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Fujitsu's farewell to scattered documents

Rack2-Filer lets you literally 'feel' the paper on screen

September 15, 2009
Rack2-Filer screen grab

Fujitsu Europe Limited, a market leader in document imaging scanners, today announced the availability of Rack2-Filer, a uniquely new approach to personal file management solutions. Rack2-Filer enables users to compose virtual binders filled with digital paper and organize these in graphically animated storage racks or cabinets just like with real paper. The new 'Easy Flip' technology almost lets you feel the paper, while virtually flipping through the binder. Especially designed to work with Fujitsu's ScanSnap family of scanners, like the new S1500, Rack2-Filer organizes digitally born documents along with paper documents in one unified virtual space. Any personal organising structure preferred and appreciated from physical paper can now be provided digitally through Rack2-Filer.

Rack2-Filer 5.0 is an easy-to-use scanning and file management solution specially designed for home and small offices. It allows users to quickly sort, organise and file paper documents digitally and manage all the documents in an intuitive, virtual library with the click of a button. It enables users to convert scanned documents and digital data into portable document format (PDF) files and organise them into graphical electronic binders and virtual cabinets.

The package supports seven European languages, and offers a range of new functionalities to users including an updated icon design, the ability to display search results in a binder, the possibility to rearrange the order of contents, 'send as email' function, and an Optical Character Recognition (OCR) function.

Easy operation makes searching for information simple
Rack2-Filer creates a life-like experience with digital content through the use of virtual cabinets and e-binders. While flipping through pages, users can add highlights, divider sheets and sticky notes to enhance the organisational value of their virtual library.

With Rack2-Filer's built-in OCR engine, content can be made searchable by word, phrase or number. Even information in 'sticky notes' and 'binder titles' can be retrieved.

Rack2-Filer enables users to store digitally born and scanned data in a very efficient way, providing several powerful tools and time-saving features to keep content highly accessible, accurately organised, and working hard for the individual user. Compared to the hassle-free search and retrieval capabilities of the software, paper is left redundant.

Reduce paper clutter and save time
"Today's working desks in the office or at home are all-too-often overflowing with paper. Piles of unsorted papers combined with stored data across different locations makes personal document organisation a burden," stated Klaus Schulz, Manager Product Marketing EMEA, Imaging Systems Division, Fujitsu Europe Group. "This is a problem which users wholeheartedly wish to avoid. Rack2-Filer has been developed to overcome the chasm between the digital and the paper world and at the same time make personal document organisation incredibly easy. Rack2-Filer provides a cost effective, easy to operate personal information management system".

Perfect partners – Rack2-Filer and ScanSnap S1500
The ScanSnap S1500 is Fujitsu's latest one-button scanning solution, launched at the CeBIT Expo this year, and is a compact-size desktop document office scanner targeted for fast and easy high-quality scanning in general offices and diverse environments. The ScanSnap S1500 excels through speed, ease of operation, efficient digitised data management, intelligent software functions and enhanced connectability. Rack2-Filer 5.0 has been designed to link seamlessly with the ScanSnap S1500, meaning that users can enjoy the benefits of digitising, sorting and filing their documents with the minimum of fuss.

Rack2-Filer 5.0 is compatible with Windows 2000, Windows XP and Windows Vista, and supports seven European languages: German, English, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Italian and French. The software is available in EMEA (Europe/Middle East/Africa) immediately at a recommended net retail sales price of € 198. The shown price does not include applicable VAT charges.

About Fujitsu

Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company offering a full range of technology products, solutions and services. Over 170,000 Fujitsu people support customers in more than 100 countries. We use our experience and the power of ICT to shape the future of society with our customers. Fujitsu Limited (TSE:6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.5 trillion yen (US$54 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2012. For more information, please see:

Fujitsu UK and Ireland is a leading IT systems, services and products company employing 11,400 people with an annual revenue of £1.7 billion. Its business is in enabling its customers to realise their objectives by exploiting information technology through its integrated product and service portfolio. This includes consulting, applications, systems integration, managed services and product for customers in the private and public sectors including retail, financial services, telecoms, government, defence and consumer sectors. For more information, please see:

About Fujitsu Europe Limited

Operating in Europe/Middle East/Africa, Fujitsu Europe Limited is a market leading provider of document image scanners for professional desktop, workgroup and high volume production environments; Enterprise SCSI, FCAL and SAS, and Mobile ATA and SATA hard disk drives; high capacity external 2.5-inch drives; KVM devices including switches, CAT-5 extenders and pull-out drawers; biometric authentication sensors as well as dot-matrix printers.Established in the United Kingdom in 1981, Fujitsu Europe Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of the global electronics giant Fujitsu Limited and has its head office in the UK as well as subsidiary offices in Germany, Italy and Spain.

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Date: 15 September, 2009