For Immediate Release

Further Information: Amanda Dresser
Black Ice Software LLC. 561-757-4107
Sales@blackice.com

Black Ice Software Announces New Monochrome and Color Alpha Print Driver for Win 95/NT

May 3, 1998 – Amherst, NH – Black Ice Software, Inc. announced the release of a new Alpha processor Print Driver for Windows 95/98 and NT 4.0, which will enable developers to build monochrome and color faxing applications faster, thereby reducing time to market. The Alpha Print Driver can also be used to build raster image capturing, medical imaging and color document management applications. The Win 95/98 Alpha Print Driver outputs 8-bit color, 8- bit grayscale and 24-bit TIFF or JPEG format. It utilizes a device independent color space, L*a*b Color Space Format. The driver is capable of writing in many file formats including JPEG, TIFF, PCX, DCX, Microsoft DIB and TIFF CCITT Group 3. Over 42 different page sizes are supported including user definable variable page sizes with up to 600 dpi. Every GDI drawing function is supported, as well as Adobe and TrueType fonts. The Windows NT 4.0 driver also includes a valuable NT Resource Kit. The Resource Kit consists of tools to speed up the process of integrating the NT driver with custom applications. The Windows 95/98 and NT 4.0 Color Drivers are compatible with any fax board using the Alpha processors.

Black Ice Software, LLC, based in Amherst NH, is a privately held software development company established in 1989. Black Ice provides high quality toolkits, utilities and end user application software for fax, voice and imaging. These Software Development Toolkits have received many awards, including Product of the Year Awards from the American Facsimile Association, Fax World Conference 1997 and Computer Telephony Magazine. For more information, please contact Lisa Pitcher at 603-673-1019 or sales@blackice.com . You can also download product demos at www.blackice.com.