Copia granted U.S. patent for Mail Merge to Fax
Revolutionary approach to Mail Merge technique
Naperville, IL -- February, 1998 -- Copia International,
a leading supplier of fax server software for Windows NT, is pleased
to announce that U.S. patent #5,715,069 has been issued for our
Mail Merge to Fax product. The patent, issued on February
3, 1998, recognizes Copia's unique solution to high speed, high
volume fax delivery.
Copia President Steve Hersee has always believed Mail
Merge to be the single strongest reason to select Copia's FaxFacts
system over any other faxing solution in the marketplace.
Copia developed a special font for Mail Merge, which
is quickly and easily decoded by the fax print driver to obtain
the fax phone number and other delivery options.
The information encoded in this font is stripped prior
to delivering the document. This approach allows both custom and
standard Windows application to easily send faxes. Since the driver
does the decoding, Mail Merge to Fax is virtually immune
to changes in the Windows applications that often derail other approaches.
Mail Merge to Fax is capable of faxing custom,
personalized documents at a speed of 25 pages per minute directly
from a mail merge operation. The product is very easy to use and
only requires that the merge fields containing the fax number be
specified in the Mail Merge font at the top of the page. Additional
delivery options such as attachments and tracking may also be specified
as part of the "action line" containing the fax number.
Tracking allows the user to monitor the fax for delivery confirmation
or failure identification.
Mass mailings require printing, sorting, envelope stuffing,
and postage. Mail Merge to Fax is faster, cheaper, more reliable,
and more convenient. Business forms can be directly printed to the
fax machine, lowering billing costs. Business literature can be
faxed directly to prospective customers, making Mail Merge an excellent
Call our fax-on-demand line at 888-332-6742 and request
document #8823 or visit our web site at www.copia.com for further information.
Founded in 1987, Copia International is an innovator
in the communications solutions software market. Daily, thousands
of customers worldwide use Copia's CopiaFacts software suite of
FaxFacts, VoiceFacts and E-MailFacts to send and receive information
by fax, voice, or e-mail. Copia holds the patents for its one-call
fax retrieval and mail merge-to-fax technology and has offices in
the United States and United Kingdom. www.copia.com
Contact: Dorothy Gaden-Flanagan, 630.388.6903
VP Marketing, firstname.lastname@example.org