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Zissor sold to INVL Technology

Company owned by INVL Technology acquires Norway's Zissor
INVL Technology, a company that invests in IT businesses has acquired the Norwegian company Zissor, which provides media monitoring and digitization software development and services. The transaction was completed on 10 April this year through the company Novian, which is owned by INVL Technology. Following the transaction, Novian holds 100 percent of the shares in Zissor.

"The deal strengthens the Novian group's position in the Scandinavian markets and also brings synergies with other companies in INVL Technology group, particularly Estonia's Andmevara, one of the leading providers of digitization services in Estonia and Moldova," said Kazimieras Tonkūnas, INVL Technology's managing partner.

INVL Technology has announced that in 2019-2020 Novian will consolidate companies, belonging to the IT services and software group. That will let them unite forces for expansion in the Nordic region and increase the value of their businesses.
"Zissor is a mature company with a strong portfolio of products and exceptional competencies which will extend the Novian group's ability to implement complex projects in the areas of the media, court and archive information digitization as well as facilitation of access to digital services. In addition, we'll also collaborate in business register modernization and national digital transformation projects, where Novian group companies are working together with other INVL Technology businesses," said Giedrius Cvilikas, the CEO of Novian.

Zissor AS, established in the year 2000, is based in Drammen, nearby Norway's capital city Oslo. The company, which operates on an international scale, provides services to clients working in the areas of media monitoring and digitization. Zissor will continue to be led by Ove Dirdal.
"In joining the companies of INVL Technology, we're beginning a new era. We believe that this change will strengthen our company and enable us to focus even more on our goal of offering the market the best functional and technical solutions. For our clients in media monitoring industry, this will mean faster deployment of new technologies and functionalities in our advanced Zissor Media System. Meanwhile, this deal will also open access to new digitization concepts and new markets for our digitisation services," Zissor CEO Ove Dirdal said.

The board of Zissor will comprise Kazimieras Tonkūnas, Giedrius Cvilikas and Elena Vengrienė, CEO of the INVL Technology-owned company Algoritmu Sistemos.

In 2018, Zissor had revenue of 6.4 million Norwegian kroner (EUR 0.67 million on the Norwegian, Swedish, UK, German, Greek and other markets. The company's clients include media monitoring companies, national archives and libraries, and also newspaper publishers. Zissor gets 70 percent of its annual revenues from regular clients.

INVL Technology's businesses operate in three areas: business climate improvement and e-governance, IT services and software, and cybersecurity. Before the acquisition deal, Novian, which works in the IT services and software area, owned companies BAIP and Acena. Companies Algoritmu Sistemos and Andmevara also work in the same area.

Until now, INVL Technology had invested in the Norwegian company Norway Registers Development AS with a subsidiary in Lithuania as well as in NRD Companies AS of Norway with subsidiaries NRD Systems UAB and Etronika UAB in Lithuania, Norway Registers Development East Africa Ltd in Tanzania, Norway Registers Development Rwanda Ltd in Rwanda and NRD Bangladesh Ltd in Bangladesh, and the associate company Infobank Uganda Ltd in Uganda. INVL Technology's portfolio of businesses also includes Novian UAB with subsidiaries BAIP UAB and Acena UAB as well as NRD CS UAB and Algoritmu Sistemos UAB, all in Lithuania, and Estonia's Andmevara AS and Andmevara Services OU with subsidiary Andmevara SRL in Moldova.

For more information contact: Ove Dirdal CEO of Zissor Tel.: +47 90936610, e-mail: ove@zissor.com



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Zissor at FIBEP WORLD MEDIA INTELLIGENCECONGRESS
1st. to 3rd. October 2018 in Copenhagen
Since 1999 Zissor have been present at the Fibep-congress, and again we are proud sponsors and exhibitors.

We are looking forward to seeing you there, and hope to get a chance to show you our latest news in the advanced Zissor technology for media monitoring companies all over the world. Please drop by for a demo of:
* Automatic article recognition
* Automatic article clipping
* New tools for Analysis
* + many more "nitty gritty" details for production people...

Don't invent the wheel inhouse - buy technology and focus on your clients and products!



Zissor at FIBEP WORLD MEDIA INTELLIGENCE CONGRESS
4. to 6. October 2017 in Berlin

Since 1999 Zissor are present at the Fibep-congress, and again we are proud sponsors and exhibitors. Please come and see us!


Zissor at FIBEP WORLD MEDIA INTELLIGENCE CONGRESS
16. - 18. November 2016 - in Washington DC

For over 60 years FIBEP members from around the world have gathered at the annual FIBEP Congress to share their knowledge, experience and innovations. In 2015 the FIBEP Congress brought together members, clients, partners and speakers globally for one of FIBEP's largest events to date with over 70 speakers and more than 300 attendees.


