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Cornerstone launches InputAccel 3.0, plus new monitors - Unveils EZ out-of-the-box capture solution

This article appears in the issue May 1998 [Volume 7, Issue 7]

AIIM '98 may be the last time to see the old version of Cornerstone Imaging (www.corimage.com, Booth #1637) and the first opportunity to take a look at the new public company Input Software whose flagship product will be InputAccel. Cornerstone also has announced it will sell its display division. Otherwise, it's business as usual at AIIM for Cornerstone, with both display and software divisions unveiling hot new products.

Despite the presence of the new green-and-white Input Software logo alongside the red Cornerstone, much of the excitement at the booth is generated by a new EZ version of InputAccel. Billed as a "point-click-scan-done" solution with ease of use and connectivity at its core, the EZ version is designed for workgroups or individual users.

According to Kimra Hawley, who will become president and CEO of Input Software, the package is Input Accel designed for knowledge workers, "not a light version." Both Input Accel 2.0 and EZ will be available this summer. EZ is a wizard-guided, out-of-the-box solution for capture. Consider it a prepackaged deal for the user whose job function involves more than processing forms.

Input Accel provides scan, key entry, image enhancement, PDF, OCR from Caere (www.caere.com) and export. The software is connective with other Input modules, so it is a way to start out with a smaller investment--about $8,995--on one machine.

"You can easily add clients, more OCR engines or more scanners as you need them," said Hawley.

EZ for Documentum (www.documentum.com) will be available in July, followed about every 30 days by versions for IBM (www.ibm.com) products, Eastman Software (www.eastmansoftware.com), Open Text (www.opentext.com), ODBC and Web servers.

EZ is built from Input Accel Version 2.0, the new 32-bit version. It features support for more OCR engines including the newest Caere release, NT capability and support for new versions of document management platforms.

Input Accel 2.0 will be available in an early version this month and fully by late June.

On the hardware side, Cornerstone is debuting a 19-in. monitor in its corporate line, which will be available in mid-June, and a new 21-in. higher-performance monitor in its professional line, said Doug Erickson, product marketing manager.

Also at AIIM, Cornerstone unveils the Image Accel 4.0 display controller, boasting increased speed and easy installation.


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