InterchangeDigital Introduces Satellite(TM)

A Breakthrough Real World Solution in Digital Asset Management System Software



Apr 11, 2001, 01:00 ET from Schawk, Inc.

    DES PLAINES, Ill., April 11 /PRNewswire/ -- InterchangeDigital, a
 subsidiary of Schawk, Inc., (NYSE:   SGK), the world's leading provider of
 digital imaging prepress solutions to the consumer products packaging and
 advertising and promotions markets, announced today the release of
 Satellite(TM) 1.0 a real world breakthrough in web-based Digital Asset
 Management (DAM) software applications. The new system unites the DAM market
 and offers key new benefits to users in response to real business issues.
     This new application was developed in response to needs that are not being
 met in the current DAM market. Unlike many proprietary web interfaces that
 work with only one particular product, Satellite works with many different
 commercial DAM systems like Canto Cumulus, Imation Media Manager, North Plains
 Telescope, and InterchangeDigital's own PaRTS(TM) (Production and Resource
 Tracking System). Satellite is built on Sun Microsystem's Enterprise Java Bean
 (EJB) technology and provides a true enterprise-class, web-based digital asset
 management application interface and can run alongside various commercial
 systems -- or all of them at once -- while producing a single, simple
 interface to all of them via the web.
     Not only does Satellite unite the fragmented DAM market, it offers new
 benefits to buyers of digital asset management systems. The flexibility of
 Satellite gives the IT professional the unparalleled freedom to choose
 best-of-breed software for both asset management and web distribution.
 Satellite also responds to the needs of commercial graphics managers by
 simplifying the ongoing management of the system while holding down training
 and support costs thanks to the "Zero-Admin" approach Satellite employs which
 allows it to adapt to the existing settings of the host application.
     Stephen Kaufman, CEO of InterchangeDigital comments on the uniqueness of
 Satellite and the significance of digital asset management unification. "Over
 the past several years, we have witnessed the continuing fragmentation of the
 digital asset management marketplace. Many products and their providers have
 been short lived. We are committed to developing 'open' solutions for this
 market based on a deep understanding of real customer needs. Satellite was
 designed to meet very real needs and unite the marketplace with a common set
 of tools that can web-enable a variety of DAM products and workflows."
     Satellite gives users the power to access and manage digital assets from
 anywhere in the world via an internet web browser. These digital assets may be
 in any common file format for image, audio, video and text matter. Users of
 Satellite at consumer products companies and advertising agencies can track
 packaging and point-of-sale files, magazine/newspaper ad files, TV and radio
 commercials, brand logos and any other graphics-related
 sales/marketing/promotional files. Assets can be collected and distributed
 over the web easily and securely saving companies and agencies time and money
 by improving worker productivity.
 
     InterchangeDigital, headquartered in suburban Chicago, is the industry
 innovator in developing, deploying and managing integrated digital asset
 management products and solutions that enable clients to leverage and
 implement web-based, all-digital workflows. InterchangeDigital, the creators
 of PaRTS (Production and Resource Tracking System), develops integrated tools
 and solutions for customers in the food and beverage, consumer electronics and
 pharmaceutical industries. InterchangeDigital is a subsidiary of Schawk, Inc.
 For additional details, contact Stephen Kaufman, CEO, InterchangeDigital at
 847-827-8424.
 
     Schawk, Inc., headquartered in suburban Chicago, is a leading supplier of
 electronic digitized high resolution color imaging, database management and
 on-site facility management, as well as related prepress and digital archiving
 and distribution services. Schawk provides advanced technology services for
 the food, beverage, and consumer products packaging, point of sale, and
 advertising markets.
 
     For more information about Schawk, visit www.schawk.com . To receive
 information via fax, free of charge, dial 1-800-PRO-INFO and enter "SGK."
 
     PaRTS, Satellite, and InterchangeDigital are trademarks and servicemarks
 of InterchangeDigital, Inc.
 
 

SOURCE Schawk, Inc.
    DES PLAINES, Ill., April 11 /PRNewswire/ -- InterchangeDigital, a
 subsidiary of Schawk, Inc., (NYSE:   SGK), the world's leading provider of
 digital imaging prepress solutions to the consumer products packaging and
 advertising and promotions markets, announced today the release of
 Satellite(TM) 1.0 a real world breakthrough in web-based Digital Asset
 Management (DAM) software applications. The new system unites the DAM market
 and offers key new benefits to users in response to real business issues.
     This new application was developed in response to needs that are not being
 met in the current DAM market. Unlike many proprietary web interfaces that
 work with only one particular product, Satellite works with many different
 commercial DAM systems like Canto Cumulus, Imation Media Manager, North Plains
 Telescope, and InterchangeDigital's own PaRTS(TM) (Production and Resource
 Tracking System). Satellite is built on Sun Microsystem's Enterprise Java Bean
 (EJB) technology and provides a true enterprise-class, web-based digital asset
 management application interface and can run alongside various commercial
 systems -- or all of them at once -- while producing a single, simple
 interface to all of them via the web.
     Not only does Satellite unite the fragmented DAM market, it offers new
 benefits to buyers of digital asset management systems. The flexibility of
 Satellite gives the IT professional the unparalleled freedom to choose
 best-of-breed software for both asset management and web distribution.
 Satellite also responds to the needs of commercial graphics managers by
 simplifying the ongoing management of the system while holding down training
 and support costs thanks to the "Zero-Admin" approach Satellite employs which
 allows it to adapt to the existing settings of the host application.
     Stephen Kaufman, CEO of InterchangeDigital comments on the uniqueness of
 Satellite and the significance of digital asset management unification. "Over
 the past several years, we have witnessed the continuing fragmentation of the
 digital asset management marketplace. Many products and their providers have
 been short lived. We are committed to developing 'open' solutions for this
 market based on a deep understanding of real customer needs. Satellite was
 designed to meet very real needs and unite the marketplace with a common set
 of tools that can web-enable a variety of DAM products and workflows."
     Satellite gives users the power to access and manage digital assets from
 anywhere in the world via an internet web browser. These digital assets may be
 in any common file format for image, audio, video and text matter. Users of
 Satellite at consumer products companies and advertising agencies can track
 packaging and point-of-sale files, magazine/newspaper ad files, TV and radio
 commercials, brand logos and any other graphics-related
 sales/marketing/promotional files. Assets can be collected and distributed
 over the web easily and securely saving companies and agencies time and money
 by improving worker productivity.
 
     InterchangeDigital, headquartered in suburban Chicago, is the industry
 innovator in developing, deploying and managing integrated digital asset
 management products and solutions that enable clients to leverage and
 implement web-based, all-digital workflows. InterchangeDigital, the creators
 of PaRTS (Production and Resource Tracking System), develops integrated tools
 and solutions for customers in the food and beverage, consumer electronics and
 pharmaceutical industries. InterchangeDigital is a subsidiary of Schawk, Inc.
 For additional details, contact Stephen Kaufman, CEO, InterchangeDigital at
 847-827-8424.
 
     Schawk, Inc., headquartered in suburban Chicago, is a leading supplier of
 electronic digitized high resolution color imaging, database management and
 on-site facility management, as well as related prepress and digital archiving
 and distribution services. Schawk provides advanced technology services for
 the food, beverage, and consumer products packaging, point of sale, and
 advertising markets.
 
     For more information about Schawk, visit www.schawk.com . To receive
 information via fax, free of charge, dial 1-800-PRO-INFO and enter "SGK."
 
     PaRTS, Satellite, and InterchangeDigital are trademarks and servicemarks
 of InterchangeDigital, Inc.
 
 SOURCE  Schawk, Inc.