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Standard Register Signs Deal With Anoto to Provide Solutions Based on Digital Pattern

Press release from the issuing company

DAYTON, Ohio--Feb. 2, 2004-- Standard Register has signed a licensing agreement with Anoto, a Swedish hi-tech company with unique solutions for transmission of handwritten text from paper to digital media, scanning of printed text and intelligent camera surveillance. This agreement allows Standard Register to provide a turnkey ASP (application service provider) solution based on Anoto digital pattern to customers and channel partners as part of its new ExpeData(TM) digital pen and paper solution. As part of the offering, Standard Register will provide digital pens, software, services and digitally printed, patterned paper in low to high volumes - everything from simple, one-part forms to complex, multi-part forms and documents. "This relationship with Anoto provides Standard Register with the means to continue to help our clients migrate from paper to digital, at a pace they can afford and at a change management level their associates can absorb," said Doug Patterson, Standard Register vice president, Digital Solutions. "The combined expertise of Anoto and Standard Register offers those interested in digitized data capture solutions a turnkey approach that simplifies deployment and helps ensure success." Automating data capture and streamlining workflow allows businesses in all industries to increase efficiency, establish accountability, better manage information and improve customer care. Standard Register's ExpeData solution gives businesses the ability to capture handwritten information simply and naturally, interpret the handwriting and convert it into digital format, verify it and make it available to back-end systems. "Standard Register will be an excellent partner for us. The powerful and innovative way Standard Register is applying our technology delivers true value to their customers and partners, offering them a whole value chain from design and printing to broad distribution channels," says Orjan Johansson, CEO, Anoto Group AB.