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You Can't Hide From Accurint

You Can't Hide From Accurint
Accurint Product Division
president Paul Cameron
HANDS DOWN, the most crowded and positively unnerving demonstration at summer tradeshows was Seisint Inc.'s Accurint service, which helps lawyers and other researchers track down just about anybody. The company has built a massive database from public record information that can help investigators find deadbeat dads, recalcitrant debtors, hesitant witnesses, and long-lost cousins or schoolmates.

Mesmerized conventioneers, upon seconds of entering a name, saw the system spew out everything from addresses of former sisters-in-law to telephone numbers of their apartment neighbors.

And it's cheap. Prices start at 25 cents for a locate search. Check out

Reader Response no. 348.

Electronic Forms

Adobe Announces Acrobat Approval

Adobe Announces Acrobat Approval ADOBE Systems Inc.'s Adobe Acrobat Approval 5.0 software helps law firms and others create electronic forms based on the company's Portable Document Format (PDF). Users can fill-in, spell-check, digitally sign, save and submit eForms. The system allows automation of data calculations and rule validations, while maintaining the "look and feel" of paper-based forms, says Adobe.

The company also announced the release of its Adobe PageMaker 7.0 layout program.

Reader Response no. 347.

Quick Takes

Quick Takes Keeping up with the Joneses: Last month, LexisNexis announced a contract with the Florida Supreme Court for legal research services. Now West Group has renewed its accord to provide the Florida judiciary with its legal research products and services.

Reader Response no. 349.

BNA Inc. has debuted a new information service, Expert Evidence Report, for litigators and judges.

Reader Response no. 350.

BREAKING NEWS: Just as we were going to press, West Group announced that it has acquired Albuquerque's Provolution Corp., creator of ProLaw Software. More details next month, or see the 9/10 issue of The National Law Journal.

Storage Systems

Ricoh Unveils Rack Version of eCabinet

Ricoh Unveils Rack Version of eCabinet RICOH Silicon Valley Inc. has been busy! This summer it debuted a new rack version of its eCabinet storage appliance and version 2 of its software; launched a software developer's kit that can integrate the unit into systems like Lotus Notes and Microsoft Exchange; and signed a slew of new partnership accords (Kofax Image Products; NSM Storage, et al.).

The e-cabinet is an electronic filing cabinet system that stores documents and creates a searchable full-text index of stored data. Using browser-based technology, it archives a digital copy (both to the internal hard drive and to back-up destinations). Users can then retrieve and share the data.

The new eCabinet 2100 is designed for large-scale environments and networks. It works with Microsoft Outlook and Explorer, and other software, and can communicate with peripherals (copiers, scanners etc.).

Reader Response no. 345.

Imaging & Scanning

DocuLex Debuts PDF.Capture 5

DocuLex Debuts PDF.Capture 5 DOCULEX, which creates text and image scanning software, has released PDF.Capture 5, the latest generation of its all-in-one document imaging software. It incorporates a "job administrator module" to manage setup of imaging projects.

Other features include improved search fields (custom and meta); a beefed-up OCR engine; and SCSI and network support. DocuLex also released PDF.Capture for eCabinet, tailored for the Ricoh product. (See related item this page.)

Reader Response no. 344.

Cost Recovery

Equitrac Upgrades PrintLog

EQUITRAC Corp. has introduced PrintLog Professional 4.0, the latest version of its software that tracks the use of digital printing devices and helps firms charge back expenses to clients.

PrintLog can be used in a standalone environment and also as part of a server, or Web-based configuration.

New features include "pop up" window enhancements and assignable "speed buttons."

Reader Response no. 346.

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