H&A Forensics Adds Equivio Technology to Support Near-duplicate Detection

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H&A Forensics has launched a near-duplicate detection service, based on Equivio technology, to help its clients reduce the time and cost of litigation review.

H&A Forensics, a Canadian provider of Total Forensic Solutions, including electronic discovery, computer forensics and forensic accounting services, announced today the launching of a new service for the detection of near-duplicate files and de-duplication of scanned images. The new service is based on patent-pending technology from Equivio.

"Equivio will help our clients turn around the spiraling costs of litigation," said Oleh Hrycko, President and CEO of H&A Forensics. "Our mission is to offer clients an integrated suite of discovery software that can streamline the review process and reduce litigation costs. Equivio is a key addition to H&A's proprietary web based document review platform, eExamineâ„¢."

Hrycko added, "In initial cases where we have applied Equivio, we are finding that 20-30% of the documents are near-duplicates. As a result, Equivio's software allows clients to drastically reduce the time involved in reviewing this part of the collection. In fact, the redundant review of near-duplicates is probably the largest single component that technology can eliminate from the discovery cycle."

"We are delighted that H&A Forensics has decided to implement our technology," said Amir Milo, CEO of Equivio. "H&A subjected the tool to very thorough testing. This demonstrates their commitment to their clients, and I am pleased to report that we came through with flying colors. We look forward to working with H&A, and helping their clients reduce litigation costs and risks via our technology."

About H&A Forensics, Inc.

H&A is one of Canada's leading independent firms approaching 20 years of experience in providing integrated solutions that span electronic discovery, computer forensics and forensic accounting. The firm's court-qualified and court-appointed forensic experts, bring multi-faceted expertise, advanced digital forensics, discovery skills and a thorough understanding of the litigation process to provide clients with unrivalled strategic advantages.

H&A's clients include Canada's top ten leading legal firms, various levels of government and some of the nation's Fortune 100. One of H&A's engagements was as Superior Court of Ontario appointed, Digital Evidence Inspector for the Air Canada v. WestJet matter. For more information, visit http://www.HAForensics.com or call 1.866.233.5577

About Equivio

Equivio offers patent-pending technology to detect and group near-duplicate files. Equivio creates a compelling ROI in all business situations in which people need to analyze or manage large sets of documents. By grouping near-duplicates, Equivio enables the review of each set of similar documents as a single coherent entity, systemizing the review process and enhancing efficiency. These capabilities save time and effort, improve review quality and ensure consistent treatment of similar documents. For more information, visit our website at http://www.equivio.com.

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