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eCopy Launches eCopy Suite 8.0 with Color Support

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AIIM 2003 (Booth # 2219), New York, NY, April 7, 2003 - eCopy, Inc., a leading provider of products that transform paper documents into digital information, today announced the availability of eCopy Suite 8.0, which incorporates eCopy's new Xpert Compression Technology. Xpert Compression Technology enables efficient compression of scanned color documents, while maintaining excellent reproduction quality of text, graphics, and pictures. Resultant files comply with the industry standard PDF format and enable users to create searchable text. With eCopy Suite 8.0, users can now scan and e-mail, fax, and store hard copy documents as duplicates of the original, whether they are black and white or color, right from their digital copier or high-speed document scanner. "For over a half-decade, eCopy has been at the forefront in eliminating barriers to the wider adoption of network scanning in everyday offices, setting the standard for ease-of-use, robust networking, and application integration," said Brian Bissett, editor, The MFP Report. "With the launch of eCopy Suite 8.0 and the innovative Xpert Compression Technology, eCopy promises to make instantaneous color document communication simple, powerful, and practical for the very first time." eCopy Suite 8.0 transforms paper documents - color or black and white - into an electronic image that can be delivered through multiple distribution methods. After scanning the document at a high-speed digital copier or scanner, the user can send the image via e-mail. Once delivered, the recipient receives a first generation quality copy of the document. Additionally, the user can store the scanned document in their document management system or send it back to their desktop where they can annotate, make a document editable, or combine the document with electronic files. A typical 24-bit color document scanned at 300 DPI yields 24MB of raw data. Using industry standard JPEG compression, file sizes can be reduced to 1.2 MB, but the text is fuzzy. Using eCopy's new Xpert Compression Technology, files sizes are around 140KB with sharp text and smooth colors. Developed by eCopy, Xpert Compression Technology analyzes a document and identifies the content. It then applies the most appropriate compression technology for that type of information, resulting in the best possible reproduction of the original, either printed or on-screen. Xpert Compression Technology typically reduces scanned color documents by over 100X, resulting in files that can easily be transmitted across a network, digitally stored, and printed with superb text and image quality. "With eCopy Suite 8.0, businesses can send color documents quickly and easily without using overnight letter or courier services-netting them thousands in savings and speeding up decision making," said Edward Schmid, president, eCopy, Inc. "We have created a solution that enables users to electronically distribute any hard copy document, whether color or black and white." eCopy Suite 8.0 will support Canon's new Color imageRUNNER C3200. Canon U.S.A. was recently named number one for copiers sales in the U.S. for the fifth consecutive year, and holds the number one position in every black and white copier speed segment, from desktop PC models to production level devices. eCopy Suite 8.0 will also support high-speed color scanners, as well as the black and white scanners and digital copier devices supported today. Additionally, it will include all the ease-of-use features, security, and authentication features users have come to know. eCopy's Xpert Compression Technology removes barriers that prevent companies from working with color documents. • Provides the highest level of compression, thereby eliminating display and network transmission issues with large or otherwise excessive color file sizes • File size is aggressively compact without compromising the quality of the scanned document • Maintains crisp, sharp text and image quality that looks like the original • Non-proprietary compression format allows documents to be opened in any PDF compliant application including the widely used Adobe Acrobat Reader eCopy fully supports the security features of the Microsoft and Novell network operating systems. • Password authentication is required for access to any network resources • Passwords are encrypted before transmission over the network • Inbox security to prevent unauthorized access to user data • Authentication is done by the Primary Domain Controller (PDC) or Novell Directory Services (NDS) eCopy supports integration with more standard business applications than any other scan and distribute product offering. • With eCopy's ShareScan Connector SDK, partners worldwide can extend the capabilities of their business applications by enabling paper documents to be distributed or stored through integration with eCopy ShareScan. eCopy Suite is an all-in-one packaged solution. • Ships complete with software and hardware - ready to connect right out of the box • Features Desktop software for retrieving and editing original-quality scanned images of paper documents, and integrating them into existing workflow procedures - right at the PC Format button allows users to customize settings, individually, at the copier. • Encrypt outgoing attachments with 128-bit encryption • Enter indexing data • Change file format eCopy Suite version 8.0 will be demonstrated at AIIM 2003, booth number 2218. Pricing and Availability: eCopy ShareScan 8.0 and eCopy Desktop 8.0 will begin shipping in June and are available through authorized Canon U.S.A. dealers at suggested retail prices: eCopy ScanStation, $ 6,995.00 (Includes: eCopy ShareScan with a 20 User-License of eCopy Desktop software) Also available are eCopy Desktop five-user packs for $795.00 A free 45-day trial of eCopy Desktop software is available for download from eCopy's website at www.ecopy.com. The eCopy Suite, coupled with the high-speed scanning capabilities of a Canon digital copier or scanner, enables any organization to transform paper documents into information that is easily integrated into commonly used business applications. Using the eCopy Suite, companies can provide open access to high-speed scanning that connects to the company's e-mail and other networked enterprise applications for low-cost, easy, instantaneous distribution and management of electronic copies of paper documents.