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Scannx Announces Revolutionary New Self-Service Document Translation Tool

Posted on Wed, Oct 31, 2018

Users can now scan and automatically translate paper documents into more than 60 languages

PLEASANTON, CALIFORNIA, Nov. 1, 2018—Scanning solutions provider Scannx, Inc. today debuted its cutting-edge new Scan to Translate service, which enables users to instantly translate printed documents into another language without having to manually retype the text into a separate document or online conversion tool.

Organizations such as libraries, schools and government agencies can provide the functionality to the general public through Scannx’s self-service book and document ScanCenter devices, which allow users to scan printed documents. Thanks to the integration of Scannx’s popular, easy-to-use document scanning and delivery software, Microsoft Translator, which supports 65 languages, and Google Translate, which offers translation capabilities for 103, scanned documents can now be translated in just seconds, and then emailed or saved to cloud-based destinations such as Dropbox or Google Drive.

“Educational, government and commercial organizations can use this translation service to more efficiently and cost-effectively bridge communication gaps with the communities they serve,” said Murray L. Dennis, CEO of Scannx. “Preliminary feedback from law firms indicate they can save between 60-80 percent of the time they spend on data input.

“Local governments can provide written information in any language that’s needed. Lawyers can more easily review translated documents with non-English speaking clients, ensuring clients are properly advised of their rights and responsibilities. Teachers can provide school and student information in both English and a parent’s native language. Students can use the service to improve their understanding of class material as they work to master a new language.”

Scannx’s new tool also provides service organizations with usage statistics that can help them better understand language requirements in their communities—for example, how many pages were translated from one language to another. In addition, the software works with major coin, bill and credit card payment systems, enabling cost recovery options for organizations that provide critical digital document amenities for their constituents.

Scannx will demonstrate its new Scan to Translate service at the California Library Association’s 2018 Annual Conference (Booth #301), held at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, California, from Nov. 9-11.

For more information about the new Scan to Translate service, visit scannx.com/scantotranslate. For more information about Scannx, email info@scannx.com, call 925-425-0151 or visit www.scannx.com.

ABOUT SCANNX


Scannx offers a broad selection of document scanning systems, ranging from entry-level book-edge scanners designed for use by library patrons to the industry’s most advanced Zeutschel A2 and A3+ preservation systems for archival-quality document retention. Scannx systems include IoT technology and cloud-based support that make it simple to scan, store and send digitized content as searchable PDF documents to Dropbox, Google Drive, email, smartphones and tablets, as well as to local USB drives or printers. For larger installations, Scannx cloud services aggregate usage data across multiple locations, providing performance metrics and benchmarking. The Scannx installed base has scanned over 135 million pages in the last few years and will scan over 30 million pages in the next 12 months. Software updates can automatically be pushed and installed, removing unnecessary technical burdens from library management while ensuring maximum availability.

 

Tags: translation services

AALL Spectrum Magazine: Speaking with Scannx

Posted on Tue, Oct 30, 2018
This article was originally published by the American Association of Law Libraries’ AALL Spectrum (Volume 23, Number 2), November/December 2018.

For the past six years, Scannx has provided thousands of libraries with an easy, economical way to copy photos, documents, and portions of books.

In 2008, shortly after retiring from serving as president of document scanning technology provider Visioneer, Murray Dennis decided to drop off some overdue library books that he noticed his sons had left on the kitchen table.

As he was leaving his local library, Dennis was surprised to see several students depositing change into the library’s copy machine to reproduce book pages.

"I said to myself, 'I just spent the last 10 years providing Fortune 500 companies with digital imaging solutions,'" he says. "'And my city library is still using 60-year-old paper-based copier technology?'"

When, shortly after that day, a company Dennis knew approached him for advice about marketing their specialized book-edge scanner, he had an idea. The scanner, he says, did a great job of preventing book binding damage during the scanning process, but libraries didn’t seem interested in acquiring it because it appeared to be more complicated to operate than a copier.

