Now with LAN interface
Canon’s new imageFORMULA DR-G2 series scanners are the first production scanners to have both USB connectivity and an embedded LAN interface that removes the need for a dedicated PC or software application. Faster (up to 280 images per minute in colour at 300 dpi) and quieter than previous models, they come with a 500-sheet document feeder and are able to scan batches of mixed paper sizes and thicknesses. Using folio mode, they can scan documents up to A1 in size. A barcode and 2D code recognition feature gives users the ability to separate batches automatically, sorting them into multi-page files using barcode information for naming/indexing. An SDK enables customers to create bespoke applications.
Lower entry point
Alaris has expanded its S2000 Scanner line with the addition of the Alaris S2040 Scanner. The 40 pages (80 images) per minute device has the image processing power of the S2050 and S2070 models, but at a lower price point (£576) for customers who want a more affordable solution. It comes with the latest Alaris Perfect Page image enhancement technology and Smart Touch Software, which eliminates multi-step scanning processes with onetouch simplicity.
Users can configure up to 20 different functions, making it quick and easy to perform common tasks, such as scanning a document to a file location or cloud service.
Scanning on the move
Epson has launched its smallest and lightest A4 scanners to date in response to the growth in mobile and ﬂexible working. The DS-70 and DS-80W can scan anywhere at speeds of just 4 seconds per page and can handle paper weights from 35gsm to 270gsm. With built-in Wi-Fi, battery and LCD panel, the ﬂagship DS-80W can scan up to 300 pages on a single charge. Both models come with Document Capture Pro 2 and Epson Scan 2.0 software and TWAIN driver support, making it easier to scan, save and share information around the business.
Alaris has introduced new purchasing options for its information capture solutions, including Alaris Capture Pro Software and Alaris Info Input Solution. In order to reduce the acquisition cost for customers, both these solutions are now available on one-year subscriptions, as an alternative to existing perpetual licensing options. As well as being more affordable, subscription-based pricing gives customers the ﬂexibility to scale up or down in line with business needs. An IDC white paper sponsored by Kodak Alaris (Automate Your Information Capture Workﬂow, August 2017) identified the acquisition cost of solutions as the largest hurdle for businesses to clear when automating document-based workﬂows.
IBML has launched ISIS and TWAIN drivers for its DS series of high volume desktop production scanners, making it easy to integrate the devices with most document capture solutions.The DS 1155 and DS 1210 scanners are well suited to applications in banking, insurance, healthcare and government that require a scalable platform that is easy to implement and can be upgraded to automate key business processes at the point of capture. They are also ideal for digital mail rooms and other environments where space is at a premium and the workload high. With a rated speed of 210 pages per minute (ppm), the DS 1210 is claimed to be the fastest desktop production scanner in the world. Another of the scanners’ selling points is intelligent scanning technology, which can reduce the time spent on pre- and post-scanning that typically makes up more than 75% of the total scanning cost.