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Inserting User Interface supports voice-activated commands.

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September 19, 2011 - Using voice activation, touchscreen technology, and active display modules, JETVision Navigator(TM) enables machine operators to consolidate inserter and accessory interfaces into single controller. Active display module tracks operator's movement up and down machine and automatically repositions for optimal viewing. With voice commands, operators can send and receive machine status updates while working machine. Live chat technologies enable fast response to technical issues.

Bell Howell Mailing Systems Div.

3791 S. Alston Ave., Durham, NC, 27713, USA

Original Press Release

Bell and Howell Unveils JETVision Navigator(TM) at GRAPH EXPO

Press release date: September 8, 2011

Intuitive Graphical Interface and Voice-Activated Commands Streamline Operations

Durham, N.C., - At GRAPH EXPO 2011, Bell and Howell will introduce JETVision Navigator(TM), an innovative, next-generation inserting user interface. Using voice activation, touch-screen technology and active display modules, JETVision Navigator enables machine operators to consolidate inserter and accessory interfaces into a single controller, and simplify system operation to achieve greater efficiency and improve overall throughput.

JETVision Navigator improves production efficiency by optimizing the three main components of any production environment: the operator, the machine and the job. Using voice commands and other automated features, operators can send and receive machine status updates while efficiently working the machine. This helps the operator avoid the time-consuming tasks of searching for system errors and updates to production results. Combined with Bell and Howell's new Harmonix(TM) technology, also to be introduced at GRAPH EXPO 2011, real-time feedback and control of cycle speeds, automated start-up and end procedures offer unrivaled productivity.

"The advances made in this technology are on the same level as those made when the first smart phone was introduced," said Mark Paul, Bell and Howell director of vision technologies. "We believe that this innovation will change the way that operators interact and use production mail equipment."

JETVision Navigator also incorporates an active display module that tracks the operator's movement up and down the machine and automatically repositions for easy viewing, providing clear line of sight no matter where the operator is standing. JETVision Navigator provides maximum operator location flexibility by using a wireless panel or tablet display to enable local module setup or configuration from anywhere around a system. Additionally, live chat technologies have been integrated into the user interface to provide even faster response to any technical issue an operator may encounter.

See Bell and Howell's new JETVision Navigator in Booth 3611 at GRAPH EXPO.

About Bell and Howell
Bell and Howell, LLC is a leading provider of solutions and services for paper-based and digital messaging solutions. The company's complete portfolio includes products that reduce production and postage costs, increase operational efficiency, message impact and relevancy, and ensure integrity and quality. Supporting these solutions is one of the largest dedicated service organizations in the industry. The company maintains facilities in Wheeling, Ill., Durham, N.C., Bethlehem, Pa. and Rochester, N.Y. For further information, please visit www.bellhowell.net.

© 2011 Bell and Howell, LLC. All rights reserved. Bell and Howell, Bell and Howell logo, JETVision, JETVision Navigator and Harmonix are trademarks or registered trademarks of Bell and Howell, LLC. All other trademarks and service marks are the property of their respective owners. Specifications are subject to change without notice.

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