Business Editors/Computer Writers
MELBOURNE, Australia--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 5, 1997--Leading Java
and Internet tools developer Sausage Software today announced the
immediate availability of eVend, a Java-based system for
pay-per-view protection, delivery, and sales of intellectual
property over the World Wide Web.
"We have just finished an intensive testing cycle, which
culminated in a limited trial of eVend with selected customers.
eVend is now available to all Web developers, whether they are
amateur hobbyists with a few Web pages or major sites looking for a
return from their million-dollar plus online investments," said CEO
eVend is a complete electronic commerce solution, offering data
protection, encrypted credit card transactions, online purchasing
and automatic order fulfilment. eVend is written in Java, which
means that users do not need to download and install wallets,
plug-ins, or other complicated software. eVend can handle
micro-transactions from one cent upwards.
"We see eVend as a way to offer incremental revenue streams for
content developers. eVend is completely complementary to existing
Web business models. Companies like ESPN, Time Warner and Disney
have spent millions of dollars in developing content brands in other
media; most of them are struggling to find the best way to leverage
off those brands online. eVend offers a fully automated sales
channel for the content that they've already developed - another way
to get a return on their investment," Outtrim said.
eVend is priced on a sliding scale, involving a combination of
sign-up fees and transaction processing charges. Smaller developers
can get eVend for US$200, and pay Sausage Software a 30 per cent
commission for all sales processed. Larger sites can spend more
money up front, to pay single-digit commission rates.
eVend can be downloaded from http://www.evend.com
Sausage Software is a world-renowned developer of Internet tools
and Java applications, including the HotDog Professional and HotDog
Express Web Authoring products. Based in Melbourne, Australia,
Sausage Software Limited is traded on the Australian Stock Exchange
(symbol:SAS). Sausage Software was founded in June 1995, and
employs approximately 50 people. Sausage's products are sold via
the Internet in more than 100 countries. Sausage Software can be
found on the Web at http://www.sausage.com
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