OPserver Awarded Patent for FlexServer Technology
Tuesday, April 09, 2002
Boston, MA - April 8, 2002 - OPserver, Inc., a Fidelity Capital company, providing high-volume output management solutions and professional services to print/mail operations, was awarded U.S. Patent No. 6,337,745, B1 for the leading-edge technology at the core of its FlexServer products. Incubated in reaction to the restrictions of high-speed printers in the early 1990s, the open print architecture that is the basis for FlexServer was developed to allow print jobs to print to any printer, local or remote, regardless of the vendor. Today it has evolved into the industry-standard enterprise output management for large print operations. This patented technology has fueled the continued expansion of OPserver's product offering, enabling the company to gain increased market share. "The award of this patent validates the unique solution at the core of the FlexServer technology," said David Birdsall, president of OPserver. " Although FlexServer was originally developed to meet the requirements of a specific customer, that same level of innovation and response to customer needs is what enables OPserver to continue to grow its business and enter into new markets, reinforcing our leadership position in the enterprise output management solutions market." Pat Hillman, executive vice president at Fidelity Capital oversees technology within the Fidelity Capital portfolio of businesses. "OPserver, like many of our companies, has its value proposition grounded in Fidelity's own use of technology to successfully grow its business and better serve its customers. The innovation and expertise resident at OPserver have provided us with a unique advantage that is difficult for others to replicate. This patent protects this technological innovation and allows us to maintain our competitive advantage." About OPserver OPserver, Inc. provides high-volume print management solutions and professional services to improve the flexibility and efficiency of print/mail operations of all sizes. High-volume commercial enterprises depend on OPserver's FlexServer Enterprise products and services to efficiently manage their multi-vendor print operations. OPserver, Inc. commercial clients include some of the largest companies in corporate America. About Fidelity Capital Fidelity Capital invests private equity on behalf of Fidelity Investments using a variety of investment approaches, but primarily focuses on majority-owned operating businesses in various industries including publishing, transportation, hospitality, and human resources.