|ACD Systems and IDEO Signs Digital Imaging Solution Provider Deal For The Handspring Visor PDA|
Imaging Platform to be Used in Eyemodule and Eyemodule2 Digital Cameras
VICTORIA, British Columbia, Feb. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- ACD Systems (TSE: ASA - news) announced it has signed a digital imaging solutions provider deal with IDEO. ACD will provide the desktop imaging solutions component for IDEO's digital cameras. The component will be used for taking JPEG images that are to be viewed on the Handspring Visor PDA. As part of the deal, 60,000 units will be bundled together with ACD's flagship product, ACDSee 3.1 for PC and 1.5 for Mac, with worldwide distribution.
President and CEO Douglas Vandekerkhove today had high praise for an improved digital camera introduced in Phoenix by Handspring, Inc. He commented, ``Handspring's new eyemodule2 digital camera is a significant technological achievement. We are happy we were selected to be the products digital solutions provider as it shows the multi-platform uses of ACDSee(TM).''
About eyemodule and eyemodule2
The eyemodule and the eyemodule2 are digital cameras, made by IDEO, and are compatible with all Handspring Visor handheld computers, including the recently introduced Visor Prism and Visor Platinum. Like the original eyemodule, the eyemodule2 does not require batteries. Images and Mini-Movies can be categorized, annotated, beamed to other Visor handhelds or PalmOS® devices, or synchronized to either a PC or Macintosh with the included software to edit, e-mail, or print. The eyemodule2 is currently available online, www.palmgear.com, and begin shipping to retail outlets February 12, 2001, for an MSRP of $199.95. The original eyemodule will continue to be sold for an MSRP of $149.95.
About ACD Systems
Headquartered in British Columbia since 1993, ACD Systems International (TSE: ASA - news) is on the world's leading digital image management companies that develops, markets and sells digital imaging and management software. The Company has a history of greater than 100% revenue growth, year on year, and has penetrated the global market place through progressive Internet distribution and strategic partnerships. ACD has an estimated 15 million-user base and over 15,000 corporate customers, including many Fortune 500 companies. For further details, please visit us at our corporate web site: http://www.ACDSYSTEMS.com.
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