You can customize your system to suit your unique needs using the following options:
- Accessibility for Visually-Impaired Users
- ABBYY OCR Pack
- Enhanced Authentication
- Fax Services
- Fleet Management
- ILLiad and Odyssey Interlibrary Loan Connectors
- Mobile Authentication
- OCLC Article Exchange Connector
- OCLC Tipasa/WorldShare
- Print Management
- Remote Diagnostics/Support
- Scannx Software Upgrade
- Secure CloudPack
- Scannalytics Usage Reports
- Translation Services
Accessibility tools in our software were designed to assist blind and visually impaired individuals as well as struggling readers who face unique barriers when attempting to access information from books and other printed library resources. This feature also increases the availability of books and documents to readers for whom English is not their native language, as well as enables users to bring audio content to mobile devices.
Features At A Glance:
- Audio narration to guide patrons through the scanning process.
- High-contrast viewing mode
- On-screen text magnifier
- Convert text into MP3 audio format and save it to a USB drive for later listening
Optical Character Recognition (OCR) converts different types of documents, such as scanned paper documents, PDF files, or images into editable and searchable data.
Scannx has embedded the ABBYY FineReader technology into its Book ScanCenter to provide unmatched optical character recognition (OCR) accuracy.
By default, Scannx includes OCR technology that recognizes English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish text. This ABBYY FineReader engine upgrade recognizes 189 languages for OCR.
Control access to features and scan-to destinations by requiring user authentication prior to use. Enhanced authentication allows the IT department to enable selected individuals to access secure scanning destinations. Authentication feature also prevents sending of anonymous emails.
Features At A Glance:
- PIN Code Access
- LDAP Authentication
- SMTP Authentication
- Customizable Welcome Message
- Manage pricing discounts by group membership
Sending documents and images via fax has never been easier with the scan-to-fax functionality on the Scannx Book ScanCenter. The cloud-based faxing service allows faxing to domestic and a limited number of international phone numbers. A built-in cover sheet is sent on all faxes, and a confirmation email can be sent to the user when the transmission is complete.
Scannx software includes reporting that provides a detailed look at both destination usage, as well as volume of scanned pages over time. These reports can be configured for automatic delivery on various timelines. Our system activity reports provide details of hourly usage statistics over time, across all systems or on a per-system basis.
InterLibrary Loan (ILL) allows patrons of one library access to materials at another library, either by physical or digital delivery. Scannx has partnered with Atlas systems and OCLC to simplify the InterLibrary Loan fulfillment process.
With the Scannx software, the delivery process no longer requires a specialized system. Simply scan the pick sheet on the Scannx Book ScanCenter which detects the TN number automatically. Then the library staff scans all pages requested, presses Next, and the rest of the delivery is automated.
Give your users the option to authenticate their cloud-based account credentials (such as Google or Office 365) via their mobile device instead of logging in using username and password each time. After the user chooses to “opt-in” the first time, authentication is very quick and easy on subsequent uses of the Scannx software.
This connector enables library staff to send large scanned files directly to Article Exchange for delivery to subscribing libraries with a simple touchscreen selection.
This Scannx link authenticates to the Article Exchange (AE) service, uploads image format files (PDF, sPDF, TIFF, JPEN and PNG), and receives a tiny URL and password back from the AE service. The Scannx software will then populate the email message with the tiny URL and password for delivery to the recipient.
OCLC Tipasa is the world’s first cloud-based interlibrary loan management system. It allows you to manage a high volume of interlibrary loan requests, automate routine borrowing and lending functions, and provide an enhanced patron experience. WorldShare ILL integrates discovery and delivery of electronic, digital and print materials within a single interface.
The Scannx Book ScanCenter allows you to seamlessly attach scanned images with an OCLC Request ID. Either by scanning an OCLC-generated barcode or entering the Request ID manually, scanned images will be linked to a Request ID associated with your OCLC account. Then, simply login to your OCLC account and send the image back to the requesting library. Your process is now streamlined and simple for anyone to use!
