December 18, 1996 5:45 PM ET
Lotus ships 32-bit imaging client for Notes 4.5
By Maria Seminerio

  Lotus Development Corp. has added to its imaging extensions and services for Notes 4.5 clients running on Windows 95 and Windows NT platforms with the release of its Lotus Notes:Document Imaging Professional Edition Client (LN:DI Pro 4.5).

LN:DI Pro 4.5 is a 32-bit imaging solution providing image extensions and services, including scanning, desktop-based optical character recognition, and annotation capabilities to Notes users on Windows 95 and Windows NT, Lotus officials said.

The solution provides a single platform for messaging, application development, imaging and workflow applications, officials said.

When used along with the Lotus Image Viewer, the product enables users of all Windows-based Notes clients, including Windows 3.1, to view, print, mail and fax documents from Notes databases. The Image Viewer is available for free download at

Future versions of LN:DI Pro will feature closer integration with Lotus' Domino Internet and intranet technologies. Through Domino, the core imaging capabilities of LD:DI Pro will be extended to the World Wide Web, providing a solution for incorporating paper-based documents into Web-based applications, Lotus officials said.

The product requires 12 free M bytes of RAM and supports more than 50 different scanner products.

LN:DI Pro 4.5 is available immediately from Lotus Business Partners and authorized resellers at a price of $89.

IBM subsidiary Lotus is based in Cambridge, Mass.

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