"The need for a turnkey solution, especially for library patrons, seemed obvious," Dennis says. "I decided to combine the book-edge scanner with a dedicated touchscreen computer, put together a software development team, and founded Scannx in 2010."

After two years of additional software development, the company launched its first Scannx-branded product, the Book ScanCenter, in 2012.

In addition to producing its own scanning devices, the company has since partnered with Zeutschel and other manufacturers to create copier-replacement solutions that can scan up to an 18" x 24" area, produce a non-skewed image, and instantly store scanned content from books, documents, and photos in digital destinations such as Dropbox or Google Drive.

We recently spoke with Dennis, Scannx’s CEO, about the benefits scanning systems can provide, the influence law librarians have had on the features Scannx offers, and how the company’s products are helping law students, attorneys, and other industry members successfully share information.

Has the company’s goal changed since Scannx was launched?

Our fundamental mission remains the same: providing an easy-to-use portal for people to convert documents and images to digital and audio formats, enhancing the efficiency of their research and collaboration. The scanning tools and software available to accomplish this are increasing all the time.

How did you initially promote Scannx’s first product to the legal industry?

We introduced the Book ScanCenter at library conference trade shows. From my days at Visioneer, I knew that the legal profession had adopted scanning as an essential tool for work efficiency. So it seemed only logical to exhibit Scannx technology at law library conferences.

When Scannx entered the market, librarians expressed real excitement about providing book scanning services to their patrons for under $5,000, as opposed to the $25,000 price of the other book scanners available at the time. The Book ScanCenter cost less to operate than copiers.

How have Scannx’s products changed since being launched?

We’ve focused on enhancing the value of Scannx software as a tool for easily managing newly captured digital images. Scannx software includes scanning capabilities for photos, rare books, and documents. We also extended ease-of-use by adding accessibility features for visually impaired users to meet libraries’ ADA requirements. We now support libraries being able to archive projects in PDF-A and MRC formats. We added the ability for libraries to connect to nonprofit global library cooperative OCLC’s interlibrary loan (ILL) software, Tipasa, and we enhanced Information Technology (IT) support by adding error reporting to our cloud management software.

Because Scannx systems were created to serve the public, we made the addition of security features a priority. We host all our client cloud services on Microsoft Azure, a state-of-the-art platform for security, privacy, redundancy, and reliability. This prevents cyberattacks and resulting downtime that can plague companies hosting client data on more vulnerable private servers. We offer two-factor user authentication to all cloud destinations and email security options to prevent the nefarious use of our systems to send anonymous emails.

Do you primarily serve large law firms or law school libraries?

Both law students and lawyers work in an information- and paper-intensive environment. Both gather materials for research and presentations. In addition to our flatbed book-edge scanner, Scannx software links to a high-speed (120 images per minute) document scanner. The optical character recognition (OCR) technology is very important, in terms of accuracy and speed, to this segment of the market because they need to be able to search large PDF files quickly. Scannx’s software architecture scans and adds OCR capabilities to documents simultaneously, eliminating any additional wait time for document formatting – whereas most other systems cannot perform OCR on a document until they have first scanned all the documents in a stack, possibly creating much longer wait times.

Do law firms and academic libraries use Scannx products differently?

Academic use is far more wide-ranging, serving the needs of undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, visiting researchers, and members of the public. Most of the 130 million pages our systems have scanned have been from academic and public libraries. The average session involves six pages, and most were saved to email or a USB device. Only about three percent of all scans went to print, reducing the cost of paper and toner for those customers and saving trees.

Lawyers and staff at firms with their own libraries use our scanners as a tool for consolidating and sharing research or case materials. As with academic librarians, law firm librarians tell us that user-friendly operation is very important to accommodate the various levels of lawyers’ and staff members’ technical expertise. In addition to our book-edge scanners, law firms would probably use our high-speed document scanners and scan more pages per job than academic libraries do. The preferred scanning format for legal work and research is a searchable PDF, whereas a regular PDF is the predominant choice of users in other libraries.

