Altima Technologies partners with Microsoft to Offer NetZoom Stencils as part of the Microsoft Offic

Microsoft Office Visio 2003 and NetZoom Stencils - a complete network diagramming solution!

Altima Technologies partners with Microsoft to Offer NetZoom Stencils as part of the Microsoft Office Visio 2003 Resource Kit for IT Professionals

Microsoft Office Visio 2003 and NetZoom Stencils - a complete network diagramming solution!
Chicago, IL and Redmond, WA - March 8, 2004 - Altima Technologies, Inc. a Microsoft® Solution Provider, and Microsoft Corp. announced today a special deal for retail customers who purchase either upgrade or full versions of Microsoft Office Visio® Professional 2003 between March 8, 2004, and June 30, 2004, to obtain a promotional version of Altima's NetZoom Stencils for $18.95 (U.S.) (plus S&H) as part of Microsoft's resource kit for IT professionals; Altima's NetZoom Stencils product is normally sold for $299 (U.S.), so this represents a net savings of $279 (U.S. retail).
Altima's promotional NetZoom offering includes over 28,000 manufacturer -specific equipment shapes from nearly 600 of the most sought after computer, network, telecommunications and Audio/Video equipment manufacturers. In addition, the IT Upgrade campaign offers Visio customers the opportunity to stay current with the NetZoom Stencil Library by purchasing a NetZoom Stencils subscription at a special renewal price for stencil updates and free unlimited shape requests.
Altima's NetZoom Stencils is the largest collection of Visio Stencils, comprising over 60,000 equipment shapes, to help design and diagram networks in Microsoft Office Visio 2003. NetZoom Stencils contains manufacturer -specific equipment shapes from over 2,000 popular computer, network, telecommunications and Audio/Video equipment manufacturers in areas such as hubs, switches, wireless, UPS/power supplies, security, Internet, storage, racks and infrastructure.
"With Visio being the most popular diagramming application among IT Professionals around the world and NetZoom Stencils the most favorite library of networking stencils, this package creates a complete solution for network integrators, consultants and administrators," said Sara Clark, President of Altima. "More than 80% of NetZoom users rely on Microsoft Visio for their diagramming needs. Since the cancellation of Network Tools Center by Microsoft, these users have been demanding NetZoom Stencils and Visio from the same source. We feel that NetZoom Stencils is a compelling value -add to Visio, and the combined marketing effort of the Visio 2003 Upgrade Promotion will be a vast success."
"We are excited to be able to offer Altima's extensive stencil library to IT professionals as part of our resource kit," said Richard Wolf, general manager of Microsoft Office Visio at Microsoft. "Together with Visio 2003 and Fluke's LAN MapShot offering, Altima's NetZoom product will provide IT administrators with a robust solution for documenting and managing their IT infrastructures."
Altima has pioneered, perfected and automated the development of shapes for the new equipment that is introduced to the market on a daily basis and remains committed to maintaining the largest collection of networking stencils for Visio. All subscribers and hardware manufacturers are invited to submit requests for free shape development.
Retail Pricing
The NetZoom Professional Option (includes quarterly CD updates) is U.S. $499 per workstation. The NetZoom Standard Option is priced at U.S. $399 per workstation. Standard and Professional users may choose to use one of two libraries, the NetZoom Computer/Telecomm Library or the Audio/Video Library. The NetZoom Universal License is an all -inclusive license at U.S. $799 per workstation. All options include a 12 -month subscription for downloading updated shapes, stencils and products. For site licenses, educational and volume pricing, contact Altima Technologies directly at (630) 790 -0500 or e -mail
About Altima Technologies, Inc.
Altima Technologies, Inc. was founded in 1995 as a computer software company, and is an Illinois corporation with headquarters in the Chicago area. Altima has pioneered revolutionary solutions in the areas of network diagramming, documentation, proposals, and presentations.
About the Microsoft Office System
The Microsoft Office System is an easy way to help more people use information to positively impact their business. Through a system of familiar and easy -to -use programs, servers, services and solutions, users can connect people and organizations to information, business processes and each other - helping ensure that they derive the most value out of information. The Microsoft Office System consists of the 2003 editions of Microsoft Office, Microsoft Office SharePoint™ Portal Server 2003, Microsoft Office Project and Project Server 2003, Microsoft Exchange Server 2003, Microsoft Office Live Communications Server 2003, Microsoft Office Live Meeting, Microsoft Office FrontPage® 2003, Microsoft Office InfoPath™ 2003, Microsoft Office OneNote™ 2003, Microsoft Office Publisher 2003, Microsoft Office Visio 2003 and the Microsoft Office Solution Accelerators. Enabling technologies, such as Microsoft Windows® SharePoint Services and Microsoft Windows Server™ 2003, enhance the features and functionality of products in the Microsoft Office System.
About Microsoft
Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq "MSFT") is the worldwide leader in software, services and Internet technologies for personal and business computing. The company offers a wide range of products and services designed to empower people through great software any time, any place and on any device.

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Contact Information:

Rebecca Kennedy, Altima Technologies, Inc. , (630) 790 -0500,
For more information, press only:
Molly Cieslinski, Waggener Edstrom, (503) 443 -7000,
Rapid Response Team, Waggener Edstrom, (503) 443 -7070,

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