Scanner/Software Package simplifies contact management.

Press Release Summary:

Presto! BizCard Reader 5 converts business cards into digital database using OCR technology. Palm-sized, 600 dpi gray-scale scanner retrieves contact data from any business card, while OCR and SFIT assigns data into fields for search and retrieval. Suited for both Windows and Mac operating systems, Presto! BizCard Reader 5 supports 7 languages. Contact data can be exported to Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Outlook Express, ACT!, and Lotus Notes.

Original Press Release:

NewSoft Announces Presto! BizCard Reader 5 for Both PC and Mac Users at CES 2005

Simplifies Contact Management with a Powerful OCR; Broad Export Capabilities and Fast, Easy Contact Search and Retrieval

LAS VEGAS, NV (CES, Booth 9017) - January 6, 2005 - NewSoft, a leading provider of innovative business and consumer software, announced the latest version of their successful business card scanner and software package for PC users and launched their first such package for Mac users with Presto! BizCard Reader 5 today from Booth, #9017 at the 2005 International CES. A complete solution, Presto! BizCard Reader 5 easily and accurately converts unwieldy business cards into an easily managed, easily shared, digital database using NewSoft's powerful OCR technology. The included, palm-sized gray-scale scanner automatically retrieves vital contact data from any business card, and NewSoft's advanced OCR and SFIT (Smart Field Identification Technology) quickly and accurately assigns the data into fields for rapid search and retrieval. Ideal for any global business traveler, the BizCard Reader 5 supports seven languages, including: English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese and Dutch, as well as all American and most European business card lay outs.

"We strive to continually improve our products and offer our customers the best possible digital experience in that product class," said James Li, President of NewSoft Technology Corporation. "BizCard 5 combines a high quality business card reader with our advanced OCR and data management software to bring ease-of-use and convenience to a hectic, boundless business world where your contacts are often your most important asset."

Offering support for both Windows and Macintosh operating systems, the compact Presto! BizCard Reader 5 is an ideal solution for people who work in dual operating system environments. The "Click-n-Go" feature enables users to easily export that contact data to Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Outlook Express, ACT!, Lotus Notes and more, as well as synchronize that vital data between PCs, notebooks/PowerBooks, PDAs and PIMs.

On-the-fly scan technology and background recognition processing enable users to continue scanning successive cards without data processing interruption using the included, trade-show-portable, 600 dpi gray-scale scanner. The intuitive software automatically recognizes the contact's first and last name, city and state, telephone, fax number, email, website address, and more, filing each in their own, searchable category. Combined with Presto! BizCard 5's convenient "Search Manager" tool, users can quickly and easily retrieve their contact information based on any single data item. The "Smart Label Producer" saves users' valuable time by automatically formatting and printing both lists and labels to any Avery standard label in minutes.


Available with either Windows 98SE/Me/2000/XP or Macintosh OS X compatibility, NewSoft's Presto! BizCard Reader 5 solutions are now available through with an Estimated Street Price (ESP) of just $129.95. For further information, please visit

About NewSoft Technology Corporation

NewSoft Technology Corporation develops, markets, and distributes award-winning imaging, multimedia and internet-related software. NewSoft focuses on integrating hardware and software, providing the best solutions for its clients including Brother, Canon, Epson, and HP. More information on NewSoft Technology Corporation can be found on the Web at

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