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Kwik Kopy, Ink Well, Copy Club, Franklins Clients To Benefit From FileFlow

Press release from the issuing company

Boston, MA - Aug 2, 2001 FileFlow, Inc. - developer of the Internet's FastSend digital courier service - has announced that the International Center for Entrepreneurial Development (ICED) has chosen FastSend as the file transfer engine for their 900 printing and copying franchise locations worldwide. ICED is the parent organization of the well-known Kwik Kopy, Ink Well, Copy Club, and Franklin's Printing franchises. FastSend is an Internet-enabled service that greatly reduces the amount of time it takes to send large graphic files from a client to a printer. Regardless of the client's Internet connection speed or file size, FastSend can transmit files up to 25 times faster than regular FTP or email. "The interface for sending files is already in place on each franchise web site," said Jim Hadfield, ICED Vice Chairman. "By enabling FastSend as the turbocharged engine behind that interface, our clients won't have to waste hours transmitting files, or spend valuable time and money delivering them on removable media." As graphic files get larger, fewer options for transmitting them to printers are available. E-mail programs and ISP's tend to limit the amount of data that can be attached to an e-mail message, making it difficult for large jobs to be sent electronically. FTP solutions help sidestep that issue, but slow Internet connections often make it a frustrating chore for customers. FastSend avoids both these issues, often transmitting as much as 25-megabytes in less than 3 minutes over a dial-up connection. Without FastSend, transmitting that amount of data takes hours. According to Richard DiStasi, FileFlow's Vice President of Sales, other file transfer systems offer similar levels of sophistication, but rely on increased bandwidth and proprietary networks to increase transfer speeds. Without the sender and recipient moving to higher bandwidth, transferspeeds are too slow and it simply takes too long to send large files. That's not the case with FastSend. "After extensive testing, ICED has discovered that FastSend is the only product that addresses automation and speed without relying on additional hardware or bandwidth to be effective," DiStasi said. "We're very excited to be integrating our technology with such recognizable names as Kwik Kopy, Ink Well, and Franklin's Printing. We're also looking forward to helping their clients discover the fastest, most economical way of delivering their jobs to their printer."

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