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Penpower Inc. Introduces WorldCard Ultra, the First Business Card Scanner Compatible with Mac OS X

Penpower Inc. announced today the release of WorldCard Ultra, the first business card scanner supporting both PC and Mac operating systems. Penpower, a pioneer in providing integrated solutions focused on business productivity and Asian language-based software introduces a new and improved compact, palm-sized color scanner just right for professionals on the go. Beginning December 1st, a special version, WorldCard Express designed specifically for Mac users will be available to download from Penpower's web site.
The new slot-in design, an intelligent mailbox concept with an indication light converts business cards into an accurate digital format providing much faster and more efficient solutions for contact and data management. A demo of the WorldCard Ultra product can be viewed online
WorldCard Ultra captures and synchronizes business contact information with Outlook/Outlook Express, Lotus Notes, ACT!, Palm, Windows Mobile, and the Mac Address book. Mac users can capture, manage and save contact information synchronizing directly to their Mac Address Book. There is no need to learn to how to use new software, this seamless integration with popular applications is the key to integrating Penpower's business card recognition technology into corporate IT infrastructures.
Some additional features include:
- Recognition of 16 languages, English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Russian, Polish, Turkish, Hungarian, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Japanese and Korean
- Supports up to 65,535 layers of sub-categories, designed for users personal preferences and flexibility to organize content based on specific needs
- Recognizes business card images from sources such as digital cameras, flatbed scanners and advanced mobile phones with 2.0 mega pixels and higher
- Scans directly into Outlook, Outlook Express, Windows Contacts, ACT!, Mac Address Book
- Provides 4 different view modes
- Supports password-protected business card data file
- Ability to export data to Excel and Access
- Advanced search function
- Ability for batch and double-sided scanning
- Ability to launch email application or web site directly from WorldCard software