Press Release Summary:
StuffIt Standard Edition(TM) v7.0 for Macintosh includes StuffIt X(TM), which integrates compression with security and safety options. File format provides strong encryption (512 bit), error correction, and support for file names up to 256 characters. Error correction information can be added to archives to repair and reconstruct files. Users can share and access files compressed by any program on any platform. User interface provides drag and drop window.
Original Press Release:
Aladdin Systems Ships Stuffit Standard Edition 7.0- New and Improved Interface Provides Best-Ever Compression and Security
New Version Incorporates StuffIt X, The Next-Generation File Compression
Watsonville, CA - September 23, 2002 -Aladdin Systems, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Aladdin Systems Holdings, Inc. (OTC BB: ALHI), today released StuffIt Standard Edition(tm)7.0 (previously called StuffIt Lite), the newest Macintosh version of Aladdin's popular access and compression utility. StuffIt Standard Edition updates version 6.5.1 of StuffIt Lite and adds additional functionality.
StuffIt 7.0 introduces StuffIt X(tm) (pronounced "ex"), the new file format integrates compression with security and safety options to meet the requirements of business and today's digital lifestyle. The StuffIt X file format provides strong encryption (512 bit), improved compression (up to 30% over previous versions), error correction, larger archive size, and support for long file names. StuffIt Standard Edition, also part of the new StuffIt Deluxe 7.0, provides Macintosh users with basic compression needs (including the new StuffIt X, StuffIt, Zip, and Tar archiving) and StuffIt Expander(tm) 7.0, Aladdin's decompression product for accessing attachments, downloads, and compressed or encoded files.
"StuffIt Standard Edition helps users improve their Internet experience by making it easy to send and access information," said Matthew Covington, StuffIt product manager. "StuffIt is an easy way to compress your files so they transmit quickly and open easily on any computer."
Users needing basic compression and access to all popular file formats will like the faster transmission speeds provided by the new StuffIt X format (identified by ".sitx" extension). Users wanting a more complete compression solution with more capabilities, should consider using the new StuffIt Deluxe 7.0 package, it provides: unique Microsoft Word integration, Magic Menu(tm), one-click Stuff & Mail, full support for browsing and editing Zip archives, and much more. Information on StuffIt Deluxe is at: www.stuffit.com/stuffit/deluxe/.
New in StuffIt Standard Edition 7.0:
o Long File name support -Use up to 256 characters, the OS limit, for easier identification.
o Share and access files compressed by any program on any platform. (Users will need StuffIt Expander 7.0 to access the new .sitx archives, Windows users can get the free StuffIt Expander 8.0 beta, available at: http://stuffit.com/expander/special.html)
o New user interface for beginners -Drag and Drop window makes it easier to compress and access files.
The New StuffIt X Format (in StuffIt Deluxe and StuffIt Standard Edition) includes:
o Strong encryption to protect sensitive data- Get better security and privacy protection with 512 bit encryption (previously 40 bit), to make sending files over the Internet and storing sensitive data more secure.
o Prevention of data loss with error correction Protect against corruption, by checking the "Add Redundancy" box. StuffIt can add error correction information to archives to repair and reconstruct files that become damaged by bad media or transfer errors. (This will result in a slightly larger compressed archive size).
o Improved compression - Get up to 30% better compression (depending on file type) so files move faster over the Internet and maximize server and network bandwidth.
o Larger archive sizes Previous StuffIt versions had a 2 GB archive size limit, now archives can be terabytes in size; great for multimedia project back ups.
Features ONLY available in StuffIt Deluxe:
o Microsoft integration- Provides access to one-click compress and mail from Microsoft Word (including versions 2001 and X).
o Full file support for Zip archives- Use, search, and browse StuffIt AND Zip archives as easily as working with folders in the Finder. Share and access files compressed by any program on any platform. (StuffIt 7.0 continues to support creation and editing of the existing StuffIt and Zip formats, in addition to the new StuffIt X format.)
o Stuff and Mail additions Supports Entourage and Apple Mail email clients.
o Magic Menu browsing- Search through StuffIt and Zip archives with Magic Menu.
o New OS X Finder support- Use keyboard shortcuts to Stuff (Command S) or Unstuff (Command U) files.
o Use OS X command line tools Access to terminal functions and options.
o ArchiveSearch(tm) quickly locate files created by StuffIt and now any ZIP program (use the "Command F" shortcut in the StuffIt Deluxe application).
o AND MUCH MORE
For more StuffIt information, please visit: www.stuffit.com.
Pricing and Availability
StuffIt Standard Edition 7.0 has a street price of $49.99 (US) and is available directly from Aladdin and other major online retailers worldwide.
Registered owners of previous versions of StuffIt Lite, DropStuff or DropZip can upgrade to StuffIt Deluxe 7.0 for $29.99 or StuffIt Standard Edition for $19.99, directly from Aladdin at www.aladdinsys.com/store/upgrades.html or by using the in-store mail-in rebate. All customers who provide StuffIt Lite 6.5.x proof of purchase after August 19, 2002 are eligible for a free downloadable upgrade to StuffIt 7.0.
StuffIt is available for the Windows®, Linux, and Solaris(tm) platforms at: www.stuffit.com/. Users can register their version of StuffIt at:
http://www.aladdinsys.com/register/index.html or contact Aladdin
Customer Service at 831-761-6200 or email@example.com.
StuffIt Deluxe and other Aladdin products are available from
Aladdin's international partners at: www.aladdinsys.com/store/intlpartners.html.
StuffIt Standard Edition requires a Power Macintosh with Mac OS 8.6 or higher (including Mac OS X, version 10.1 and later).
Aladdin Systems, Inc: The Leader in Access Management(tm) Founded in 1988, Aladdin Systems, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Aladdin Systems Holdings, Inc. (OTC BB: ALHI), develops and publishes award-winning business and consumer products, including StuffIt, the complete compression solution for Windows, Macintosh, Linux and Solaris platforms. Aladdin's software offers a range of solutions to increase user efficiency in the areas of information access, removal, recovery, security and Internet distribution. For more information on Aladdin's products, visit: www.aladdinsys.com.
Aladdin is located at 245 Westridge Drive, Watsonville, CA 95076, USA; telephone: +1(831)761-6200; Fax: +1(831)761-6206. For more information about Aladdin, visit the company Web site at: www.aladdinsys.com or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.