According to Jim Small, Mindwrap President “Firebird’s transactional integrity combined with the ability to simultaneously perform both updates and queries makes it an excellent fit with our Optix Document Management products. The fact that it is a time-proven open-source solution also means significant cost savings to our clients”.
"The popularity of Mac OS X and the diverse nature of the Mac development community is driving astonishing innovation,” said Ron Okamoto, Apple's vice president of Worldwide Developer Relations. “We're thrilled Mindwrap has taken advantage of the innovative architecture and blazing speed of our Intel-based Macs to deliver powerful and elegant solutions to its users."
"Because Firebird scales easily from the department to the entire enterprise, it can serve the needs of a wide variety of organizations. We feel that the ease with which Mindwrap was able to port their Optix product to use our open-source database is a endorsement of its value to the Mac OS X community.", stated Paul Beach, President of the Firebird Foundation.
Mindwrap’s world-class Optix solution, which is in place at top-name educational, commercial, and government organizations, is renowned for its unrivalled support for Macintosh and Windows platforms, rich functionality, ease of use, and rapid deployment. Installation and training times for Optix are usually measured in days instead of months. Optix empowers system administrators and end users with a powerful set of intuitive tools to quickly create and deploy new, secure applications. Optional modules support web-based query, viewing, and workflow operations.
All Optix systems are fully cross-platform with native high-speed scanning support available at any Macintosh or Windows client. Optix workstations also feature image enhancement, form design and processing, barcode recognition, patch cards, and a full set of interactive tools for designing GUI-based indexing and query screens as well as complex workflow routes. In addition to images, the client can store and index any document or file found on the desktop. The Optix Mac client is fully scriptable using AppleScript, allowing users to easily customize its operation and integrate it with third party applications such as OCR.