K-SOL has been operating in the IT sector since 2001, the year of its foundation. The company is involved exclusively in the design and production of software systems on various platforms and utilises the most modern technologies.
Already appreciated by many as the fastest graphics illustration program with pioneering graphics technologies, it now has many more features to assist website creation and photo handling,
Favored by many professional designers for its slick workflow, new in this version 5 release are:
• New website design features aimed at designers who want to focus on design, not coding, Xara Xtreme is a supreme rapid website prototyping tool producing fully cross-browser, cross platform, standards compatible (X)HTML.
• Fast photo editing tools enhanced to include Content Aware Photo Scaling which allows images to be stretched without distorting key points of interest in the photo. Combined with the new photo masking tool you can additionally protect any part of your photo.
• The ability to anchor graphics (vector, or photo) to text so they flow with the text.
• Automatic font embedding, enables Xara documents to be distributed, viewed and printed WYSIWYG with any fonts.
• A new multi-language real-time check as you type spell checker.
• A new Object Gallery enabling easier page / layers / object identification, re-ordering and selection. e.g. you can now just drag the page thumbnail for page re-ordering.
• Improved file import / export including EPS, PDF import and export, camera RAW
• Improved Flash creation
• A new range of professionally designed templates, ready for easy customization, including business media, flyers, brochures and now a wide range of website templates.
…and more than 100 other improvements.
Xara Xtreme is a great all-round graphics and document production tool, able to create vector illustrations, web graphics, flyers and now high-quality websites with ease. This one tool can produce all your documents. Instead of using separate, often expensive, difficult-to-learn software packages, with Xara Xtreme you can re-use the same creatives for brochures, (it includes excellent PDF export) and websites.
Create once and use for multiple creative media – DTP style documents, brochures, PDF files and websites.
Xara Xtreme works with Microsoft® Windows® XP/Vista/7 and retails for only $89 and Xtreme Pro is only $249.
Xara has been developing computer software since 1981, the early Microcomputer era. It has focused mostly on publishing related software products, starting f r o m Wordwise, a hugely popular Word Processor in the ’80s, to desktop publishing software (Impression) and graphics products in the ’90s for the Acorn RISC computer. Xara’s first Windows product, Xara Studio, was quickly snapped up and marketed by Corel in the late ’90s as CorelXara. The rights were acquired back f r o m Corel and it has since evolved into Xara X and the most recent Xara Xtreme. Xara has a particularly strong technology and innovation history. It pioneered many of the graphics technologies and techniques used by the industry today. It was the first to introduce vector anti-aliasing, the first with vector transparency and graduated transparency and the first with vector feathering. Many of its User Interface techniques have been adopted by the industry. The graphics engine that is at the core of Xara Xtreme still remains the world’s most powerful. In January, 2007, Xara Ltd was acquired by Magix AG f r o m Berlin, Germany. The company now operates as a wholly owned subsidiary.
In a world first, the experts behind the hugely popularQuadstone Paramicsrange have announced a new, unique software application. The Urban Analytics Framework (UAF) is the first commercially available micro simulation tool that fully integrates pedestrians and vehicles in the same model. The UAF is a groundbreaking product that combines pedestrian-based spatial analysis and Quadstone Paramics’ award-winning traffic micro simulation.
The UAF has been built on the foundations of a successful partnership with Crowd Dynamics, a global authority on pedestrian behaviour modeling. It was officially launched earlier this month and licenses have already been sold – demonstrating how the industry has been eagerly awaiting such a high-tech product.
One major selling point is that the UAF does not require pedestrian Origin-Destination data, which is costly and almost impossible to obtain. Another considerable advantage over the few fledgling offerings in this sector is that the UAF offers full seamless integration with Quadstone Paramics traffic modeling software.
Richard Millington, managing director at Quadstone Paramics, “In developing the UAF we have reacted to an extensive market pull as government agencies of all sizes look to promote pedestrians as a more attractive means of transportation.”
“The car is no longer king,” continues Millington, “and encouraging more people to leave their cars at home leads to less traffic in urban areas. Pedestrian safety must be top of the list for all authorities, town planners and architects. The UAF allows users to develop spaces where pedestrian-vehicle interaction is conducted in the safest, most efficient way possible.”
The rationale behind the use of this new software is ‘Dumb people, smart space’ – meaning the space has the intelligence and prompts people on how to behave safely, rather than requiring them to make decisions independently. The UAF is powerful yet intuitive to use, and offers a wide range of analysis measurements along with a sophisticated 3D graphical presentation capability. It is a completely integrated platform that provides user-friendly, seamless interaction between traffic and pedestrian components at all levels. It represents the most comprehensive analytics range available and is scalable at all levels – from single intersections through to wide area city modeling.
Designed by engineers for engineers, the UAF is the ideal tool for evaluating both existing areas and new proposed developments, such as retail space, sports stadiums and public transport terminals, and is especially useful for performing evacuation studies. Several high-profile authorities around the world are showing an interest in the software, with new projects already commencing. More information can be found on their Pedestrian Simulation website.
Groundbreaking micro simulation that fully integrates pedestrians and vehicles in the same model
Cost-cutting and time-saving technology that eliminates the need for pedestrian Origin-Destination data
Seamless integration with Quadstone Paramics traffic modeling software
Licenses already sold as industry demand soars
About Quadstone Paramics
Quadstone Paramics has driven the innovation agenda for traffic microsimulation modelling software since the early 1990’s. With over 1000 user companies in 45 countries, their software tools have been deployed on some of the World’s highest profile projects, by a broad mix of Federal, State and Local Government Agencies along with consulting engineering firms of all sizes.
Operating autonomously as part of a London Stock Market listed company, Quadstone Paramics continues to address the changing demands of the Global Market through offices in the UK and the United States, along with resellers in Australia, Europe and Asia.
The culmination of over 6 man years of development, the launch of the Urban Analytics Framework Software from Quadstone Paramics brings vastly improved levels of software capability to transportation and pedestrian modelers the world over.