Fremont, CA, Dec. 09 2009 – Foxit Corporation, a leading provider of solutions for reading, creating, organizing and securing PDF documents, announces the release of the improved firmware 2.0 for its popular eReader device, eSlick.
More Reading Formats Means More Content
In its continuing effort to be the electronic reader of choice, Foxit is expanding eSlick’s support for more reading formats. eSlick customers will now be able to view documents in ePub and eReader (PDB) in addition to previously supported PDF and Text formats.
Open Source Firmware Gives Customers the Freedom to Customize
Foxit was able to launch a new version of its eReader that is not only more powerful and feature-rich than its predecessor, but complies with the licensing requirements of its free software components. "We are pleased to release an innovative version that meets the majority of GPL guidelines and gives customers the freedom to access, modify, and distribute changes to the source code of the new eSlick,” said George Gao, VP Marketing and Sales and Acting Chief Compliance Officer.
“The release of the new eSlick firmware 2.0 demonstrates Foxit's commitment to improving the experience of existing and future eSlick customers," said Eugene Y. Xiong, President of Foxit. “We are proud of our effort to comply with the requirements of the GPL and inform eSlick 2.0 users of their rights under the license."
All new eSlick devices purchased after Dec 09, 2009 will be preloaded with version 2.0. All current eSlick customers can download version 2.0, free of charge, from the eSlick page on www.foxitsoftware.com.
Foxit Corporation, a Microsoft Certified Partner, is at the forefront of cost-effective electronic document solutions. Customers of Foxit’s award-winning products include major technology and healthcare companies, global financial services firms and government agencies. Founded in 2001, Foxit Corporation believes in innovative, standards-based technology and unrivalled customer support, with a deep commitment to sustainable, environmentally sound products and services.