AOL, Linux officials are keynote highlights at April's AIIM show
- By Susan M. Menke
- Mar 29, 1999
The AIIM 99 trade show in Atlanta from April 11 to 15 will have as keynoters Ted
Leonsis, president and chief executive officer of America Online Studios, and Linus
Torvalds, creator of the Linux operating system.
A special government conference track set for Tuesday evening, April 13, and all the
next day will cover imaging in South Carolinas retirement systems, case studies in
county document automation and confidentiality issues in electronic dissemination of
On the AIIM show floor, Feith Systems and Software Inc. of Fort Washington, Pa., will
present its Feith Document Database software, which runs under Microsoft Windows 9x and
Windows NT as well as Unix operating systems.
FDD works with Oracle, Informix, Sybase and Microsoft SQL Server databases. It is
available in client-server and Web versions. FDD does automatic indexing, full-text search
and retrieval, versioning, check-in, check-out, multiline bidirectional faxing and network
printing. It has multilevel security. The price, based on concurrent licensing, ranges
from $400 to $600 per seat.
Feith has made its DjVuer software downloadable on a free trial basis from its Web site
at www.feith.com. DjVuer runs under Windows and was developed in cooperation with AT&T
Labs to compress images at ratios as high as 1,000:1. The commercial package costs $195.
Input Software Inc. of San Jose, Calif., formerly known as Cornerstone Imaging Inc.,
will demonstrate new InputAccel EZ software for low-volume capture jobs. The EZ version
can be upgraded to the full InputAccel capture product. InputAccel 2.2, a new release,
adds distributed scanning capability and a simplified user interface.
Kofax Image Products Inc. of Irvine, Calif., will release Ascent Capture 3, which
combines document, data and Internet-based capture capabilities.
Ascent Capture 3 automatically recognizes forms, which eliminates sorting input into
form and nonform batches for processing by different applications. Distributed Web capture
using Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.0 and higher browser versions removes the need to ship
paper documents to a central site for processing.
The data capture module recognizes hand printing, checked boxes and machine printing.
Scan-station licenses range from $895 to $14,000; Internet server licenses range from
$7,500 to $25,000, depending on capacity.
Minolta Information Systems Inc. of Mahwah, N.J, will present Doc-X WebServ, which
extends Minoltas client-server MIMS 3000 Plus and Doc-X 2000 image management
systems for disseminating document images via intranet or the Web.
Doc-X WebServ runs under Microsoft Internet Information Server. It acts as a gateway
between MIMS 3000 Plus or Doc-X 2000 and the Internet. Net or intranet users can query the
document database and view or print items through their Internet Explorer or Netscape
Minolta provides a free TIFF browser plug-in for download from the companys Web
site at www.misi.minolta.com. The plug-in automatically senses and decompresses images
delivered by Doc-X WebServ.
Re Recognition Technology GmbH of Allensbach, Germany, will introduce Kadmos 3.4.
Earlier Kadmos software has about 40,000 installed licenses worldwide for PC recognition
of machine and hand printing. Several countries use it for census-taking.
The new version recognizes additional characters.
The Kadmos software component is available in versions for several compilers and for
MS-DOS, Microsoft Windows 3.1x, Windows 9x, Windows NT and OS/2 platforms.
Top Down Systems Corp. of Rockville, Md., will show Client Letter, which automatically
merges data from Open Database Connectivity-compliant databases into preapproved document
text. Knowledge-based assembly rules determine the appropriate text and components, or the
user can select them.
Client Letter sends the documents over the Internet to a fax server or to immediate or
Top Down Systems prices the software on General Services Administration Information
Technology Schedule according to number of modules and users.
Tower Technology Inc. of Boston will present Tower IDM, an integrated document
management add-on for Microsoft Exchange and Lotus Notes groupware. Tower IDM has an
enterprise repository for production imaging, workflow and enterprise report management in
client-server or browser environments. It provides ad hoc folders, advanced search and
retrieval, and revisable content management.
The product can archive active e-mail messages, calendars and other collaborative
objects. It handles check-in, check-out, version control, document-level security, dynamic
color overlays and content searching using the Fulcrum search engine.
Unisys Corp.s NAS2000 Web-based Records Management Solution for Windows NT claims
high-speed access with data protection, high availability and scalability. It is designed
primarily for state and local government users such as tax assessors and judiciary
personnel. The starting price of $54,000 includes Unisys server and scanner hardware.
Call 800-477-2446 or visit the Web site at www.aiim.org/events/AIIM99 for more