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Altima Technologies Launches NetZoom™ Web Services for
Microsoft Office Research
LISLE, Illinois - August 1, 2007- Altima Technologies today announced the launch of NetZoom™ Web Services as part of the Microsoft Office Research reference and services library. These web services provide IT and A/V network professionals instant web access to over 80,000 of the latest manufacturer-specific equipment shapes, Microsoft Office Visio 2007 stencils and product information from manufacturers like Cisco, Dell, APC, Chatsworth, Sony and Marantz. These web services are available as part of NetZoom 6, a leading add-on solution for professional network, rack and datacenter design.
“NetZoom™ web services are perfect solutions for network professionals on-the-go,“ says Sara Clark, President of Altima Technologies. “Wherever network professionals have Microsoft Office and an Internet connection, they now have NetZoom.”
“NetZoom 6 is going to change the way IT Professionals build network diagrams,“ said Chris Castillo, application developer at Microsoft Corp. “Using the Office Research task pane, you can easily connect to Altima's web service to find the equipment shapes you need. It's also a handy reference to look up technical specs.“
The interface makes it easy to find the right equipment shapes. Users can search for shapes and stencils by manufacturer name, equipment type, product line information and other common keywords. Once users find the shape or stencil they are looking for, they can add it to their current document, open a stencil in Visio and view equipment properties.
These new web services were designed so that professionals always have the equipment shapes they need, wherever they are. The equipment shapes and Visio 2007 stencils in NetZoom Web Services are always up-to-date, letting professionals access the latest shapes within Microsoft Office or away from the office. Along with our Free Shape Requests service for NetZoom subscribers, NetZoom provides professionals with a complete hub for network equipment shapes and Visio stencils.
Pricing & Availability
NetZoom Web Services are available as part of NetZoom 6. Users can choose from four different libraries:
  •   Universal: Our all-in-one library of Computer/Telecom, Logical and Audio/Video shapes and Visio stencils. It has over 80,000 manufacturer-specific equipment shapes and stencils from over 3,000 hardware manufacturers of network and audio/video equipment, as well as our complete collection of shapes for logical diagrams.
  •   Computer/Telecom: The library for IT network professionals. It has over 65,000 equipment shapes and stencils from over 1,700 of the leading suppliers of network and server infrastructure components, including Cisco, Dell, HP, APC, Chatsworth, IBM, Sun and thousands of others.
  •   Logical: For logical network diagrams, the NetZoom Logical library contains over 1,500 high-quality shapes. It includes logical equipment symbols, cables/connectors, software symbols, network layout symbols and many more types for logical and other network diagramming projects.
  •   Audio/Video: The ultimate resource for A/V design professionals, with over 25,000 shapes and stencils from over 1,000 manufacturers, including Elan, AMX, Escient, Lutron, Marantz, Bang and Olufsen, Mitsubishi, Sony, and thousands of others.
    NetZoom is available as a renewable 12-month subscription that allows users to download free updates to their NetZoom library, free shape requests and technical support. Licenses can be purchased in the form of single-user, five-user and ten-user packs. NetZoom 6 will be available for Internet download and users may purchase a Media Pack, which includes an installation DVD, user manual and two shape updates shipped via DVD. Visit www.NetZoom.net for pricing by subscription and user packs.
    Free Upgrade for Current NetZoom Subscribers
    As part of the initial launch, Altima Technologies will offer current NetZoom subscribers an upgrade to NetZoom 6 for free.
    About Altima Technologies
    Altima Technologies, Inc., founded in 1995, is an Illinois corporation with headquarters in the Chicago area. Altima has pioneered revolutionary solutions in the areas of network design, diagramming, and documentation, enabling IT professionals to more effectively design, manage and optimize their networks. Altima is recognized worldwide as the leading solution provider in these fields and offers custom shape and stencil solutions to clients and partners. For more information about Altima or to learn more about our customized solutions, visit www.NetZoom.net or call 630.281.6464.
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    Marketing Manager, Altima Technologies, Inc.
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