Because the practice of law is paper-intensive, more scans may go to print as well. Still, the availability of materials in digital format likely reduces the amount of paper and toner used to share information, just as it has in academic institutions.

Do any customers from other industries use your products?

In addition to academic, public, and law libraries, we serve state and federal government agencies, the military, private special collection libraries, and historic and genealogical organizations.

Have law librarians provided any input that’s helped shape the products Scannx offers?

Yes. We are very customer-driven. We attend at least 10 library trade shows a year, including those for law libraries, and we stay in touch with our customers. We receive valuable feedback from law librarians about their needs and get many ideas for future enhancements. Through the process of speaking with many law librarians and other vendors serving this market, we can identify emerging trends and needs for the legal industry.

What features do law librarians tell you are the products’ main selling points?

As with other libraries, ease of use seems to be the main selling point. The specific features they like the most are converting files into searchable PDF format, the use of high-speed document scanners, and cloud storage.

Law students are very tech-savvy. The IT staff prefers the ability to track and manage multiple scanning systems from a single location, or even on the road from a smartphone or tablet. For public access county law libraries, our ability to provide scanning linked to a variety of payment systems has been a selling point, as well.

Are there any limitations to the file size patrons and library staff members can send?

Scannx software allows the library to set its own limits on the number of pages scanned per session if desired. A file size limit can vary for each scanner. The practical size of a scanning job is only limited by the email transmission capacity, the size of a portable USB drive, or the restrictions of a user’s cloud storage destination. When sending scanned images over the internet, we automatically disable the 600-dpi option to prevent transmission errors.

Have any aspects of the legal document scanning industry changed in recent years?

As a tool for attorney collaboration and research, I think scanning has replaced a significant amount of copier use, and the availability of very low-cost cloud storage has created a very cost-effective solution for saving scanned documents.

Do you plan to make any changes to your products in the future?

We are planning the development of a downloadable cloud-based app that will allow users to operate Scannx systems from a screen on their smartphone or tablet. This will allow libraries to provide more scanners without the additional expense of providing an integrated touchscreen computer or PC for each scanning device. Longer term, we see the need to automate the process of adding metadata to files, enable object recognition within photos, and link scanned pages automatically to other relevant works, as specified by the user.

What do you think future document scanning needs will be in the legal industry?

Security and confidentiality will continue to be a high priority for scanning and storing legal documents. Tools that scan and automatically catalog a document or photo with relevant information and integrate with industry-standard vertical applications are examples of what the future may hold. We are constantly building the company infrastructure to develop new products, additional links to applications, and the security features that are needed to keep clients up to date in today’s rapidly changing technical environment.􏰀

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SCANNX: BY THE NUMBERS

  • Book scanning systems shipped: More than 3,000
  • Pages customers have scanned: More than 130 million
  • Pages customers are expected to scan in the next 12 months: More than 30 million
  • Percent of scanned pages that were printed: 3%
  • Percent that were sent to digital destinations: 97%

Tags: cloud-based technology, law libraries

Scannx to Show Breakthrough Overhead Scanner jointly developed with The Crowley Company at ALA New Orleans

Posted on Mon, Jun 18, 2018

June 19, 2018  Pleasanton, CA – Scannx, Inc. will show its first overhead book scanner, the ODS 100 Overhead Book Scanner,  jointly developed with The Crowley Company at the American Library Association’s Annual Conference, June 22-25, 2018, in New Orleans. This innovative product pairs Crowley’s ODS overhead scanner with Scannx’s popular document capture software and state-of-the-art cloud services. The result is a fast, affordable, and easy-to-use overhead book scanning solution with access to the most advanced cloud management features to ensure reliability, security, redundancy and scalability for under $5,000. In celebration of the launch, attendees viewing a product demonstration in Scannx Booth #3059 will have a chance to win one of three ODS 100 systems for their library.

