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Philadelphia-Based Document Solution Company, Vuzit, Makes Major Technology Upgrade; Launches Commercial Web Site

July 15, 2008

Philadelphia start-up company Vuzit announced today that it has made substantial technology improvements to its online document viewing product. The company has also launched its Business Services Platform.

Vuzit announced that it is now using Amazon’s Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) to convert and display customers’ documents. Amazon’s EC2 service is designed to make web-scale computing easier for developers and allows Vuzit’s customers to benefit from intelligently designed, high-availability architecture.

Vuzit CTO Chris Cera said, “Tapping into Amazon’s EC2 model has allowed us to grow our business tremendously. We now can convert customers’ documents 50% faster while our ability to handle multiple file uploads has scaled infinitely.”

Vuzit also announced it is selling a product called the Business Services Platform. “We found in a recent poll of our customer base that 47% of our users were excited to have a secure solution for use at their company,” Brent Matzelle, CEO and Founder of Vuzit, noted. “Demand for the product has been overwhelming to say the least.” The launch of the Business Services Platform is yet another big step forward for Vuzit, which recently won an award from Ben Franklin Technology Partners for ‘Most Innovative Product or Service of the Year.’

“Unlike other pre-packaged solutions in the marketplace, Vuzit allows the customer to configure our AJAX-based viewer around their changing needs,” noted Matzelle. “Vuzit’s highly customizable features coupled with the horsepower and security of the Amazon Compute Cloud is an evolutionary change in the document viewing landscape.”

About Vuzit: Vuzit is a web services platform that allows companies and users to view various forms of documents through an application embedded in their web browser. The service addresses two major problems faced by organizations that build web sites: the lack of a universal method of viewing documents and the loss of about $1.7 billion of page revenue each year due to customer web departure. Vuzit utilizes web services and AJAX to create a best of breed technology for distributing and viewing documents. For additional information, please visit http://vuzit.com.




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