Zissor are proud Congress Partners - come see us for a full demo of ZMS 5.0

Zissor at IFRA in Vienna - October 10 to 12

Zissor will also this year exhibit at the IFRA-show as we have done the last years. Please come by and have a chat regarding digitizing paper archives. We will exhibit together with our Swiss partner SUPAG and can perform a complete test of scanning and OCR "on the fly" all the way to publication on the e-paper solution from Danish partner Visiolink. - bring your paper and drop by.
We are at stand C. 350 (marked on map with Visiolink).

Looking forward to seeing you there!



Zissor @ AMEC - London 15th to 16th June - 2016

Zissor will be present at the AMEC conference this year as always.

Hope to see you there!

Tor


ZMS 5.0


Zissor has on the 28th of January 2016 released the latest version of the Zissor Media System - ZMS 5.0

This new release includes several major upgrades to the already market leading Production System for the Media Monitoring industry. New development and enhancements to make the unique and automated Zissor article segmentation even more precise and automated are included in this release + new functionality for automatic Article Layout in the Clipping process. We also introduce new Media Analysis functionalities as sentiment.

Please contact us for a demo and more information!






FIBEP - Vienna

FIBEP is a leading global media intelligence organisation with over 100 corporate members employing over 13,857 people in 60 countries. The organisation and its members are focused on providing global, enterprise solutions in the fields of PR distribution, journalist databases, media monitoring, media analysis, as well as consulting services and SaaS platforms.

Zissor will exhibit during the entire congress, and we look forward to seeing you there!




Zissor will be present at the GITEX show in Dubai 18-22 October 2015

We are for the second time present at the famous GITEX show in Dubai. This is the largest IT-show in the Middle East/Africa region. We will exhibit together with our partner Forefront Technologies from Dubai. Please come by to see the latest news in Newspaper and Magazine digitization and tagging possibilities.

Looking forward to seeing you.



IFRA 2015 - 5th to 7th October in Hamburg


Zissor will also this year exhibit at the IFRA-show as we have done the last years. Please come by and have a chat regarding digitizing archives. We will exhibit together with our Swiss partner SUPAG and can perform a complete test of scanning and OCR "on the fly" - bring your paper and drop by. Looking forward to seeing you there.

We are in Hall A1 - space 1.408

LLA yearly conference in Trondheim - April 17th to 19th - Zissor will be there


We are proud exhibitors at the National Yearly Conference for the local newspapers in Norway. More than 250 people from newspapers all over Norway will attend this meeting. During the last two congresses, two local newspapers (Bø Blad and Vest-Telemark blad) here in Norway decided to completely digitize their archive - this is now done and already online - searchable in free text. Here is a link to the program of the conference.




Zissor will be present at the GITEX show in Dubai 12-16 October 2014


During the same week as IFRA, we are also present at the famous GITEX show in Dubai. This is the largest IT-show in the Middle East/Africa region. We will exhibit together with our new partner Forefront Technologies from Dubai. Come see us in hall 4 - stand A4-2 at the Forefront stand.

Looking forward to seeing you.



Zissor will be present at the IFRA-show in Amsterdam - 13th to 15th October 2014


Zissor will also this year exhibit at the IFRA-show as we have done the last years. Please come by and have a chat regarding digitizing archives. We will exhibit together with our Swiss partner SUPAG and can perform a complete test of scanning and OCR "on the fly" - bring your paper and drop by. Looking forward to seeing you there.


AMEC Summit

Zissor will be present at the Summit in Amsterdam 11-12 June. This is a nice opportunity to meet clients and potential clients - and also to learn more about measurement. Take the opportunity for a chat!
See you there :-)
Tor

www.amecorg.com




Zissor and LLA



Zissor are now a partner with LLA (Landsforeningen for LokalAviser) in Norway. This is a union of more than 100 local newpapers in Norway. More information about this agreement can be found here (in Norwegian): LLA and Zissor

Report from Riksarkivet in Sweden:
Simon Tanner - a guru in digitization of old newspapers - writes about his impressions after visiting our client in Sweden - click the link below:
http://simon-tanner.blogspot.no/2013/03/world-class-digitisation-in-sweden.html




 In March 2014 Zissor will sponsor the 46th Fibep congress in Dubai




In October 2013 Zissor became proud FIBEP members.
Zissor has attended the Fibep conferences since 1999.




Press articles

Some old news articles (in Norwegian):
Norwegian magazine Computerworld visited us at Cebit in 2012 - see the article here:

Computerworld 2012
Same year we also had a nice (and describing) article in a magazine called "Fagpressen":

Fagpressen 2012