Bell & Howell Signs Agreement with UniRom Technologies, Inc.

Jan 12, 1998

 Service and Maintenance to be Provided by Bell & Howell Service Technicians

    CHICAGO, Jan. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Bell & Howell Document Management
Products Company (DMPC), a business unit of Bell & Howell Company (NYSE: BHW),
announced they have signed a service and maintenance agreement with
Burlington, Ontario-based UniRom Technologies Inc., a complete document
management and imaging solutions company for private and public sectors.
Under this agreement, Bell & Howell DMPC will be the exclusive authorized
national service provider for UniRom installations in the United States.
    This Bell & Howell Imaging Solutions & Components business unit will
support UniRom's check readers and scanners and duplex digital scanning and
microfilming units.  "We are excited about our partnership with UniRom," said
Mike Jackson, vice president of service for Bell & Howell DMPC.  "With our
national network of field technicians, our years of experience supporting
document management equipment and our solid reputation with banks, we will
provide world class service for users of UniRom's digital imaging and check
processing technology."
    According to UniRom officials, partnering with Bell & Howell will
significantly benefit UniRom's United States growth for two primary reasons:
UniRom's value-added resellers (VARs) can sell UniRom's product in states
where there are currently no VARs; and resellers not having in-house service
departments can be recruited into the UniRom sales channel network, thereby
increasing UniRom's sales and distribution.
    UniRom Technologies, Inc. trades on the Canadian Dealing Network under the
symbol (UROM).  UniRom operates two wholly-owned subsidiary companies,
Automated Image Management Inc. (AIM) and International Technology Corporation
(ITC).  AIM, located in Burlington, Ontario, manufactures and markets digital
imaging and check scanning hardware products to the financial industry,
insurance companies and power utilities.  ITC, in Atlanta, Georgia, is a
document management and imaging systems integrator that develops and
implements electronic document management system (EDMS) solutions.  For
additional information on UniRom Technologies, Inc., contact Barry Michaud or
Tracy Childerhose at 888-226-0020 or write 890 Harrington Court, Burlington,
ON L7N 3N4 Canada.  Visit their Internet site at
    Bell & Howell Company, headquartered in Skokie, Ill., is a leading
worldwide provider of solutions for information access and high-volume mail
processing.  Revenues in 1996 totaled $903 million.  Additional information
about Bell & Howell Company is available on the Internet at
    For additional media relations information on Bell & Howell Document
Management Products Company, contact Lori Bennett at 847-933-3134, write 6800
McCormick Road, Chicago, IL, 60645 or email, for
investor relations, contact Kevin O'Shea, Vice President, Treasurer/Investor
Relations at 847-470-7620.

SOURCE  Bell & Howell Company

CONTACT: Lori Bennett, Bell & Howell Media Relations,
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