Powerful Features Support Important Graphic Arts Business Considerations

NEWTON, MA, April 6, 2003
Shira Computers, Ltd., a creator of automated preprint production and workflow management solutions for the worldwide print on-demand, prepress, printing and publishing markets, today announced the rollout of XPRESSI™ Version 2.0, a powerful network preprint production and management solution for both Raster and PDF workflows. Visitors to On Demand 2003 will be able to see a demonstration of XPRESSI™ in booth #4125.

“Last fall we introduced XPRESSI™, our solution developed to drive down the costs of prepress and its supporting functions. Today we are introducing XPRESSI™ Version 2.0, the solution that is designed to keep pace with the changing technological landscape,” said Scott Champeau, Shira’s Vice President of Marketing and Product Management. “We believe that XPRESSI™ Version 2.0 includes industry defining features that will allow our customers to develop new business, build customer loyalty, redistribute job related liability, and compliment and leverage existing workflows with state-of-the-art solutions at a very reasonable price.”

As a network-based system, XPRESSI™ Version 2.0 swiftly and efficiently moves jobs, over a network including the Internet, through a virtual production environment by using features such as device independent design, LightsOut™ unattended workflow, 24/7 browser accessibility, and scalability of both software and industry standard hardware for maximum efficiency. XPRESSI™ supports both Vector and Raster workflows, allowing users to leverage existing workflow configurations.

XPRESSI™ Version 2.0 Key New Features Include:
• Mac OS X - Integrates cross-platform workflow functionality by seamlessly utilizing the full compliment of UNIX connectivity features of Mac OS X with the PC environment.
• PDF/X - Provides the industry’s only end-to-end PDF/X solution for full raster, full vector, or a combination vector raster workflow.
• Automated PDF Imposition – Unattended population of imposition templates within any workflow scenario.
• iVue™ - Secure, remote soft proofing capability of original full resolution files through high speed streaming technology.
• Resubmit- Resubmission of jobs/files allows simultaneous production flows of the original file, eliminating the timely and costly steps associated with traditional cross-media file repurposing.
• Reload- XPRESSI’s unique ability either to integrate into existing workflows or stand on its own leverages customers’ existing investment by allowing them to integrate processes from various workflows together with the collaborative capabilities of XPRESSI™ and maintain critical job tracking and reporting across workflows.

XPRESSI™ Version 2.0 Availability and Pricing
XPRESSI™ Version 2.0 is available immediately from Shira. Pricing varies depending on configuration.


Shira Computers, Ltd. develops and provides digital preprint workflow solutions that include support for native PDF workflows. Shira’s scalable and vendor-independent solutions are designed to automate the preprint production process for prepress, printing and publishing firms. Shira’s preprint workflow production management solutions include Shira’s automated end-to-end solution, Xpressi™, and Shira classic modular solutions including ShiraRIP™, Shira CEPStoPS™, Shira Trapping™, Shira MediaSaver™, Shira UCR/GCR™, and others.

Shira was founded in 1987 and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Vyyo Inc. (Nasdaq: VYYO), a supplier of broadband fixed wireless systems. For more information please visit Shira at or call us at 888-340-0620.


This press release contains forward-looking statements including, among others, statements regarding the capabilities and features of XPRESSI Version 2.0 and the success of XPRESSI in the world market. These statements involve risks and uncertainties, and actual events and results may differ materially from those projected in these forward-looking statements as a result of several factors, including but not limited to, whether XPRESSI will perform as expected when utilized by Shira’s customers, whether unforeseen bugs or other deficiencies in the software occur, whether XPRESSI will be successful in the market, and unforeseen technical difficulties in the continuing development of XPRESSI and other Shira products

Shira, the Shira logo, XPRESSI™, ShiraRIP, Shira CEPs2PS, Shira CEPs2PDF, Shira LinkPro, ShiraTrap, Shira UCR/GCR, Shira TiffUS Prepress Anywhere, Lights Out Workflow are trademarks of Shira, Inc. All other product names service marks and trademarks mentioned are trademarks of their respective owners.

Scott Champeau, Vice President, Marketing and Product Management or (888) 340-0620 / (978) 392-9989