SOURCE: Box Office Tickets, Inc.

December 12, 2007 14:43 ET

Box Office Tickets Releases RoBOT® Version 2.0

Enhancements Extend Box Office Control and Print Services; New Capabilities Help Automate and Streamline Workflow

PORTLAND, OR--(Marketwire - December 12, 2007) - Box Office Tickets Inc. has released version 2.0 of its RoBOT® software -- an Internet-based service delivery platform used by a wide range of arts, sports, business and non-profit fund-raising organizations. The latest major release of the software, which works with the® network, features new printing, box office control and ticketing services -- including PDF file printing. RoBOT® software turns any computer with a standard browser into a sophisticated box office workstation, without the need for expensive and complex servers and software.

New features

Some of the new capabilities, available with RoBOT® 2.0, include:

--  Support for PDF workflow printers -- Use the®
    network to do more than print tickets. Send PDF workflow jobs to
    traditional desktop printers anywhere in the world
--  Support for receipt printers -- Attach credit card receipt printers to
    point-of-sale (POS) workstations for use in the box office, concession
    stand or back-office
--  Client ticket template management -- Design, save and update custom
    ticket templates with the information the organization wants, printed where
    they want it, on the ticket
--  Cash drawer control -- Exert greater control over cash drawer
    operations, triggering it to automatically open with approved transactions
--  New ticket printing controls -- Control ticket printer cutters, with
    options to turn cutters off, on or by job

Also included in this software update are general patches for better connectivity over intermittent Internet connections.

New possibilities

Because RoBOT® takes care of the communication between the® network and many devices, services are intuitive and easy to use, providing organizations of all types and sizes with the tools and flexibility for streamlining operations and improving results.

Recently developed support for PDF workflow printers, for example, opens new possibilities by making it easy to direct any PDF print job to any standard desktop printer. Updates can print out automatically in multiple box offices or other locations. Reports can print around the world. A donor acknowledgment process can be streamlined by using RoBOT® to link a contribution program to a color laser printer at a receptionist's desk -- automatically printing a personalized thank you letter to be mailed to the donor.

Internet is Infrastructure(SM)

A robust, flexible and secure platform for delivering services via the Internet, RoBOT® directly connects tasks previously considered impossible to connect, such as a standard HTML page to a printer (or array of networked printers). An extremely lightweight application, RoBOT® runs invisibly, in the background on any Microsoft Windows XP or Apple Mac OS X Tiger system. (Windows Vista and Apple Mac OS X Leopard versions coming soon).

"RoBOT® 2.0 is a significant milestone for us, another step forward in our vision of making the Internet a truly useful infrastructure for our clients," says George Domurot, President & CEO at Box Office Tickets Inc. "We want organizations to be able to benefit from advanced, easy-to-use tools anywhere, anytime."

Since introducing the first RoBOT®-enabled ticket printing services in 2003, Box Office Tickets has steadily added new functionality to make entertainment and event management over the Internet easier and more cost-effective -- spanning ticketing, transaction processing, ticket validation, admission control, promotion, fulfillment and management.

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About Box Office Tickets

Box Office Tickets Inc. has been empowering the event and entertainment industry through innovative "back of the house" services since 1993. Known for the quality of its customer service and technology,® is a national brand with proven experience in handling all types of events -- the arts, sports, business conferences and non-profit fund-raisers. Through its® and RoBOT® technologies, Box Office Tickets provides a complete range of reliable and affordable solutions for order processing, admission control and data management services.

The BOT-Bullet, RoBOT, RoBOT Sync, BOTeTicket, Empowering Entertainment, Internet is Infrastructure, and BOXOFFICETICKETS.COM and Design are trademarks of Box Office Tickets Inc. © Copyright 2007 Box Office Tickets Inc. All rights reserved.

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