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Xerox Scanners use Image Processing Chip to Improve Scans for Faster Workflow
|By Business Wire
|June 27, 2014 10:01 AM EDT
(NYSE:XRX) announced today that the DocuMate®
5445 and 5460
Xerox document scanners now include On-Board
Acuity, a chip built-in to the scanner, that makes it faster for
office workers to create clean, black and white images of their original
documents. Functions such as cropping and removing blank pages are
controlled by the chip rather than a connected PC, nearly doubling the
“Performing image processing in the scanner often drives up the price of
scanners, however through technology advancements and engineering
persistence our customers will benefit from this new feature at no
additional cost,” said John Capurso, president and CEO at Visioneer®,
a Xerox licensing partner.
What is On-board Acuity (hardware based image processing)?
The inclusion of On-board Acuity means that the scanner will use
built-in hardware chips, software and memory to perform image processing
prior to delivering any data to the scanner driver. Images are delivered
and opened in the chosen software application or stored in a repository
already cleaned up and enhanced.
On-board Acuity processing ensures that the scanners maintain high
scanning speeds even when multiple image processing functions have been
selected. Image processing functions are controlled by the on-board chip
rather than the connected PC, therefore users can take advantage of
advanced image processing functions, including dynamic thresholding,
automatic cropping, automatic straightening, and blank page removal,
without sacrificing scanning speed, and nearly doubling the efficiency
of their scanning workflows.
The Xerox DocuMate 5445 and 5460 with On-board Acuity also include three
Line smoothing - When scanning items that include very thin
lines close together (such as a barcode or graphical pattern) at
resolutions of 200 DPI or lower, there is a chance that the lines
could merge together into one larger line. To improve barcode
readability, On-board Acuity now applies special logic to the data
prior to and during the thresholding procedure to ensure that multiple
thin lines remain clear and separate.
Text Brightness Adjustment – The text brightness adjustment
improves the visual quality of text on the page when scanning with a
halftone or diffused threshold. This new feature allows users to
accurately reproduce photo elements in black and white images while
still maintaining dark, crisp text.
Enhanced Long Document Support - The upgraded scanner hardware
now has the ability to scan documents up to 150” in long document mode
at up to 400 DPI (120”@ 500 DPI and 100” @600 DPI). This is an
increase of 50 percent over the previous limit of 100”.
Xerox DocuMate 5445 and 5460
The Xerox DocuMate 5445 and 5460 are both small enough to fit on any
desk; weighing only 8.8 lbs. and measuring 12.5" wide x 8.2" deep x 7.7"
high (9.3" when equipped with paper feed tray). The scanners also offer
ultrasonic double-feed detection and “dog-ear” detection, which stops
scanning when an image is obstructed due to a folded corner or extreme
skewing. This feature can be temporarily bypassed to allow scanning of
documents—such as envelopes—that would otherwise trigger errors.
Pricing and Availability
The 45-ppm Xerox DocuMate 5445 document scanner is priced at $1,195 (US
MSRP); the 60-ppm Xerox DocuMate 5460 is priced at $1,595. Both are available
through online channel partners, VARs and major resellers.
Since the invention of Xerography more than 75 years ago, the people of
Xerox (NYSE:XRX) have helped businesses simplify the way work gets done.
Today, we are the global leader in business process and document
management, helping organizations of any size be more efficient so they
can focus on their real business. Headquartered in Norwalk, Conn., we
have more than 140,000 Xerox employees and do business in more than 180
countries, providing business
equipment and software for commercial and government organizations.
Learn more at www.xerox.com.
Visioneer provides a broad range of scanning solutions for the desktop,
distributed and departmental document imaging markets as well as the
mobile and remote business scanning segments. In 2003, Visioneer
combined its leading scanner technology with the Xerox brand recognition
to develop the Xerox DocuMate product line. Xerox DocuMate
high-performance business scanners and imaging software solutions offer
users speed, image quality, advanced paper handling and ease-of-use with
exclusive Visioneer OneTouch® technology. For additional
information on Xerox scanning solutions, visit www.xeroxscanners.com.
For more information on Visioneer, please visit www.visioneer.com.
Visioneer offers both product lines under a single reseller partners
program. The 20/20 Perfect Vision program optimizes VAR margins and
sales opportunities through volume incentive rebates, sales support and
marketing tools. Additional information can be found at www.visioneer.com/2020.
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Xerox®, Xerox and Design®, and DocuMate®
are trademarks of, or licensed to Xerox in the United States and/or
other countries. Visioneer® and OneTouch® are
trademarks of Visioneer, Inc.
Prices, features, specifications, capabilities, appearance and
availability of Xerox and Visioneer products and services are subject to
change without notice.
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