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OPserver Forms Alliance with Crawford Technologies

Press release from the issuing company

BOSTON, MA – OCTOBER 21, 2002 -- OPserver, Inc., a leading developer of enterprise output management systems, recently announced that it has established an OEM agreement with Crawford Technologies, a global developer of print stream transformation technologies. Under the agreement, OPserver will resell Crawford’s transform and data manipulation technologies to its customers. The relationship between these two market leaders will allow users to maximize productivity in their print environment by allowing operators to convert print streams from one format to another without changing the way that the customer currently conducts business. "This agreement and the solutions that OPserver will be bringing to market will significantly advance the state-of-the-art of output management, and we are very proud to be a part of it. Combining the best transforms with the best output management software significantly extends the OPserver offerings," said Ernie Crawford, president of Crawford Technologies, Inc. Under the terms of the agreement, Crawford Technologies will provide core technology from its transformation and data manipulation products, as well as development services to OPserver for incorporation into its FlexServer suite of products. In addition to being the fastest transforms available, Crawford’s products support all major presentation streams, are backed by outstanding customer support, and deliver excellent investment value, flexibility and functionality. -more- The various types of transforms and utilities that are available are: - LCDS/Metacode to PCL - LCDS/Metacode to PDF - LCDS/Metacode to PostScript - LCDS/Metacode to AFP - PCL to AFP - AFP to PDF - AFP to Postscript - PostScript to AFP - Postscript to Metacode - Offline to Online Utility - JES Extraction Utility - Xerox Normalization Routines - AFP Normalization Routines - PostScript Extraction - AFP & Xerox Text Output "The powerful combination of Crawford’s technology linked with our current FlexServer functionality will provide our users with a fast, affordable and effective end-to-end solution for maximizing their print capability within their operation," according to Dave Birdsall, president, OPserver. "We are very excited about this alliance and the opportunity to offer this integrated technology to our customers." For more information on FlexServer and other OPserver product offers, stop by the OPserver booth #945 at the Xplor 2002 conference, October 28-30 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA. 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 products and services to efficiently manage their multi-vendor print operations. OPserver, Inc. commercial clients include some of the largest companies in corporate America. Additional information is available on the Web at www.opserver.com, via e-mail to [email protected], or by calling (800) 734-6135 or (617) 392-8586.