OTG Software Announces Certification of Latest Canon Scanner; Canon's DR-5060F Now Certified With OTG's XtenderSolutions(R)

Oct 12, 2001, 01:00 ET from OTG Software Inc.

    ROCKVILLE, Md., Oct. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- OTG Software Inc. (Nasdaq:   OTGS),
 a leading provider of online data storage, data access and email management
 solutions, today announced the certification of the new Canon DR-5060F Hybrid
 Document Scanner with its XtenderSolutions(R) suite for enterprise content
 management.  OTG is among the first group of software vendors to certify the
      The scanner with a photographic memory, the Canon DR-5060F can
 simultaneously record images to a PC and to obsolescence-proof microfilm,
 offering state-of-the-art document management and a back-up system in one
 compact unit.  The only digital scanner with built-in, long-term archival
 recording, the Canon DR-5060F enables image files to be accessible and
 readable 20, 50, even 100 years in the future, despite changes in storage
     "When Canon entered the paper scanner business in 1996, OTG was one of the
 first software companies to certify that their software was compatible with
 the Canon DR-3020.  Since that time they have certified all of our scanners
 and have proven to be a true partner of Canon dealers," says Robert J.
 Stankard, Director and General Manager of Image Filing System Division.  "We
 are pleased to have OTG's certification of the DR-5060F and we are looking
 forward to a successful relationship."
     OTG's XtenderSolutions family of advanced software solutions offers a
 complete product suite for promoting the effective use of information across
 the organization.  XtenderSolutions support an entire organization with state-
 of-the-art, Web-enabled solutions for document management, workflow, email
 management, and data storage management.  XtenderSolutions helps deliver fast,
 impressive returns on investment by reducing technology costs, boosting user
 productivity and minimizing corporate risks.
     "OTG is pleased to provide support for the DR-5060F within our product
 suite," says Peter Smails, vice president of product management.
 "Interoperability with a wide variety of hardware devices is one of the many
 ways that we can provide added value for our customers."
     About Canon
     Canon U.S.A., Inc. is an industry leader in professional and consumer
 imaging solutions and, through its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:   CAJ), is
 a top patent-holder of imaging technologies. The company's comprehensive
 product line includes networked multifunction devices; digital and analog
 copiers (color and black and white); printers, scanners, image filing systems,
 and facsimile machines; camcorders, cameras and lenses; and semiconductor,
 broadcast and medical equipment. Canon employs 12,000 people at more than 30
 facilities throughout North, Central and South America and the Caribbean.
     About OTG Software
     OTG Software provides next-generation data management and collaboration
 solutions that virtualize storage for any type of data, including files,
 messages and databases, while providing easy and transparent access. OTG's
 application-oriented approach supports all platforms with open architecture
 solutions that scale from the department to the enterprise, and integrate
 seamlessly to store, track and retrieve information. Headquartered in
 Rockville, Maryland, the company has a customer base of over 15,000
 organizations and a global network of VARs, distributors, and OEMs. Infinite
 Storage. Immediate Access.(TM) http://www.otg.com
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