News Release
Date: August 14, 2007


Marjorie Mayo, Public Affairs
Finite Matters Ltd.
804-556-1184 / fax 804-556-1183
  marjorie at 2

Finite Matters Ltd. Updates PatternStream Publishing Application; Now  
Compatible with Adobe InDesign

(Goochland, VA) - Finite Matters Ltd. (FML), a leading provider of  
variable data publishing software, today introduced an optimized  
version of its automated publishing application, PatternStream?, to  
give graphic designers that use Adobe? InDesign? page layout software  
a more efficient way to acquire data from databases, XML files and  
other sources for data-driven projects such as catalogs, directories,  
reference books and other pattern based information for print and  
electronic distribution.

PatternStream uses a unique method of viewing data-driven publishing  
projects as the merging of a data structure with a document  
hierarchy. This patented technique, developed originally using the  
FrameMaker application programming interface (API) has been extended  
to work with the InDesign API and also for generating standalone XML  
files. The advantage of this is that a user, once proficient in this  
methodology, can choose the formatting engine best suited to a given  

?For years PatternStream has been the best application for setting up  
complex database publishing projects using FrameMaker. We now bring  
this same versatility to the InDesign page layout world,? said Tony  
Luca, Chief Scientist and Vice President Technology of FML.

?It?s great to see PatternStream support InDesign and InDesign Server  
now,? said Chris Kitchener, InDesign Server product marketing manager  
at Adobe. ?For years it has worked with Adobe FrameMaker so this  
extended level of support is a welcomed addition as it helps to  
further facilitate the automated publishing process for our customers.?

System Requirements, Pricing and Availability
Recommended system requirements for PatternStream 3.0 are: Intel?  
Xeon, Xeon Dual, Centrino? or Pentium? 4 or AMD Opteron?, Athlon? 64,  
or Turion? processor, Microsoft Windows XP or Vista, and InDesign CS2  
or CS3 or InDesign Server CS2 or CS3. Systems require at least one GB  
RAM, 200 MB of free hard drive space, and 1280x860 resolution screen.

PatternStream 3.0 can be purchased from the FML website for prices  
starting at $2,499.99 (US) depending on desktop or server  
environment, InDesign or FrameMaker publishing engine, and  
PatternStream type, development or runtime.

A free 45-day trial is currently available at http://

About FML
FML offers quality, cost-effective database and automated publishing  
and information management solutions for the private sector,  
government and organizations. FML has extensive experience and  
expertise in implementing a wide variety of complex database and  
automated publishing systems.

Customers include Amcor Sunclipse, Columbia Books, eMap, F+W  
Publications, Health Net, Inc., Honeywell, Hutton Communications, IMI  
Cornelius, MediQual, MFS, Mayo Foundation, McGraw-Hill, New Zealand  
Exchange, Nicor Gas, RAAF AIS, Square D Company, Standard & Poor?s  
and the University of San Francisco.

FML is the leader in state and local government budget database  
publishing and is used to publish city, county, school district, and  
state budgets and other financial information by governments in more  
than 15 states and Canada.

PatternStream is also used to publish budget, financial and  
statistical information for federal government departments and  
agencies including the Department of Defense and the intelligence  

FML has working relationships with Adobe, CACI, CGI, IBM, Oracle and  
other OEM and third-party resellers to resell and support  
PatternStream implementations and enhancements.


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