Brava!(R) For SharePoint(TM) Integration Adds CAD Publishing, Viewing
And Markup To Microsoft's SharePoint Portal Server
PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 27, 2003-- Informative Graphics Corporation (IGC), a leader in web collaboration technology, announced today that its industry-leading Brava!(R) view and markup software for CAD drawings, images and office documents has been integrated with SharePoint(TM) Portal Server (SPS) by Microsoft(R).
Brava is used extensively in manufacturing enterprises for sharing
access to CAD files inside and outside the firewall via a web browser.
Brava also powers most of the world's construction project
collaboration portals because of its scalability, user-friendliness
and excellent performance with large user loads.
"Organizations with engineering content can now deploy SharePoint
enterprise-wide and, even further, to supply partners," said Gary
Heath, CEO at Informative Graphics. "Since 1990, we have provided
technology to help organizations distribute engineering CAD content
downstream for non-editable view and markup access. For manufacturing
and construction companies, this content is critical to operations,
driving down costs and allowing projects to be completed faster.
Extending SharePoint as a portal to engineering and product
information brings a lot of value to those organizations with more
than just office documents to manage."
Brava for SharePoint provides the Brava interface for view and
markup functionality, while the Brava and SharePoint servers
collaborate to handle markup file, security and workflow management
duties. Brava-viewable files are presented through the SPS user
interface using thumbnails, and the Brava viewer is launched when
files are opened.
The Brava integration provides quick thumbnail overviews for CAD,
image and document files that are managed by SharePoint access
security. Users with sufficient privileges can view and markup files
inside and outside the firewall without needing access to the native
CAD design files or program, and even without CAD software expertise.
Brava also can be configured to extract SharePoint metadata in order
to display ISO 9000 watermark and print banners onscreen. Users can
employ SharePoint's Discuss tool for collaboration history while
simultaneously displaying CAD designs and even markups for reference.
Informative Graphics is offering a free, online trial of Brava for
SharePoint for interested companies. Call 800-378-7005 or visit
About Informative Graphics
Informative Graphics Corporation (IGC), founded in 1990, is a
leading developer of commercial software products for Web publishing,
visualization, and collaboration. IGC products are renowned for their
cost-saving value, ease-of-use, features and scalability. With its
products deployed by hundreds of corporations, OEM partners, and
service providers worldwide, IGC is an international company
maintaining offices in the United States and Europe, as well as key
distribution partners in Japan, Asia and Latin America. The company
maintains a Web site at
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CONTACT: Informative Graphics Corporation Bill Gould, 602-971-6061, ext. 144 Fax: 602-971-1714 Email Contact