SOURCE: SmeadSoft

October 20, 2008 06:00 ET

Smead® Announces the SmeadSoft Integration for Remstar® ELF & Carousel Systems

New Software Integration Designed for Use With SmeadSoft Paper Recordkeeping and SmeadSoft Records Management Systems

LAS VEGAS, NV and HASTINGS, MN--(Marketwire - October 20, 2008) - ARMA Trade Show -- Smead Manufacturing Company ( -- the industry leader in organizing and simplifying the lifecycle management of records in any form -- today announced the release of the SmeadSoft Integration for MegaStar Systems® and Remstar® Electric Lateral Files (ELF) and Carousel Systems. This solution offers users of Smead's Records Management Software (RMS) solutions or SmeadSoft Paper Recordkeeping solutions an easy integration with the full line of MegaStar Systems and Remstar ELF and Carousel filing systems.

Designed for some of the largest and most active filling environments, MegaStar Systems and Remstar Electric Lateral Files and vertical carousel filing systems have been an ideal solution for companies who have turned to automated storage and retrieval systems to gain greater space, productivity and ergonomic efficiencies. This solution is designed to help maximize the value of your MegaStar Systems and Remstar investment by combining the efficiencies of these automated filing systems with the industry's premier file tracking and records management solutions from Smead.

"Until today integrating an ELF and Carousel filing system with advanced records management software or file tracking solutions has involved expensive customization and complicated work-arounds," said Smead Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President, Bob Karrick. He continued, "This new solution removes the complications and provides users with an easy-to-use automated solution that makes their system even more efficient."

"By integrating these industry leading hardware and software solutions, end-users will benefit with even greater levels of productivity and accuracy which will translate into faster Return On Investment (ROI) levels," says Ed Romaine, MegaStar Systems and Remstar VP of Marketing.

In a combined SmeadSoft/Remstar environment, operators would be able, with the touch of a single button, to automatically rotate the ELF or carousel to the next location from where a file is to be pulled based on information fed from the SmeadSoft system. The equipment's position light will tell you when you have arrived.

This solution will be available in November, 2008. More information can be found at

Software Solutions from Smead

This latest solution joins a suite of other department specific solutions from Smead including:

-- SmeadSoft Records Management System

-- SmeadSoft Records Management System for Government

-- SmeadSoft Records Management System for Case File Management

-- SmeadSoft Records Management for Human Resources

-- SmeadSoft Records Management for Property and Evidence

-- SmeadSoft Records Management System for Clerks and Registrars

-- SmeadSoft Records Management System for Health and Human Services

-- SmeadSoft Paper Record Recordkeeping

-- SmeadSoft Property and Evidence Room, Paper Recordkeeping

-- ColorBar Color Labeling Solutions

About Smead

As the industry leader in records management, Smead Manufacturing Company has brought a spirit of innovation and integrity to keeping businesses and home offices organized for more than 100 years. Smead offers filing systems and software solutions for government, commercial enterprises and consumers designed to offer unparalleled ease-of-use and organizational clarity.

Headquartered in Hastings, Minnesota, Smead is a privately held, woman-owned business offering thousands of organizational products with more than 1,300 employees in 6 manufacturing plants located across North America. For product information, please visit and

Smead, SmeadSoft, three bars, checkerboard pattern and Keeping You Organized are all registered trademarks of The Smead Manufacturing Company. All other trademarks are owned by their respective companies.

Contact Information

  • Contacts:
    Amy McNeil Anderson
    Smead Manufacturing Company
    (651) 480-5488
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    Jennifer Schwegman
    KC Associates, LLC
    (651) 247-6640
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