Tuesday, October 30, 2007

NewTek's LightWave v9 Receives Nomination for 3D Software of the Year Award from MacUser Magazine

Winning Software Solution Will be Announced October 25 in London

lightwave 9San Antonio, Texas - October 24, 2007 - NewTek, Inc., manufacturer of industry-leading video and 3D animation products, announced today that its LightWave v9 has been nominated as one of five finalists for the 3D Software of the Year Award by MacUser, a leading European computer trade publication. The latest version of LightWave 3D, designed to provide optimized speed and 3D graphics performance to users of the latest generation of Intel®-based Macs as well as PCs, takes full advantage of the advancements in Apple's operating system and development environment. The 3D Software of the Year will be determined by the publication's readers and unveiled at a gala event at The Hurlingham Club in Ranelagh Gardens in London on October 25.

"This recognition by the editorial staff of MacUser reflects the overall positive response we've received among the Mac audience for the faster rendering speeds, multi-core support and overall increased performance of our Universal application of LightWave v9 offers," said Jay Roth, President, NewTek 3D Division. "Mac users are at the forefront of pushing the limits, and setting new standards, for graphics hardware and software. We're confident we'll do well in the end-user voting for this award."

Pricing and Availability
LightWave v9 is available now from resellers and distributors worldwide for a suggested retail price of $895US for full units and $395US for upgrades from previous versions of LightWave. The Universal Binary version of LightWave is available to registered owners of LightWave v9 at no additional charge.

About NewTek
With headquarters in San Antonio, Texas, NewTek is an Emmy® Award-winning and leading provider of full-featured video editing, live production, presentation, animation and special effects tools including TriCaster, TriCaster PRO, TriCaster STUDIO, VT[4], SpeedEDIT, 3D Arsenal, and LightWave 3D®.

About MacUser
For 22 years MacUser has dominated the Macintosh publishing sector, and it is now the longest-standing Apple title in the world. Its unique fortnightly frequency allows MacUser to be first to market with the latest, and frequently exclusive, news and reviews. The magazine boasts the largest and most experienced editorial team in the UK market, and its rigorous approach to product-testing ensures the highest-quality Mac product reviews available anywhere in the UK. MacUser educates its professional readers to make the right buying decisions and inspires them to stretch their knowledge and enjoyment of Mac computing.

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