New eBeam ImagePort from EFI Syncs with Handheld Devices
Press release from the issuing company
Foster City, CA – February 22, 2001 – Electronics For Imaging, Inc. (EFI) (NASDAQ: EFII), the world leader in enabling networked printing solutions, announced today the introduction of the eBeam™ ImagePort™ accessory, the first whiteboard system that allows data to be beamed to a Palm? handheld computer.
The ImagePort connects any existing eBeam system to a printer and enables users to print whiteboard notes and drawings or beam them directly to an infrared(IR)-capable device without a computer. The eBeam system instantly captures meeting notes and diagrams as they are created on existing whiteboards. Unlike other whiteboard solutions, the ImagePort accessory has the ability to "beam" or synchronize the whiteboard data directly to a Palm™ handheld computer or IR-enabled PC, where it can be viewed, saved, e-mailed or printed.
ImagePort features an easy, three-step set up process and simple interface that allows users to clear, save, print or beam their presentation information.
"eBeam technology continues to improve communication and productivity both in and out of the office for business users," notes Rafi Holtzman, general manager, eBeam products. "With an ever more mobile workforce, companies need products that connect today's road warriors back to their home bases and customers. With the press of a button, anyone with a PDA can walk away from a meeting with a complete set of notes."
The ImagePort unit requires the eBeam system and a printer. The device can beam data via the IR port to a Palm handheld computer running v3.0 or higher of the Palm OS® operating system. The ImagePort accessory is expected to support other devices based upon the Palm OS and other IRDA-compatible devices in the future. A list of compatible printers and instructions for beaming data can be obtained from www.e-beam.com.
The ImagePort device is available through Office Depot and other eBeam resellers for an estimated MSRP of $249. Purchase information can be found at www.e-beam.com/buyit.
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