Esker adds more robust features and flexibility to its multi-platform, cost-effective desktop and production fax server

Derby, UK, July 21, 2005 — Esker Software, a leading provider of intelligently automated document delivery solutions, today announced the immediate availability of Esker VSI-Fax 5.1, a multi-platform fax server running on UNIX, Linux or Windows. VSI-Fax 5.1 offers a scalable, cost-effective desktop or production fax solution that allows an organization to quickly fax-enable any application and to expand user access as needs grow.

New features include:

* More robust and reliable fax core server - numerous updates and improvements have been made covering VSI Fax client, core server reliability and a new modem architecture layout.
* Support of Brooktrout and Eicon Fax Boards – Esker VSI 5.1 now supports fax boards from two of the leading suppliers world-wide offering faster transmission speed and more reliability.
* Extended API capabilities– offering a rich set of choices to integrate within your applications Esker VSI-Fax 5.1 enables applications with an easy-to-use interface for custom fax application development or integration from Visual Basic, Visual C++, C#, JavaScript, and Visual Basic Script.

“Adding support for analogue fax boards was a high priority in this new version as demanded by our customers.” says Eric Bussy, Director Marketing at Esker Software. “We have chosen Brooktrout and Eicon, both highly regarded for their quality fax board product lines. Listening to our customers is a principal objective to ensure they receive best-value from the solutions we offer as we continue to expand our performance and feature set to address market needs."

Aside from the new features listed above Esker has updated several of the staple features and add-on options that have added to the success of Esker VSI-Fax. Using the fax merge feature users can quickly merge faxes from desktop productivity suites such as Microsoft Office creating a personal touch. Automated routing of inbound faxes allows user to receive their faxes via email, on the printer, or from other applications.

“The principal advantage of VSI 5.1 is the Command Console,” says Timothy Mach, Hardware System Developer at Medent Community Computer Services Inc. “The Command Console not only offers ease in configuring the software, but adding or changing devices and classes has never been so simple. Also with the new improved Fax Interface Module we are no longer having inbound issues when the sender is using an older fax modem or board.”

Additional enhancements and options include the ability to combine the latest addition of the Fax on Demand Connector, which allows companies to take advantage of outsourced fax delivery without adding hardware or dedicated phone lines, creating an ideal solution to avoid peak capacity problems such as end-of-month invoicing.

For further information contact Sam Townsend, Marketing Manager, Northern Europe. Tel: +44 (0) 1332 54 8181, email:

About Esker Software

Esker is the leading provider of intelligently automated document delivery solutions. Esker helps organizations streamline manual, paper-intensive business processes such as purchasing, invoicing and sales order processing, with Esker DeliveryWare, a single and universal information exchange platform that captures, formats, converts and routes documents – automatically – from any enterprise application.

Esker DeliveryWare has clear advantages over other document delivery solutions:
- It recognizes formats and converts more file formats than any other solution.
- It provides the broadest range of delivery media - built-in – of any solution, including Esker on Demand outsourced fax and mail services.

- It is the only solution with the DeliveryWare Rules Engine: patent-pending intelligence that directs document transformation and flow based on content recognition, eliminating the need for custom programming.

With its unmatched combination of flexibility and simplicity, Esker DeliveryWare provides significant and immediate operational efficiencies, cost savings and measurable ROI in as little as three to six months.

Founded in 1985, Esker operates globally and has over 70,000 customers and millions of licensed users worldwide. Esker has global headquarters in Lyon, France and UK offices in Derby. For more information, visit

Press Contact:
Sam Townsend
+44 (0) 1332 548181

Investor Relations Contact:
Emmanuel Olivier
Esker S.A.
+33 (0)4 72 83 46 46

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Published on: 12:00AM on 21st July 2005