DG releases lower-cost NT/Unix solutions

DG releases lower-cost NT/Unix solutions

Data General has released two entry level versions of its AV Image document imaging system.

Available in a $15K or $25K package, AV Image replaces paper-based document and imaging systems, ensuring faster retrieval, simultaneous review and annotation of a document from multiple locations, plus reduced filing and retrieval errors.

Based on Intel Pentium Pro technology, the AV 1600 tower, with 200MHz power and 256KB of integrated cache, is suitable for the entry server market, offering high performance and high availability features.

The Auto-Focused Image Extraction process forms the basis for its powerful image viewing capabilities. It reduces the size of retrieved image files allowing users to rapidly browse through pre-scaled images from multiple documents at 10 times the speed of other imaging solutions, without full decompression.

Auto-focused indexing is a forms processing tool that automatically displays the image information from predefined index zones above each data field, eliminating the need to refer to a full image display.

AV Image handles multiple document types through Win-Track, a Windows-based universal document manager for image documents, spreadsheets, graphics files or multi-media objects. A single document record may comprise several different object types, and when viewed, each document is automatically associated with its source application or an appropriate viewer.

Now available on Windows NT as well as UNIX, AV Image is an open solution with an SQL client/server architecture. Users have the freedom to utilise standard PCs, networks, databases, servers and peripherals in new imaging applications or to integrate imaging with existing business applications.

AV Image employs barcode recognition for auto-assisted indexing while supporting high-volume scanners and high-speed printers.

The solution runs over TCP/IP and NFS networks, with support for Oracle, Sybase and Informix relational database management systems under UNIX, using DB Link connectivity.

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