Scanning & Capture

Despite the long-heralded prospect of the 'paperless office' most offices continue to print documents. Toshiba is hoping the launch of its 2nd Generation erasable printing system will herald a new way to cut down the paper consumption that is driven by the everyday functioning of business and government.

Wacom has announced the PHU-111 Wacom Clipboard, a smartpad that lets users complete and sign documents using standard paper forms with ink and converts the documents to a digital version in realtime.

US document management vendor GRM has developed a proprietary intelligent character recognition (ICR) solution designed to help more efficiently transition physical and unstructured data to highly-leveragable, structured digital data.

Epson Australia has launched the WorkForce DS-780N scanner, an interactive sheet-fed touchscreen model with built-in networking. The DS-780N is designed for high-volume scanning, with a 100-sheet automatic document feeder (ADF), USB 3.0 compatibility, and very fast colour scanning speeds of 45ppm/90ipm at 300dpi.

Contex has announced an update to the SD One MF wide format scanner. The wireless connected scanner now allows users to connect a CPU with Nextimage scanning software, giving an entry-level scanner a big boost of productivity and flexibility.

The headaches of handling paper forms and records can quickly add up when managing payroll for an organisation with more than 11,500 employees. A successful backscanning and digitisation project at Brisbane Catholic Education (BCE) has removed a lot of the pain from payroll administration.

Changes to Senate voting at the 2016 Australian federal election substantially increased the complexity of the Senate count. Faced with a tight deadline before the double dissolution election on 2 July 2016, the AEC in partnership with Fuji Xerox Document Management Solutions was able to develop a new end-to-end solution involved scanning and image recognition technology in less than 12 weeks

Adobe has discovered that people would like the ability to scan and OCR documents from smartphones and mobile devices, launching its own app to accomplish the task and provide functionality that has been available via Google Drive, Dropbox and countless standalone apps for the past few years.

Nuance Communications has announced a new partnership to allow Lexmark to provide Nuance document imaging solutions in Australia and worldwide. Specifically, the relationship includes rights for Lexmark to sell and distribute Nuance AutoStore, Equitrac Office/Express and SafeCom.

Nuance has announced eCopy ShareScan 6.0, a new version of its Multifunction Printer (MFP) capture solution. The new version makes it easier for organisations to deploy, administer and secure document capture workflows