“The Crowley name is synonymous with system quality and reliability,” said Scannx CEO Murray Dennis. “We are excited to bring Crowley’s market-defining overhead scanning hardware to current and future Scannx customers. The unprecedented affordability of this system will allow many more libraries to provide overhead book scanning services to their patrons and staff.” The announcement of this product advances Scannx’s ongoing plan to become a one-stop-shop supplier of cloud-integrated book, document, photo and microfilm scanning solutions.

Because of its unprecedented affordability, Christopher Crowley, President  of The Crowley Company, believes the ODS 100 will serve the needs of more libraries than ever before. “Budget constraints have prevented many libraries from acquiring overhead scanners. For them, a high quality, affordable overhead scanner that includes Scannx’s advanced software and cloud services is a big win.”

The ODS 100 will be available for sale by Scannx and its value-added reseller partners. 

ABOUT SCANNX
Scannx offers a broad selection of document scanning systems, ranging from entry-level book-edge scanners designed for use by library patrons, to the industry’s most advanced Zeutschel A2 and A3+ preservation systems for archival-quality document retention. Scannx is distributing a variety of Crowley-manufactured and Zeutschel scanners, including the MACH7380 HDX, the UScan+ UF-Series, and the Wicks and Wilson C400, 7700-Series, and 8800-Series. All are designed to protect the library’s investment in its books, while delivering superior ease-of-use that allows unsupervised patrons to make their own copies.

Scannx systems include IoT technology and cloud-based support that make it simple to scan, store, and send digitized content as searchable PDF documents to Dropbox, Google Drive, email, smartphones, and tablets, as well as to local USB drives or printers. For larger installations, Scannx cloud services aggregate usage data across multiple locations, providing performance metrics and benchmarking. Software updates can automatically be pushed and installed, removing unnecessary technical burdens from library management while ensuring maximum availability.
 
ABOUT THE CROWLEY COMPANY


The Crowley Company is a world leader in digital scanning technologies and provides an extensive number of digital document and film conversion services to the library, academic, publishing, commercial, government and archive sectors. The company manufactures, distributes and services high- resolution cameras for cultural heritage digitization, high-speed microfilm, microfiche, aperture card, book and document scanners, microfilm duplicators, film processors and micrographics equipment. Manufactured brands include Crowley, Mekel Technology, and Wicks and Wilson.

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Scannx announces Book ScanCenter 5.0 software

Posted on Tue, Mar 27, 2018

BSC 5.0 includes advanced security features and enhanced imaging editing tools

March 28, 2018  Livermore, CA – Scannx®, Inc., a leading developer of cloud-based, document capture and document delivery software and services, announced shipment of its latest and most advanced version of its software, Book ScanCenter 5 (BSC 5.0).

New features include:
  • Multi-Factor authentication for Google, DropBox, Box, OneDrive and Office 365.
  • Mobile authentication with your smartphone
  • Tools to optimize image quality, reorder scanned pages, and scan full bed area.
  • Simplified Interlibrary loan fulfillment with OCLC’s Tipasa and WorldShare ILL
  • Enhanced accessibility tools for the visually impaired.
  • Deep integration with the Pharos billing and print release system.
  • Monitor revenue generated with low cost Scannx CBA100 coin and bill acceptor.
  • International faxing (visit www.scannx.com for details)

“BSC 5.0 represents a significant leap in advanced security features, integration with OCLC’s next generation platform for resource sharing, enhanced image editing tools for digital preservation projects, and cloud-based vending services.”, said Murray L. Dennis, Chairman and CEO of Scannx. “The Scannx team developed the new capabilities of BSC 5.0 based upon feedback from our customers, and from users who have scanned over 120 million pages using our systems. In addition to these advancements, BSC 5.0 establishes an architectural platform for extending library connectivity into emerging cloud-based services for accelerating research and collaboration.”

