|LizardTech, Inc., a provider of imaging technologies, has announced
that it's now shipping DjVu Solo 3.1, the consumer/small-office version
of its DjVu software. According to the announcement, DjVu Solo 3.1 easily
converts paper documents into manageable compact files that can be quickly
distributed via the Internet. It also has optical character recognition
(OCR) capabilities for performing keyword searches within the document—including
graphics and illustrations—through the free DjVu Browser Plug-in. DjVu
Solo is available for purchase for $299 directly from LizardTech's Web
site. A free, noncommercial version of DjVu Solo without OCR capabilities
is also available.
According to the company, DjVu Solo 3.1 is an exceptional personal productivity
and small-business tool with the power to quickly convert any scanned paper
document into an incredibly small file and add an OCR layer, hyperlinks,
or highlights for easy information retrieval and management. DjVu documents
can be instantly transmitted and viewed by anyone via a standard Web browser
and can reportedly be downloaded 100-times faster than Adobe PDF and 20-times
faster than JPEG or GIF files. Unlike Adobe Acrobat, DjVu Solo 3.1 makes
it easy to combine multiple documents or rearrange pages quickly and effortlessly,
according to the announcement.
"DjVu Solo makes it easy to convert small quantities of paper into our
DjVu format. Customers can input directly from their scanners and add OCR
and hyperlinks with the click of a mouse," said John Grizz Deal, LizardTech's
president and CEO. "DjVu Solo is a powerful information-management tool
at a very reasonable price."
Acquired from AT&T Labs, DjVu represents superior document imaging
technology, ideal for legal documents, receipts, tax returns, personal
mementos, e-book publishing, medical or financial record storage and retrieval,
and easy development of Web sites, according to the announcement. DjVu
Solo produces digital documents that can be downloaded or distributed as
e-mail attachments and includes capabilities that allow users to highlight
important information within documents. Users can also add hyperlinks to
any DjVu document, providing a quick link to any Web page or document.
According to the company, DjVu Solo 3.1 also lets customers manage digital
documents more efficiently, effectively, and effortlessly. For home office
users who have limited storage space and yet want to keep documents more
accessible, DjVu Solo 3.1 allows them to search, hyperlink, or highlight
According to the announcement, LizardTech is a privately held company
that's committed to providing tools to deliver high-quality content instantly
over the Internet. It offers innovative solutions that optimize bandwidth
and provide immediate access to high-resolution, multipurpose digital images
and multimedia content. LizardTech licensed Generation I of its MrSID technology
from Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) and acquired its DjVu technology
from AT&T Labs for the commercialization of both product lines. LizardTech
is integrating its next-generation image software into a wide variety of
platforms and applications. Its software is currently installed on more
than 25 million desktops and integrated into over 200 applications.
Source: LizardTech, Inc., Seattle, 877/580-5588; http://www.lizardtech.com.