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Automatic Duck Announces Site Licensing Program for Large Facilities, Post Houses

New Licensing Program Simplifies Multi-Seat Deployment of Industry-Popular Timeline Translation Tools (April 03, 2007)
DMN Newswire--2007-4-3--Automatic Duck (, the creators of Timeline Integration Engine software for digital media artists, today announced it has launched a new site licensing program to support the requirements of large, multi-seat production facilities and post houses.  In direct response to feedback from customers, Automatic Duck has designed its site licensing program to simplify and accelerate the management of large deployments of its industry-popular timeline translation applications.

The new Site Licensing program is available for the entire Automatic Duck product family.

?Automatic Duck was founded on the premise of simplifying customers lives.  And until today, that always meant creating timeline translation solutions with robust features that significantly accelerate the digital media workflow, said Wes Plate, president of Automatic Duck.  ?Todays announcement is an acknowledgment to our customers that we can also extend that philosophy to the deployment and management of our tools.  As our customer base grows, and as the footprint of their facilities grow, its important that we create simplicity in every aspect of their relationship with Automatic Duck.

Site License Program: How it Works
The Automatic Duck Site License Program is designed with two major components: an Initial License Fee and an Annual Maintenance Fee.  The Annual Maintenance Fee is dependent on the number of seats in the original license purchased.

Companies who purchase large installations of Automatic Duck solutions can now easily manage large deployments using a provided installer that enables installation on multiple systems while eliminating the activation requirement for each seat.  Following the initial 12-month licensing agreement, the software will expire.  Once the annual maintenance fee is paid, customers receive a new installation CD.

Additionally, under the new Site Licensing Program, customers are no longer required to pay for product upgrades.  All upgrades are included as part of the annual maintenance fee.

Automatic Duck Site License Program Pricing
Initial License Fee                                           Annual Maintenance Fee
$495? per single plug-in seat                        $100 per single plug-in seat
$795? per FCP Suite* bundle seat                $150 per FCP Suite bundle seat
$1,095? per Full Suite** bundle seat            $200 per Full Suite bundle seat

? Suggested Retail Price
*The FCP Suite bundle includes Pro Export FCP and Pro Import FCP
** The Full Suite bundle includes Pro Import AE, Pro Export FCP and Pro Import FCP

System Requirements
Site license versions of Pro Import FCP and Pro Export FCP require Final Cut Pro 5.04 or later.  The site license version of Pro Import AE requires After Effects 7.0 or later.

About Automatic Duck
Automatic Duck is the pioneer of Timeline Integration Engine technology and leads the content creation marketplace with powerful solutions for seamless, comprehensive timeline translation capabilities between Avid, Adobe After Effects, Combustion, Discreet Smoke, Final Cut Pro, Motion and Quantel via XML, OMF and AAF.  For more information on Automatic Ducks unique Timeline Integration Engine technology, please visit


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