Scannx systems include IoT technology and cloud-based support that make it simple to scan, store, send digitized documents in a variety of formats to Dropbox, Google Drive, email, smartphones, and tablets, as well as to local USB drives or printers. For larger installations, Scannx cloud services aggregate usage data across multiple locations, providing performance metrics and benchmarking. Software updates can automatically be pushed and installed, removing unnecessary technical burdens from library management while ensuring maximum availability.

Scannx offers a broad selection of document scanning systems, ranging from entry-level book-edge scanners designed for use by library patrons, to the industry’s most advanced Zeutschel A2 and A3+ preservation systems for archival-quality document retention. All are designed to protect the library’s investment in its books, while delivering superior ease-of-use that allows unsupervised patrons to make their own copies.

The Book ScanCenter 5 upgrade is available at no charge to Scannx customers with a valid ScannXtra Care agreement. BSC5.0 is available in three different versions: Limited Edition (LE), Standard Edition (SE) and the Professional Edition (PE). The SE comes bundled with Scannx’ line of Book ScanCenter book-edge scanners, and the PE version is bundled with Scannx’s line of Zeutschel scanners. Visit www.scannx.com for a list of features by edition.

About Scannx

Scannx is a full-line supplier of book scanning solutions from entry level book-edge scanners to the most advanced A3+ and A2 Zeutschel digital preservation systems, all powered by Scannx’s award winning software. Zeutschel is the world leader in digitization and preservation solutions for valuable assets. Scannx’ is the #1 leader in patron based, self-service book scanning software and cloud services.

Scannx’s customer base has scanned over 120 million pages, of which only 3% of the scanned pages were printed.. As a result, libraries have reduced their paper and toner costs while saving trees. Scannx also offers unique Accessibility tools that enable patrons with visual disabilities to navigate through the scanning process with audio output to headphones. Patrons can automatically convert scanned pages into MP3 audio file format and email it or store it on a USB drive for later listening.

Scannx has been recognized for its innovation, reliability, security, sustainability and accessibility by Library Works Modern Library Awards for its fourth consecutive year. The Company has partnered with OCLC, a nonprofit global library cooperative providing shared technology services to simplify its next generation InterLibrary Loan services for Library staff.

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Crowley Company and Scannx Announce Development and Distribution Agreements

Posted on Fri, Feb 09, 2018

Partnership to have Positive Impact on Library and Office Markets

Frederick, MD and Livermore, CA – Christopher Crowley, president and co-owner of The Crowley Company, a world leader in the manufacturing and distribution of book, microfilm, photographic and document scanners, announces today that the company has completed two agreements with Scannx, a leading developer of cloud-based document scanning and delivery solutions for libraries.

Book Scanner Software Integration

The Crowley ODS overhead document and book scanner will soon incorporate Scannx document scanning and delivery software,” says Crowley. “This integration not only gives the ODS scanner added capabilities, it allows the ODS to be integrated with any other brand scanner in a library or corporation utilizing the same software. Paired with the initial low cost of the ODS scanner, its high-resolution output and the Scannx ease-of-use, this is a big win – especially for those tasked with watching the pennies while still having to provide staff and patrons top-of-the-line technology.” 

The Scannx solution offers:

  • Convert scanned files into PDF, Word & MP3 formats 

  • Multi factor authentication to protect privacy 

  • Delegated authentication via mobile device 

  • Save files in Google Drive, Dropbox & Office 365 

  • Accessibility features for the visually impaired 

  • Track usage statistics


Crowley Scanner Distribution 

In a wider agreement, Scannx has been granted U.S. distribution of a variety of Crowley-manufactured and Zeutschel scanners. Included in the agreement are the ODS, the C400 aperture card scanner, the MACH 7380HDX blip and microfilm 
scanner, the Wicks and Wilson brand microfilm and microfiche scanners, and the A2-sized (16.5” x 23.4”) Zeutschel OS 120002 Advanced. 


Murray Dennis, chairman and CEO of Scannx, notes that “the addition of both advanced overhead book and microfilm scanners to our product line enhances our ability to more fully meet the needs of the librarians and corporations we serve.” He continues, “The Crowley product line – and company name – has long been recognized as among the best in the image preservation, records management and digitization industries. And we now have the potential to integrate all of these products with our cloud services to provide libraries with a single web service to track usage, push updates and manage warranties.”

