An "intelligent document," or IDOC system, created by NeoMedia Technologies of Fort Myers, Fla. can link readers directly to the Internet or to another database site from an annual report or financial statement on software. The product is being marketed by Scott Printing of New Providence, New Jersey. By clicking on a key word or bar code embedded in the document, the IDOC technology can redirect a reader to a company's website or to another area in the electronic document, to learn more about what they are reading. Scott Printing believes delivering information initially in a succinct manner, and then in greater levels of detail, will allow mutual fund and investment companies to provide information more clearly to investors.
IDOC can operate with Internet Explorer, Netscape and any operating system, ranging from Unix to Windows NT, according to Scott Printing.