Improved OCR and TWAIN support for seamless document scanning on the Mac

September 24, 2009 in Software (E)

[] Berlin, Germany - ExactCODE GmbH today released an major update of ExactScan 2. The new Pro version delivers improved OCR recognition accuracy while the regular version of ExactScan come with improved support for third party TWAIN drivers. ExactScan is popular for being a modern and easy to use Mac OS X scan software with built-in drivers for over 180 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.

What is new in ExactScan 2.7.5?
* Improved OCR and PDF accuracy
* Improved third party TWAIN driver (Brother, Epson, HP, ...) compatibility
* Improved auto-crop and de-skew accuracy
* Improved built-in device support
* Updated language translations
* Various general improvements

Now, with the revisited TWAIN compatibility, ExactScan supports even more scanners than before. Thereby enabling more users to take advantage of ExactScan features on top of the basic vendor drivers. 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. The support of Applescript allows professionals to create dedicated solutions for specific, even difficult workflows and to scan directly into a database.

Language Support and System Requirements:
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 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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