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Document Scanner

Document scanners provide a means to digitize paper documents through the process of “scanning”.  Scanners have camera elements, that are used to image the document as it passes through the scanners feed mechanism.   Modern scanners have two camera elements to image both sides of the document at the same time, thus reducing scanning time and effort.  Scanners usually have scanner software, combined with a scanner driver, to manage settings, improve image quality and integrate with the host operating system.  Document capture software is added to a scanner to increase automation and improve efficiency through the use of advanced data extraction, optical character recognition and other technologies.   Below are the primary document scanner manufacturers:

  • Fujitsu
  • Canon
  • Kodak
  • Panasonic
  • Epson

Many organization have moved away from desktop scanners, and now leverage network scanners to provide a one to many usage scenario.
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