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ROCK HILL, SC, November 15, 1998 - For Immediate Release

CRT Systems Announces "Spectrum Enterprise Edition", a Client/Server, Fortune 1,000 Sized Version of its Imaging/Document Processing Software.

CRT Systems Inc. today announces a new version of its Spectrum Imaging System. "Spectrum Enterprise" supports robust enterprise databases such as Microsoft SQL Server® and Oracle®. Included with the basic software are the "High Performance Batch Processing Option" with OCR Separation/Sorting, and a four-client license.


About Spectrum Enterprise

  • Through the support of high-end Database Servers, the Spectrum Imaging System moves into the Fortune 1,000 size companies’ corporate document processing and storage arena.
  • "Spectrum Enterprise" is recommended for use with networks sharing images and data where more than one million images are stored, or more than 10 users concurrently share the same data.
  • Spectrum Enterprise is scheduled for general release early in the First Quarter, 1999.



About Spectrum Imaging System

  • Spectrum was originally developed for use with CRT Systems’ V/BOSS Veterinary Medical Application for the Indexing, Storage, Viewing and Annotation of images such as Radiology, MRI, ECG, Ultrasound, Digital images and other associated objects creating a "virtual patient folder" required for the typical medical practice. In addition, transmission capabilities were implemented allowing Spectrum to be used as a Telemedicine Vehicle. Reengineered Spectrum was to be used with a wide array of application programs.
  • Due to the recent advances in price/performance ratios of computer hardware, especially on-line storage, the document processing industry is one of the quickest growing segments of the computer business. Spectrum fulfills a unique niche by providing the "virtual folder" capability. In addition, because Spectrum is generally used with a "front end" application, very specific vertical solutions are possible.
  • Spectrum provides a "Database of Objects" for a variety of front-end interface program types, allowing third party software developers an extremely rapid development environment for implementation of document and image processing capabilities.


Applying the litmus test, Windows® applications that can call the Windows® Calculator, will typically be interfaced in less than one hour.

C, C++, Visual Basic®, Database Applications such as Access®, COBOL as well as CRT Systems "Point of View" development environment applications are quickly integrated with Spectrum.

When used with a compatible terminal emulation program, "Screen Scraping" techniques allow "legacy" mainframe and UNIX application to easily interface to Spectrum. Generally, NO changes are required to the legacy application code.

  • Spectrum associates a "Virtual Folder" of objects to a primary key passed by a calling application or Front-end. The following objects are supported for storage and retrieval when created or acquired using Spectrum’s automatic indexing and naming facility:

JPG, TIF, BMP, PDF, GIF and scores of additional digital image types; WAV and AVI Multimedia Files; Microsoft Word®, Excel®, PowerPoint®; WordPerfect®; Macromedia Director®; Internet URLs, as well as others.

  • Spectrum is tightly integrated with the Internet:

Send and receive mail; Send Spectrum Objects as Email Attachments; FTP capabilities to other Spectrum Sites.

  • Spectrum provides an image viewer/desktop plus Thumbnails view.
  • Using Cut, Copy, and Paste, you can communicate with other Windows Applications.
  • Zoom, Print, Send, Rotate, etc. capabilities are supported.
  • Annotation layers such as Highlight, Arrows, Circle, Box, Sticky Note, and Voice may be applied to underlying digital images.


Target Markets

Spectrum is sold to Application Developers, Office Product Dealers, Hardware OEMs and Distributors. Specially priced "Not for Resale" version CDs are available though reseller channels and by contacting us at our Web Site listed elsewhere in this press release.

About CRT Systems, Inc.

CRT Systems was founded in 1978 and incorporated in 1981. Prior to developing The Spectrum Imaging System, the company’s primary business focus has been development, deployment and nation-wide support of a turnkey Veterinary Business and Medial Vertical Application, V/BOSS. CRT Systems has extensive experience and expertise in DOS, Xenix®, UNIX®, Windows®, NT® and Networked environments.

For more information about the Spectrum Imaging System and CRT Systems, Inc. please visit http://www.spectrum.crtsys.com. For media accreditation contact Tony Troskoski, CRT Systems, Inc. at tony@crtsys.com or (800) 826-7740.