Xerox is poised to ship its Mobiledoc mobile document technology this quarter.
The offering is the first wireless product to come out of the company's Mobile Solutions unit, which was set up last year. Mobiledoc was unveiled last spring and will be released at next week's Wireless 2000 show in New Orleans.
Mobiledoc enables itinerant staff to access and control the distribution of documents while they are away from the office. For example, while commuting to work in San Francisco, US workers could use their pagers to access the office network and email information to associates in Tokyo.
The aim is to make the software available for use in mobile phones, two-way pagers and Palm VII devices for tasks such as exchanging, emailing or faxing documents.
In September Xerox also announced that it was porting the software to Motorola's Pagewriter 2000X device and it is expected to announce agreements with other wireless companies next week.
Xerox is moving into the wireless market to boost its dwindling revenue as it tries to move away from its 'photocopier company' image. For its fourth quarter the firm's revenue fell by six per cent to $5.4bn compared with $5.8bn in 1998.
The company's current share price of $21 is down more than 60 per cent from its 52 week high.
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