NETdelivery Wins Patent for Electronic Content Delivery Technology

NETdelivery Corp., a
provider of electronic bill presentment and payment solutions, said it
received a patent from the U.S. Patent office for its Electronic Delivery
Management technology.


The company developed and patented its EDM technology to enable the delivery
of personalized electronic content including bills, invoices, statements,
catalogs and other high-value data.


NETdelivery’s initial deployment of its EDM technology is focused on
electronic bill presentment and payment (EBPP).


“The formal granting of the EDM patent, and the supporting 41 claims, is a
major milestone for NETdelivery. This patent has broad implications for
electronic delivery markets including business, governments and consumers,”
said Dave Ladouceur, NETdelivery’s chief technology officer.


“The patent applies to the emerging ‘invited pull’ technology pioneered by
NETdelivery as well as the more traditional broadcast-based push
technologies,” he said.


NETdelivery will offer a license program for existing and future users of the
EDM technology, which provides a new manner of encoding, transmitting,
receiving, and decoding information over any electronic network.


In addition, the product provides an efficient method for transmitting URLs
over the Internet so the receiver of the URL can quickly and easily view the
corresponding information.


EDM is network independent and provides a variety of client delivery
platforms: to a Web site, to an e-mail address or to an intelligent client. It
includes automatic scheduling of electronic deliveries and payments, certified
delivery, audit trails and the ability to pay any bill electronically, the firm said.


Clients include Canada Post Corp, which, in a joint project with Cebra Inc. (a
subsidiary of the Bank of Montreal), has chosen NETdelivery as the primary
technology provider to establish an Electronic Post Office Box EPOB for every
citizen and business in Canada.


Privately held NETdelivery also has strategic relationships with International
Billing Services and MCI-Systemhouse.

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