Keating Technologies brings Storm to Canada

Leader in photoscanning devices signs Keating Technologies in exclusive representation agreement

Markham, ON – Storm Technology Inc., of Mountainview, California, has signed Keating Technologies Inc. as its exclusive Canadian representative. Storm will work with Keating to bring its innovative personal scanner to the consumer market through Canadian distributors and resellers.

“Keating Technologies is providing a full-service sales and marketing effort so Storm can hit the ground running in Canada,” says Bob Preston, Storm’s vice-president, sales and marketing. “With Keating’s record of strong performance in the Canadian computer industry, we expect to generate the same level of sales and market share in Canada as we have achieved in the U.S.”

Says Larry Keating, president and founder of Keating Technologies, “Storm has established itself with outstanding product leadership as well as several aggressively-priced personal photo scanner solutions that enable users to scan and manipulate colour photographs. With the tremendous growth in multimedia applications on the desktop and across the Internet, we expect this market segment to take off as consumers and businesses discover applications for scanning devices — from scanning and attaching family pictures to internet e-mails, to document scanning for electronic management and storage.

Storm Technology is distributed in Canada by Ingram, Tomauri, and most recently, Beamscope. New lower Canadian SRPs are as follows: EasyPhoto Reader, $249; EasyPhoto Drive, $279; EasyPhoto SmartPage, $349. Storm is also offering consumers a $50 U.S. rebate on purchases made between May 1 and July 31, 1997 on all EasyPhoto products.

Storm Technology ( creates integrated hardware and software solutions that make it easy to input, organize, and use photos on a computer. The company’s photo imaging innovations result in consumer-friendly products that produce high quality results. Current products include the award-winning EasyPhoto Reader™ , EasyPhoto™ software, EasyPhoto SmartPage, and the patented EasyPhoto Drive™ . EasyPhoto software is also licensed for inclusion with personal computers, digital cameras, and scanners from Acer, Epson, Hewlett-Packard, Kodak, Nikon, Polaroid, and Netscape Navigator Gold/Netcom software. Founded in 1990, the publicly-traded Storm Technology, Inc. is based in Mountain View, California.

Keating Technologies Inc., celebrating its tenth anniversary, is Canada’s leading manufacturers’ representative in the microcomputer industry. With a staff of more than 65 employees, Keating provides integrated sales, marketing, and customer support services through offices in Vancouver, Markham, and Montreal. The Company works with distributor and reseller partners to bring technology products and services to the Canadian consumer through retail, corporate, government, and education markets. Keating Technologies is the exclusive representative of Norton-Lambert; Storm Technology; USRobotics, Personal Communications Division; and Xircom.

Storm, EasyPhoto, EasyPhoto Reader, EasyPhoto Drive and EasyPhoto SmartPage are trademarks of Storm Technology Inc. Keating Technologies Inc., is a registered trademark of Keating Technologies Inc. All other trademarks and registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.