Visioneer teams up with Keating Technologies to capture Canadian market

Fremont, CA - Visioneer, the leader in personal imaging products, announced a strategic alliance in the Canadian market through an exclusive agreement with Keating Technologies, Canada’s premiere branch outsourcing service to the high technology industry. Under the terms of the agreement, Keating will provide national sales and marketing services for Visioneer’s full line of award-winning imaging products.

“We will be leveraging Keating’s expertise and relationships in the Canadian market to offer customers Visioneer’s award-winning scanners,” says Roger R. Lund, Visioneer’s Vice President, North American Sales. “We expect that with this increased support of the Canadian market, we will quickly achieve the same level of success that the Visioneer brand has in the rest of North America.” Visioneer recently ranked as one of the top three scanner brands in the US retail market and four of its scanners ranked in the top 10 best selling scanner models according to the April, 1999, PC Data survey results. Sales for the first quarter of 1999 showed a 50% increase over the previous quarter.

Visioneer’s product line includes the OneTouch flatbed as well as the Strobe sheet-fed scanners that incorporate the industry-recognized PaperPort software, along with USB capabilities. The OneTouch flatbed scanner makes storing, scanning, copying, faxing, printing and e-mailing scanned images as easy as pressing one button. The Company’s family of scanners is distributed in Canada through Ingram, Merisel, and Tech Data.

“With more than half-a-million scanners expected to ship in Canada this year, there is an increasing demand for the effortless, multi-application imaging solution that Visioneer provides,” states Larry Keating, President and Chief Executive Officer, Keating Technologies. “We are looking forward to working with Visioneer to provide these innovative imaging solutions to the Canadian consumer.”

About Visioneer
Headquartered in Fremont, Calif., Visioneer, a wholly owned subsidiary of Primax Electronics Ltd., develops and markets imaging products that provide a faster and easier way to scan photographs and documents into computers and put them to work in the most popular applications. The Company’s first product shipped in 1994. Visioneer personal imaging systems have garnered widespread industry acceptance and endorsements. Additional information about Visioneer and its products may be found on the Company’s web site at www.visioneer.com.

About Keating Technologies
Keating Technologies Inc. headquartered in Markham, Ontario, is Canada’s premiere branch outsourcing service to the high technology industry. With a staff of more than 100, the Company provides total market management services including sales, marketing and customer support through offices in Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal. Keating Technologies represents leading manufacturers and works with distributor and reseller partners in bringing technology products and services to the Canadian consumer through the retail, corporate, government, and education markets. For more information regarding Keating Technologies, please call 1-800-565-3284 or visit the Company’s web site at www.keating.com.

The Visioneer brand name and logo are registered trademarks of Primax Electronics Ltd. PaperPort is a registered trademark of ScanSoft, Inc. Keating Technologies is a trademark of Keating Technologies Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners and are hereby acknowledged.