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HELIOS Software debuts its UB+ cross-platform server software for Windows, Mac, and Web clients

HELIOS Software debuts its UB+ generation of Unbreakable Server Software that runs everywhere, supporting all major server platforms, and Windows, Mac and Web clients. The UB+ suite includes WebShare UB+, the fastest and most secure remote file management platform, with a new Web 2.0 interface, custom branding capabilities, extensive access controls, audit trail, and fast file searching.
Hannover, Germany, June 21, 2007 – HELIOS Software GmbH, a leading developer of cross-platform networking, PDF, and image server solutions for Mac, Windows, UNIX, and web clients, announced today the first public preview of the next generation of its Unbreakable Server Solutions, named HELIOS UB+. The free downloadable HELIOS test drive offers customers, prospects and journalists hands-on insight into the upcoming UB+ software. It includes HELIOS WebShare UB+, the state-of-the-art file server for web clients, offering the highest security and performance for enterprise, government, university, and prepress sites. Utilizing Web 2.0 technology, WebShare UB+ features easily customizable user interfaces, extensive access controls with audit trail, and extremely fast file searching.
“UB+ continues the success of HELIOS Software's fast, reliable, and secure server software used by customers around the world,” noted Helmut Tschemernjak, president of HELIOS Software GmbH. “By providing a public preview of UB+, we invite everyone to explore the great new features and to provide feedback.” According to Tschemernjak, “A free preview of all UB+ products is available now at the HELIOS web site.” The preview runs as a test drive on all major server platforms, including Apple Mac OS X, Linux, Sun Solaris, IBM AIX, HP-UNIX and Windows Server.
HELIOS WebShare UB+ is one of the highlights of UB+. WebShare UB+ is a highly secure state-of-the-art file server for web clients. Using Web 2.0 technology, administrators can easily create beautiful custom brandings, to present a personalized interface for each remote group or user. The web based branding editor offers an easy way to select all user interface elements without programming. WebShare action scripts allow custom processing of files, and integrate with HELIOS ImageServer, PDF HandShake and PrintPreview for remote image conversion, PDF preflighting, and print job proofing. The unique HELIOS zipstream technology delivers the best performance, with on-the-fly compression of downloads. Options add multi-page previews of images, QuarkXPress, Adobe InDesign, and PDF documents.
“WebShare UB+ offers a completely new approach to file sharing,” noted Dr. Martin Reinders, head of development at HELIOS. “WebShare UB+ now offers customer branding, custom action scripts, and a new preview and proofing mode.” According to Reinders, “WebShare UB+ is the perfect file sharing platform for collaborative and distributed teams.” Reinders explained that, “WebShare UB+ enables companies of every type to increase service to customers while increasing profits.”
WebShare UB+ includes:
  • Web based file transfer and collaboration solution
  • Easy to use Web 2.0 GUI, customizable per-client
  • Highest security two-tier server solution
  • On-the-fly ZIP compression/decompression
  • Server based file search via SQL database
  • Optional previews/proofs of images, XPress, InDesign, and PDF documents
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HELIOS UB+ Unbreakable Server Solutions deliver mission critical server solutions to enterprise, government, university, and prepress sites. WebShare, EtherShare, and PCShare provide integrated cross-platform networking for Mac, Windows and Web clients, with advanced file and print server services, and easy remote server administration. HELIOS ImageServer, PDF HandShake and PrintPreview bring high efficiency and advanced capabilities to design, prepress and printing operations.
HELIOS products run on powerful and scalable servers including Apple Mac OS X, IBM AIX, Linux, Sun Solaris, and Windows systems. HELIOS products provide reliable cross-platform support for Mac, Windows, Web and UNIX-based clients.
Distributors sell HELIOS products worldwide to value-added resellers who provide complete networking solutions to customers. HELIOS also works with many strategic partners that incorporate HELIOS server software to provide powerful third-party archive, asset management and workflow solutions.

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