FirstPROOF 1.4 Released

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Hamillroad Software Releases FirstPROOF 1.4 for Macintosh and Windows

15th May, 2003

Hamillroad Software is pleased to announce the release of version 1.4 of its powerful soft-proofing and approval system on both the Apple Macintosh1 and x86 Windows2 platform. Based on a new common code base, FirstPROOF v1.4 provides improved functionality and performance, including localisation support for displaying job names in native languages such as Japanese and Chinese.

FirstPROOF is a high performance soft proofing system that allows users of the Harlequin RIP3 to view and approve output prior to imaging. With its advanced features that include the ability to view files from remote workstations, view whilst outputting, zoom in and out, rotate & mirror flip pages and much more, FirstPROOF is a high-end production tool for users of the Harlequin RIP that will consistently save them time and money.

The simultaneous release of version 1.4 on both the Apple Macintosh and x86 Windows platform using a common code base underlines Hamillroad Software’s commitment to the product and the company’s skills at pushing the boundaries of soft-proofing systems. New features in this version include the ability to display job names from individual RIP connections in their native language such as Japanese & Chinese, a variable size navigational thumbnail as well as a doubling in the performance of the product.

“This release of FirstPROOF utilises a common code base that allows us to deliver future product enhancements to our customer base in a significantly shorter time scale than was previously possible,” comments Robert Miller, Hamillroad Software’s Director of New Product Development. “We are tremendously excited about the speed improvements we have made, which provide unparalleled levels of performance for a soft proofing system. Now a mature product, FirstPROOF is a must for all serious Harlequin RIP users.”

FirstPROOF v1.4 is available immediately through Hamillroad Software’s partners, which include Apex Digital Graphics Limited, PrePress International (2000) Limited and Xitron Incorporated.

About Hamillroad Software

Hamillroad Software is an independent software group, with offices in Cambridge, UK and Cape-Town, South Africa. The company specialises in the development and sale of specialist software products relating to Harlequin and other RIPs in the pre-press industry. Offering real value for money, Hamillroad Software’s FirstPROOF is the first in a series of products that will dramatically change the way users work, making them much more productive. For more information on Hamillroad Software and its products please visit their web site at