Adobe Outlines the Future for eBooks, Web and Cross-Media Publishing

Company Delivers Key Elements to Support Network Publishing Vision



Apr 10, 2001, 01:00 ET from Adobe Systems Incorporated

    SEYBOLD BOSTON, April 10 /PRNewswire/ --
 Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq: ADBE), a leader in Network Publishing,
 today made several announcements that support the company's strategic vision
 of delivering visually rich, personalized content available anytime, anywhere
 on any device.
     "Over the last six months, Adobe has made great strides in turning the
 vision of Network Publishing into a reality," said Bruce Chizen, president and
 CEO of Adobe. "Beyond delivering tools that enable our customers to
 communicate their ideas in compelling and dynamic ways, we have solidified and
 expanded relationships with key partners to ensure that content can be
 managed, deployed and viewed exactly as intended."
     The company delivered against several key elements significant to Network
 Publishing, including the availability of the WML Suite for Adobe(R) GoLive(R)
 5.0 software, developed through an alliance with Nokia. The WML Suite allows
 Web developers to author, preview, and manage content created for wireless
 devices. It provides a graphical user interface within GoLive showing an
 onscreen emulator of Nokia WAP enabled phones to ensure the optimal viewing of
 content created for wireless phones. The WML Suite for GoLive is available for
 download from www.adobe.com.
     Additional announcements from Adobe involved the immediate availability of
 several products, including the new Adobe Streaming Media Collection
 -- comprised of Adobe Premiere(R), Adobe After Effects(R), Adobe
 LiveMotion(TM) and Adobe GoLive -- that empowers users to create compelling
 websites that move; Adobe After Effects 5.0, the award-winning motion graphics
 and visual effects software; Adobe Content Server 2.0, an end-to-end software
 solution that enables publishers, online content distributors and resellers to
 secure and sell Adobe PDF-based eBooks; and Adobe Acrobat(R) 5.0, the
 company's flagship product for producing documents that retain the fidelity of
 the original and increasing efficiency of business processes (see separate
 releases).
     Adobe furthered its commitment to enabling widespread access to
 information through the availability of two new viewers. The Acrobat
 Reader(TM) for the Palm OS(R) platform is immediately available as a public
 beta. The product provides mobile business professionals and consumers the
 flexibility and freedom to view files in the ubiquitous Adobe PDF on handheld
 devices that use the Palm operating system. In support of the W3C standard
 Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG), Adobe has delivered the SVG Viewer 2.0, which
 allows Web browsers to render dynamic, information-rich content that brings
 compelling, high-resolution graphics to Web publishing.
     Adobe's president and CEO Bruce Chizen will give a keynote on Tuesday that
 addresses the changing demands on the publishing industry, and how Adobe and
 its partners are pioneering the way with Network Publishing. As part of the
 keynote, Chizen will highlight a complete workflow originating from a
 traditional paper-based process to a digital workflow that encompasses
 critical aspects of creation, management and delivery of content. He will
 demonstrate how this not only applies to paper-to-digital workflows, but to
 Web and wireless workflows as well. Adobe InDesign(R), running on Apple OSX,
 will be a featured component of the technology demonstration.
     Chizen will also discuss alliances with HP and Amazon. Adobe and HP will
 announce an alliance to drive standardized Internet printing workflows, while
 Adobe and Amazon announced a global alliance to offer the Adobe(R) Acrobat(R)
 eBook Reader(TM) software in Amazon.com's eBook store (www.amazon.com/ebooks)
 (see separate release).
 
     About Adobe Systems Incorporated
     Founded in 1982, Adobe Systems Incorporated (www.adobe.com) builds
 award-winning software solutions for Network Publishing, including Web, print,
 video, wireless and broadband applications. Its graphic design, imaging,
 dynamic media and authoring tools enable customers to create, manage and
 deliver visually-rich, reliable content.
     Headquartered in San Jose, Calif., Adobe is the second-largest PC software
 company in the U.S., with annual revenues exceeding $1.3 billion.
     NOTE:  Adobe, the Adobe logo, Adobe Premiere, Acrobat, After Effects,
 eBook Reader, GoLive, InDesign  and LiveMotion are either registered
 trademarks or trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated in the United States
 and/or other countries. Palm OS is a registered trademark and Palm is a
 trademark of Palm, Inc. or its subsidiaries. All other trademarks are the
 property of their respective owners.
 