Adds Crowley, “This may come as a surprise to many in our industries who have considered us competitors. I think Murray and I both look at this collaboration as taking the best each has to offer and pairing it to serve a finite market. As technology continues to advance at warp speed, those that survive will be those that learn how to work together for the common good of the end-user – in this case, the librarians and records managers that Crowley and Scannx have worked with for decades.”

About The Crowley Company
The Crowley Company is a world leader in digital scanning technologies and provides an extensive number of digital document and film conversion services to the library, academic, publishing, commercial, government and archive sectors. The company manufactures, distributes and services high- speed microfilm, microfiche, aperture card, book and document scanners, microfilm duplicators, film processors and micrographics equipment. Manufactured brands include Crowley, Mekel Technology, and Wicks and Wilson.

About Scannx
Scannx® is the leading developer of cloud-based document scanning and delivery solutions for libraries. Scannx markets Scannx and Zeutschel book scanning systems powered by the Scannx software. The company’s systems provide powerful, yet extremely easy-to-use, copier-replacement solutions for scanning books, documents, and photos; and instantly store scanned content in the widest range of digital options. Scannx reduces operating costs, makes printed information instantly accessible, and expands the range of services libraries can offer their patrons. Scannx users have scanned over 100 million pages to date. For more information, visit www.scannx.com

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Scannx simplifies Interlibrary Loan fulfillment on OCLC's next generation platform

Posted on Thu, Feb 08, 2018

Scannx’s WorldShare Interlibrary Loan and Tipasa software connectors now available

February 7, 2018, Livermore, CA – Scannx®, the leader in document capture and document delivery software and cloud services for library patrons and staff, and OCLC, a nonprofit global library cooperative, today announced their collaboration to simplify the interlibrary loan process using Scannx scanning software with OCLC’s next generation ILL platform. Scannx will ship this feature in its version 5.0 software in calendar Q1/2018 and will be demonstrated at the ALA Mid-winter conference on February 9-12, 2018, in Denver, CO, booth #945.

Tipasa is the world’s first cloud-based interlibrary loan management system, and WorldShare ILL automates cloud-based interlibrary borrowing and lending processes. The Scannx capture software is used in over 2,300 book scanning systems whose library patrons and staff have scanned over 115 million pages, reducing paper and toner costs while saving almost 15,000 trees. 

"Scannx and OCLC have a long history of working together to deliver the best technology for our shared customers," said Murray L. Dennis, CEO, Scannx. "Our software connectors to Tipasa and WorldShare ILL will make Interlibrary loan fulfillment as easy as 1-2-3. These upgrades are included at no additional charge to our Scannx customers who implemented our Article Exchange and ILLiad solutions.”

"OCLC is always interested in bringing innovative new services and features to libraries,” said Mary Sauer-Games, OCLC Vice President, Global Product Management. “Scannx gives libraries a powerful way to further streamline resource sharing workflows in Tipasa and WorldShare ILL.

Tipasa enables libraries to manage a high volume of interlibrary loan requests, automate routine borrowing and lending functions, and provide an enhanced patron experience. It enables them to meet users’ needs without heavy IT support, server management, or extensive configuration and training. It takes the existing desktop-based functions of the ILLiad system and moves them to the cloud. For more information on Tipasa, visit https://www.oclc.org/en/tipasa.html

WorldShare Interlibrary Loan automates cloud-based interlibrary borrowing and lending processes though the largest resource-sharing network in the world. It saves library staff time and ensures timely delivery of items to the people who need them. For more information on WorldShare ILL, visit https://www.oclc.org/en/worldshare.html

Scannx offers a broad selection of document scanning systems, ranging from entry-level book-edge scanners designed for use by library patrons, to the industry’s most advanced Zeutschel A2 and A3+ preservation systems for archival-quality document retention. All are designed to protect the library’s investment in its books, while delivering superior ease-of-use that allows unsupervised patrons to make their own copies.

