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Captaris and Sony Ericsson Offer Employees in South Africa and U.A.E. Mobile Access to Corporate Data.

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BELLEVUE, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 1, 2003

Mobile employees gain access to business-critical information

with Infinite Mobile Delivery and the P800

Captaris, Inc. (Nasdaq:CAPA), a leading provider of business information delivery solutions, and Sony Ericsson today announced their collaboration to develop the Mobile Business Solutions market in South Africa and the United Arab Emirates.

The two companies are promoting the new Sony Ericsson P800 together with a special offer of a free Infinite Mobile Delivery three-user license from Captaris, enabling mobile employees to make timely business decisions and improve customer response time by gaining access to business-critical information. In addition, organizations can also realize increased productivity as Infinite Mobile Delivery reduces message retrieval time for mobile workers by up to 70% compared to traditional methods!(1)

"The P800 is such as powerful and diversified business tool, yet delightfully simple to use. In today's busy work environment, with people constantly on the go and in need of instant information, the P800 is well suited to access both personal and business information including the Internet, corporate Intranets and emails with attachments. We see our collaboration with Captaris as a strong value addition to corporate users," stated Gabriel Sjogren, Product Marketing Manager for Sony Ericsson in the Middle East and Africa.

"Our goal is to help business users reap the benefits of mobile access to the information that is usually tied to their office desktop," added Fadi Honein, Regional Manager for Captaris, Inc. "We are confident that once companies experience the benefits in productivity and customer responsiveness that the P800 with Infinite Mobile Delivery gives them, they will want to expand their initial license and add other integrated features from our CallXpress unified messaging and RightFax enterprise fax and e-document delivery solutions."

About Sony Ericsson P800

The Sony Ericsson P800 is part of the company's new generation of multimedia smartphones for worldwide communications. It supports GPRS, High Speed Data and WAP 2.0 with a built-in browser making it ideal for fast, online access to information. It has a large color touch-screen, in-built digital camera, video player, MP3 player and PIM with Internet access and runs on triple band GSM and GPRS networks. It also supports polyphonic sound, multimedia messaging, Java and Bluetooth(TM). In addition, it comes with a 16MB Memory Stick Duo plus additional 12MB internal storage space where users can store video clips, photo albums, polyphonic ring signals and Java applications. The P800 enables users to watch streaming video or video-clips and create multimedia messages with photos and sound that can be sent immediately. Based on the open Symbian 7.0 platform, this is a fully featured mobile multimedia product, and the most advanced phone that has been announced in the GSM-industry.

About Captaris Infinite Mobile Delivery

Captaris Infinite Mobile Delivery securely extends the reach of corporate email, groupware, and other enterprise information to Web-enabled devices to assist in increasing productivity of employees while away from their desks. Mobile workers can access and manage email, calendars, task lists, and contact databases in real time. In addition mobile workers can retrieve and deliver email messages and attachments through Captaris RightFax to use any fax machine as a mobile printer. Infinite Mobile Delivery also extends valuable corporate databases and productivity tools to Web-enabled devices, including smartphones such as the P800, with open access to mission-critical information including CRM, ERP, legacy, and other systems.

About Captaris, Inc.

Captaris is a leading provider of business information delivery solutions that integrate and automate the flow of messages, data and documents. Captaris produces a suite of proven products and services, in partnership with leading enterprise software companies, delivered through a global distribution network. Captaris has over 100,000 systems installed worldwide, with more than 90 of the Fortune 100 companies using the company's award-winning products and services to reduce costs and increase the performance of critical business information investments.

Captaris is headquartered in Bellevue, WA, and has main offices in Tucson, AZ, Portland, OR, and San Francisco, CA. In addition, Captaris has sales and support offices in Holland, the United Kingdom, Germany, Hong Kong, Australia, and Dubai. The company was founded in 1982 and is publicly traded on the NASDAQ National Market under the symbol CAPA. For more information please visit www.captaris.com.

About Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications

Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB offers mobile communications products for people who appreciate the possibilities of powerful technology. Established in 2001 by Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson and Sony Corporation, the joint venture continues to build on the success of its two innovative parent companies. Sony Ericsson creates value for its operator customers by bringing new ways of using multimedia communications while mobile. The company's management is based in London, and has 4,000 employees across the globe working on research, development, design, sales, marketing, distribution and support. For further information, please visit: www.SonyEricsson.com.

Captaris products RightFax, CallXpress, MediaLinq and Infinite are trademarks of Captaris. All other company, brand and product names are the property and/or trademarks of their respective companies.

(1) Unified Messaging Time Saving Study Published by ComGroup and Captaris, January 2000. For a copy of this study, go to http://www.captaris.com/news/news_room/1994.html.
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