Equilibrium announced the availability of Equilibrium MediaRich Image Server 3.0. MediaRich 3.0 is server-based templating software that automates image production and enables the dynamic delivery of visual assets to the Web, wireless and print media. New features in version 3.0 include the ability to generate thumbnail previews for searching images and multi-page documents created in Microsoft Office applications such as PowerPoint, Word, Excel, and Internet Explorer. MediaRich 3.0 also supports native-CMYK images to preserve the CMYK data when performing operations directly onto the image. MediaRich 3.0 supports the creation and extraction of ZIP archives, which is useful for companies that allow customers to save images directly from their site. MediaRich 3.0 has a new COM interface for administrative functions such as cache clearing and dependency checking. With added support for virtual file systems and FSNet plug-in, MediaRich 3.0 accesses image source files by defining a number of virtual file systems, which indicates the root of a file tree on a system or network. The FSNet plug-in can implement HTTP and FTP access via standard URLs by defining virtual file systems named ‘http’ and ‘ftp’. This even has support for Microsoft’s “integrated” authentication method. www.equilibrium.com