Texterity Receives Patent for Digital Magazine Publishing Technology
Texterity Inc., a provider of more than 400 digital magazines, announced this week that it has received a U.S. patent for its technology that transforms print magazines into digital format for access by Internet users via virtually any Web browser. This technology also recently enabled Texterity’s launch of the first digital magazine interface designed specifically for the Apple iPhone.
The Southborough, Mass.-based company received the patent for its Published Web Format (PWF) “system and method for converting a page description file to a composite representation thereof for fast Web viewing,” according to the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
“Texterity’s patented technology enables subscribers to read digital magazines without downloading Flash plug-ins or other software while enjoying faster access, sharper text, vibrant graphics, and a host of interactive and multimedia features,” says Martin Hensel, president of Texterity.