Vancouver, BC – November 1, 2004 - Protexis today announced it launched a complete suite of on-demand e-commerce services, Protexis Publisher Services, that help software publishers prepare, market, and sell software titles when, where, and how they choose. Protexis does not distribute software, unlike existing outsourced e-commerce alternatives, so publishers gain the freedom to distribute through any channel they wish, increasing revenue and success online.
Protexis Publisher Services includes three hosted modules, all of which launch today - Protexis Merchant Services, Protexis Registration & Trialware Services, and Protexis Licensing Services. Protexis built Protexis Publisher Services on its market-proven, patented technology platform.
“Publishers should have access to the best services, delivered as conveniently as possible, with no restrictions on where to distribute their titles,” continued Hirsch. “That’s the heart of Protexis’s commitment to publishers.”
About Protexis Publisher Services
Protexis Merchant Services is a secure payment-processing and transaction-management system that works 24/7 behind the scenes as an automated digital fulfillment center for software applications. It handles the logistics and management of selling on the Internet for both large and small publishers, for one title or 100, and for direct sales as well as sales through third-party sites.
Protexis Registration & Trialware Services is a hosted service that adds a complete customer registration system to an existing software application, and, if desired, converts the application into a trialware version for potential customers to “Try-Before-They-Buy”.
Protexis Licensing Services is a robust and highly-configurable licensing management system, combined with industry-proven anti-piracy and digital rights management (DRM) that enables publishers to define the rules and terms for product activation and usage. Features include:
Protexis Publisher Services may be applied separately to titles, or as an end-to-end e-commerce solution. Publishers apply and manage the services through a self-serve, 24/7, Web-based administrative area.
Protexis provides software publishers with state-of-the-art hosted e-commerce services, built on a proven technology platform. The services help publishers quickly and conveniently prepare, market, sell and manage their titles through any channel they choose. Protexis customers are leading software publishers including DivX Networks and Sage Technologies, plus many others. Protexis enables the secure digital sale of millions of copies of software worldwide. Protexis is headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia, with offices in Seattle, Washington. The company is privately-held, and its investors include CNET Networks [NASDAQ: CNET], Canadian Science and Technology Growth Fund, Inc. and Trudell Medical. For more information, please visit www.protexis.com.