Allume Systems


Allume Systems

Allume Systems is a software developer, originally founded in 1988 in New York City as Aladdin Systems to develop, publish and distribute software for personal computers. Allume was incorporated in January 1989. In July 2004 the company was forced to change its name from Aladdin Systems as part of a settlement of a trademark lawsuit with Aladdin Knowledge Systems. [Press release: [http://www.allume.com/company/pressroom/releases/allume/072604allume.html ALADDIN SYSTEMS CHANGES NAME TO ALLUME SYSTEMS: Allume To Carry On Aladdin Software With New Branding Campaign] , "Aladdin Systems Company Information/Allume Systems, Inc.", 2004-07-26] In 2005, Allume Systems was acquired by Smith Micro Software. Currently, Allume is headquartered in Watsonville, California, as part of Smith Micro Software.

Products

Allume Systems originally developed exclusively for Macintosh, focusing on data compression and management utilities, such as the StuffIt family of compression utilities (and the StuffIt InstallerMaker delivery suite), the ShrinkWrap disk image utility, and its Spring Cleaning system optimization utility.

In 1998, Allume ported StuffIt to Windows and more recently to Linux, and has released a full line of graphics, imaging, internet security, and utility software.

Presumedly in response to the success of the popular marine aquarium fishtank simulator, they have also released their own Aquazone line of fish sims (not to be confused with the no longer available fish tank computer simulation from 9003.inc that's also named AquaZone).

Most of their current products are available for both Windows PCs and Apple Macintosh.

References

External links

* [http://my.smithmicro.com/ Smith Micro Consumer Software]


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