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AddressVision Inc., a Bull Group Subsidiary, Selected by Australia Post in Recognition Improvement Initiative

LACROSSE, Wisconsin, February 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AddressVision Inc. (AVI), a Bull Group subsidiary and a leading provider of postal automation solutions, today announced that Australia Post has chosen AVI to upgrade its address recognition and mail automation capabilities for processing the country's letter mail. As the chosen prime systems integrator, AVI leads a world-class team which includes Prime Vision B.V., RAF Technology, Inc. and LSI.

LACROSSE, Wisconsin, February 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — AddressVision Inc. (AVI), a Bull Group subsidiary and a leading provider of postal automation solutions, today announced that Australia Post has chosen AVI to upgrade its address recognition and mail automation capabilities for processing the country's letter mail. As the chosen prime systems integrator, AVI leads a world-class team which includes Prime Vision B.V., RAF Technology, Inc. and LSI.

AVI's solution is based on independent functional modules delivered within an industry supported, open architecture framework. AVI will integrate its solution with more than 50 legacy mail processing machines, in 11 processing centers nationwide, to modernize and extend automation capabilities across the country, extending the lifetime of existing equipment. AVI's solution also expands Australia Post's available recognition capabilities by at least 10%, through the addition of name and firm based matching, and by providing dynamic updates and corrections to postal address data via AVI's Address Learning component.

"Our ability to offer an open architecture framework as an integral part of our automation solution is yet another example of our leadership and innovation within the industry," said Don Higbee, AddressVision Inc.'s Business Unit Manager. The Australia Post system builds on AVI's twenty-plus years of experience delivering solutions as one of the world's leading providers of postal automation services and technology. AVI's open architecture platform provides a fully scalable solution that delivers increased recognition capabilities and expands overall system capacity to meet both today's and tomorrow's operational needs.

About AddressVision Inc.

AddressVision Inc., a Groupe Bull Company, provides software solutions to help organizations more accurately and efficiently organize, process, and deliver mail, whereby increased mail-piece effectiveness, and decreased processing times and costs are achieved.

About Prime Vision B.V.

Prime Vision is a leading supplier of mail and parcel automation solutions. Prime Vision's parcel automation identification solutions suite, Parcel Vision, incorporates our unique OCR recognition technologies for handwritten and machine generated text and is fast becoming the de-facto high-performance standard in the global express-parcel market.

About Bull, Architect of an Open World(TM)

As one of the leading European IT companies, Bull delivers open, flexible and secure information systems. The group helps public and private sector customers transform their information systems, applying its know-how and expertise in three main areas:

– Capitalizing on its extensive mainframe experience, Bull designs and produces robust, innovative and open servers, based on industry-standard technologies;

– Building on its alliances with leading ISVs and long-standing involvement with Open Source, Bull develops and implements flexible and interoperable application infrastructures which give business processes the freedom to evolve;

– Bringing together recognized expertise in end-to-end IT security, Bull secures data and exchanges that are so critical in preserving customers' business integrity.

Bull has a particularly strong presence in the public, healthcare, finance, telecommunications, manufacturing and defense sectors. Its distribution network and business partners cover more than 60 countries worldwide.

For more information visit: http://www.bull.com Contacts: Bull: Anne-Marie Jourdain – Phone: +33(0)1-30-80-32-52, E-mail: anne-marie.jourdain@bull.net; Financial Dynamics: Tiphaine Bannelier – Phone: +33(0)1-47-03-68-10, E-mail : tiphaine.bannelier@fd.com.

SOURCE Bull

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