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Metatec Introduces Web Transporter 3.0

Metatec International Inc. this week rolled out the third version of its Web-based software and document distribution system designed for extranet business operations.

Web Transporter 3.0 is the first software distribution system built to run on the Linux operating system, with broad cross-platform support for Windows, Macintosh and all UNIX platforms. The new version allows organizations to manage business-critical software applications, and file updates and content via corporate intranets and extranets.

Web Transporter 3.0 simplifies the distribution and installation of any type of file or application across the Web. Organizations may create packages, which can include software applications, plug-ins, upgrades and any other electronic document. Once a package is created, users and groups are notified via e-mail or at log-in. The system offers enterprise-class software management without the need to pre-install client software. Available packages can be easily downloaded and installed using Web Transporter's secure Java applet download manager, which confirms delivery of the packages to each workstation.

The Web Transporter technology provides complete tracking, management and reporting capabilities, allowing IT managers to monitor all download activities including versions and configurations.

"We have been using Web Transporter for more than a year and have really improved the way we manage and track software updates via the Web," said Hermann Lagreze, manager of IT infrastructure and processes for Motorola's European operations. "The most useful features to us have been the detailed tracking and recording of download transactions as well as the fine-grained access control capabilities."

Available now, Web Transporter 3.0 pricing starts at $3,500 for an extranet server supporting 100 users. A fully functioning 25-user version of the Web Transporter server and all components is available free for immediate download from the Web Transporter support site here.

Metatec (META) is one of the world's largest optical disc manufacturers and distributors.