Informative Graphics Corporation Celebrates Twenty Years of Industry Firsts in January 2010

SCOTTSDALE, AZ -- (MARKET WIRE) -- Jan 06, 2010 -- Informative Graphics Corporation (IGC), a leader in viewing, collaboration and redaction technology, celebrates its twentieth anniversary this year. Gary Heath, President and CEO, co-founded the company with Martin Davis in 1990 based on their idea for an easy-to-use viewer that supported multiple file formats. With $5,000 and two computers, they took their idea -- along with their passion for innovation -- and launched IGC. Today, the software company boasts over four million users worldwide and is recognized for its history of innovation. IGC provides innovative software solutions to thousands of organizations in the corporate, government, and professional services fields all over the world.

IGC is a versatile and innovative technology provider, having developed a wide range of industry-leading products over the years, starting with the first multi-format CAD and document viewer back in 1991. It was the first viewer to handle the complexities of both vector- and raster-based content formatting. "Our original vision was to build a cool product that was easy to use and capable of viewing just about anything, and to try to make a living while doing it," remarks Heath. "We definitely achieved those three goals pretty quickly and expanded our vision to include redaction, annotation, publishing, and content security."

In 2001, IGC made the strategic decision to focus efforts on bringing quality viewing and collaboration to enterprise content. Since then, IGC has forged partnerships with top tier solution providers such as IBM®, EMC®, Open Text®, Microsoft®, and Clearwell® to integrate its technology into multiple platforms for a variety of practical uses. Its main products today are Brava!®, the all-in-one viewing, annotation, and redaction tool, and Redact-It® electronic redaction software, which ensures security and accuracy of data redaction.

Other product milestones in IGC history include:

--  Through creative API usage and engineering, IGC created the first
    web-based viewer that enabled PDF annotations for an enterprise content
    management deployment, and also the first viewer to support concurrent
    annotations to enhance efficiency in business workflows.
--  IGC developed a key annotation review concept called Changemarks®
    that permits step-by-step review of annotation/markup communications.
--  Focused on solutions for content security, IGC developed Visual
    Rights® technology and the CSF (content sealed format) which can assign
    expiration dates to distributed documents.
--  IGC was the first to provide pattern-based redaction that can be
    implemented as a template or a recorded script. IGC's innovative, detailed
    logging technology gives companies a record of everything redacted, when,
    and by whom.

So why has IGC been successful in business and innovation when countless other software companies have failed? Heath explains, "Our company culture is one of responsiveness. We have never taken any investment capital so end-users, not investors, are the most important population for us to please. This has allowed us to stay focused and to develop truly useful technology."

What's next for IGC? Heath says, "We'll keep innovating and improving business processes and security for our customers."

About Informative Graphics

Informative Graphics Corporation (IGC), founded in 1990 by Gary Heath and Martin Davis, is a leading developer of commercial software products for viewing, collaboration and redaction. IGC products, including Redact-It and viewing/collaboration/annotation tool Brava, are renowned for their cost-saving value, ease-of-use, features and scalability. The products have been deployed by thousands of corporations, law firms and government entities in the United States and internationally. Headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, IGC maintains offices in the United States and has key distribution partners worldwide. For more information, visit or follow us on Twitter at

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