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Day: March 1, 2007

Bitstream Releases Pageflex Persona Cross Media Suite 2007

Bitstream Inc. (NASDAQ: BITS announced the release of Pageflex Persona Cross Media Suite 2007. This is a significant upgrade to the company’s desktop software that enables the creation of database-driven variable data print and personalized HTML emails. This release introduces new features that provide design and content variability within an individual document, as well as graphic design and production workflow enhancements. Pageflex Persona Cross Media Suite 2007 includes the following new features: Document Actions – This new feature set gives power users the ability to create documents with unlimited variability. Every aspect of a print document – including variable values, content, attributes, colors, fonts, pages, shapes, and text – can be modified on a record by record basis; Global Copyfit – This enhanced copyfitting feature enables graphic designers to ensure consistent typography settings across a document even when text settings are adjusted to fit overflow variable text. The template designer can designate that specific containers in a document (e.g. caption boxes) all maintain the same type settings (font size, leading, tracking, etc.) when the document is produced, even if the text in only one of the containers has been copyfit; Bézier drawing tools – Graphic designers can add complex curves and shapes to their page layouts and static or variable text can be inserted and edited on curved or irregular paths; Conversion of shapes to text containers – Designers can now convert shape elements into both regular and Bézier text containers, and more. Pageflex Persona Cross Media Suite 2007 will be available as of March 7, 2007.

Research and Markets Reports Content Management Product Licence Revenues Continue to Grow

Research and Market has announced the addition of “Content Management Market forecast” to their offering. The market for content management (CM) product licence revenues will continue to grow steadily at an average rate of 3.6%, from $1.59 billion in 2004, reaching $2 billion by 2009. Report findings include “2004 saw overall growth of 2.9%. Larger players have continued to pull away from the rest of the pack, with IBM, Microsoft, Documentum, FileNet and OpenText showing licence revenues of well over $100 million, with the others lagging behind. Market consolidation has steadied to a trickle, and has been limited largely to the acquisition of specific, niche technology. North America remains the largest market for CM, followed closely by Western Europe, which will continue to grow steadily. The Asia-Pacific market currently accounts for the third largest share in the CM market, and this share is set to increase over the next five years. The main drivers in the market are: Recognition of the commercial importance of providing employees, partners and customers with accurate, up-to-date and timely content; The continuing struggle to gain control of the mass of information within organisations and the mass of resources it takes up; The initiatives in government and corporate governance driving the effective management of electronic content.”

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