Press Release Summary:
Comprised of LogitechÂ® digital pen and pocket-sized digital paper pad, ExpeData toolkit lets mobile workers capture digital signatures and route them wirelessly to back-end systems using BlackBerry solution from Research In Motion. Signature is obtained on paper using special pen, which also captures signature electronically and transmits it, via BluetoothÂ®, to BlackBerry handset. Record of date and time of signature is also made available.
Original Press Release:
Standard Register's ExpeData® Digital Solutions Group Announces Release of Digital Signature Capability for BlackBerry®
DAYTON, Ohio, Sept. 6 -- Standard Register's (NYSE:SR) ExpeData(R) Digital Solutions group announces the release of a digital signature capability for BlackBerry(R). This capability is offered to BlackBerry Independent Software Vendors (ISV) as a toolkit that can easily be integrated into their BlackBerry-based applications, enabling mobile workers to capture high quality digital signatures and route them wirelessly to back- end systems using the BlackBerry solution from Research In Motion (RIM) (NASDAQ:RIMM).
"ExpeData's digital signature capability for BlackBerry is an easy-to-use, cost-effective signature capture solution that fits in your pocket," said Doug Patterson, vice president and general manager, ExpeData Digital Solutions.
The ExpeData solution enables mobile workers to obtain a signature on paper, using a special ballpoint pen. The signature is also captured electronically by the pen and transmitted via Bluetooth(R) to the BlackBerry handset. Images of the signature are viewable on the BlackBerry handset's screen and a record of the date and time associated with the signature is available to third-party BlackBerry application providers. The ExpeData toolkit -- comprised of a Logitech(R) digital pen and pocket-sized digital paper pad -- allows for convenient and cost-effective signature capture. The capability utilizes Anoto functionality. Anoto is the inventor of digital pen and paper technology.
A number of ISVs, including mBiztech Corp, a leader in the field of mobile data access applications and services, have integrated signature capture into their product offerings.
"ExpeData's Digital Signature capability provides an added dimension to our forms data capture application mBizForms, which allows our clients to obtain customer consent and effectively close transactions with proof of service," says Cathal Copas, mBiztech Corp's chief technology officer.
"Thousands of organizations around the world are embracing the BlackBerry platform to wirelessly extend back-end systems such as CRM, inventory management and patient records," says Mark Guibert, vice president corporate marketing at Research In Motion. "Integrating digital signature capture into mobile applications for BlackBerry can help to further streamline workflow and increase productivity for mobile professionals."
The newly released digital signature solution will be showcased at the Association of Field Service Managers (AFSM) International 2006 World Conference in Orlando, Sept. 17-20.
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