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Issue Date: April 2008

Alto to offer BluBox to its customers in southern Africa

17 April 2008

BluBox Software, part of the ROK Entertainment Group, today announced it signed an agreement with ALTO Network Communications to provide its digital data compression technology, BluBox, to the South African ISP on a free trial basis from April onwards. Under the terms of the agreement, ALTONet will promote BluBox to its business and consumer customer base across Southern Africa allowing them to take advantage of a free six week trial of BluBox's software.
The BluBox software application is an exciting new concept, combining state of the art compression technology with industry standard encryption. BluBox has been designed for the digital image consumer market; empowering people by dramatically improving the massive Internet photo sharing experience and ensuring the protection of private and personal information.
BluBox users can: without sacrificing picture quality,
* Compress photo file sizes by up to 95%.

* Encrypt and protect pictures using Government-standard encryption.

* Dramatically reduce the time taken to send photos by e-mail and FTP (send a whole album in the time it usually takes to e-mail a couple of photos!).

* Unlike other compression products, BluBox allows users to view pictures while they are still compressed and encrypted.

* Print directly from within the BluBox program or extract and then print.

* Organise and store photos inside BluBox archives saving disk space and protecting private information from intruders.

* Extract images back to their original file format for use in other programs.
BluBox will be offered free to all ALTOnet customers for a six week trial period, after which, the service will be charged at R299 for a perpetual licence.


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