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Global Village, Inc., Releases "FORMULATOR 3.0 PRO"
FORMULATOR 3.0 PRO, Your Paper Forms to Digital Solution.


GILBERT, Arizona - July 12, 2005 - Global Village, Inc., a premiere small business software publisher in the productivity and applications market, today announces the availability of FORMULATOR 3.0 PRO, Your Paper Forms to Digital Solution. A moderately-priced electronic forms application that increases productivity and significantly reduces the time and expense associated with filling out forms and collecting form data.

FORMULATOR 3.0 PRO is your complete forms solution that enables business and individuals to convert any paper form to an electronic form and automate form filling and data management in one powerful software program. With one of the most user friendly interfaces available Formulator 3.0 creates and easy and straight forward environment for anyone to create digital forms from any kind of paper form.

“The indisputable benefits of Formulator 3.0 PRO are efficiency and quality results at an affordable price.” said Tim Skrehot, President of Global Village, Inc. With the success of Formulator 2.5 our customers asked for a bigger and more powerful grogram for their business so we put together Formulator 3.0 PRO. A more robust and in-depth program for business Formulator 3.0 has lots of new features and includes “Formulator 3.0 Filler” for networked users outside of the host program. Our software program is extremely easy to install and use and is intended for small and medium size companies that are looking at streamlining their form filling procedures and to save time and money in the process.

Boasting such features as a completely overhauled database interface for importing and exporting data from any ODBC compliant database, to the powerful page adjustment feature for skewed forms, Formulator 3.0 offers scanning of multiple page forms in color or grayscale and has a multiple document interface. This program will make converting your scanned forms to digital easy!


Key Features and Benefits of Formulator 3.0 PRO
Formulator 3.0 converts any paper form like insurance, medical, tax and legal into digital forms easily and accurately. This means dramatic cost savings associated with physical storage, discarding obsolete forms and the time required for the manual data processing of your records. 

• Formulator 3.0 Filler – Filler is included for networking employees that use the same forms regularly.
• Multi-Lingual Program – Formulator 3.0 comes in both English and Spanish interfaces and is supported with English / Spanish manuals.
• Multi Document Interface – View several forms on the same screen or multiple page forms.
• Scanning and image import using grayscale or color – Scan in Color or Grayscale 
• New zone type “Formula” for arithmetic dependencies
• Multi-Line text fields with adjustable line pitch
• Scale-to-gray feature for better viewing quality 
• Printing multiple records in one
 step

Requirements and Compatibility 
• A PC with an Intel Pentium or Compatible processor
• 64 MB of RAM (128MB under Windows XP/Windows 2000)
• Approximately 6MB of free hard disk capacity for the software
• A natively supported or TWAIN compliant flatbed or sheet feed scanner. If you are working only with image files or pre-defined form templates no scanner is required.
• Windows 9X or Windows XP, Windows NT/ Windows 2000, ME, 98, 95


Pricing and Availability
Formulator 3.0 PRO will be available in North and South America. It is immediately available though the Global Village online store at www.villagetrading.com on July 18th and through select resellers and retail outlets in late July.


About Global Village
Global Village, Inc. is a software publisher of productivity software titles for the medium and small business markets here in North and South America. Leading products from Global Village include Formulator 2.5 forms software, The Small business Digital Power Pack and FineReader Sprint OCR software. For more information about Global Village visit: www.villagetrading.com or contact Global Village, Inc., 1833 E. Baseline Rd. #199, Gilbert, AZ 85233. Phone: (480) 813-0753. Fax: (775) 249-7417. E-mail: info@villagetrading.com 


EDITORS: REVIEW COPIES ARE AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST.

For more information, please contact
Tim Skrehot, President, Global Village, 
Either by phone at (480) 813-0753
or e-mail:
ts@villagetrading.com

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Global Village, Inc., Releases "FORMULATOR 2.5" Form Software "The Best Value in Forms Software"


GILBERT, Arizona - June 3, 2002 - Global Village, Inc. announces the release of FORMULATOR 2.5, The Best Value in Forms Software. FORMULATOR 2.5 is a powerful forms software product for the business user that will save time working with any type of paper form. Boasting such features as adjustable field positioning, automatic completion of entry fields (date, time, etc), precise printing within the original form layout, User-definable entry field criteria and Windows XP, ME, NT, 2000, and 9x compatible. Formulator 2.5 is the ultimate forms software package for the office and home alike.

