Announcing the Zero for Zero Developer Challenge from Snowbound Software

September 10, 2008 (PRLEAP.COM) Technology News
Watertown, MA – (September 10, 2008) Snowbound Software, the leading provider of document viewing technology announced its Zero for Zero Developer Challenge today. Snowbound is looking to reward the company that enters the most innovative and effective application for its VirtualViewer™ AJAX Zero Footprint viewer with a free copy of the software.

Contest participants will need to outline a specific file viewing problem or pain point and propose a solution that would employ the zero footprint viewer. The winning entry will build on the benefits delivered by VirtualViewer AJAX, leverage the technology to solve the problem and enhance the viewing of files to expedite critical business processes. A panel of judges will review the entries and select the one that presents the most interesting and effective use for Snowbound's AJAX viewer. That solution will be written up in a Press Release and case study for customer dissemination.

The winning entry will receive:
* A copy of VirtualViewer AJAX software (for either .NET or Java);
* A server license for 1-2 CPUs;
* 3 complimentary hours of support services.

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Jody Spencer, director of marketing for Snowbound, said, "When it comes to document management and processing, AJAX technology can lift limitations that have been hindering companies for years — such as ensuring that external users are not restricted by their platform." Spencer added, "We've been in the business a long time and have partnered with many of our customers as they create inventive solutions with Snowbound's viewing technology. This contest is a great opportunity to highlight their ingenuity. It enables them to experiment with a zero footprint viewer and take full advantage of the benefits it offers."

VirtualViewer AJAX provides a true zero footprint viewing option for either JAVA or .NET. It quickly retrieves and converts files from their native format to a temporary PNG or JPEG, making files viewable via any web browser regardless of format or operating system. It also provides powerful processing capabilities; this enables end-users to view and annotate documents by using AJAX technology to make dynamic requests of the repository. Because VirtualViewer AJAX automatically converts files, it eliminates the need for client installations, plug-ins, or digital certification. Snowbound's unique Page on Demand™ (PoD) technology enables users to instantly retrieve requested pages from within multi-page files, eliminating the need to wait for an entire document to download or stream.

VirtualViewer is Snowbound's next generation suite of high-speed viewing technology that allows users to view virtually any file format on any platform, from anywhere. With VirtualViewer, end users can manipulate, redact, create and print documents and images stored within the repository. It is the only viewing solution available today that offers multiple client and server configurations including a Java applet, a .NET client, as well as our true zero footprint AJAX client. Users can combine one or more of these clients with one of our robust server components in either .NET or 100% Java for a complete integrated client-server high-speed viewing solution. Or choose no server for a client-only viewing solution.

About Snowbound Software

Snowbound creates viewing and conversion technology that augments applications and productivity throughout the document lifecycle. Snowbound's global customer base includes millions of installations spanning a variety of industries. For more information please visit