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The Epsilon Hall of Fame

Epsilon Award Winner Certificate


Epsilon is the fifth letter of the Greek alphabet and the Phoenician Word for sun derives from that root. An astronomer knows that there is a constellation in space called (Lambda)-Epsilon which we can see at the right hand side. So the Epsilon Award is given for a combination of Excellency, craftsmanship and visionary ability in your software design. These are characteristics of an outstanding programmer and a piece of true software art.

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Epsilon Award© Hall of Fame

 

2013: Tuxera NTFS for Mac by Tuxera Inc. (Oscar Santolalla)

Tuxera NTFS for Mac by Tuxera Inc. (Oscar Santolalla)wins 2013 Epsilon Award for Software Excellence

 

iMac OS X does not support writing to Microsoft Windows formatted NTFS volumes out-of-the box. The solution is here. Tuxera NTFS for Mac is our commercial read/write NTFS software for Mac users. Tuxera NTFS for Mac delivers the fastest NTFS data transfer speeds you can have on Mac while protecting your data with its new, smart caching layer.

The software fully supports all versions of Mac OS X from 10.4 (Tiger) onwards, including of course OS X Mavericks with its 64-bit kernel, and comes with advanced features only available from Tuxera such as support for NTFS extended attributes. Tuxera NTFS for Mac is compatible with popular virtualization and encryption solutions including Parallels Desktop®, VMware Fusion® and TrueCrypt.

 

The 14th annual European Software Conference will be held November 22 and 23, 2014.

Additional information about the Epsilon Award, and about the European Software Conference, can be found on
http://www.euroconference.org

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2012: High-Logic B.V.'s MainTyp by Erwin Denissen

High-Logic B.V.'s MainType Wins 2012 Epsilon Award for Software Excellence

 

High-Logic B.V.'s MainType was named the winner of the 2012 Epsilon Award at the 12th annual European Software Conference. Each year, The Epsilon Award recognizes the best software application from the European software and microISV community.MainType takes the frustration out of managing your Windows fonts. Using drag and drop, MainType lets you find, preview, organize, install, and print your fonts. Unlike simple font preview applications, MainType is designed for graphic artists, typographers, and other power users who demand high-end functionality such as network support, plug-ins, advanced categorizing and searching capabilities, and fast searches for the fonts that they need.

 

The new database structure allows MainType to start processing fonts immediately, and results in substantially improved processing speed, even on systems with tens of thousands of fonts. The database design makes it simple to back up and restore your font library. Network support allows access to fonts that are stored on a network drive.

 

MainType 5 runs under Windows 8/7/Vista/XP/2003/2000, and costs $39(US) for a single-user license of the Standard Edition and $79 for the Professional Edition.

 

For more information,

contact

High-Logic B.V.
Tuinstraat 60,

3732 VM De Bilt

The Netherlands.

 

The Epsilon Award's second-place winner was Cosmin Unguru's BatchPhoto
http://www.batchphoto.com/

 

The 13th annual European Software Conference will be held November 2nd and 3rd, 2013 in Venice, Italy.

Additional information about the Epsilon Award, and about the European Software Conference, can be found on
http://www.euroconference.org

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2011: PDF Annotator by Oliver Grahl

PDF Annotator wins 2011 Epsilon Award for Software Excellence

London, United Kingdom - GRAHL software design 's PDF Annotator was named the winner of the 2011 Epsilon Award at the 11th annual European Software Conference. Each year, The Epsilon Award recognizes the best software application from the European software and microISV community.

PDF Annotator is a Windows application that makes it simple to add notes to any PDF document. You can make comments and corrections, highlight portions of the text, add signatures, and even include designs and drawings. It's easy to type comments or paste images on top of existing PDF content. Save your additions in the original file and share them with friends and colleagues, with no need for special software to view the marked-up document.

In addition, PDF Annotator lets you add blank pages to an existing PDF document, combine documents, copy pages, and resequence or delete pages. With one click you can remove or hide all of your changes, or simply restore the document to the original version.

PDF Annotator runs under Windows 7/Vista/XP/2000 and costs $69.95(US) for a single-user license. For more information, visit http://www.PDFAnnotator.com

The Epsilon Award's second-place winner was High-Logic B.V. for its MainType program - http://www.high-logic.com/maintype.html . MainType is a Windows 7/Vista/XP/2000 font manager and font viewer that makes it easy to find, preview, organize, install, and print your fonts.

The 12th annual European Software Conference will be held November 24th and 25th, 2012 in Munich, Germany. Additional information about the Epsilon Award, and about the European Software Conference, can be found on http://www.euroconference.org/ or http://www.microisv.eu.

