ExactScan 2.10 brings a TWAIN Bridge and more OCR Languages to Mac OS X

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[prMac.com] Berlin, Germany - ExactCODE GmbH today is pleased to announce the next major update of ExactScan 2. The version 2.10 features a new, unique TWAIN bridge to enable third party applications to utilize ExactScan's built-in drivers and image processing. Additionally the new version adds inteligent de-skew flatbed scans, as well as support for various new scanners models, improved scan speed and more OCR languages.

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 drivers built into ExactScan allow to use these PC document scanners on a Mac. 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.

Abroad or in a workgroup: ExactScan's built-in scanner drivers cover the whole range, from Visioneer's portable RoadWarrior to dependable workgroup scanners from Xerox, Visioneer, Kodak, and Avision. ExactScan is the universal Mac solutions everywhere. It 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 Pro 2.10:
* Added TWAIN support to allow external applications to use the built-in drivers
* Added support for various new scanner models
* Added new scanner information and page counter dialog
* Improved scan speed for certain scanner models
* Improved auto-crop and de-skew accuracy
* Improved flatbed auto-crop, now including flatbed de-skew
* Improved calibration for certain scanner models
* Improved power-saving for certain scanner models
* Updated language translations

With the built-in OCR ExactScan Pro allows to 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.

Via the new and unique TWAIN Bridge ExactScan allows to use the scanners, supported by the built-in drivers from third party TWAIN applications, such as Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Photoshop or Microsoft Office just like classic TWAIN drivers. This way ExactScan is a full driver substitute for PC scanners otherwise missing a Mac driver.

Due to the TWAIN compatibility, ExactScan supports even more scanners - enabling more users to take advantage of the advanced ExactScan features on top of the basic vendor drivers. On the other hand the new TWAIN Bridge allows third party applications access to ExactScan's built-in scanner drivers.

The support of AppleScript allows professionals to create dedicated solutions for specific, even difficult workflows and to scan directly into a database.

System Requirements:
ExactScan comes with support for many languages (English, Dutch, French, 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.

Visit us at Computex 2010 in Taipei: For more information about our products please feel free to visit the Avison booth, TWTC Exhibition Hall 1 B0918.

Pricing and Availability:
ExactScan 2 is available for 89 EUR and ExactScan 2 Pro for 109 EUR online and several distributors and resellers world-wide. Upgrades from older versions are available for EUR 49, and upgrades to the Pro version for 29 EUR.

ExactCODE is a research and development company located in Berlin, Germany. The founders have broad experience in software development and design with 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 individual purpose. Registered trademarks are property of their respective owners and are used for reference only.


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