AGGRESSIVE MARKETING CAMPAIGN

"With our aggressive marketing campaign for FORMULATOR 2.5, Global Village is covering all the bases," Skrehot notes. "We are doing in-store promotions with retailers such as end caps and advertising in retailers' print media, and other kinds of marketing include fliers as well as individual marketing programs with the retailers. Global Village has plans for ads in select magazines across the country. Created with the business, home office and small office user demographic in mind, FORMULATOR 2.5 will appeal to everyone from the home office user to the large business user.

"Once FORMULATOR 2.5 has been installed," Skrehot continues, "it offers the user one of the most useful forms software programs available and one of the most straight forward user friendly interfaces. FORMULATOR 2.5 is a back to basics forms software product for the first time and novice user, but is packed with the functions that make this product stand out in its field. Everyone who uses FORMULATOR 2.5 will notice the high level of accuracy and value, as other forms products costing much more."

HISTORY OF GLOBAL VILLAGE

Skrehot, who founded Global Village in Gilbert, Arizona near Phoenix in 1992, has been in the software industry since 1984, when he was hired to help develop software programs of popular television game shows, including Jeopardy, Wheel of Fortune, Family Feud, Classic Concentration and Card Sharks. In 1992, Global Village began publishing educational titles for the Latin American Markets, although Global Village has since shifted its focus to applications, and productivity titles for the business and SOHO markets in North American under it's new Cliff Mountain Publishing brand. Skrehot also adds, that the main goal for Global Village is to publish high quality value product for the business and consumer markets alike which he fills shouldn't have to cost large amounts of money for great software products that capture a specific need.

REQUIREMENTS AND COMPATIBILITY

FORMULATOR 2.5 is compatible with PC's with an Intel Pentium or compatible processor Windows 9x or Windows NT / Windows XP, ME, 2000, 98, 95. 16 MB of RAM (32 MB under Windows NT / Windows 2000) 3 MB of free hard disk capacity for the software. Natively supported or TWAIN compliant flatbed or sheet feed scanner. If you are working only with image files or pre-defined form templates no scanner will be required. Although FORMULATOR 2.5 is strictly Windows-compatible at the moment, Global Village is considering bringing a Macintosh version to market in the future.

EDITORS: REVIEW COPIES ARE AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST.

For more information, please contact
Tim Skrehot, President, Global Village,
Either by phone at (480) 813-0753
Or e-mail: ts@villagetrading.com.

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The battle of the software word-bots

Jonathan Sidener, The Arizona Republic
July 8, 2001 

Tim Skrehot is the Bill Gates of Gilbert, which is to say that he runs a software publishing business from an office in his home in the East Valley bedroom community.

Skrehot's Global Village Inc. took its name from the company's start in the business of buying excess software inventory and reselling it in other countries. The company has expanded to offer first-run products, starting with the game Metal Knight Mission: Terminate Resistance and now products for the home office and small business.

Although the comparison to Gates is a stretch, Skrehot's products do compete for shelf space in national chains with those offered by Microsoft.

Skrehot has been beating the bushes to get a review of his first offering in the small-office market, the ABBYY Finereader Sprint 4.0, an optical character recognition program. OCR is software that uses a scanner to turn printed text into digital characters that word processing programs can edit. Skrehot purchased national distribution rights to the software.

Reviewing the software provided a good excuse to buy new hardware, in this case a scanner with a USB plug-and-play connection, which left the dust mites camping inside the PC undisturbed. More importantly, it came bundled with OmniPage Pro 9.0, an OCR product from Caere Software. This meant the two products could be pitted together in head-to-head competition.

Even though the judges secretly rooted for the home-town product, OmniPage took the first round by unanimous decision. With one click of a button, OmniPage scanned the first test page and turned it into text that was ready for export into Word or any other text-editing program. Finereader repeatedly said it was scanning the page but produced no text.

Just when it looked like OmniPage would score an early round knockout, Finereader rallied. After the third reboot, it decided to work. And it out performed OmniPage on the first test page, which contained two columns of text and some graphics. OmniPage had stumbled eight times. Among the words and characters that stumped it were "haggis," a widely mocked Scottish dish, and the symbol for the British pound. Finereader made only one mistake.

The score was tied 1-1.

The second test involved a printout of an e-mail. OmniPage did a good job translating the image into digital text, although the test page was inadvertently placed upside down in the scanner. OmniPage automatically flipped the image. Finereader had trouble with the inverted image. When the page was turned around, Finereader did a better job than the competition, again missing only once.

