Countdown to Glide 2.0 The World's Most Advanced Web Based Operating System and Productivity Suite: New Glide Consumer, Glide Business and Glide Campus Services Ready to Launch

    NEW YORK, Sept. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- On October 3, 2006, TransMedia will
 unveil the all-new second-generation Glide platform at an exclusive media
 event to be held at the Peninsula Hotel in New York City.
     (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20060914/NYTH044LOGO )
     Glide http://www.glidedigital.com is a hybrid synchronized local,
 online and mobile desktop that is device, network, platform and format
 neutral and fully integrated to provide one click access from any one Glide
 application to another. The Glide Operating System is rights and identity
 based, designed to create a secure personal and social environment to
 protect content and the right to privacy.
     Glide 2.0
     "We are excited to announce today that the all-new Glide 2.0 platform
 will be unveiled on October 3rd, 2006," said TransMedia's Chairman and CEO,
 Donald Leka. "The new Glide comes in three versions: Glide Next for
 Consumers, Glide Business for Enterprise and Small Business Customers, and
 Glide Campus for Universities and Colleges."
     The new Glide features a boldly redesigned user interface, increased
 user storage capacity and a streamlined registration process eliminating
 the credit card identity verification requirement. TransMedia has also
 developed proprietary software to simplify the way Glide handles and
 distributes multiple complex tasks improving stability, increasing system
 performance and creating cost efficiencies for file storage, transcoding
 and streaming services. These advances will enable Glide to continue to
 scale and achieve significant cost advantages over competitors in the
 development of online software and services. In addition, TransMedia has
 significantly expanded its Glide data centers deploying new infrastructure
 to meet the increasing demand for its rapidly growing user base.
     With the launch of the second-generation platform, Glide elevates
 software as a service to the next logical step; full-featured web based
 applications that rival the power of local desktop applications from
 vendors such as Microsoft and Adobe. New additions to the Glide application
 suite include:
     1) The Glide Online Photo Editor & Print Shop
     Glide provides photographers of all skill levels with a powerful
 feature rich, and intuitive interface for online photo editing. Glide
 offers over 75 filters, effects, and photo manipulation tools in a browser!
     First time users will love Glide's easy and intuitive photo editing
 interface. Professional users will appreciate the powerful photo editing
 feature set unprecedented in an online application.
     2) Glide Presenter beta
     Create elegant multimedia presentations of any size and securely share
 with an unlimited number of people with a complex hierarchy of permissions.
 You can grant view-only, download or edit access to your presentations and
 allow users to upload or download content, and even set expiration dates to
 end their access. Also, you can track who is viewing, downloading and
 modifying your presentations. Glide Presenter is compatible with Microsoft
 PowerPoint and offers a wide selection of elegant themes.
     Glide Presenter is fully integrated with Glide Write as well as the
 entire Glide application suite including Calendar, Photos, Music, Videos,
 Documents, Contacts, Bookmarks, Personal Websites, Blogs, Email,
 Conference, Glide Mobile, Glide Sync and more.
     3) Glide Write beta
     Glide Write adds important new features including advanced document
 formatting and templates as well as the ability to post Glide Write
 documents not only to Glide Blogs but also to major third-party blogging
 services.
     Glide Write is fully integrated with Glide Presenter as well as the
 entire Glide application suite including Calendar, Photos, Music, Videos,
 Documents, Contacts, Bookmarks, Personal Websites, Blogs, Email,
 Conference, Glide Mobile, Glide Sync and more.
     4) Glide Spreadsheet beta (Scheduled for Release on October 31st, 2006)
     Glide Spreadsheet beta will be simultaneously released in local desktop
 and browser-based versions and will support powerful spreadsheet functions
 including advanced formulas and macros.
     Glide Spreadsheet will be fully integrated with Glide Write and Glide
 Presenter as well as the entire Glide application suite including Calendar,
 Photos, Music, Videos, Documents, Contacts, Bookmarks, Personal Websites,
 Blogs, Email, Conference, Glide Mobile, Glide Sync and more.
     5) Glide Mobile
     Glide adds support for the Motorola Q, Rim BlackBerry 8700c/g, T-Mobile
 SDA, Palm Treo 700p, Palm Treo 650, Samsung SPH-I730, O2 Xda IIs,
 Blackberry 7100 Series, Sony Ericsson P900, HP iPAQ h6315, Kyocera 7135,
 Audiovox SMT560, Audiovox PPC 6600 Pocket PC, Motorola MPx220, Motorola
 V276 and the Motorola E815 EV-DO in addition to the already supported Palm
 Treo 700w, Sony Ericsson W600i and Motorola RAZR V3.
     Glide Next pricing and additional features will be announced on October
 3rd, 2006.
     Glide Business & Glide Campus
     Since 2003, TransMedia has been servicing Fortune 500 companies and
 tier one universities with secure media management and file sharing
 solutions. "With the release of Glide Business and Glide Campus, TransMedia
 is bringing the user-friendly and dynamic Glide platform to its business
 and university customers," said TransMedia's Chairman and CEO, Donald Leka.
     Glide provides a comprehensive set of tools to easily and cost
 effectively run your organization; manage your divisions, departments,
 workgroups, employees, customers, vendors and your organization's most
 critical files and information.
     Glide automatically synchronizes all the desktops in your organization
 storing and backing up all of your users' files and information and
 providing comprehensive mobile access from laptops and smart phones based
 on rights and permissions. Glide Sync effectively protects your
 organization's most critical assets by automatically backing up documents,
 images, audio, video, contacts, calendars and more so that your users are
 considerably less likely to lose critical files and information.
     Glide Business and Glide Campus support the administration and
 management of multi-tiered user groups with a complex hierarchy of rights
 and permissions. In order to achieve easy and secure collaboration across
 divisions, departments and workgroups, users can create rights based access
 lists to manage projects in real-world scenarios beyond the confines of the
 organization chart. Glide Business and Glide Campus come with the
 Enterprise Version of the Glide Application Suite that also includes Glide
 Project designed to support project collaboration.
     Glide Business and Glide Campus pricing and additional features will be
 announced on October 3rd, 2006.
     This press release was prepared using Glide Write.
 
     Press Contact:
     David Schwartz, TransMedia
     212.675.6664 ext.103
     media@transmx.com
     http://www.glidedigital.com
 
 

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