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Copi And Pitney Bowes Sign Global Reseller Agreement For 2D Barcode Solutions

Press release from the issuing company

HOUSTON, Texas (August 20, 2003)---COPI (Computer Output Print & Internet), a global provider of technology solutions to the high volume computer output industry, and Pitney Bowes, an integrated mail and document management systems, services and solutions company, recently announced the execution of a Global Reseller Agreement. The agreement provides Pitney Bowes’ clients access to COPI’s best of breed for 2D barcode solutions.  Under the agreement, Pitney Bowes will sell COPI’s CodeZ barcode solutions to its international clientele. COPI CodeZ solutions include the most popular 2D barcodes in use today, including the PDF417 and the Datamatrix. COPI has developed a unified and consistent architecture for creating barcodes to support high-speed output applications. CodeZ products use fonts instead of images for printing barcodes on any printer to create maximum efficiency. COPI CodeZ software can generate 2D barcodes either directly from Pitney Bowes’ StreamWeaver or as standalone solutions. For over 15 years COPI has supplied traditional linear bar codes in all major symbologies for a great variety of applications. COPI’s new CodeZ products incorporate software encoders for 2 dimensional barcode symbologies. 2D symbologies offer much higher data densities than linear barcodes. Stacked symbologies such as PDF417 offer extremely high robustness while matrix symbologies such as DataMatrix, offer even higher data densities and orientation independent scanning.COPI'sCodeZcapability enables Clients to attach in excess of 1 kilobyte of encoded information on an area the approximate size of a postage stamp. Dennis Baker, COPI Vice President, said, “We believe that COPI’s CodeZ solutions coupled with Pitney Bowes expertise in mail and document management technology provides a winning combination that enables simple to implement 2D bar code solutions for document automation and tracking”. “Pitney Bowes is pleased to be able to offer our global customers 'best of breed' barcodes by partnering with COPI, whose technology integrated well with StreamWeaver, our market leading print stream engineering technology,” said Kurt Konow, Director of Product Management for Pitney Bowes DMT.