical annotations and color inspector for preview files enhance remote soft proofing, optimized WebShare UB2 user interface, and iPad support for easy remote preview and approval access, are highlights of upcoming HELIOS UB2 shown at IFRA Expo. –

Hannover, Germany, September 29, 2010 – HELIOS Software unveils UB2, the next generation of its server software suite, at IFRA Expo (October 4-6, 2010, booth #1.545 in hall A1) in Hamburg, Germany. Enhanced certified remote soft proofing features including multi-level annotations and a web-based color inspector will be presented. HELIOS WebShare UB2 makes remote file access, review, and proofing of prepress jobs more convenient, and will make the design and approval process faster and more reliable.

HELIOS UB2 also introduces iPad support for easy real-time preview and annotation of image files, as well as PDF, QuarkXPress, Adobe InDesign, and Office documents.

The new annotation feature allows remote users to place comments on a file preview, and to change document status. A comment can be the starting point for an online discussion, which is saved on the server for future access. Each new version of a reviewed file will inherit the comments and replies of its predecessor.

With the new color inspector panel, users can check precise numeric color values within the proofing mode of WebShare UB2. The displayed CMYK values, picked from the rendered print data, allow remote checking of print color values throughout the design and review process. In combination with the new annotation feature, remote approvals will be highly accurate and most efficient.

Main benefits of the new enhanced remote proof and approval include:

– Reduced production time due to remote online preview of images and documents throughout the design and prepress process
– Increased approval workflow quality with new hierarchical annotations
– Faster, more reliable communication for remote collaboration partners
– Easy and flexible access due to integrated support for iPad, iPhone, as well as all major web browsers

Additional features of the HELIOS software suite will be presented in the HELIOS booth at IFRA Expo next week. Further information is available on the HELIOS Software website at http://www.helios.de.

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HELIOS UB+ Unbreakable Server Solutions deliver mission critical server solutions to enterprise, government, university, and prepress sites. WebShare, EtherShare, and PCShare provide integrated cross-platform networking for Mac, Windows and Web clients, with advanced file and print server services, and easy remote server administration. HELIOS ImageServer, PDF HandShake and PrintPreview bring high efficiency and advanced capabilities to design, prepress and printing operations.

HELIOS products run on powerful and scalable servers including Apple Mac OS X, IBM AIX, Linux, Sun Solaris, and Windows systems. HELIOS products provide reliable cross-platform support for Mac, Windows, Web and UNIX-based clients.

Distributors sell HELIOS products worldwide to value-added resellers who provide complete networking solutions to customers. HELIOS also works with many strategic partners that incorporate HELIOS server software to provide powerful third-party archive, asset management and workflow solutions.

Editorial contact:

Germany?Helmut Tschemernjak, HELIOS Software GmbH, Steinriede 3, D-30827 Garbsen, Germany; Tel +49-5131-709320 Fax +49 5131-709325; E-mail: mktg (at) helios.de; Internet: www.helios.com

U.S.A.?Thomas Hallinan, HELIOS Software GmbH, 209-827-2760, mktg (at) helios.de?Bill Gram-Reefer, WORLDVIEW, 925-323-3169, reefer (at) worldviewpr.com

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