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

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[prMac.com] Berlin, Germany - 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 well.

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.

ExactCODE is a research and development company located in Berlin, Germany. The founders have more than 10 years experience in software development and a scientific background. With skills in system and application software development and hardware design, ExactCODE creates individual and award winning products combining existing software modules with new solutions developed dedicated for the contracted purpose. Registered trademarks are property of their respective owners and are used for reference only.

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