 

SOURCE Adobe Systems Incorporated
    SEYBOLD BOSTON, April 10 /PRNewswire/ --
 Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq: ADBE), a leader in Network Publishing,
 today made several announcements that support the company's strategic vision
 of delivering visually rich, personalized content available anytime, anywhere
 on any device.
     "Over the last six months, Adobe has made great strides in turning the
 vision of Network Publishing into a reality," said Bruce Chizen, president and
 CEO of Adobe. "Beyond delivering tools that enable our customers to
 communicate their ideas in compelling and dynamic ways, we have solidified and
 expanded relationships with key partners to ensure that content can be
 managed, deployed and viewed exactly as intended."
     The company delivered against several key elements significant to Network
 Publishing, including the availability of the WML Suite for Adobe(R) GoLive(R)
 5.0 software, developed through an alliance with Nokia. The WML Suite allows
 Web developers to author, preview, and manage content created for wireless
 devices. It provides a graphical user interface within GoLive showing an
 onscreen emulator of Nokia WAP enabled phones to ensure the optimal viewing of
 content created for wireless phones. The WML Suite for GoLive is available for
 download from www.adobe.com.
     Additional announcements from Adobe involved the immediate availability of
 several products, including the new Adobe Streaming Media Collection
 -- comprised of Adobe Premiere(R), Adobe After Effects(R), Adobe
 LiveMotion(TM) and Adobe GoLive -- that empowers users to create compelling
 websites that move; Adobe After Effects 5.0, the award-winning motion graphics
 and visual effects software; Adobe Content Server 2.0, an end-to-end software
 solution that enables publishers, online content distributors and resellers to
 secure and sell Adobe PDF-based eBooks; and Adobe Acrobat(R) 5.0, the
 company's flagship product for producing documents that retain the fidelity of
 the original and increasing efficiency of business processes (see separate
 releases).
     Adobe furthered its commitment to enabling widespread access to
 information through the availability of two new viewers. The Acrobat
 Reader(TM) for the Palm OS(R) platform is immediately available as a public
 beta. The product provides mobile business professionals and consumers the
 flexibility and freedom to view files in the ubiquitous Adobe PDF on handheld
 devices that use the Palm operating system. In support of the W3C standard
 Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG), Adobe has delivered the SVG Viewer 2.0, which
 allows Web browsers to render dynamic, information-rich content that brings
 compelling, high-resolution graphics to Web publishing.
     Adobe's president and CEO Bruce Chizen will give a keynote on Tuesday that
 addresses the changing demands on the publishing industry, and how Adobe and
 its partners are pioneering the way with Network Publishing. As part of the
 keynote, Chizen will highlight a complete workflow originating from a
 traditional paper-based process to a digital workflow that encompasses
 critical aspects of creation, management and delivery of content. He will
 demonstrate how this not only applies to paper-to-digital workflows, but to
 Web and wireless workflows as well. Adobe InDesign(R), running on Apple OSX,
 will be a featured component of the technology demonstration.
     Chizen will also discuss alliances with HP and Amazon. Adobe and HP will
 announce an alliance to drive standardized Internet printing workflows, while
 Adobe and Amazon announced a global alliance to offer the Adobe(R) Acrobat(R)
 eBook Reader(TM) software in Amazon.com's eBook store (www.amazon.com/ebooks)
 (see separate release).
 
     About Adobe Systems Incorporated
     Founded in 1982, Adobe Systems Incorporated (www.adobe.com) builds
 award-winning software solutions for Network Publishing, including Web, print,
 video, wireless and broadband applications. Its graphic design, imaging,
 dynamic media and authoring tools enable customers to create, manage and
 deliver visually-rich, reliable content.
     Headquartered in San Jose, Calif., Adobe is the second-largest PC software
 company in the U.S., with annual revenues exceeding $1.3 billion.
     NOTE:  Adobe, the Adobe logo, Adobe Premiere, Acrobat, After Effects,
 eBook Reader, GoLive, InDesign  and LiveMotion are either registered
 trademarks or trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated in the United States
 and/or other countries. Palm OS is a registered trademark and Palm is a
 trademark of Palm, Inc. or its subsidiaries. All other trademarks are the
 property of their respective owners.
 
 SOURCE  Adobe Systems Incorporated