ExactScan 2.8 adds support for Portable Scanners, including OCR for Mac

ExactCODE GmbH today released an major update of ExactScan 2. The
new version 2.8 adds support for several portable document scanners,
including the just- and all-new Avision AV50F, as well as other popular
devices such as the Visioneer RoadWarrior or Xerox Travel Scanner 100.
OCR quality, PDF compression and accuracy where further improved as

ExactScan is popular for being a modern and easy to use Mac OS X
scan software with built-in drivers for over 200 document scanners,
including devices from Avision, Kodak, Oki, Visioneer and Xerox. The
software allows to scan with a fingertip, comfortable directly with a
press of a button from the scanner hardware as well as offering an
intuitive user interface. ExactCODE continues to provide automated and
intelligent document scanning for the Macintosh.

The new support for portable scanners allows agents on the road to
scan important documents, contract, questionnaires or business cards
directly at the client. This helps cutting response time, and avoids
handling back in the office. The new Avision AV50F also comes with an
detachable ADF dock, to batch scan stack in the office, while the
detachable scanner is still lighter and thus portable.

Portable scanners also blend seamlessly on every desk, their tiny
size and footprint make them an ideal solution for everyone who only
scan occasionally, and thus can save desk space and money. The scanners
allow for easy scanning of business cards, bills and receipts and
ExactScan Pro’s built-in OCR can directly save them as searchable PDFs.

What is new in ExactScan 2.8.0?

  • Added support for mobile scanners: Avision AV50F, Visioneer RoadWarrior, Xerox Travel Scanner 100
  • Improved PDF accuracy for OCR text
  • Smaller PDF files with OCR text
  • Fixed reading certain PDF files
  • Fixed opening PDF files on Mac OS X 10.6
  • Print / copy remembers more print settings
  • Improved sleep / wake behavior
  • Improved scanner device support
  • Many other improvements

With the built-in OCR ExactScan Pro allows recognize the text in
images and transform scans to editable and searchable documents. More
accurate and faster than before. Together with the Mac OS X Spotlight
desktop indexing system ExactScan Pro allows to quickly find and
retrieve archived documents.

ExactScan Pro’s Barcode recognition brings even more professional
AutoID features to the Mac. During the scan process it can
automatically recognize common barcodes and embed their content into
the document or use it for the filing destination.

All versions of ExactScan include advanced image processing
algorithms, for example the intelligent black/white thresholding and
blank page detection can help to decrease storage space required for
the archive, while the auto-corp and de-skew can recognize the page and
skew for a perfect image representations of the original page.

ExactScan include various other facilities to help organizing the
office workflow: It can scan directly to any attached printer and comes
with the smart profile preset, such as: Scan 2 PDF, Scan 2 Print
(Copy), Scan 2 Email – the user can start right away. Thanks to the
TWAIN compatibility, ExactScan supports even more scanners. Thereby
enabling more users to take advantage of the advanced ExactScan
features on top of the often basic vendor drivers. The support of
Applescript allows professionals to create dedicated solutions for
specific, even difficult workflows and to scan directly into a database.

ExactScan comes with support for many languages (English, Dutch,
German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish, Simplified-Chinese,
Traditional-Chinese) and works with Apple Mac OS X 10.4, 10.5 as well
as with the ‘Snow Leopard’ version 10.6.

Pricing and Availability:
ExactScan 2 is available for EUR 89 and ExactScan 2 Pro for EUR 109
online and several distributors and resellers world-wide. Upgrades from
older versions are available for EUR 49, and updates to the Pro version
for EUR 29. ExactScan – powerful SOHO document archiving solutions made
for Mac.


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