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Konica Launches ePware for Smart Document Handling

4 Jun, 2002

Konica Launches ePware for Smart Document Handling

Konica Business Technologies, Inc., the innovation leader in digital imaging solutions and a subsidiary of Konica Corporation, today announced the availability of ePware, a Konica- developed document handling software application. ePware's customized design provides users in centralized reprographic departments (CRD) and production print environments with a powerful pre-press document management tool without requiring them to change their current workflow process.


Compatible with any scanning-enabled Konica printer/copier, ePware enables users to manage documents, regardless of platform or application. ePware accomplishes this by converting documents and image files created with other applications into AdobeĀ® Acrobat(TM) PDF files. Once converted, users can manipulate the multiple files in a "drag and drop" interface to create a single document using editing functions such as dividing, rotating, copying, deleting and binding in file or page units. Additionally, ePware saves the original version of the document in its native file format, allowing users to simply and quickly access the document for editing at a later date.


ePware empowers users with three primary features: document control, document handling and optical character recognition (OCR). Document control allows users to register the PDF files in ePware's database and to share the database over the network. Once files are registered, the document handling feature allows users to edit the name and attributes of the documents, as well as enables operations such as moving to be performed inside ePware.


The software also contains an OCR feature that allows users to register and manage the scanned images in the ePware database. OCR can be performed during image scanning, enabling the user to search from the contents of registered documents.



ePware is available through Konica's North American direct sales, authorized dealer and value-added reseller channels. Konica's suggested retail price for ePware is $149. In addition, a full version of AdobeĀ® Acrobat(TM) 4.05 or 5.0 is required at the workstation where ePware is installed.

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