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October 25th, 1999

[10:45 AM] USB Floppy Enabler From PACE Anti-Piracy Updated With G4 Compatibility

PACE Anti-Piracy Inc. has updated USB Floppy Enabler to version 2.0. The new version brings compatibility with Apple's new PowerMac G4 models. According to PACE:

PACE Anti-Piracy Inc., a leader in the development of anti-piracy systems for the Macintosh, today released version 2.0 of its USB Floppy Enabler. The upgrade ensures that software incorporating PACE's InterLok(r) technology will operate correctly on Apple Computer, Inc.'s new G4 and other "ROM-IN-RAM" Power Macintosh computers running the newly-released OS 9. PACE has extended the functionality of its USB Floppy Enabler to include technologies to overcome incompatibilities related to these new products.

PACE's USB Floppy Enabler is a driver that emulates the Sony diskette drive interface, allowing supported third-party external USB floppy drives to work with floppy-based software products. InterLok(r) is PACE's fifth generation tool set for protecting, distributing and selling software, and is widely used by developers of pro-audio, font, and graphics software products. The new version of the Enabler is necessary for any developer using InterLok whose customers use Apple's new Power Macintosh G4 machines, or any "ROM-in-RAM" machine, including the iMac, iBook, "bronze keyboard" PowerBook G3, and "blue and white" Power Macintosh G3, running Mac OS 9. Unlike previous versions, this latest enabler is required on these new Macintosh platforms even if floppy diskettes are not used for distribution of authorization. Software developers who protect their products with PACE's InterLok(r) system should download version 2.0 of the USB Floppy Enabler from PACE's website to avoid any potential compatibility issues.

PACE released the USB Floppy Enabler in March of this year in order to help the Macintosh community handle Apple's transition to a floppyless computer product line. In addition to solving compatibility issues, version 2.0 of the USB Floppy Enabler adds support for additional third-party floppy disk hardware. Information regarding the added support of this version is available directly from PACE Anti-Piracy.

Version 2.0 of the USB Floppy Enabler is available for download from PACE's web site free of charge. Software publishers and distributors can obtain a license for bundling the enabler with their own products and for distributing it from their web sites by contacting PACE Sales.

You can find more information on this product at the company's web site.

PACE ANti-Piracy



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