today announced the release of Piranha Byte 2.0. Comprised of both client and server applications, Piranha Byte 2.0 is designed to help companies manage the transmission and storage of large graphics files.
Piranha Byte provides a way of compressing files using both lossy and lossless techniques, to achieve an average compression ratio of 8 to 1, according to Piranha. Piranha has targeted printing, publishing, medical imaging, document storage and Internet-related business as key markets for the software.
The new version, 2.0, sports compression of multiple files into a single archive while maintaining folder organization. A new GUI also sports improvements, deploying a single Java code base that is consistent across multiple computing platforms. Piranha Byte 2.0 works on Windows, Mac OS, Intel variants of Linux and Sun Solaris.
Byte Server 2.0 allows users to configure compression parameters and transmission destinations to automate the process, and now incorporates e-mail notification of transmission failures, to advise users when remote systems aren’t available.
System requirements call for a PowerPC G3 or better-equipped Mac operating at 333MHz or faster; Mac OS 8.6 or higher; Ethernet access; 128MB RAM; and 4MB of HD space.