fScanX Update for Mac OS X - Software for Hi-Speed Fujitsu Scanners

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[prMac.com] Golden, Colorado - Elevated Software Development, Inc. has announced the release of fScanX 1.7.2 for Mac OS X, adding support for the new Fujitsu fi-6130Z, fi-6230Z, fi-6140Z & fi-6240Z document scanners to their popular scanning application designed exclusively for use with the Fujitsu fi-series of high-speed scanners. This keeps fScanX's broad support for Fujitsu's fi-series document scanners up to date with Fujitsu's latest scanners. fScanX provides the ability to scan single or double-sided documents in color, grayscale or monochrome directly into multi-page TIFF or PDF files at up to 135 pages per minute. In addition, the fScanX package includes an Automator action for easy workflow development, and a command-line utility for complete scripted control of scanning functions.

Current supported scanners include the Fujitsu fi-6130Z, fi-6230Z, fi-6140Z, fi-6240Z, fi-5530C2, fi-4340C, fi-6670, fi-6770, fi-5950C and fi-6800 models. (fScanX also supports numerous older Fujitsu scanner models; see the website for the full list.) Using the top-of-the-line fi-5950C, and running fScanX 1.7 on a current Mac Quad-Core or better, delivers maximum throughput of 135 pages/minute single-sided, and 270 images/minute double sided, scanning at 200 or 300 dpi (color, grayscale or monochrome).

Developed from the ground up utilizing the latest OS X technologies, fScanX is best known for its agility and speed. It offers simple installation and includes a stand-alone scanning application, an Automator action for scriptless automation, and a command-line utility for use in scripting and developing automated solutions within any development environment.

"In 2002 there was no support available for integrating high-speed scanning into Macintosh applications, so I started developing my own drivers as part of an extensive electronic medical records system," said Scott Ribe, founder of Colorado based Elevated Software Development, Inc. "In 2004, I distilled the essential scanning support into the standalone product fScanX."

fScanX's simple-to-use scanning utility offers a natural, easy user interface and is aimed at scanning documents into files quickly with no fuss. fScanX also ships with a handy Automator action which enables very easy creation of scanning workflows without scripting. This opens up a host of possibilities for prepress operators, developers and graphic designers alike to build custom workflows involving scanning.

In addition fScanX includes a command-line utility for complete scripted control of scanning functions--because it does not require the application to launch in order to perform scanning, it gives developers the ability to control the user interface completely. This enables a host of alternative automation options. It takes only three lines of script code in FileMaker to scan a document, with similar setups available in 4D. And it's just as easy to scan from AppleScript, shell scripts, Ruby, Python, and more. (Simple FileMaker and AppleScript Studio examples are included. As more extensive Objective-C examples, the sources of the standalone scanning application are also included.)

"We've used the ease of FileMaker, the flexibility of AppleScript, and the ever-growing features of fScanX to create what I consider the ultimate in business automation," said Ryan Thorpe, 24-Hour Record Retriever & Abstract, Inc. "Fujitsu's great scanners coupled with Scott's excellent software, service, and support makes it a no-brainer. Anyone serious about running a business on a Mac needs fScanX."

Feature Highlights:
* Comfortable and simple user interface aimed strictly at scanning documents into files
* Simple installation (Standard package: double-click to install, install via ARD, etc.)
* From download to first scan potentially in about a minute
* Up to 135 pages per minute throughput
* Limitless automation possibilities
* Single-sided and double-sided scanning, black & white, grayscale, color

Minimum Requirements:
* Mac OS X 10.5.8 Leopard, 10.6.8 Snow Leopard or 10.7 Lion
* 64-bit Intel Mac
* 4.5 MB Hard Drive space plus storage for scanned documents
* Compatible fi-series Fujitsu scanner

Pricing and Availability:
fScanX 1.7 is licensed on a per-scanner basis, $149 - $1,999 (USD) depending on model. Before buying please see the fScanX product page for more information about which scanners and features are supported by the current version. In addition to support for new scanner models, version 1.7.2 has several bug fixes and is a recommended update for all customers using 64-bit Intel Mac models.

Headquartered in Golden, Colorado, Elevated Software Development, Inc. is a privately held corporation founded in 2008 by independent software engineer Scott Ribe. With over 26 years of experience as a software engineer, Scott's aim is developing unique and effective solutions using the most effective languages and tools and complemented by first-class customer support. Copyright (C) 2008-2012 Elevated Software Development, Inc. fScanX is a registered trademark of Elevated Software Development, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, and Macintosh are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. FileMaker is a trademark of FileMaker, Inc. Fujitsu and the Fujitsu logo are registered trademarks. All other trademarks or registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.


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