Decimus Software acquires Polarian Technology, updates Screen Mimic

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[prMac.com] Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania - Decimus Software, Inc. is delighted to announce the acquisition of Polarian Technology, LLC, the developer of Screen Mimic, an incredibly popular screencast utility for Mac OS X.

Screen Mimic is a great tool for creating screen recordings, Flash demos, software training videos, application demos, and more. With a focus on simplicity and ease-of-use, Screen Mimic allows anyone to create high quality recordings of the Mac OS X screen (screencasts) which can then be saved as Adobe Flash (SWF), Flash Video (FLV), or Quicktime (MOV) files. These files can then be easily uploaded to a website, used in a kiosk system, or in many other applications.

Version 2.3 adds a new menubar recording status control, and rebrands the product under the Decimus Software mark.

Feature Highlights include:
* Full screen, window-specific, or specific area recording
* Pause and resume recording at will; no need to do everything in one pass
* Supports exporting to Adobe Flash (SWF), Flash Video (FLV), and Quicktime (MOV) files

Polarian and Decimus are both small indie Mac developers. Polarian was started in 2005 by Lee Falin. "With Lee giving up his company to pursue grad school full time, we are excited to carry forward his great work on Screen Mimic," said Decimus Software's Benjamin Rister. "We're looking forward to expanding on Screen Mimic's usability and feature set into the future." Decimus was formed in 2003 to sell their flagship product, Synk, and recently released their first non-Synk product, DTerm.

Minimum Requirements:
* Mac OS X Version 10.4 "Tiger" or higher
* Universal Binary for PowerPC and Intel
* 4.0 MB Hard Drive space

Pricing and Availability:
Screen Mimic 2.3 is available immediately for only $65.00 USD, and is a recommended and free update for all Screen Mimic 2.x customers. It is available as a full-featured demo.

In celebration of the acquisition, Decimus Software is running a "50/50" promotion. Through March 23, users may use coupon code FIFTYFIFTY to purchase Screen Mimic 2.3 for $50.00 USD. Owners of competing products can use code FIFTYFIFTYUPG to get a competitive upgrade discount of 50%.

Located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Decimus Software, Inc. is a privately funded company founded in 2003 by Benjamin Rister. With an exclusive focus on the Mac platform, Decimus Software continues to grow and expand from its heritage of the Synk line of utilities, releasing new products like DTerm, and welcoming Screen Mimic to its product line. Decimus Software is dedicated to a "personal touch" to support and development that has earned them the affection of their users, and aim to delight for years to come. Copyright 2003-2008 Decimus Software, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, are registered trademarks of Apple Computer in the U.S. and/or other countries. Adobe, Adobe Flash, are registered trademarks of Adobe Inc.

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