Monday, March 20, 2000
GlobalSCAPE Releases CuteZIP 1.0, the Next-Generation ZIP Utility, Combining Music and File Compress
CuteZIP is the First File Compression Utility Combining ZIP, MP3 and Microsoft's Windows® Media Audio Formats
SAN ANTONIO - GlobalSCAPE, Inc., a wholly owned
subsidiary of American TeleSource International, Inc. "ATSI" (AMEX:
AI), and the developers of CuteFTP®, today unveiled CuteZIP 1.0, the
world's first all-in-one file compression program. CuteZIP combines
MP3 and Windows Media Audio (WMA) encoding with extensive file
compression formats including ZIP, CAB and TAR/GZ. Users can now
compress all file types, including music, and create self-extracting
executable files without juggling multiple applications.
GlobalSCAPE President, Sandra Poole-Christal, stated, "The Internet
music enthusiast community is growing at a rapid pace, and we are
committed to developing high quality applications that meet those
users' needs. The beta version of CuteZIP has been extremely well
received by our user-base."
CuteZIP 1.0 Features
- MP3 Audio File Compression. MP3 is the most widely used digital
music format on the Internet. It compresses audio files to
one-eleventh their original size while retaining near-CD-quality
- Windows Media Audio (WMA). CuteZIP integrates the ability to
compress audio files to the new highly efficient WMA format. The
Microsoft WMA compression algorithm creates audio files that need much
less disk space for storage than other audio compression formats. The
WMA format also supports Digital Rights Management (DRM). DRM allows
consumers to secure music they encode by adding "watermarks." Music
encoded with the DRM watermarks will play only on the computer on
which they were created.
- Windows Media Rights Manager. This enables copyright owners to
prevent unauthorized duplication of the music they make available for
download. It is the first compression software to allow recording in
the new Windows Media Technologies 4.0 format.
- Support for CDDB's (www.cddb.com) unique Disc Recognition Service
(DRS). CuteZIP automatically downloads all song names, album and
artist information and places the information into the music file's
- Strong Encryption for Compressed Files. CuteZIP incorporates the
powerful Twofish Encryption Algorithm and standard ZIP encryption.
CuteZIP users can be certain their files are safe and secure.
- Extensive Archive Type Support. CuteZIP supports ZIP, CAB
(LZX:15-21 and MSZIP), ACE, RAR, PK3, PAK, TAR, GZIP and ARJ
architectures, giving consumers compatibility with virtually any
- Incredibly Easy-to-Use Interface. CuteZIP simplifies compressing
files or encoding music with its double-windowpane interface. Users
simply "drag-and-drop" files from the left window to the right window.
CuteZIP 1.0 Pricing and Availability
A fully functional trial version of CuteZIP 1.0 is available for
download immediately at
http://www.globalscape.com/download/index.html. CuteZIP 1.0 is
available directly from GlobalSCAPE with a list price of $19.95. Site
license pricing is available for quantities of five or more. For
product and sales information contact GlobalSCAPE at
www.globalscape.com or via telephone (210) 308-8267, fax (210)
308-8297 or e-mail at email@example.com.
GlobalSCAPE Inc., (www.globalscape.com), founded in 1996, is a leader in the development, marketing, distribution and support of award winning Internet-based software in a broad array of categories including file management, multimedia utilities and Web site development tools. GlobalSCAPE's products include CuteFTP, a leading file transfer client and one of the most frequently downloaded programs on the Internet; CuteMX, a revolutionary file exchange utility that networks consumers computers together; CuteZIP, the only file compression utility supporting MP3 and Windows Media Audio (WMA) encoding; CuteHTML, one of the fastest growing HTML editors on the Web; and CuteMAP, an easy way to create "clickable" images on Web pages. Headquartered in San Antonio, GlobalSCAPE is able to provide millions of users with complementary content and a variety of online services designed to enhance their use of its award-winning products.
About American TeleSource
GlobalSCAPE's parent company, American TeleSource International, Inc., is an emerging international telecommunications carrier serving certain niche markets in and between Latin America and the U.S., primarily Mexico. ATSI's borderless strategy includes the deployment of a "next generation" ATM network for more efficient and cost effective service offerings of voice and data.