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WoodWings Editorial Solutions Compatible With Adobe CS2

Smart Connection Enterprise and Smart Connection Pro now fully compatible with Adobe CS2 (July 20, 2005)

WoodWing Software has introduced new and enhanced versions of its two Smart Connection editorial solutions ? including the powerful Smart Connection Enterprise ? both of which are fully compatible with Adobe InDesign CS2 and InCopy CS2.

The new Smart Connection Enterprise version 4.0 has been beefed up with some enhancements that make the industrys leading editorial solution even more powerful, versatile and valuable as it becomes fully compatible with CS2. Smart Connection Pro version 4.0 is also enhanced and fully compatible with CS2.

WoodWing officials say theyre excited about the release of the new versions of Smart Connection Pro and Enterprise, which contain enhancements on both the client side and server side.

?Our customers have always loved the Smart Connection products, and theyre going to be thrilled when they see the enhancements weve made, said Erik Schut, President of WoodWing. ?Theyre also going to be very pleased when they see how seamlessly it works with CS2.

Brian Kruger, CEO of WoodWing USA, noted that the number of Smart Connection users around the world is growing at an amazing rate ? its nearing 10,000, he said ? and added that trend will continue with this latest release. ?What were seeing is that customers who use Smart Connection Enterprise and Smart Connection Pro are extremely loyal, Kruger said. ?They love the power and the versatility, and theyre going to love it even more when they see this new version. A great product has gotten even better.

According to WoodWing USA Vice President of Projects Jeff Gapp, there are major enhancements on both the client side and server side with Smart Connection Pro and Enterprise v. 4.0.

On the client side, Smart Connection Pro and Enterprise now offers full support for InCopy CS2 and InDesign CS2. ?If a customer has upgraded to Adobe CS2, theyll notice that Smart Connection works seamlessly with it, Gapp said. ?Theyll be able to take full advantage of everything that InDesign and InCopy have to offer with the new CS2 versions.

On the server side, Smart Connection Enterprise v. 4.0 now offers PHP5 support, Sybase support and dedicated database drivers. ?The Sybase support is especially good, because thats a major database vendor, Gapp said. ?The fact that Sybase is now fully supported with this software makes it even more versatile for the customer. The PHP5 support is also a great upgrade with version 4.0.

About Smart Connection
Smart Connection (which comes in two versions ? Pro and Enterprise) is a highly scalable editorial workflow solution. It serves complex workflows and environments, where searching files and/or the content of a story or specific keywords or metadata is required. Enterprise comes standard with support for every common SQL database, including MySQL, Oracle and Microsoft SQL Server, and now Sybase, as well. The server runs on many different operating systems, including Windows, Mac OS X, Linux and Solaris. Enterprise relies on a three-tier architecture to ensure scalability and flexibility, with all business logic centralized on the open-source application server. Both versions are now available in eight languages: English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish. WoodWing now has customers in approximately 50 countries around the world, with close to 10,000 seats of Smart Connection Enterprise installed.

About WoodWing
Since 1997, WoodWing Software engineers have worked with the Adobe InDesign engineering team to develop plug-ins and solutions for Adobe InDesign and InCopy customers throughout the publishing industry.

Through a combination of publishing industry experience and a deep knowledge of the Adobe InDesign/InCopy architecture, WoodWing Software offers solutions, productivity tools and plug-ins that make publishing with these programs faster, easier and much more effective.

Its products include Smart Catalog, Smart Layout, Smart Styles and the acclaimed Smart Connection family of editorial solutions. WoodWing is based in Zaandam, The Netherlands, with U.S. operations headquartered in Detroit.

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