[Archive copy mirrored from: http://www.chrystal.com/astoria20pr.htm]

Home | Products | News | Customers | Partners | More about Chrystal Software | Employment | Offices
Press Releases


Document component management system dramatically improves the way organizations capture and distribute business knowledge

NEW YORK, Seybold Expo, Booth # 537 — April 21, 1997 — Chrystal Software, a Xerox New Enterprise Company, today formally announced Astoria® 2.0, an upgrade to its high-performance document component management system. Release 2.0 enhances Astoria’s ability to manage documents, and the components that comprise them, while adding significant new features developed from the company’s two-years’ experience with its global customers.

"Astoria 2.0 is a reflection of Chrystal Software’s commitment to strategic, long-term relationships with our customers, built upon a foundation of perceiving them not just as customers, but as collaborators," said Laura Walker, director of marketing for Chrystal Software. "Offering impressive refinements, including custom attributes, support for Windows NT 4.0 and powerful additions to its already robust Software Development Kit (SDK), the new release is generating a great deal of excitement."

Astoria is a powerful yet easy-to-use document component management system, designed to make the process of capturing, managing and assembling documents composed of millions of information components easier and more efficient. Astoria manages components of documents rather than entire files. By offering access to the individual components that comprise documents, Astoria builds a technology bridge from the old way of manually assembling documents to a completely new and automated method, resulting in improved information reuse.

Astoria supports all the file types used in today’s production environments, such as word processing documents, SGML, HTML and XML files, graphic files, and audio and video clips. By storing all files in a single open system, Astoria eliminates the need for users to learn multiple systems, lowers management overhead, and improves control over document accuracy.

Around the world, Chrystal Software has helped organizations improve their ability capture and distribute business-critical information. Astoria customers include Rover, Daimler Benz, Nokia, Jouve, Elanders, Fiat, SAAB, Lufthansa, the Royal Air Force, and-of course-Xerox.

About Chrystal Software

Headquartered in San Diego, Calif., Chrystal Software is a global company that builds answers to complex information management problems by transforming the way corporations capture and distribute business knowledge. The company is a member of Xerox New Enterprises. Chrystal Software’s products and services are available directly from the company and through its worldwide network of resellers, system integrators and strategic partners. Chrystal Software is located at 10875 Rancho Bernardo Road, San Diego, California 92127. Phone: 619-676-7700. E-mail: info@chrystal.com. Additional information on Chrystal Software is available on the Web at www.chrystal.com.

About Xerox New Enterprises

Based in Stamford, Conn., Xerox New Enterprises is the business development division of Xerox Corporation chartered with the identification, development and successful commercialization of new technology products emanating from Xerox’s extensive research organizations.

Astoria is a trademark of Chrystal Software, a Xerox New Enterprise Company.

Xerox, The Document Company and the digital X are trademarks of Xerox Corporation. All other trademarks and registered trademarks belong to their respective holders.

Home | Products | News | Customers | Partners | More about Chrystal Software | Employment | Offices

Comments? Suggestions? Drop us a note.
© Copyright 1997 Chrystal Software