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Mi-Co and Optiform Partner to bring Digital Writing and Electronic Forms Based Solutions to Key Markets

Research Triangle Park, NC and Indianapolis, IN. April 12, 2004 Mi-Co and Optiform announced today, a strategic partnership combining the data capture and digital writing technology of the Mi-Forms Software System with Optiform's best-of-breed solutions for automating the collection of both data and images. This alliance brings leading edge data capture and digital writing applications to the market place in key vertical areas such as healthcare, governmental applications and public heath.

"The knowledge and experience of Optiform personnel in the areas of digital writing and forms based applications makes them a key partner in the Mi-Co alliance program," stated Barrett Joyner, Sr. VP of Sales and Marketing for Mi-Co. "Optiform has a wealth of experience in providing clinical data collection solutions based on hundreds of successful implementations using electronic forms and image recognition technologies. Bringing Optiform's extensive skills and talents to the Mi-Forms community is a plus for all parties."

"As the demands on healthcare and other workers increase, it has become more difficult to collect data," states Scott McLaughlin, Sr. Technical Advisor at Optiform. "The Mi-Forms solution for Tablet PCs is the logical next step to eliminate the post-processing tasks associated with paper-based data collection solutions. Yet, the real attraction of the Mi-Forms solution is that filling out electronic forms is just as easy and as fast as using paper. The end result is a secure, one-step process whereby both document data and images can be sent to multiple host systems without the use of keyboards or scanners."

"We have several key customers currently evaluating Mi-Forms technology and the initial results are extremely impressive. A physician working with a newly mandated Electronic Medical Record System estimates that using the Mi-Forms solution would eliminate 2 to 3 hours of manual data entry per day," added McLaughlin.

About Optiform Imaging Systems
Optiform develops best-of-breed, component solutions, for automating the collection of both data and images from paper and electronic formats. Using the Mi-Forms solution, Optiform extends the functionality of its enterprise class solutions to the mobile worker. Contact at Optiform Imaging Systems 212 W 10th St Ste F-125 Indianapolis, IN 46202 Ph: (317) 822-8150

About Mi-Co
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 PC and signature capture devices. Mi-Co is headquartered in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. For more information on Mi-Co, visit