Ricoh's eCabinet Stores Documents
Ricoh Silicon Valley Inc. has introduced its new eCabinet, a file management appliance targeted at small firms and department workgroups. The unit allows firms to capture, file and retrieve documents from a variety of sources, including e-mails, faxes, Web-content, photocopies, scans and PC documents. It combines the strength of an office network, the Internet, and thin-server technology to create an integrated system to manage both electronic and paper documents, explains Ricoh, based in Cupertino, Calif.
Once documents are stored in the databse, they can be searched and retrieved via eCabinet's Web user interface, based on content, date, owner or assigned keyword, it says. The system plugs into an office network and is built on open interfaces and protocols, says Ricoh.
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LaserFiche 4.4 offers one-stop searchable storage for paper-based and electronic files, reports LaserFiche Document Imaging, of Torrance, Calif. New features include electronic document support and archival control, which provide full native file support and automatic version control of documents, it says.
The company has also introduced its Large-Format Scanner Software, which allows lawyers and others to store plans, drawings and blueprints on desktops.
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Law firms often face catastrophic records losses due to water damage in the wake floods or fires, but quick action can salvage documents, reports Munters Corp. of Amesbury, Mass. The company offers desiccant drying techniques to eliminate fungi and other contamination.
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ABBYY USA has announced the release of its ABBYY FineReader 4.0C Handpring, a forms processing system that captures handprinted data. It recognizes handprint, machine print, check marks and bar codes from questionnaires, registration cards, bulletins and other forms that are filled in with block handprinted letters, it says.
The company also announced that its ABBYY FineReader 4.0 Standard and Professional products now save recognition results in Adobe Acrobat Reader .pdf files formats.
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Xerox Corp. has announced two new software products, AskOnce 1.0 (a meta-search software) and DocuShare 2.1. (a Web-based software for sharing information within an organization).
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