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Kofax Ships Ascent Ricochet Browser-Based Scanning Product for Ascent Capture

4 Aug, 2002

Kofax Ships Ascent Ricochet Browser-Based Scanning Product for Ascent Capture

Kofax has recently announced shipping of Ascent Ricochet, a new Web browser/Java-based scanning product for remote capture applications. The award-winning Ascent Ricochet product offers an easy-to-use, browser-based document creation and indexing solution which extends the Ascent Capture production capture system to every desktop in the enterprise using multifunctional peripheral (MFP) devices.

Ascent Ricochet enables document creators or content experts to scan images on a digital copier or other MFP device at their location. From the desktop, they can quickly review thumbnail images of scanned documents for quality. These documents are then assembled in a pre-defined package and released into the workflow. Ascent Ricochet also enables users to attach other electronic documents to the package as well as obtain notification of delivery.

Ascent Ricochet is designed to be user-friendly and requires no training or software installation from a CD. There are also no client dongles or client license fees, which allow customers to freely use the product for remote capture applications. Users simply log onto their corporate intranet to download and use the product in conjunction with Ascent Capture.

Kofax also offers Ascent Coversheet, which is a “lite” version of Ascent Ricochet. Ascent Coversheet can be downloaded without charge at http://www.kofax.com/products/ascent/coversheet/download.asp and provides a subset of the functionality of Ascent Ricochet. The utility is designed to pre-index documents destined for Ascent Capture. Users input document index information and a bar code is generated with all appropriate document data. A preprinted coversheet is then generated that includes the bar code, enabling Ascent to process the package of information. The user prints the completed coversheet to the MFP and it is included on top of documents to be scanned. The images are then written to a network folder and auto-import scripts direct images into Ascent. An updated version of Ascent Coversheet will be released later this month which provides compatibility with Ascent Capture 5.5 and addresses customer-requested enhancements.

Ascent Coversheet gives customers an opportunity to sample many of the workflow benefits of Ascent Ricochet without risk. Customers can easily upgrade to the full-functioning Ascent Ricochet product, providing visual quality control, delivery notification, the ability to attach electronic documents and other features.

Ascent Ricochet requires Ascent Capture v5.5 or later, Microsoft IIS Server v5.0 and Microsoft Internet Explorer v5.0 or later. Ascent Ricochet is available from more than 800 Ascent resellers worldwide. Resellers may be identified by region at www.kofax.com. Ascent Ricochet pricing is based on the number of images released to the server.

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