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HELIOS Software ships UB2 Unbreakable file server software

HELIOS UB2 offers higher server performance, compatibility for new server operating systems, Mac OS X Lion client support, new innovations like Spotlight searches for Mac, Windows and Web clients and remote soft and hard proof capabilities. Special intro upgrade offer through October 2011.

Hannover, Germany, August 25, 2011 – HELIOS Software GmbH, a leading developer of multipurpose file, print, image, proofing, remote collaboration, and PDF server software, announced today that its HELIOS UB2 server software is now shipping.
HELIOS PCShare UB2, EtherShare UB2, and WebShare UB2 make it easy for Windows, Mac, and Web users to share files and collaborate, within their LAN, or via the Web. The HELIOS ImageServer UB2, PDF HandShake UB2, and PrintPreview UB2 prepress solutions enable designers, publishers, printers, and others to automate their image and document production processes. The many new UB2 features such as remote proofing with threaded annotations, and Apple Spotlight compatible searches will be of immediate value to customers.

“HELIOS customers and partners worldwide have thoroughly tested UB2 features across the entire UB2 product range,” explained Helmut Tschemernjak, CEO of HELIOS Software GmbH. “Extended pre-release testing in demanding environments enabled HELIOS to deliver the highest performing, feature rich, server software platform that is stable and reliable, and makes the best use ever of customers’ existing hardware resources.”.

HELIOS UB2 server software introduces:

  • Apple Spotlight compatible searches for Mac, Windows, and Web users, to quickly find server files by file name, text content, and meta data
  • Feature rich remote soft and hard proof solution, with threaded annotations for easy remote collaboration
  • Improved WebShare UB2 support for iPad, iPhone and other mobile devices, includes opening PDFs, movies, and other file types directly within the web browser
  • WebShare UB2 previews of multi-page PDFs and Office documents
  • New PDC authentication system
  • Performance and compatibility enhancements for AFP and SMB file servers
  • Support for additional server platforms: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6, Oracle Solaris 11, and Mac OS X 10.7
  • Support for Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion) clients
A complete overview of all the new features in the HELIOS UB2 software suite can be found on the HELIOS Software website at /web/EN/products/new-features.html.
Customers with upgrade service agreements will automatically receive the new version. Others can take advantage of special upgrade intro pricing through the end of October 2011.

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HELIOS UB2 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, Oracle 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.

Editorial contact:
HELIOS Software GmbH
Steinriede 3
30827 Garbsen
Phone: +49 5131 709320
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