SOURCE: Qarbon

August 15, 2007 06:00 ET

New ViewletBuilder5 Enables the Creation of High Quality Interactive Flash Content in a Feature Rich but Easy to Use Environment -- No Programming Required

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - August 15, 2007) - Qarbon, the leader in innovative support, training, and presentation technology, today announced the release of ViewletBuilder5™, the newest version of the leading authoring tool for online demo creation and software simulations. Viewlets™, the demos created with ViewletBuilder, can be deployed through the Web, CDs, Email, and most importantly, into learning management systems (LMS). "ViewletBuilder5 provides trainers with the quickest and easiest solution for building high quality SCORM compliant software simulations," said Jay Lucke, CEO of Qarbon. "Powerful new authoring features combined with ViewletBuilder's superior Flash output and legendary ease of use makes it the ideal visual training tool for e-learning professionals." Qarbon's patented content creation process makes it easy for authors to record on-screen actions that are then published into animated Flash movies, no programming required. Authors can enhance their Viewlet content by adding audio, text captions, hyperlinks, hotspots and interactive zones for branching, quizzing and scoring. The program's output quality, small file size and incredibly quick creation time have made ViewletBuilder a standard online learning, support and presentation tool in corporations, governmental institutions and academic organizations around the world.

New features in ViewletBuilder5 will accelerate creation, increase productivity, offer better control and flexibility plus even more opportunities to add creative flare. With its all new Smart Capture technology, ViewletBuilder takes the guess work out of taking screenshots. Just demonstrate and let ViewletBuilder do the work for you. Utilize time saving tools like Style Sheets, Format Painter and Search/Replace to see a rapid increase in productivity. Change the entire look of your project with just one click! If control is what you are after, the all new Timeline View grants you total control over elements within your project. This added feature also allows sound to be associated with not just a slide but with any element you choose. ViewletBuilder5 increases flexibility and creative potential by allowing the use of MP3 and WAV files, importing of Flash Animations, adding of customizable buttons and the ability to assign various actions to events such as OnClick, OnRollover, etc.

With ViewletBuilder5's SCORM 2004 Compliance, Viewlets can be integrated into learning management systems, allowing trainers to easily organize instructional material and track student performance. Qarbon also offers a unique Viewlet Management System called ViewletCentral. Automatically capture Viewlet usage statistics to a server and view the data using an easy to use graphical "dashboard." With ViewletBuilder5's ViewletCentral Integration, Viewlet content integrates seamlessly with one-click publishing deploying Flash content simply and easily. Track and assess the behavior of Viewlet users and measure the performance of users as they navigate through the Viewlets' interactive quiz zones.

Pricing and Availability: ViewletBuilder5 Professional Edition is $399 for one license, with discounts available for multiple license orders. Educational discounts on all product editions are also available. The price for ViewletBuilder includes free email support. Previous ViewletBuilder users can upgrade for as little as $199. Go to www.qarbon.com for pricing information.

About Qarbon: Founded in 1998, Qarbon is the premier supplier of Presentation Software and the originator of patented Viewlet technology. Viewlets are powerful, easily implemented, animated presentations that enhance the effectiveness of online marketing, employee training and customer support. The common theme of all our products is top quality design and ease of use enabling anyone to create, manage, and deliver visually rich, compelling, and reliable content. With a customer base that includes 51 percent of the Fortune 100, Qarbon is the presentation software of choice for customers in the business, government and education markets worldwide.

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