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Document Fingerprinting from BOWE BELL + HOWELL delivers full document integrity without barcodes

Press release from the issuing company

Chicago, Sept. 10, 2007 - Imagine being able to produce and track customized documents in an automated document factory (ADF) environment with full integrity and without barcodes. Document Fingerprinting is an advanced vision application from BÖWE BELL + HOWELL, a leading provider of document management and postal solutions, that delivers on that promise.
Document Fingerprinting is being showcased in Booth No. 600 - just inside the tradeshow floor main entrance - at GRAPH EXPO 2007, Sept. 9 through Sept. 12 at McCormick Place South in Chicago. Taking the theme "Starts Here," BÖWE BELL + HOWELL's booth features inserting, sorting, vision, software, scanning and service solutions that form the start of new experiences in innovative mailing solutions and new partnerships.
"Document Fingerprinting provides full mailpiece and job integrity for virtually any document, on any machine, and from any vendor, all without barcodes," said Mike Maselli, executive director of business management. "This application uniquely identifies and manages each page, eliminating the need for expensive barcode projects. Document Fingerprinting will change how companies track and manage their mail."
This patent-pending application utilizes advanced vision technology to scan a document and create a unique Document Fingerprint identification for every page processed at full production speed. Document Fingerprinting will be demonstrated on a BBH Enduro system, and attendees will be able to see an application with no barcodes running at full speed with complete machine control and integrity tracking.
The benefits of processing mail without barcodes - but with full integrity - include:
- more attractive documents
- full tracking for applications running on virtually any system
- unique document information can be fed to a system controller
- database-driven inserting instructions can be retrieved from a centralized server
- personalized marketing messages can be accessed
- every application can now be tracked, not only those with barcodes
Solution experts in Booth No. 600 can show how existing inserters, printers, plastic card systems, sorters or other equipment that utilize barcode readers can be upgraded to Document Fingerprinting.