Snowbound Software Partners With ULT to Resell Its Viewing and Conversion Solutions Throughout Africa

December 10, 2009 (PRLEAP.COM) Technology News
Watertown, MA (December 10, 2009) — Snowbound Software, the pioneering leader of advanced document viewing, manipulation, and conversion technology, announced today that Universal LAN Technologies (ULT), a leading supplier of developed solutions, has joined their SnowCap Partner Program as a reseller. The South African-based company will expand Snowbound's global reach by providing a local resource for companies across Africa to purchase its full range of document imaging, viewing and conversion solutions.

ULT and its associate company Comtrac Pty Ltd. provides and supports document solutions and business process solutions to a wide variety of clients both in South Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa.

"We have partnered with Snowbound Software because we believe their imaging expertise and array of document viewing and conversion solutions complement our offerings and extend our customers' capabilities to work with documents and images," commented Dennis Belford, managing director at ULT. "African companies have employed document solutions for half a century. Many have archived documents in legacy formats which they need to view or convert to modern standards. With the increasing demand for compliance all over the world companies need to find cost effective methods to reliably store documents in standard format(s)."

Customers can purchase Snowbound's full product line through ULT including VirtualViewer®, RasterMaster®, and SnowBatch®. VirtualViewer is Snowbound's suite of high-speed document and image viewers that provide a universal User Interface for users to view, annotate, redact, and manipulate virtually any document or image. It is available as a Java applet, applet/servlet combination, and a Zero Footprint AJAX option for Java and .NET. Its family of RasterMaster® Imaging and Conversion SDKs enables developers to build a variety of document imaging, viewing, and conversion functions into their applications through easy-to-use APIs. It is available for Java, Windows (ActiveX, DLL, and .NET), and UNIX. SnowBatch is a Windows-based batch document and image conversion application. It can run on either a desktop or server and provides rapid batch conversion for a wide variety of document and image formats without invoking a print driver.

ULT will provide a full consultancy sales and development service. When customers require turnkey solutions ULT will be able to provide a complete solution or alternatively training and support to in-house teams implementing Snowbound's products internally.

"ULT is a known and respected organization in Africa and we welcome them into our SnowCAP program as a reseller to provide a local resource for customers," commented, Jody Spencer, director of marketing at Snowbound Software. "We see our viewing, imaging and conversion solutions as a natural extension to ULT's services and solution offerings. Our products can augment their customers' web-based applications to create solutions that will expedite their document processing significantly. We look forward to working with ULT and their customers."

About Universal LAN Technologies

ULT has provided document solutions to South African Customers for 20 years. Their associate company Comtrac Pty Ltd provides solutions and support to clients across Africa from West Africa to East and Central Africa. In the main ULT and Comtrac's clients are drawn from the financial services sector, In South Africa ULT provides services to most of the major Banks, Insurance companies, pension fund and other fund managers. ULT has many
'firsts' for example '7 Minute Finance' was a solution architected and developed by ULT. ULT has a number of its own products including Wan Scan, Billright, and Disc0 which are used by major institutions in South Africa.
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About Snowbound Software

Snowbound Software creates viewing and conversion technology that augments applications and productivity throughout the entire document lifecycle. Our platform agnostic components provide essential capabilities at each step from input through archiving. Snowbound's global customer base includes millions of installations and thousands of developers spanning a variety of industries.
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