Avantstar Expands Instant File Access with Quick View Plus 8

CHANHASSEN, Minn.--()--Jan. 26, 2004--

  Reduces software expenses by enabling instant file viewing of over 225 file types without requiring the native application and seamlessly integrates with latest browsers and email applications for maximum productivity.  

Avantstar, Inc. - the innovative leader in digital content viewing, content conversion and content management solutions - today announced version 8 of the popular Quick View Plus software. Quick View Plus is a desktop utility that allows users to view virtually any file, such as word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, graphics, database or compressed, without requiring the corresponding application. For example, a Microsoft Office suite user can easily view files they receive that were created in the Corel WordPerfect Office suite without requiring the appropriate Corel application.

This latest version, based on Stellent Outside In technology, broadens the instant access of information to include more than 225 Windows, Macintosh, Internet and DOS formats, while enabling access to information from virtually any source - email attachments, the Web, legacy documents, and more.

By allowing users to view information without native applications, Quick View Plus helps businesses reduce software expenses. All of the standard productivity products are viewable with Quick View Plus, including the latest versions of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, as well as Corel WordPerfect, Presentations, and QuattroPro.

New file formats supported in Quick View Plus 8:

-- Microsoft Office 2003 (Word, PowerPoint and Excel)

-- Corel WordPerfect Office 11 (WordPerfect, Presentations and QuattroPro)

-- Microsoft Project Files (2000, 2002 - text view only)

-- AutoCAD files (2.5 through 2002)

"Businesses are constantly searching for ways to reduce software expenses and simplify their IT landscape," said Patrick Bray, Avantstar's Co-founder. "Quick View Plus 8 effectively meets those challenges."

Quick View Plus 8 also continues to improve business security. By using Quick View Plus 8 to view files, many of the macro viruses transmitted via email are unable to execute. Used in this way, Quick View Plus 8 reduces the IT workload while helping to ensure the security of digital assets.

By expanding integration to include the latest browsers and email applications, Quick View Plus 8 further simplifies access to these increasingly critical sources of information.

New integrations offered in Quick View Plus 8:

-- AOL browser versions 7-9

-- CC:Mail 8.5

-- Eudora Pro 6

-- Lotus Notes Client R6

-- Microsoft Outlook Express 6

-- Microsoft Outlook 2003

-- Netscape 7

Businesses can use Quick View Plus to ensure that consistent, reliable access to business information will not be compromised by an application software upgrade or other technology changes. Quick View Plus is also engineered to easily rollout throughout a company.

"Being so simple to rollout, Quick View Plus makes it easy to get the program on desktops throughout an organization. Quick View Plus 8 is also a great way to efficiently improve business security, which has really been a huge issue over the past year," commented Bray.

Quick View Plus 8 Pricing and Availability

Quick View Plus 8 for Windows XP, 2000, Me, NT 4, 98 and 95 is available immediately direct from Avantstar or through their sales partner network. Pricing begins at $39 per user with volume license discounts also available. For more information, visit http://www.avantstar.com, call (877) 829-7325, or e-mail sales@avantstar.com. A free fully-functional 30-day evaluation version of the software is available for download from Avantstar's Web site.

About Avantstar, Inc.

Avantstar, Inc. is a software marketing and technical services company with a focus on the digital content viewing, content conversion and content management markets. Avantstar's goal is to bring reliable yet innovative solutions to the small- and medium-sized business market as well as corporate markets.

Quick View Plus from Stellent Corporation.

Republished under license by Avantstar, Inc.

(C) 2004 Avantstar, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.


Avantstar, Inc., Chanhassen
Pete Rockers, 952-646-0844


Avantstar, Inc., Chanhassen
Pete Rockers, 952-646-0844