This print and copy management system enables departments to monitor both printing and copying activity to ensure you maintain control over printer and copier costs, reduce operating expenses, control printer usage, curb paper waste, and offer more sustainable output formats.
Legal protection, patron privacy, and computer security are key concerns for libraries that provide public access computers (PACs). This online access is an integral offering for libraries, but also a resource that adds another level of threats and concerns to manage. Scannx delivers protection from these threats by:
- Deploying across the secure, global Microsoft Azure architecture
- Instituting a portable, multi-VM/DB redundant architecture
- Delivering 99.997% uptime (for more than 7 years)
- Preventing the system from sending anonymous emails or being hacked
- Protecting patron privacy
It is important that PACs contain security features designed to detect when users leave their PC but forget to log out and ensure that their personal files and information are cleared from the station to protect their privacy. Libraries also need to control the amount of time that patrons can access computers to ensure that all patrons get a fair chance to access these services.
Securing Public Access Computers
Computers should be physically secured for use. It is important to visually inspect the computers at regular intervals to make sure no devices have been attached to record keystrokes. These devices may look like part of the keyboard plug and can record keystrokes for up to 12 months and they are undetectable to scanning software.
Another consideration is the Basic Input/Output Settings (BIOS), which boots the computer. The BIOS settings on Scannx-supplied PCs are password protected and the boot order starts with the internal hard drive and, if possible, any other boot option should be removed. This is to prevent someone from booting from a CD, Floppy, or USB drive which could allow them to steal passwords, alter the computer settings or gain access to the network resources.
Scannx systems are:
- Global, Secure, Private, Scalable and Redundant
- GDPR Compliant, Article 17 implemented
- Able to purge all information automatically at end of each session
- Equipped to send content securely to the cloud, if desired
Scannx systems are deployed across large institutions and can be managed by staff members that are not even in the same physical location as the scanners. The system was designed to empower remote IT and support personnel through:
- Configuration management
- Device profile administration
- Preemptive error correction (helps staff fix issues before they become apparent)
- Remote system updates
Part of Scannx Cloud Services, system activity reports track when and how systems are used, with usage data and graphs that provide details of hourly usage statistics for the current and prior week across all systems or an individual unit.
These usage reports provide a detailed look at destination use and volume of scanned pages over time, and can be configured for automatic delivery on a weekly, bi-weekly and monthly basis. The reports enable you to:
- View information online at any time, from any device, anywhere
- Track usage to assess and monitor system ROI
- Email usage statistics to designated contacts
- Monitor vending solution revenues
- Manage warranty renewals
- Redeploy systems to most active locations
- Set usage targets to schedule preventive maintenance
Save time and money by upgrading your TBS or iVina book-edge scanner systems to the latest Scannx software and cloud services. The Scannx Book ScanCenter software can easily be installed on your existing touchscreen PCs (minimum i3 processor, 4GB RAM, Windows 10 Pro) to provide you with the latest in world-class scanning software on hardware that you already own. The software upgrade also includes access to Scannx Cloud Services so you can track usage, view scanner activity, and manage warranty data using your Scannx Portal account.
The Book ScanCenter Standard Edition (SE) software package includes secure access to Google Drive and Gmail for users. Secure access requires users to provide username and password to their cloud-based accounts before uploading scanned images to insure they are safely stored. Expand your offering to include secure authentication and uploading of scanned images & documents to Box, Dropbox, MS OneDrive, and MS Office 365 by purchasing the Secure Cloud Pack.
The Scannx Scan-to-Translate service enables users to scan a document and have it automatically translated into up to 100+ different languages instantly. Scannx integrated its document capture software and cloud services with Microsoft Translate and Google Translate cloud services.
As a result, the Scannx software securely and automatically uploads scanned documents to either translation cloud service and returns the original plus the translated version as two separate Word attachments in one email, or stores them as two separate Word files in Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive, or USB drive folders.
Since translation services may not provide an exact translation, the Word (.DOCX) file format allows the user to edit/correct any errors. Preliminary estimates by libraries and law firms see Scan-to-Translate forecast a 60-80% savings in data input.