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The value of any architecture can be measured by the breadth and depth of its implementations. Our primary goal in the Salutation Consortium is to have the Salutation technology implemented across a wide variety of products, application, and services. These implementations are briefly described here with links -as appropriate -- to more detailed descriptions and ordering information.

US availability of Salutation-enabled Lotus Notes add-on announced.
IBM announces the North American availability of NuOffice, a networked office system based on Lotus Notes Domino that simplifies the transfer of data to and from office equipment.

US availability of Salutation-enabled RICOH Aficio 350/450 digital imaging system announced.
Ricoh Corporation, the leading manufacturer of digital black and white and color copiers, is extending its Image Communication vision to include compatible solutions for IBM�s Lotus Notes environment. Newly compatible Ricoh products include the RICOH Aficio 350/450 digital imaging systems, the AP Series digital black & white and color digital printers.

Canon Digital Copier to support Salutation Architecture 
Canon Digital Copier to leverage Salutation architecture,  IBM NuOffice, and Lotus Notes for Enhanced Document Management.

US availability of Murata (Muratec) Salutation Fax Server System anounced .
Muratec products include F-120 fax server and SM-100 server software!

Ricoh to adopt NuOffice
Ricoh Corporation announced this month that it has adopted IBM's NuOffice document management software which is based on Salutation Architecture, for its digital imaging systems.

Three companies release document management solutions supportd by Salutaiton
Ricoh, Sony, Hitachi roll out document management products with Salutation Support. More to Come!

XtraWorX Port-of-Entry
The XtraWorX Port-of-Entry (POE) is a new software development tool that makes it possible to build and deploy applications that can access printers, copiers, and multifunction peripherals across a network without requiring special device drivers. XtraWorX POE software for Windows 95 and NT is developed and marketed by XtraWorX, LLC, based in Highland, Utah, in association with the Consortium. Additional information:

Port-of-Entry Product Brochure
Port-of-Entry Overview Presentation
Free Port-of-Entry Product Demo

The IBM Salutation Manager is a toolkit for device, application and service developers to enable implementation of Salutation Technologies in their products. Additional information:

Salutation Package for Embedded System

What is Salutation
What is the value of Salutation
IBM NetCube component for TME 10 NetFinity
A new Web-based LAN management software product, NetCube for NetFinity V1.0, is the first commercial software based on the Salutation Architecture. NetCube for NetFinity V1.0 was announced January 29 for the Japanese market. IBM demonstrated a prototype in the Salutation Consortium booth at COMDEX/Fall last November. Plans have not yet been announced for a North American version.

The introduction of IBM NuOffice Version 1.0 has expanded the ability to share information locally and remotely for Lotus Domino** and Notes** users, whether they are in the office or on the road. IBM NuOffice gives users of Lotus Notes clients access to a wide range of information appliances such as online copiers and scanners, whether they are attached directly to a local Lotus Domino Server, or connected remotely through mobile computing access technologies. It also offers the Domino information workers new information capture, storage, and retrieval techniques.

Canon, Inc. GP30F Salutation System.
The Salutation System combines a Canon GP30F digital copier (known as MEDIO 30F) with Salutation-enabled print control and scanning applications to create new network features for a corporate intranet environment based on Lotus Notes.
The scanning application, MEDIO OfficeScan for Salutation, stores documents scanned by the copier directly into Lotus Notes Server. The user can then view the documents from a Notes client or with a web browser. This function works in combination with IBM NuOffice, also announced today. (See below.) The print control application, MEDIO OfficeTerminal for Salutation, automatically notifies the user when a printing job is complete and ready for pickup. From a web browser, the user can determine what features and optional equipment are installed on the copier.

Fuji Xerox Network Able for Salutation.
Network Able combines the four functions of copying, faxing, printing and scanning on a network into one machine. The Network Able for Salutation makes full use of the Salutation Architecture for its network functions.

IBM Japan NuOffice V1.0.
A complete office environment based on Lotus Notes, NuOffice uses the Salutation Architecture to make copiers, facsimile machines, scanners and printers active players on a company network. IBM NuOffice adds intelligence to the scanning function of copiers and fax machines, permitting these devices to input information from paper documents into Lotus Notes. Using NuOffice, a user can email a scanned document directly from a fax machine or copier.
NuOffice enables users to operate office equipment from Lotus Notes, confirming device status and controlling such functions such as high speed printing, sorting and collating.

Mita Network Connection Kit for Notes.
Mita announces the Network Connection Kit for Notes as an option for the Antico 30 plain paper fax. With the kit installed, documents received from other Salutation-enabled devices can be distributed as email automatically to Notes clients on the network. This fax distributing function is also available from the fax using the Subaddress (SUB) signal as defined in ITU-T Recommendation T.30. Furthermore, users can use the Antico 30 as a network scanner/FAX/printer from a Notes desktop.

Muratec Fax Server F- 120/F-150.
Muratec announces the upcoming development of Fax server F- 120/F-150 (temporary name), which will conform to the Salutation Architecture. Fax server F-120/F-150 acts as a network fax modem, faxing documents created on a PC. A document received as a fax can be forwarded without an interim printing step, preserving document quality. Users can query the status of a sent fax and determine whether the document has been opened by the recipient.

Ricoh Imagio MF-P series digital copiers.
Ricoh announces a Salutation software package which allows the Imagio MF-P digital copiers to be used as network printers/scanners in a Lotus Notes intranet environment. With Salutation support, each function of the Imagio copier (copy, fax, print, scan) can be addressed individually for maximum user convenience. A Lotus Notes user can, for instance, have the copier send a document or scanned image as Lotus Notes mail directly to another user's desktop. Ricoh provides supporting print server software and scanner server software.

IBM Japan Corporation unveiled software to implement advanced, efficient, new office environment.
The software, called IBM NuOffice V1.1, allows a user to receive fax information as email and to send email to fax machines. The announced product incorporates a fax feature in addition to the scanning, image import, and print features that were available in the IBM NuOffice V1.0, announced last May. NuOffice is compatible with the Salutation Architecture that is intended to effect the interconnection of copiers, faxes, scanners, printers, PCs, and related pieces of office equipment.

Mita Antico 10 and Murata Fax Server System V-710S.
Multifunction Machine Antico 10 from Mita Kogyo Co., Ltd. and Fax Server System V-710S from Murata Kikai Co., Ltd. have also been announced. These products represent the first wave of devices that are designed to work together with the fax feature of IBM's NuOffice V1.0.

STS Consulting markets simulation tool for Salutation Consortium Design
STS Consulting, LLC, Highland, Utah, has announced the Salutation API Simulator, a software design tool for developers building Salutation device-to-device communications into applications. The API Simulator is a Windows 95 program that simulates Salutation Architecture API calls. It is a learning tool for developers designing these APIs into products and services. The API Simulator lets a developer mock up a Salutation API interface on a Windows 95 PC. When the developer points at an API "button" the API Simulator demonstrates the function provided and shows the specific call attributes the API requires. The API Simulator also indicates when API calls are not to be used and simulates responses from Salutation-enabled devices.
A test drive version of the API Simulator is available to download from the Consoritum's Web Pages.

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