Scannx systems include IoT technology and cloud-based support that make it simple to scan, store, and send digitized content as searchable PDF documents to Dropbox, Google Drive, email, smartphones, and tablets, as well as to local USB drives or printers. For larger installations, Scannx cloud services aggregate usage data across multiple locations, providing performance metrics and benchmarking. Software updates can automatically be pushed and installed, removing unnecessary technical burdens from library management while ensuring maximum availability.

About OCLC

OCLC is a nonprofit global library cooperative providing shared technology services, original research and community programs so that libraries can better fuel learning, research and innovation. Through OCLC, member libraries cooperatively produce and maintain WorldCat, the most comprehensive global network of data about library collections and services. Libraries gain efficiencies through OCLC’s WorldShare, a complete set of library management applications and services built on an open, cloud-based platform. It is through collaboration and sharing of the world’s collected knowledge that libraries can help people find answers they need to solve problems. Together as OCLC, member libraries, staff and partners make breakthroughs possible.

About Scannx

Scannx® is the leading developer of cloud-based document scanning and delivery solutions for libraries. Scannx markets Scannx and Zeutschel book scanning systems powered by the Scannx software. The company’s systems provide powerful, yet extremely easy-to-use, copier-replacement solutions for scanning books, documents, and photos; and instantly store scanned content in the widest range of digital options. Scannx reduces operating costs, makes printed information instantly accessible, and expands the range of services libraries can offer their patrons. Scannx users have scanned over 100 million pages to date. For more information, visit www.scannx.com.

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Scannx Users Make 100 Million Scans, Save 12,000 Trees

Posted on Thu, Aug 03, 2017

August 3, 2017, Livermore, CA – Scannx®, the leader in document capture and document delivery software and cloud services for library patrons and staff, announced today that libraries used Scannx book scanners to make more than 100 million scans with most opting for digital copies instead of printing, which saves money on paper and toner in the process.

Scannx systems help libraries advance their conservation and sustainability efforts. Every tree yields an average of 8,333 pages of paper, which means that Scannx users saved approximately 12,000 trees.

“Ninety-seven percent of Scannx users don't print the content they scan, opting instead to email it or to send it to their mobile device or to cloud storage," said Murray L. Dennis, Chairman and CEO, Scannx. “Scannx not only saves libraries on buying paper and toner, but the digital content their patrons get is actually superior since they can search through it and easily share it with others."

The ability to track the number of scans this precisely is due to the powerful cloud services of the Scannx platform. These services help libraries to reduce costs and optimize assets by tracking usage and managing features. Scannx Cloud Services tracks usage statistics but does not save any content or email addresses.

Scannx offers a broad selection of document scanning systems, ranging from entry-level book-edge scanners designed for use by library patrons, to the industry’s most advanced Zeutschel A2 and A3+ preservation systems for archival-quality document retention. All are designed to protect the library’s investment in its books, while delivering superior ease-of-use that allows unsupervised patrons to make their own copies.

Scannx systems include IoT technology and cloud-based support that make it simple to scan, store, and send digitized content as searchable PDF documents to Dropbox, Google Drive, email, smartphones, and tablets, as well as to local USB drives or printers. For larger installations, Scannx cloud services aggregate usage data across multiple locations, providing performance metrics and benchmarking. Software updates can automatically be pushed and installed, removing unnecessary technical burdens from library management while ensuring maximum availability.

About Scannx

Scannx® is the leading developer of cloud-based document scanning and delivery solutions for libraries. Scannx markets Scannx and Zeutschel book scanning systems powered by the Scannx software. The company’s systems provide powerful, yet extremely easy-to-use, copier-replacement solutions for scanning books, documents, and photos; and instantly store scanned content in the widest range of digital options. Scannx reduces operating costs, makes printed information instantly accessible, and expands the range of services libraries can offer their patrons. Scannx users have scanned over 100 million pages to date. For more information, visit www.scannx.com.