Tied again at 2-2.

The third test page came from an Adobe Acrobat document. It contained multiple fonts and graphic formatting, which might be expected to trip up both programs. It didn't. Both fared well, but again Finereader had slightly fewer mistakes.

The good news here is that OCR seems to have finally come of age. The software has been around for years, but has struggled with accuracy rates. Both of these programs were accurate in their recognition of characters.

OmniPage has some advantages in its interface. Finereader has a few quirks, but its more accurate OCR engine more than makes up for its shortcomings.

The judges give the win to Finereader with a final score of 3-2.

The software ($19.99) is available in computer stores and from Global Village's Web site, villagetrading.com.

Reach the reporter at jon.sidener@arizona republic.com or (602) 444-8169.

EDITORS: REVIEW COPIES ARE AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST.
Global Village Inc.
1833 East Baseline Road, Suite 199
Gilbert, Arizona 85233 - USA
Phone: 480-813-0753 / FAX: 480-813-9426 / 209-671-3264

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Global Village, Inc. Prepares for Release of ABBYY FineReader 4.0 SPRINT "The Keenest Eye in OCR” The best Value in one-step OCR

GILBERT, Arizona--April 14, 2000--Global Village, Inc. announces the pre-release of ABBYY FineReader 4.0 SPRINT, The Keenest Eye in OCR. ABBYY FineReader 4.0 SPRINT is a powerful OCR product for the casual OCR user that will save time working with documents. Boasting such features as recognizing texts and tables in 53 languages, One button scanning and recognition, Batch processing of images and exporting recognition results into MS word, Word Pro, WordPerfect, MS Excel and MS Office 2000.

AGGRESSIVE MARKETING CAMPAIGN

"With our aggressive marketing campaign for ABBYY FineReader 4.0 SPRINT, Global Village is covering all the bases," Skrehot notes. "We are doing in-store promotions with retailers such as end caps and advertising in retailers’ print media, and other kinds of marketing include fliers as well as individual marketing programs with the retailers. Global Village has plans for ads in select magazines across the country. Created with the casual, home office and small office user demographic in mind, ABBYY FineReader 4.0 SPRINT will appeal to everyone from the advanced, seasoned OCR user to the Beginning User.”

"Once FineReader 4.0 SPRINT has been installed,” Skrehot continues, “it offers the user one of the most powerful OCR technologies available and one of the most straight forward user friendly interfaces. FineReader 4.0 SPRINT is a back to basics OCR software product for the first time and novice user, but is packed with the functions that make this product stand out in its field. Everyone who uses ABBYY FineReader 4.0 SPRINT will notice the high level of OCR accuracy and value, as other OCR products costing much more.”

HISTORY OF GLOBAL VILLAGE

Skrehot, who founded Global Village in Gilbert, Arizona near Phoenix in 1992, has been in the software industry since 1984, when he was hired to help develop software programs of popular television game shows, including Jeopardy, Wheel of Fortune, Family Feud, Classic Concentration and Card Sharks. In 1992, Global Village began publishing educational titles for the Latin American Markets, although it has since shifted its focus to applications, gaming and graphics titles for the U.S. Market.

REQUIREMENTS AND COMPATIBILITY

FineReader 4.0 SPRINT is compatible with the Windows 95, 98, 2000 and Windows NT 4.0 (Service Pack 3 or Higher) operating systems. Requirements include an IBM-compatible PC with at least a 486MHz processor (Pentium 133 or Higher is recommended), a CD-ROM drive, 16 Mb of RAM are required for Windows 95/98; 32 Mb for Windows 2000 & NT 4.0, 36 Mb of free hard drive space for minimal configuration and about 110 Mb for maximum configuration, A TWAIN-compatible scanner or similar device and a mouse or other pointing device. Although FineReader 4.0 SPRINT is strictly Windows-compatible at the moment, Global Village is considering bringing a Macintosh version to market in the future.

EDITORS: REVIEW COPIES ARE AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST.

Global Village Inc.
1833 East Baseline Road, Suite 199
Gilbert, Arizona 85233 - USA
Phone: 480-813-0753 / FAX: 480-813-9426 / 209-671-3264

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Global Village, Inc. Releases Metal Knight -- Mission: Terminate Resistance "Assemble Fighting Units and Plan Strategy for 32nd-Century War"

For full graphics version of this press release, please go to
http://www.visionx.com/bigmouth/metalknight.htm

GILBERT, Arizona--October 20, 1999--Global Village, Inc. announces the release of Metal Knight -- Mission: Terminate Resistance, a futuristic computer game that allows the player to take sides and compete in a complex, challenging sci-fi battle. The player's goal is to gain control of as much territory as possible and neutralize the opposition, and the side that the player chooses to fight on is entirely up to him or her. Boasting such features as 3D animation, a rich audio soundtrack, over 60 individual missions and support for up to eight players, Metal Knight places no limits on the player's imagination.

