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Relizon and Bowe Bell Howell Form Strategic Alliance

Press release from the issuing company

Billing World, June 23, 2003, Booth 213: The Relizon Company, a leading North American supplier of business process solutions, today announced that it has entered into a strategic alliance with Bowe Bell + Howell to provide Relizon's billing solutions group with the most advanced machine vision technology available. Bowe Bell + Howell will integrate its state-of-the-art JETVision(tm) system series into Relizon's billing production and tracking platform. As a result, Relizon will be able to ensure industry leading job integrity, tracking and control, providing customers with the utmost assurance that their jobs are processed correctly. "We have achieved great success in the past working with Bowe Bell + Howell, a clear leader of mail system technology, and are determined to bring the value of this technology to our clients in the same fashion," said Tom Dailey, vice president of Relizon's Billing Solutions Group. "Our customers expect us to manage and improve upon processes that are enormously complex and time-sensitive. Integrating Bowe Bell + Howell's sophisticated machine vision technology into our billing solutions provides our customers with an even greater level of assurance that their business objectives are met." "We are pleased to be a part of Relizon's billing solutions," said Mark Van Gorp, vice president of marketing, Bowe Bell + Howell. "The customer focus and process improvement culture at Relizon has always been a shared vision. Working together, our customers can be assured of the highest level of bill integrity by accessing a vast amount of real-time information regarding the status of their jobs." The Bowe Bell + Howell's JETVision series can read both one and two dimensional (2D) barcodes, as well as image patterns and OCR symbols. The 2D capability enables Relizon to fasten a virtual database of information on an area the approximate size of a postage stamp. This mark can carry as much as 1.1 machine-readable kilobytes of data containing critical tracking and control information about each bill. As a result, Relizon will now be able to make selective billing inserts on the fly, confirm that each bill contains the correct information, and provide real-time updates and reports on the final destination of each bill.