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Oliver Grahl from GRAHL software design is available for telephone interviews. Please contact him by phone on +49 871 966 58 13, or by email at og@GRAHL-software.com

David Boventer, the European Software Conference's Founder and President, is available for telephone interviews. Please contact him by phone on +49 1522 1618450. Mr. Boventer is located in Germany, and speaks fluent German and English.

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2010: Heaventools Software's PE Explorer

Heaventools Software's PE Explorer wins 2010 Epsilon Award for Software Excellence

Vienna, Austria- November, 2010 - Heaventools Software's PE Explorer was named the winner of the 2010 Epsilon Award at the 10th annual European Software Conference. Each year, the Epsilon Award recognizes the best software application from the European software and MicroISV community. Programs are nominated by software developers, a peer-review process that ensures that only the highest quality software is considered for the award.

PE Explorer is the most feature-packed program for inspecting the inner workings of your own software, and more importantly, third party Windows applications and libraries for which you do not have source code.

PE Explorer lets you open, view and edit a variety of different 32-bit Windows executable file types (also called PE files) ranging from the common, such as EXE, DLL and ActiveX Controls, to the less familiar types, such as SCR (Screensavers), CPL (Control Panel Applets), SYS, MSSTYLES, BPL, DPL and more (including executable files that run on MS Windows Mobile platform).

PE Explorer gives you the power to look inside these PE binary files, perform static analysis, reveal a lot of information about the function of the executable, and collect as much information about the executable file as possible, without executing it.

PE Explorer leaves you with only minimal work to do in order to get an analysis of a piece of software. Once you have selected the file you wish to examine, PE Explorer will analyze the file and display a summary of the PE header information, and all of the resources contained in the PE file. From here, the tool allows you to explore the specific elements within an executable file.

PE Explorer runs under Windows and may be purchased securely online for 129 US Dollars (Personal License )or 229,95 US Dollar (Business License
from Heaventools online.

About Heaventools Software: Since 2000, Heaventools Software is dedicated to providing and supporting the highest quality PE file editing software available for Windows. Our software solutions are affordable to the single professional Windows developer, yet powerful enough for large corporate projects. A privately held, self-funded company, Heaventools Software employs an international team of inspired software developers and designers, with the head office in Vancouver, Canada, and the R&D team in St.Petersburg, Russia.

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2009: Emsi Software's a-squared Anti-Malware

Emsi Software's a-squared Anti-Malware Wins 2009 Epsilon Award for Software Excellence

Berlin, Germany - November, 2009 - Emsi Software's a-squared Anti-Malware was named the winner of the 2009 Epsilon Award at the ninth annual European Software Conference. Each year, the Epsilon Award recognizes the best software application from the European software and microISV community. Programs are nominated by software developers, a peer-review process that ensures that only the highest quality software is considered for the award.

Among the Epsilon Award prizes are an artistic creation by a European artist, and 200 Euros in cash which Emsisoft will donate to the SOS Children's Villages organization that was founded in Austria.

The a-squared Anti-Malware 4.5 security suite for Windows features a double virus scanner plus behavioral analysis, and stops viruses, spyware, Trojans, bots, and rootkits from infecting PCs. In 2009, in seven independent head-to-head tests against other anti-malware software, a-squared Anti-Malware was chosen as the most effective. In the latest test, run by the Malware Research Group, a-squared Anti-Malware 4.5 recognized 99.8 percent of the 554,891 malware files used in the test, a higher score than the other 21 applications tested. While not as well-known as many heavily-advertised security solutions, a-squared Anti-Malware has a large and growing number of victories in independent tests.

a-squared Anti-Malware checks each program that you launch for malware. It is continually performing behavioral analysis on all running programs, looking for the type of behavior that malware exhibits. If any problems are detected, a-squared Anti-Malware's cleaning features completely eliminate any infection.

The application includes surf protection that blocks dangerous and fraudulent websites, as well as manipulation protection that keeps your programs from being tampered with or altered.

Advanced users will appreciate the integrated HiJackFree Tool and the command-line scanner. Unsophisticated PC users will appreciate the intuitive interface, the seamless integration with Windows Explorer, and the comprehensive help files and video manuals.

Whether you're a business manager who wants to ensure that your passwords and financial information aren't stolen, a home user who wants to protect your computer from being hijacked by bot networks, or a parent who needs to ensure that your children don't visit inappropriate web sites that will infect the family computer, a-squared Anti-Malware has the tools that you need.

a-squared Anti-Malware 4.5 runs under Windows, costs $40(US) for a one-year single-user license, and may be purchased securely online from http://www.emsisoft.com/. You can download a 30-day trial version from the same web address. For more information, visit http://www.emsisoft.com/.

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About Emsi Software

Emsi Software is a private company based in Salzburg, Austria. The rapidly growing company is a leading European supplier of behavioral analysis technology for analysis of software, especially malware.

