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Allume Unveils New JPEG Compression Technology

(January 25, 2005)

Allume Systems, Inc., an IMSI company (OTC Bulletin Board: IMSI), unveiled its revolutionary new compression technology to the press and to industry insiders at the recent CES (Consumer Electronics Show) and Macworld trade events. This patent-pending technology allows users to reduce the size of JPEG pictures by 30% -- without altering the quality of the image. Where existing archive technologies such as zip are unable to reduce the size of compressed JPEG pictures, this new technology is able to replace the existing JPEG compression method with a more efficient alternative.

    "We have the only archive technology available that reduces the actual JPEG file size without reducing image quality," said Matthew Covington, senior product manager at Allume Systems. "All of the compression experts insisted that this could not be accomplished, yet we actually did it -- this is huge! The benefits to the digital imaging community are phenomenal."

    In addition to announcing that these features will first appear in the new version of StuffIt Deluxe, Allume also published a white paper that outlines the future development of its image compression technology. Improved compression for additional picture formats was described, along with the introduction of a new picture file format, (StuffIt Image Format or .sif) to aid the adoption of this new compression technology in embedded applications such as cameras and portable media players.


    A copy of the white paper can be obtained from Allume's website: http://www.stuffit.com/imagecompression/


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