New Optika WorkBooks announced

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 04 June, 1996, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 04 June, 1996, 12:00am

Optika has announced a new information management technique called WorkBooks.

It allows users to collect information from an existing repository and organise and disseminate that information via standard distribution vehicles, such as e-mail or CD-ROM.

'Production imaging systems can no longer be viewed as islands of technology,' said Paul Callender, the managing director of Optika Asia. 'WorkBooks add a completely new dimension to the portability of information in an imaging system and are a key component to increasing the pervasiveness of imaging technology throughout the enterprise.' Users create a WorkBook containing information from any number of applications as well as a variety of information sources.

The types of information that can be use include images, computer reports, word processing documents, spreadsheets and many other file formats.

'Organisations have spent considerable resources in capturing, organising and indexing information into high-volume production imaging systems,' said Mr Callender. 'WorkBooks allow them to easily extract and readily communicate information from the imaging system repository.' A WorkBook can be created and sent via e-mail on the Internet without having to risk a breach in security by allowing them access to the information repository.

Once the receiver gets the WorkBook, they can view, print or fax any element of it without having to understand the format or source of the images, computer report pages or files contained in it.

'The WorkBook is designed to simply deliver knowledge to the user,' Mr Callender said. 'Users can easily view the information in the WorkBook without incurring the expense and training required for the original package.'