The company was founded in 2003 by Christian Mairoll, and employs 15 people worldwide. Emsi Software was commended with the Austrian "Constantinus" IT prize in 2005 for this innovative business management concept. Emsi Software offers a large family of anti-malware, anti-hijacking, anti-dialer, and firewall applications.

For additional information about Emsi Software and a-squared Anti-Malware 4.5, contact Thomas Gunther, PR Manager, Email: tg@emsisoft.com Phone: +49 180 590066 3.

About the European Software Conference and the Epsilon Award

The tenth annual European Software Conference will be held in November, 2010 in Vienna, Austria. Additional information about the Epsilon Award, and about the European Software Conference, can be found on http://www.euroconference.org/ or http://www.microisv.eu.

 

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2008: WinRAR

win.rar GmbH's WinRAR Wins 2008 Epsilon Award for Software Excellence

Berlin, Germany - win.rar GmbH's WinRAR was named the winner of the 2008 Epsilon Award at the eighth annual European Software Conference. Each year, The Epsilon Award recognizes the best software application from the European software and microISV community. Programs are nominated and voted on by software developers, a peer-review process that ensures that only the highest quality software is considered for the award.

WinRAR is a powerful compression tool with many additional integrated functions to help organize compressed archives. By consistently creating smaller archives, WinRAR is often faster than the competition. This saves disc space, transmission costs, and valuable working time.

WinRAR supports all popular compression formats, including RAR, ZIP, CAB, ARJ, LZH, ACE, TAR, GZip, UUE, ISO, BZIP2, Z and 7-Zip. It's easy to split archives into separate volumes, making it convenient to save them on several disks.

The program's special compression algorithm for multimedia files results in extraordinary compression of movies, music, executables, and object libraries. WinRAR automatically recognizes and selects the best compression method.

With its emphasis on security, WinRAR is designed for sending compressed data through the web. Its 128-bit password encryption and its authenticated signature technology provide security and peace of mind.

New features in version 3.80 include added support for ZIP archives containing Unicode files names in UTF-8 format, as well as Unicode support for RAR and ZIP archive names. There is added decompression support for WinZip AES encrypted ZIP archives. "Ask before overwrite" and "Skip existing files" update modes are now available in the archiving dialog.

WinRAR runs under Windows, and costs $29(US) for a single-user license. The WinRAR Value Pack, which includes physical delivery on CD and the Gold Support Package, costs $46.24. For more information, or to download a 40-day trial version of WinRAR 3.80, visit http://www.win-rar.com/.

win.rar GmbH has donated the cash portion of the Epsilon Award to Wikiwoods - http://www.wikiwoods.org/ - a nonprofit organization run by volunteers who are dedicated to growing the largest woods in the world. Founded in 2007, they have already planted 11,000 trees.

The ninth annual European Software Conference will be held November 7th and 8th, 2009 in Berlin, Germany. Additional information about the Epsilon Award, and about the European Software Conference, can be found on http://www.euroconference.org/ or http://www.microisv.eu


WinRAR gewinnt Epsilon Award der European Software Conference
Das Preisgeld geht an Wikiwoods zur Aufforstung der Wälder

Berlin, 25. November - win.rar GmbH, offizieller Publisher des Komprimierungsprogrammes WinRAR und der RARLAB Produkte, gibt bekannt, dass WinRAR den Epsilon Award der European Software Conference (http://www.euroconference.org/) gewonnen hat. Der Preis wurde im Rahmen der European Software Conference am 9. November in Berlin verliehen. Unter den 25 Nominierten konnte sich WinRAR gegen Marken wie FolderMatch, InstallAware, PDF Anotator oder Textmate durchsetzen.

Der Epsilon Award honoriert einen "außergewöhnlichen Programmierer und ein wirkliches Software-Kunstwerk". Weitere Informationen über den Epsilon Award finden Sie unter:
http://abstimmung.europeansoftwareconference.de/

Das Preisgeld in Höhe von 300 Euro spendet die win.rar GmbH an Wikiwoods (www.wikiwoods.org). Die Berliner Initiative organisiert über Ihre Internetplattform weltweit Baumpflanzprojekte um dadurch einen Beitrag zum Klimaschutz zu leisten.

"Wir freuen und bedanken uns sehr über den Epsilon Award und hoffen, dass die Teilnehmerzahl an der European Software Conference weiterhin jedes Jahr ansteigt", sagt Öncül Kaya, Geschäftsführer der win.rar GmbH.

