SOURCE: eCopy, Inc.

April 05, 2005 08:30 ET

Biscom Integrates Its FAXCOM Server With the eCopy Open Platform Architecture

Enables Document Delivery From a Range of Digital Copier and Scanner Brands, Including Canon, Fujitsu, HP, Océ, Ricoh, Sharp, and Toshiba

MIAMI, FL -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 5, 2005 -- eCopy PAPER CONNECTION FORUM -- Biscom, a leading provider of enterprise document delivery solutions, today announced it has integrated its FAXCOM Server software with eCopy ShareScan OP v3.0. The Biscom Connector for eCopy ShareScan OP enables FAXCOM users to scan and fax paper documents using a range of digital copiers and scanners, including Canon, Fujitsu, HP, Océ, Ricoh, Sharp, and Toshiba products.

"FAXCOM is one of the first business applications to leverage eCopy's recently announced Open Platform Architecture," said Brian Kilduff, director of sales and marketing at Biscom." As a result, it is even easier and more convenient to use FAXCOM to provide document delivery for both electronic and paper-based information, thereby strengthening our position as an essential enterprise-wide solution that is reliable, scalable, flexible, and auditable."

The new software provides users with walk-up access to enterprise fax capabilities from a range of digital copiers or scanners. A user can insert a paper document into the scanning tray, use the display panel to call up the FAXCOM Connector for eCopy ShareScan OP, enter one or more fax numbers or selected entries from the company fax phone book, and send the fax. Because the Connector provides native integration between Biscom and eCopy software, the user sees the FAXCOM user interface running on the digital copier or scanner touch screen, making it easy and intuitive to send a fax.

Regulatory requirements such as The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act require that organizations implement policies to ensure tighter control of information. Faxes that are sent through fax machines are difficult to track and often are publicly visible. However, by routing faxes through a FAXCOM Server, organizations can improve confidentiality and maintain a complete audit trail of fax usage by user or department.

According to Noel O'Dwyer, director of strategic alliances at eCopy, "This new Connector leverages a customer's existing FAXCOM solution, digital copier or scanner, and our Open Platform Architecture. By developing a single software Connector, Biscom has provided users with access to FAXCOM on a range of popular digital copiers from a number of different vendors."

The eCopy ShareScan OP v3.0 software developer kit (SDK) makes Connector development fast and efficient by dramatically reducing the amount of programming resources needed through advanced software productivity tools such as a GUI generator, digital copier and PC client templates, and .NET wizards.

eCopy's Open Platform Architecture provides a fundamental change in how document scanning capabilities are delivered to ISV's business applications. It enables eCopy ShareScan OP v3.0 to provide a corporate standard for document scanning across heterogeneous digital copier and scanner platforms and diverse software applications to maximize enterprise investments. For more information on the eCopy Open Platform Architecture, see http://www.ecopy.com/news/020705_paperconnection.htm.

Pricing and Availability

The Biscom Connector for eCopy ShareScan OP is currently available. The Connector is available at no charge to FAXCOM license holders. For more information, please contact sales@biscom.com.

About Biscom

Since 1986, Biscom has been widely recognized for its pioneering advances in enterprise fax management and secure document delivery technologies. Biscom provides both software and turnkey information technology solutions to some of the world's leading companies. The company's FAXCOM Servers provide enterprise-wide solutions that are reliable, scalable and flexible. In addition to its well-established leadership in the fax server market, Biscom is an innovator in new business communications technologies including: secure document delivery solutions, file conversion technologies, and Internet-based video surveillance applications. More information about Biscom can be obtained by visiting the Biscom Web site at www.biscom.com, emailing sales@biscom.com, or by calling 800-477-2472.

About eCopy, Inc.

eCopy, Inc. is an innovative provider of open and flexible solutions that rapidly integrate paper-based information into existing business processes and applications. Numerous industries, including legal, healthcare, and financial services, use eCopy to easily access, modify, distribute, and share information to add value to their business. eCopy customers include General Motors, Clifford Chance, Siemens, Cisco Systems, SAAB, and Sony Corporation. eCopy, Inc. is a global company headquartered in the United States, with a subsidiary in Japan, offices in England, Germany, France, Scandinavia, and Australia as well as sales operations in Mexico, Canada, Latin America, Singapore, and New Zealand. For more information, visit www.ecopy.com.

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