FREE JPEG2000 SUPPORT IN VIEWONE PRO

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Daeja Image Systems Ltd today announced that its world-leading java image viewer, ViewONE Pro, will now ship with support for the high-resolution JPEG2000 compression format as standard.

The JPEG2000 format is the next generation of the JPEG standard, and allows for visually lossless compression, at a much greater rate than exists with the original JPEG format.

With color imaging an important topic of discussion in both the commercial and consumer markets, thanks to the availability of high-end color scanners and megapixel digital cameras respectively, developing a new format to improve viewing resolutions and reduce file sizes, has been vital.

Thanks to the new functionality, ViewONE Pro will be able to take advantage of the new formats additional benefits. In addition to producing smaller files allowing faster download, JPEG2000 allows for multiple resolution previews to be stored within a single file, which ViewONE Pro can select in correlation to the users zoom ratio. This means that users of ViewONE Pro will be able to view substantially clearer images on-screen, at much higher zoom levels, than with existing standard image formats (including JPEG).

Whilst much of ViewONE Pros new functionality is being added within additional modules, Daeja felt that it was important that JPEG2000 viewing be supported in the main applet.

Jeremy E. Jones, Marketing Director, said: JPEG2000 has taken some time to make an impact on the imaging market, but its definitely going to substantially benefit organizations who need to scan to color or deal with large numbers of color images. ViewONE Pro is already recognized by our 6,000 customers across the world as the leading image viewer for web-based image management, and so its important that we continue to reward them by offering support for anything thats going to dramatically benefit their users. Whilst other viewers may begin to offer JPEG2000 support, thanks to ViewONE Pros global annotations system, our customers will be using the same annotations on their JPEG2000 files that they use on their PDFs, multi-page TIFFs and even their COLD documents for seamless collaboration across a range of image formats. ViewONE Pros annotations enables our customers to engage in real document collaboration whilst also consolidating on a single viewer.

He continues: Thanks to the viewers extensive configuration options (almost everything you see on screen can be configured with basic HTML and Javascript which we supply in our manuals), and our policy of server licensing rather than per-seat or user licensing, we believe its both the most flexible and affordable professional web viewing solution on the market. And its so easy to integrate it will seamlessly integrate into any web-based back end system, whether it runs a document or content management system, intranet, extranet or public web site, without any complex programming. Unlike SDKs, its a fully-fledged, ready to run product, which can be rolled out to an entire user base in a matter of minutes. ROI periods dont really get any shorter!

The new JPEG2000-enabled edition of ViewONE Pro is available to view working online on the ViewONE web site (www.viewone.com), where you can also download a fully-functional trial version. ViewONE Pro can be purchased through the online store or through Daejas global network of resellers and integrators.

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