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Archetype selects Verity's Search'97 platform for MediaBank and NuDoc publishing applications.

BURLINGTON, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 17, 1997--

Verity search technology to be integrated into digital

asset management solution

Archetype, a Bitstream company (NASDAQ:BITS), and Verity Inc. (NASDAQ:VRTY), a leading provider of search and retrieval applications for the enterprise and the Internet, today announced that Archetype has licensed Verity's SEARCH'97 technology for integration into the MediaBank(TM) and NuDoc(TM) workflow management products for publishing.

By incorporating Verity's SEARCH'97 technology, MediaBank users will be able to perform full text search on virtually any textual content stored within the database. They can also take advantage of SEARCH'97's advanced search and query enhancements, including Query by Example, Natural Language Parsing and Spelling Error Override.

According to Sue Robertson, Archetype's general manager, "The Verity search engine is the standard for professional-level searching. Archetype joins Adobe(R), Netscape(R) and many other companies in selecting SEARCH'97; we chose it because we want to provide our customers with the best embedded technologies." Robertson continued, "SEARCH'97 enhances MediaBank's own engine by enabling searches on 384 different text formats."

"We are pleased to partner with Archetype because of its leadership in digital asset management in the graphic communications industry," said Philippe Courtot, chairman and CEO of Verity Inc. "Verity's SEARCH'97 platform provides an excellent complement to MediaBank and NuDoc, helping to further enhance and speed up search and retrieval of publishing job elements."

Archetype plans to release a version of MediaBank that includes the SEARCH'97 technology in Q'4 1997.

About MediaBank

MediaBank is a sophisticated publishing and digital asset management database application. Relying on a web interface and Windows and Macintosh client software, MediaBank allows users to search and retrieve files in any format, including images, text, fonts, and video. In addition, MediaBank provides tools for managing online, nearline, and offline media while enabling users to monitor and manage their workflow. MediaBank is the central building block in the Archetype Flexible Publishing solution; it functions as the warehouse for digital assets that you can re-use for print or web applications.

About Verity's SEARCH'97 Product Suite

The SEARCH'97 product suite includes SEARCH'97 Information Server, SEARCH'97 CD-Web Publisher, Agent Server SEARCH'97 Agent Server Toolkit, SEARCH'97 Developer's Kit, SEARCH'97 Personal for Microsoft Exchange and SEARCH'97 Information Server for Microsoft Exchange. Verity is expanding the product line to include its SEARCH'97 Personal products for Netscape Navigator and Microsoft Internet Explorer, which are shipping now. IntelliServ for SEARCH'97 is scheduled for general availability in the second half of 1997. Verity is also expanding the product line to include a number of intelligent search components that enhance query ease and accuracy, enable the visualization of information and expand information navigation capabilities.

About Archetype

Archetype develops and markets server-based information management and Internet publishing software for the graphic communications industry. The company focuses on providing innovative, value-added solutions for "Flexible Publishing" for ad agencies, publishers, catalogs, corporations, printers and prepress houses. Archetype has an installed base of over 3,000 servers, and a VAR distribution channel of more than 60 system integrators worldwide.

About Verity

Verity Inc. was founded in April 1988 and is headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif. Verity develops and markets software tools and applications for searching, retrieving and filtering information across the Internet, enterprise and CD-ROMs. Verity's products have been licensed to corporations, government agencies, on-line service providers, Internet publishers and developers worldwide. Verity partners include Adobe Systems, AT&T, CNET, Cisco, Compaq, Dow Jones, Financial Times, Individual Inc., Informix, NEC, Lotus Development Corp., Netscape Communications, PC DOCS, SAP, SCO, Siemens Nixdorf, Sybase, Tandem and Times Mirror Pathfinder.

This release contains forward looking statements relating to Verity and its respective SEARCH'97 products under development, including the expected features and performance. The successful development and release dates for these products are subject to potential delay and other risks inherent in software development. Also, there is no assurance that the products will achieve market acceptance, due to the rapidly changing market for the companies' products, competition and other factors. These and other risks relating to each company's business and product development efforts are as set forth in the companies' respective Form 10-Ks and Form 10-Qs as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

For more information contact Verity at or at the World Wide Web site or by calling 408-541-1500.

Verity and SEARCH'97 are trademarks of Verity, Inc. in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective holders.

CONTACT: Archetype

Janice Justice, 800/723-2724



Craig Kevghas, 508/392-8990


Verity Inc.

Marguerite Padovani, 408/542-2224
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