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Visioneer's logo. Click here to visit the Visioneer website! PRESS RELEASE: Visioneer Sets Price / Performance Standard for Duplex Scanning With New Strobe XP 300

Duplex Mobile Scanner Includes Patented AutoLaunch Technology and Choice of USB-Power or Wall-Powered Operation

PLEASANTON, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 23, 2005--Visioneer, Inc., a leader in intelligent imaging solutions, today announced the Strobe XP 300, a duplex mobile scanner designed for the busy professional who needs a fast and reliable scanning solution that can be used anywhere. The Strobe XP 300 is slim and lightweight, measuring only 2" x 2.5" x 12" and weighs a mere 20 ounces. The scanner incorporates Visioneer's patented AutoLaunch technology that automatically begins the scanning process when a document is inserted into the scanner and when used in duplex mode, the Strobe XP 300 scans documents at only 6 seconds per image. Priced at only $399, the Strobe XP 300 is the most cost-effective duplex scanning solution on the market.

"The Strobe product line has maintained its position as the market leader with over 90% share consecutively for the last 3 years," said Stephen Baker, director of industry analysis for The NPD Group, a leading provider of sales and marketing information. "The Strobe XP 300 is a well-positioned next generation mobile scanner that will support Visioneer's efforts to maintain its dominant position."

The Perfect Solution for Vertical Markets
"The Strobe XP 300 is designed to provide a low cost duplex scanning solution for vertical markets such as healthcare, banking, insurance, legal and retail," said Murray L. Dennis, president & CEO of Visioneer. "It instantly turns paper documents into distributable digital files."

  • Healthcare -- By scanning patient documents, insurance cards and driver's license at patient registration and creating a digital image accessible to the patient's authorized care providers, hospitals can reduce registration time, solve data inaccuracy problems and improve customer relationships.
  • Banking -- The Check Clearing for the 21st Century Act (Check 21) allows banks to replace original paper checks with "substitute checks" that are scanned digital copies of the originals. The Act reduces the time, risks and costs associated with paper check processing and accelerates cash flow for retail merchants.
  • Insurance/Legal -- From Sarbanes-Oxley to the PATRIOT act, records management has become an important part of doing business. A document scanner is therefore essential to first digitize paper records into electronic files that can be securely and accurately stored, transmitted and retrieved.
  • Traveling Professionals -- Road warriors looking to maximize productivity can quickly capture the day's contracts, business cards, briefing papers, and expense receipts.
Strobe XP 300 Scanner Specifications
The Strobe XP 300 is a fast, duplex scanner that can be connected to computer quickly via the Hi-Speed USB 2.0 interface and has a resolution of 600 x 1200 dpi with 48-bit color. With Visioneer's patented technologies, the Strobe XP 300 is Paper Driven and automatically scans documents when inserted into the scanner. Users can scan, file and store all of their documents, plastic ID cards, checks, articles, brochures and business cards regardless of location because the Strobe XP 300 may be powered through a USB port, or via wall-power. The Strobe XP 300 is designed to automatically convert, at the user's option, any scanned item into a text-searchable PDF file while maintaining the visual integrity of the original document.

The Strobe XP 300 scanner comes with a generous software bundle, including ScanSoft's award-winning PaperPort Pro Office document management software; ScanSoft's OmniPage OCR, which allows users to scan printed documents directly into their word processor without having to re-type them; and ArcSoft ScrapbookSuite, an easy-to-use photo editing and creative design program. The Strobe XP 300 includes Visioneer's award-winning OneTouch software and TWAIN and WIA drivers.

Minimum System Requirements
Minimum system requirements are a Pentium II 300 MHz or equivalent processor or higher and Windows 2000, Windows Millennium Edition or Windows XP, 128MB RAM (256MB RAM for Windows XP), 200 MB available hard disk space, a CD-ROM drive and a USB port.

Price and Availability
The Visioneer Strobe XP 300 is currently available at a suggested retail price of $399.99, through authorized VARs and retailers, computer super stores and online services, mail order catalogs and from Visioneer's web site at http://www.visioneer.com.

About Visioneer
Visioneer's high-performance business scanners and imaging software solutions have always offered business users speed, quality, and advanced paper handling options. In 2003, Visioneer combined its leading scanner technology with the Xerox brand recognition to develop the Xerox DocuMate series of workgroup scanners. In 2004 and again in 2005, the Xerox DocuMate 252 and DocuMate 272, respectively, were ranked by AIIM as best desktop document scanner. In 2005 the Xerox DocuMate 262 was given an Editors' Choice Award from PC Magazine for its price/performance, ease-of-use and best document management software. For additional information on Visioneer and Xerox scanning solutions, please visit www.visioneer.com or www.xeroxscanners.com.

Visioneer is proud to offer both its Visioneer-branded and Xerox-branded products under a single reseller partners program. The 20/20 Perfect Vision program optimizes VAR margins and sales opportunities through volume incentive rebates, sales support, marketing tools, access to the 20/20 Perfect Vision extranet and blog.
Additional information can be found at www.visioneer.com/2020.

The Visioneer brand name and logo are registered trademarks and Visioneer Strobe, PaperDriven and AutoLaunch are trademarks of Visioneer, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners and are hereby acknowledged.


(First posted on Wednesday, August 24, 2005 at 08:47 EDT)

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