Award Presented to Salim Kara
at National Postal Forum
NASHVILLE (March 20, 2000) -Today, the people who brought you the Elvis stamp
honored the man who brought you digital postage.
, long regarded as the inventor of PC-based postage, was honored with the first Retail Postage Technology Award at the Spring National Postal Forum
in Nashville, Tenn.
The Retail Postage Technology Award recognizes technology leaders who have shown the leadership and willingness to assist the U.S. Postal Service
in developing information technologies that enhance services, reduce costs, and are dedicated to advancing postal service as a business solution.
"Salim Kara's current role at KARA Technology and his previous involvement as the founder of E-Stamp Corp. (Nasdaq:ESTM) demonstrates his dedication to the advancement of PC-based postage," said Patricia Gibert, USPS vice president of retail, consumer and small business.
"I am honored to be recognized not only by the United States Postal Service, but by my peers," said Kara
, "I can only hope that our innovations have allowed consumers the ability to simplify their everyday activities, events and common tasks."
As an evolution and extension to current PC Postage' products, KARA Technology
is currently developing an Internet postage product that is technology and browser-independent, secure and easy to use.
The product will allow consumers and businesses to buy and print postage products whenever they want, to use them whenever they want and to mail them to whomever they want, wherever they want.
"KARA Technology intends to play a major role in the evolution of secure online transactions," said Salim Kara, KARA Technology's CEO and CTO.
About Salim Kara
Salim Kara is an accomplished inventor with dozens of patents worldwide.
He is the inventor of digital postage, an idea that resulted in his founding of E-Stamp Corp. in 1994.
In that role, Kara
managed all aspects of the company's phenomenal growth, including engineering, fund-raising, intellectual property, staffing and the Company's critical relationship with the United States Postal Service.