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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.

FF merge Font

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 marketing tool.

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.

About Copia

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, dorothy@copia.com

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