THE PLOT

The name Metal Knight stems not from heavy metal rock music, but from the metal robots who will fight in the sci-fi wars of the future. Metal Knight takes place at least 1100 years in the future in the 32nd Century AD and is fought on the Planet Adonia. A colony of Earth, Adonia has, for 32 years, been ruled by Sir Crigger Anderson--a brutal, despotic dictator who would like to invade a neighboring planet (which belongs to the interplanetary union Zep) and exploit its rich, plentiful resources. But Anderson's tyranny and aggression don't go unchallenged. The rulers of Earth, who don't want to battle Zep, plan to remove Anderson from power--and they send the forces of General Jim Cooper to battle Anderson's forces. The plot thickens when one of Anderson's subordinates, Captain Scott White, breaks away from him. White, leader of the renegade Fire Hawk Corps, shares Anderson's goal of an independent Adonia that does not answer to Earth, but he would also like to see Adonia become democratic and be liberated from Anderson. With Adonia engaged in a full-fledged war and Earth having a strong interest in the outcome, the player must choose sides--and the three options are the Fire Hawk Corps (FHC) under White, the Empire Of Adonia (EOA) under Anderson or the Earth Union Defense Army (EUDA). Once the choice has been made, the player must capture as much territory and acquire as many resources as possible.

"Unlike the normal real-time strategy games, which have only fixed routes and a few branch routes, this game offers much more flexibility and choices for the player," explains Tim Skrehot, president and founder of Global Village. "The most creative element in Metal Knight is the fact that the player can assemble various fighting units with three types of parts: weapon equipment, body parts and movement parts. So there are many combinations for the three sides. The struggle for resources is always the focus because resources are the key to the overall situation. Once a side occupies a residential area with movable fighting units, the area will continuously provide resources for troops--until the area is destroyed or occupied by an enemy.”

AGGRESSIVE MARKETING CAMPAIGN

"With our aggressive marketing campaign for Metal Knight, Global Village is covering all the bases," Skrehot notes. "We are doing in-store promotions with retailers such as end caps and advertising in retailers’ print media, and other kinds of marketing include posters and fliers as well as individual marketing programs with the retailers. Global Village has plans for ads in select magazines across the country. Created with a 12-35 year old demographic in mind, Metal Knight will appeal to everyone from the advanced, seasoned strategy game enthusiast to the novice.”

"Once Metal Knight has been installed,” Skrehot continues, “it offers the player three levels of participation, from easy to advanced. The easy levels allow first-timers to work their way into the game without feeling frustrated, while the advanced level will challenge even the most skilled strategy game player. Everyone who plays Metal Knight will notice the high level of entertainment value, as games costing much more.”

HISTORY OF GLOBAL VILLAGE

Skrehot, who founded Global Village in Gilbert, Arizona near Phoenix in 1992, has been in the software industry since 1984, when he was hired to help develop software programs of popular television game shows, including Jeopardy, Wheel of Fortune, Family Feud, Classic Concentration and Card Sharks. In 1992, Global Village began publishing educational titles for the Latin American Markets, although it has since shifted its focus to gaming and graphics titles for the U.S. Market.

REQUIREMENTS AND COMPATIBILITY

Metal Knight, is compatible with the Windows 95 and 98 and Windows NT 4.0 platforms. Requirements include an IBM-compatible PC with at least a 100MHz Pentium processor, a CD-ROM drive, at least 16 MB of RAM, 100 MB of free hard drive space, V. 5.0 or greater of Direct X (which comes with the Metal Knight CD-ROM), 1 MB of video memory and an SVGA card that supports Direct Draw. Metal Knight can support three display modes from 640 * 480 to 1024 * 768, depending on the player's computer configuration and preferences. Although Metal Knight is strictly Windows-compatible at the moment, Global Village is considering developing a Macintosh version in the future.

EDITORS: REVIEW COPIES ARE AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST.

For more information, please contact Tim Skrehot, President, Global Village, either by phone at (480) 813-0753 or by e-mail at village@netzone.com.

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