NSi Adds Canon MFD Support For AutoStore Using MEAP

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AutoStore advanced features are now available embedded on the supported Canon MFD devices

Notable Solutions, Inc. (NSi), a leader in distributed document capture and workflow middleware technology, today announced its support for Canon embedded scanning through the use of MEAP embedded architecture. AutoStore’s support for MEAP will be available for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) through NSi’s value added distribution channel including IKON.

NSi's award-winning content capture middleware technology, AutoStore, is now integrated with Canon's MEAP enabled MFPs, providing customers with a proven, rules-based workflow solution for capturing, processing and routing content to a wide variety of business applications - significantly improving business process efficiency through embedded authentication, increased level of security, centralized device management tools and bi-directional data validation from the device. With Canon’s MEAP development architecture and AutoStore’s powerful capabilities, users can invoke many of AutoStore’s processing features easily from their Canon MFP touch screen interface.

“NSi’s AutoStore provides extensive capture workflow features which harmonize the power, functionality and usability of the Canon MEAP platform” Says Mark Smithen, Canon Europe ISV Programme Manager, “By offering MEAP integration with AutoStore Canon customers and resellers have an attractive proposition in the capture workflow segment”

The collaboration between NSi and Canon will allow organizations to leverage NSI’s advanced document imaging and processing workflow middleware with all MEAP enabled multi-function peripherals (MFP). The integrated products will be able to capture hardcopy documents from Canon MEAP devices through an easy to use embedded user interface, process documents with leading edge technologies such as OCR, ICR, bar code reading, Forms Recognition and route documents to over one hundred business applications including document management systems, network fax servers, eMail services including Microsoft Exchange, and Lotus Domino as well as users’ desktops and home directory.

”Integrating AutoStore with Canon MEAP devices was an easy process with the support of Canon Europe’s Business Solutions Developer Programme (http://www.bsdp.canon-europa.com)” said Ali Tehranchi, president and founder of NSi. “Through this Canon certified integration, users of Canon devices will be able to walk to their device, click on a single button and scan documents into almost all business applications. It is easy to install and administer and thanks to Canon MFP advanced interface panel, it is easy to use.”

AutoStore integration for Canon includes:

•Embedded server authentication for Microsoft Windows NTLM, Novell and Active Directory)

•Secure document delivery using SSL

•Logical group based workflow profiling including rules based authentication

•Support for all scanning features of the device including:

oPreview while scanning

oScan setting adjustments (based on user security profile)

oUnlimited workflow menus and sub-menus

oIndex fields including, String, Date/Time, Boolean, Strings list

oBi-Directional data validation and lookup against any external database

•Localized virtual keyboard support for German, French, Italian and Spanish in addition to the English virtual keyboard.

The AutoStore server shipped in EMEA will include one device license for Canon MEAP as part of its base package which includes unlimited Optical Character Recognition (OCR) including output for searchable PDF; additional devices will be priced at $800 per device connected. There will be no additional per device charges for application connectors or additional document processing features.

About Canon Europe

Canon is a world-leading innovator and provider of imaging and information technology solutions for individuals and businesses.

A subsidiary of Canon Inc. of Japan, Canon Europa is the operational headquarters for Canon in Europe and is based in Amstelveen, the Netherlands. Canon Europa supports the activities of the entire Canon in Europe organisation, including all the national sales organisations based in countries throughout Europe. The main focus for Canon in Europe business activity is in two clearly defined markets: Business Solutions (developing IT products, solutions and services for both the office and professional print environments) and Consumer Imaging (Input solutions: photography, video and digital camera; and Output solutions: Bubble Jet Printers). Canon Europa employs almost 500 people in Amsterdam.

Further information about Canon Europa is available at:

http://www.canon-europa.com- http://www.canon-europa.com
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ABOUT NSi:

Notable Solutions, Inc. (NSi) is the leading provider of content capture solutions. NSi's AutoStore can capture documents from any MFP, or digital copier, PC Scanner or desktop application, process them using advanced OCR, and forms recognition, and securely save the content in your business applications and databases

NSi’s products, based on their award wining AutoStore framework, branded as “Powered By AutoStore”, are available worldwide through its network of resellers.

For more information about NSi, visit: http://www.nsius.com or contact NSi at 600 Jefferson Plaza, Suite 500, Rockville, MD 20852. Phone (240) 683-8400. Fax (240) 683-8420. E-

CONTACT:

NSi Europe:

Enno Arne Lueckel: +49 6442 962 349

NSi U.S. +1.240.683.8400

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