Burlingame, CA-June 16, 2005- Docutek, a Sirsi Company, a leading provider of Internet software for academic, public, and K-12 libraries, today announced the release of DocuFax Direct, the next generation of its patented DocuFax software. DocuFax Direct includes new features that enhance the ability of users to fax documents directly to the Web.
DocuFax Direct enables users to move paper copies of documents to the Web using a standard fax machine. The system creates a compressed file from the received fax and loads that document in the location on the Web server specified by the user. Files are created in Adobe's pdf format, the standard for electronic documents. DocuFax Direct is offered as an auxiliary to Docutek ERes, Docutek's academic course reserves and electronic document management system. Docutek ERes is used by over 3.75 million students on more than 400 college and university campuses worldwide.
The DocuFax process is widely used by organizations at which many individuals regularly publish material to the Web. "Because few people have access to a scanner with a document feeder," said Yonn Samuels, vice president of Docutek, "DocuFax is the ideal alternative to scanning, especially for moving small numbers of documents at a time to the Web."
Samuels also noted that it's not straightforward to produce scanned copies that are both legible and also small in size, two requirements for documents posted on the Web. "The patented process behind DocuFax insures that the resulting electronic copies are small enough to download quickly - even over a dial-up line - and easily read," he added.
The technology behind DocuFax Direct enables a document faxed to the system to be routed to any Web server computer, and to have any electronic action applied to it. "Through this technology," said Dr. Philip Kesten, vice president of Strategic Directions at Docutek, "a faxed-in document can be automatically emailed, transferred to another Web site via FTP, or even distributed to multiple recipients. We are excited about the possibilities DocuFax Direct offers our customers."
Docutek ERes v5 at ALA
Docutek will be exhibiting at booth number 2526 at the upcoming 2005 Annual Conference of the American Library Association in Chicago, Illinois, June 25-28, 2005.
Founded in 1995, Docutek, a Sirsi Company, is a leader in e-learning collaboration and communications solutions for K-12, higher education, and libraries. Docutek licenses Docutek atSchool, a K-12 documents and communication tool, Docutek ERes, the leading electronic reserves software, and Docutek VRLplus, a leading virtual reference system. Docutek atSchool is installed in a number of the largest school districts in the United States. Docutek ERes is used by 3.75 million students at over 400 college and university campuses worldwide. Docutek VRLplus is licensed by 250 public, academic, and special libraries worldwide. For more information about Docutek please see ,a href="http://www.docutek.com">www.docutek.com.