Über WinRAR
WinRAR ist die 32-Bit-Windows-Version des RAR Archiver, dem leistungsstarken Komprimierungsprogramm und Archivverwalter. RAR-Dateien komprimieren Daten in der Regel bis zu 30 Prozent effektiver als ZIP-Dateien. Zu den wichtigsten Funktionen von WinRAR zählen die extrem leistungsfähige Komprimierung von Dokumenten und Multimedia-Dateien, die Verarbeitung anderer Archivformate, die Unterstützung langer Dateinamen, programmierbare selbstextrahierende Archive (SFX), die Reparatur beschädigter Archive, die Authentizitätsprüfung, eingebettete Dateikommentare und die Verschlüsselung der Archive. Die Befehlszeilenversion von RAR ist für Linux, DOS, OS/2, FreeBSD und MAC OS X verfügbar. Pocket RAR, die kostenlose WinRAR-Version für Pocket PCs, WinRAR für U3 und das neue WinRAR Unplugged vervollständigen die WinRAR-Produktpalette.

Über win.rar GmbH
Die win.rar GmbH, seit Februar 2002 offizieller Distributor der WinRAR- und RARLAB-Produkte, ist für alle Support-, Marketing- und Vertriebsfragen zuständig, die WinRAR & rarlab.com betreffen. Sie hat ihren Sitz in Deutschland und wird in mehr als 70 Ländern auf sechs Kontinenten von ihren Partnern vertreten. Das Unternehmen hat sich zum Ziel gesetzt, qualitativ erstklassigen Support zu bieten und seine Software den Bedürfnissen und dem Feedback seiner Kunden entsprechend zu optimieren. Weitere Informationen zu WinRAR und die win.rar GmbH erhalten Sie unter http://www.win-rar.com.

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Web: http://www.messerpr.com

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2007: Zabkat Software - Xplorer2

xplorer2 is a tabbed, dual-pane file and information manager for Windows. The program enhances the productivity of programmers, web designers, business people, hobbyists, and anybody who uses Windows Explorer regularly.

With xplorer2, it's easy to locate documents using metatags, including ID3 tags for music, EXIF tags for photos, and comments for any files. Use the program to compare and synchronize folders, and to find an clean up duplicate files. You can easily create script files to manage repetitive tasks. You can even customize xplorer2's interface to fit your needs.

Unlike Windows Explorer, xplorer2 is designed to deal effectively with complex folder hierarchies containing thousands of files. In addition to normal folders, the program also handles zip folders, web folders, and folders accessed remotely via FTP. xplorer2 contains productivity enhancements that make information handling a breeze.

xplorer2 gives you wildcards and rule-based filters for determining which files appear on your screen. You can combine the dual-pane look with multiple tabs, giving you one-click access to the optimal view of your files. Simply drag and drop files to copy or move them. You can do mass renames, attribute changes, splitting, merging, and shredding.

The program's Omni-Finder performs lightning-fast searches, finding files buried deep in your folders. xplorer2's built-in preview pane shows the contents of audio, video, and graphics files, as well as HTML and Office documents.

xplorer2 v. 1.7 runs under Windows 95/98/Me/NT4/2000/XP/2003/Vista, costs $29.95(US) for a single-user license, and may be purchased securely online from http://www.zabkat.com/. You can download a free, 21-day trial version from the same web address. For more information, visit ZabKat Software on http://www.zabkat.com/.

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2006: Alcohol Software

Alcohol 120%, from Alcohol Soft who's UK office is based in Belfast, Northern Ireland, is a powerful Windows application that makes it easy to create backups of DVDs and CDs.

In addition, the program lets you store your most used CDs as images on your computer, so you can call them up at the click of a button.

Business users use Alcohol 120% to make duplicate backup copies of software titles, ensuring that they will continue to have access to their licensed software, even if their physical CDs become damaged and unusable. Home users make backup copies of their game CDs and movie DVDs, allowing the kids to treat multimedia disks roughly, without destroying their value.

Librarians and school administrators use Alcohol 120% to archive their institutions' collections of recordable media, protecting themselves against the daily wear and tear that damages discs.

In addition to making 1:1 disc backups, Alcohol 120% lets you create up to 31 virtual drives on your computer, allowing you to access your data - from game images and clip-art collections to statistical data - 200 times faster than from a conventional CD drive. The program eliminates the need to swap CDs as you move from application to application, because your CDs are stored on your hard disk as virtual drives. Alcohol 120% lets laptop users bring their computers with them on trips, without putting their valuable discs at risk, and without draining their laptops' batteries by running their CD or DVD drives excessively.

With Alcohol 120%, you no longer have to worry about CDs or DVDs getting lost, stolen, or damaged. Duplicate discs work just like the originals, and your entire collection can be archived safely. Alcohol 120% runs under Windows 98/Me/2000/XP/2003/Vista, costs $55(US), and may be purchased securely online from

http://shop.alcohol-soft.com/

 

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