Capture, Process and Store with ScannerVision

In today’s economic climate organisations are actively looking to increase efficiency and save costs. Consumers are also becoming aware of the costs associated with document production, distribution and storage.

ScannerVision™ is an advanced, user-friendly document capture solution which enables users to scan, digitize, route, store and optimise their business critical information. Created with the philosophy of manageability, reliability and flexibility, but above all simplicity, ScannerVision™ can operate from the panel of many popular multifunctional devices, or from the PC desktop.

With a touch of a button, even inexperienced users can start to utilise document workflows, formatting and correctly tagging critical information and ensuring it reaches the right destination: automation promotes efficiency, reduces errors, and saves money.

Concept
The technology and functionality in ScannerVision™ is utilised by organisations to facilitate policy-driven data capture and storage. It is designed around the belief that operators should be insulated from the complexities of document processes and policies, in order to increase efficiency, minimise errors and reduce training requirements.

Components
ScannerVision™ is made up of several components which can be categorised into four sections:

  • Clients: input functions such as desktop, multifunctional embedded and web.
  • Modules: throughput processes such as character, barcode and marks recognition.
  • Connectors: facilitates output to a variety of platforms and document systems.
  • ScannerVision™ Processing Engine: application which hosts modules and connectors and communicates with clients.

Operation
After the initial configuration at the Processing Engine console, most of the operation of the solution is done via one of the ScannerVision™ clients.

Desktop Client
The Desktop client is a Windows application which connects to the ScannerVision™ Processing Engine and guides the operator through the document capture process. Documents may be acquired by scanning with an installed TWAIN driver, or by importing existing electronic files (e.g. files from a TIFF archive).

Users may browse the document after the acquisition and, if required, may answer any metadata questions defined in the template to complete the process. Some metadata questions can be flagged as requiring an answer before scanning can proceed, ensuring that files with missing information are a thing of the past.

Special Desktop Client Packs

Desktop Client Boost Pack
The Boost version of the Desktop client incorporates advanced bi-tonal compression technology (ABC) inside the client. This has a positive impact on the performance of scanning 1-bit (monochrome) data over long distances as the scanned data is compressed up to 8 times more than standard PDF encryption. The upon reaching the destination Processing Engine the proprietary ABC format is automatically decrypted and converted into whichever format is specified in the workflow template.

Desktop Client Automate Pack
The Automate edition of the Desktop client implements on-the-fly zone OCR into the scanning client. This is of particular use to scanning operators who are required to index large amounts of data using information on the document. With the Automate option the operator simply needs to select the required metadata question and draw a marquee around the area of the document which requires the information. Automate will perform rapid OCR on that document area and put the resulting data into the selected metadata question, negating the need for the operator to type in the data and thus removing the potential for errors and saving time.

Desktop Client Expert Pack
The Expert option combines the Boost and Automate options into one, fully-featured desktop client capable of scanning, indexing and transmitting large volumes of data, directly into document systems.

Attached is our Whitepaper that will provide more detail on our innovative application.