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[News] IOSPIRIT founded, take-over of Innovative-productsANN.lu
Posted on 10-Apr-2002 14:15 GMT by Christian Kemp7 comments
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Felix Schwarz wrote: Felix Schwarz (fxPAINT, fxSCAN, Ultraconv, VHI Studio) is back with his all-new-company IOSPIRIT. Learn more about the company, the future of its AMIGA products and the all-new shop at http://www.iospirit.de/.
At the end of the year 2000, fxSCAN 3.0, the first program for optical character recognition (OCR) for the AMIGA for a long time, has been officially presented. The program AMIGA-users longed for for such a long time was ordered that often within the first few weeks of availability that the infrastructure of Innovative couldnīt keep pace any more.

Felix Schwarz, author of such powerful and popular graphics applications like fxSCAN, fxPAINT, Ultraconv and VHI Studio, made the decision to create an own company from Innovative, the AMIGA-division (led by Felix Schwarz) of the software-company of his father, renew the whole internal infrastructure and organisation, expand the business areas and to further extend and improve the customer service.

On the 2nd of January 2002 IOSPIRIT was founded by Felix Schwarz in Herzogenaurach. The enterprise has two main fields of business activity:

  • Software development
    IOSPIRIT develops powerful graphics applications for the most different tasks and target audiences. In development special focus is put on the support of the latest technologies and easy usability while still offering maximum power, flexibility and expandibility. IOSPIRIT also develops new, innovative technologies whereof the user directly profits.
  • Software distribution
    Thanks to a unique infrastructure IOSPIRIT has the possibility to distribute software online and offline.

    Online distribution is done via a self-developed online-application for "Electronic Software Delivery" (ESD). In a first step the customer puts the desired articles into the basket and then orders them. After an incoming payment via creditcard or pre-payment the download of the product is unlocked for the customer - mostly at the same day the order was placed. As this type of order is automatically handled by the central IOSPIRIT server, cost savings can be passed on directly to the customer in the form of price reductions.

    Of course "hard stuff" (so called "package versions" like e.g. CD-ROMs) can also be ordered, which then, thanks to a well thought through and work step optimized infrastructure, can be delivered very quickly. The customer is kept up-to-date on the status of the order via EMail and can get an overview over his orders (including their status) anytime via IOSPIRITīs website.

IOSPIRIT takes over the whole product range of Innovative. Our customers in future will profit from the extended abilities and the excellent infrastructure of IOSPIRIT. fxSCAN, fxPAINT and VHI Studio will be intensively developed further and maintained in the future. More information on this will be made public shortly in seperate press releases.
IOSPIRIT founded, take-over of Innovative-products : Comment 1 of 7ANN.lu
Posted by priest on 10-Apr-2002 12:44 GMT
Support for OS4 & Radeon8500AIW & firewire & ... gimme!
(and I will pay for it)
IOSPIRIT founded, take-over of Innovative-products : Comment 2 of 7ANN.lu
Posted by Ole-Egil Hvitmyren on 10-Apr-2002 13:09 GMT
Excellent website as well...
IOSPIRIT founded, take-over of Innovative-products : Comment 3 of 7ANN.lu
Posted by Don Cox on 10-Apr-2002 14:18 GMT
In reply to Comment 2 (Ole-Egil Hvitmyren):
I'm sorry to see no more development of ULConv.
IOSPIRIT founded, take-over of Innovative-products : Comment 4 of 7ANN.lu
Posted by Graham on 10-Apr-2002 15:30 GMT
Best of luck to them - I am glad that interest has been high enough for them to actually do this.
The website looks good and is informative as well.
IOSPIRIT founded, take-over of Innovative-products : Comment 5 of 7ANN.lu
Posted by Ruud on 10-Apr-2002 19:10 GMT
I'm a big fan of fxPaint, so this is welcome news. I hope further development means updated Amiga versions and not just ports to other platforms (though I wouldn't blame Felix if it did).
IOSPIRIT founded, take-over of Innovative-products : Comment 6 of 7ANN.lu
Posted by Iggy Drougge on 10-Apr-2002 20:18 GMT
In reply to Comment 5 (Ruud):
I would. The Amiga needs quality programs, and it needs programs which are unique and will give it an edge over other platforms. Windows doesn't need yet another paint program, nor does the Mac.
IOSPIRIT founded, take-over of Innovative-products : Comment 7 of 7ANN.lu
Posted by Budda on 11-Apr-2002 07:22 GMT
Great news to see that fxPaint is finally going to get upgraded!
It is in great, great need of more popular loader/saver plugins!
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