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08-17-2001, 02:34 PM
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, August 13, 2001

Indigo Rose Software Ships TrueUpdate(tm) 1.0 - New Internet Updating Technology Unveiled

WINNIPEG, MB (August 13, 2001) - Indigo Rose Software, developers of the award-winning Setup Factory and AutoPlay Menu Studio, today announced the immediate availability of TrueUpdate(tm) 1.0. TrueUpdate is a comprehensive solution for corporate IT departments, ISV's, and government developers wanting to integrate automated update capabilities into their software. It provides a sophisticated framework for determining required updates and then retrieving and applying the necessary patch or installation files via Internet, intranet or LAN.

TrueUpdate was designed to meet the demand for a complete, web-enabled updating solution that can be integrated quickly and easily into new and existing software products, regardless of the installation and deployment methods used. TrueUpdate leverages existing tools to make adding update capability to a company's development infrastructure as simple as possible.

As a self-contained, standalone executable, TrueUpdate can be used to update any electronic content, from software applications to time sensitive data such as product catalogs, spreadsheets, financial information, sales figures and budgets. This also makes TrueUpdate easy to integrate into existing software applications. TrueUpdate can present a familiar wizard interface to users, or it can operate silently in the background.

Adding dynamic updating to software applications is becoming increasingly important to developers and users. Developers benefit from lower technical support costs, reduced marketing costs, and faster time-to-market, while end users enjoy more frequent and hassle-free bug fixes and feature additions.

"In order to maximize your return on investment, you need an automated update solution that can be implemented with a minimum of effort," said Colin Adams, CEO, Indigo Rose Software Design Corporation. "TrueUpdate technology doesn't tie up your development team with difficult implementation details. It was designed from the ground up to be flexible, easy to use, and easy to integrate."

Sophisticated Version Analysis
TrueUpdate provides several flexible methods for analyzing existing software versions on a user's system. It can access the Registry, read values from INI files, compare file CRC values and query file version resource information. Once a version has been identified, TrueUpdate can use a series of actions to bring that version up to date as required.

Comprehensive Action Suite
TrueUpdate puts sophisticated tools in the hands of developers to realize their update goals. More than 40 different actions are included, from downloading via FTP and HTTP to working with ZIP files, submitting data to web applications, loading programs and manipulating files. Features like full conditional expression parsing, run-time variables and control structures allow developers to build decision trees into their updates. There's also support for HTTP authentication, firewalls, proxy servers, FTP uploads, string manipulation, Registry editing, system file configuration and process handling. All of this is made manageable thanks to the industry-leading ease of use of the TrueUpdate visual design environment.

Industry Standard Protocols and Servers
TrueUpdate uses readily available client-server technologies, instead of proprietary servers. By making use of affordable and trusted protocols such as HTTP and FTP, organizations of any size can deploy TrueUpdate enabled software without the need for specialized and costly hardware and software platforms. TrueUpdate also supports the use of redundant servers for companies that require the peace-of-mind of dynamic switchover and backup.

TrueUpdate Pricing and Availability
TrueUpdate 1.0 is available immediately for $895 (US) per developer. There are no runtime royalties. TrueUpdate is compatible with Windows 95, 98, ME, NT4, 2000 and XP. The product can be evaluated and purchased from the Indigo Rose web site at http://www.indigorose.com.

About Indigo Rose Software
Indigo Rose Software Design Corporation is a recognized leader in software installation, deployment and patching solutions. The Indigo Rose products encompass the complete software deployment cycle, from CD-ROM based AutoPlay/AutoRun menu systems, to software installation, patching and dynamic updating. Privately held, Indigo Rose has been developing innovative software development tools since 1991 that are used by thousands of corporate, government and ISV developers around the world. Indigo Rose is headquartered in Winnipeg, Canada, and may be found on the Internet at http://www.indigorose.com .