Research Triangle Park, NC October 29, 2003. Mi-Co announced today, general availability and shipping of the latest release of Mi-Forms, Release 3.5, bringing new mobile data capture and digital writing capabilities to the marketplace.
"Edward Robert Bulwer, the 19th century English novelist said "The pen is mightier than the sword" and with this release of Mi-Forms that is definitely the case." said Jim Clary, Mi-Co's Chief Executive Officer. "With this release, Mi-Forms now supports the Logitech io Pen as well as our traditional data capture platforms such as the Tablet PC, Pocket PC, and signature capture pads."
Geoff Cronin, CEO of Edvocacy, a non profit whose mission is to identify and facilitate the teaching of dyslexic children stated, "I have recently traveled the east coast with the Mi-Forms mobile data capture solution using the Logitech io Pen. The efficiency of collecting electronic data with the use of pen and paper is truly remarkable. This technology and the solutions that it brings to market can greatly assist Edvocacy in our goal of bringing efficient, non-disruptive screening and identification of learning-impaired children to the entire United States.
"I continue to be very impressed with the technology that Mi-Co brings to market," says Greg Barnes Nelson, CEO of ThotWave, a leading decision support and data warehouse company. "Integrating Mi-Forms into our operational systems has been extremely easy in the past and with the new features in 3.5, it becomes even easier. I have tracked this code from the days they code named it the Edward Robert Bulwer Release and of course since Barrett is from the south they shortened it to the "Eddie Bob Release," but it is still incredibly feature rich.
Besides full support of the Logitech io Pen as a data capture device, features in Mi-Forms Release 3.5 include providing the flexibility for the users to deploy on the client all of the data verification components that were previously on the server, enhanced support for XML output, and integration with Microsoft's Outlook and other contact management and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) extensions.
"This is a major milestone in Mi-Co's journey to provide cost effective enterprise level mobile data capture and digital writing solutions. We take pride in that our technology is a "no barriers" solution for our enterprise customers when they are implementing digital writing," said Greg Clary, chief technology officer at Mi-Co.
"There are a number of key business applications in our target markets that are an excellent match for the combined power of the Logitech io Personal Digital Pen and Mi-Forms Software specifically designed for enterprise data capture, processing for accuracy and the subsequent transmittal to on-line databases," said Barrett Joyner, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Mi-Co. "For example, mobile data capture by home health care professionals interviewing clients in the patients' homes is an excellent application that we have seen in the market place. In addition, the entire realm of contact management and customer relationship management starts with accurate data getting into the back end systems. Release 3.5 has a number of key features that will benefit sales professionals that are on the move but need that customer information into their operational systems in a very timely manner."
Mi-Co, the mobile data capture company, provides digital writing software to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of the entire process of capturing and using data. Mi-Co's end-to-end enterprise Mi-Forms Software System enables flexible forms design and the capture, handwriting verification and communication of forms based and free-form pen-on-paper data for enterprise users. Mi-Forms supports enterprise data capture using the Tablet PC, the Logitech io Digital Pen, Pocket PCs and signature capture devices. Mi-Co's vertical markets for the Mi-Forms Software include healthcare and pharmaceuticals, financial services, public safety, and governmental services, and Mi-Co has a growing number of customers in these segments. Mi-Co is headquartered in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. For more information on Mi-Co, visit www.mi-corporation.com.