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Scannx and Zeutschel Partner for Development and Marketing

Posted on Wed, Feb 01, 2017

February 1, 2017, Pleasanton, CA – Zeutschel GmbH, the world leader in digitization and preservation solutions for valuable assets, and Scannx, Inc, the leader in document capture and document delivery software and cloud services for library patrons and staff, announced today the launch of Zeutschel A2 and A3+ advanced book scanning solutions powered by Scannx software.

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Scannx announces Book ScanCenter™ 2.0

Posted on Tue, Sep 18, 2012

Scans in more file formats, to more destinations, almost 3x faster than systems twice its price.

Pleasanton, CA – September 18, 2012, Scannx, a Xerox trademark licensing partner and leading developer of cloud-based  document capture and document delivery software and services, announced today that it released the Scannx Book ScanCenter 2.0 self-service book scanning solution for library patrons and staff. This next generation book scanning solution represents not only a significant advancement in features, speed and configurability, but also establishes an architectural platform for extending its connectivity into emerging cloud-based services. This solution includes new features designed not only for library patrons but also for library staff and their IT support department.

“In less than 9 months since we launched the Scannx Book ScanCenter 1.0 with its many innovative and patent pending features, we are again extremely pleased to announce another major advance in self-service book scanning capabilities”, said Murray L. Dennis, chief executive officer of Scannx. “Integration with OCLC Article Exchange and ILLiad, faster OCR processing times and enhanced authentication are just a few of the new features in the Book ScanCenter.”

The Book ScanCenter scans to more places than any other self service book scanning system, including OCLC Article Exchange, ILLiad and Odyssey. OCLC services have been used in almost 10 million interlibrary loan requests last year and now library staff can fulfill these requests faster at a fraction of the cost.  Scannx offers these “advanced connectors” as an optional upgrade to the Book ScanCenter at more than 60% less cost than competitive offerings. The latest Book ScanCenter system also offers enhanced authentication to restrict access to specified destinations for authorized personal only. Hence library patrons can scan books to their smartphone or tablet while only library staff can have restricted access to ILLiad on the same Book ScanCenter to fulfill an interlibrary loan request.

Its faster to search, retrieve and share searchable PDF files than image-only PDFs. However, demand for creating searchable PDF files is constrained by the time and complexity required to create searchable and editable files. The Book ScanCenter provides unparalleled optical character recognition (OCR) accuracy and performance, converting a page into  searchable files automatically almost 3x faster than any other self-service book scanning system by simply selecting the desired file format on the touchscreen.

Innovative  libraries, whose goal is to help accelerate academic research and collaboration while reducing costs in this digital age, are replacing their copiers with self-service book scanning solutions. Library patrons can scan and send their study materials in a searchable file format to email, USB drive, Google Docs, Google Drive, smartphones and tablets, thereby reducing the use of paper and toner. Library staff may generate more revenues by fulfilling interlibrary loan requests faster at less cost by using the same Book ScanCenter used by the patrons.  The  Book ScanCenter can be connected to on-line and off-line debit and credit card payment systems for cost recovery programs and pay-per-scan options.  With both digital and green initiatives becoming higher priorities for the educational market, the copy center is fast transforming into the scan center.

The Book ScanCenter product line starts at under $5,000 and may be leased for as little  as $100 per month.

About OCLC

Founded in 1967, OCLC is a nonprofit, membership, computer library service and research organization dedicated to the public purposes of furthering access to the world’s information and reducing library costs. More than 72,000 libraries in 170 countries have used OCLC services to locate, acquire, catalog, lend, preserve and manage library materials. Researchers, students, faculty, scholars, professional librarians and other information seekers use OCLC services to obtain bibliographic, abstract and full-text information when and where they need it. OCLC and its member libraries cooperatively produce and maintain WorldCat, the world’s largest online database for discovery of library resources. Search WorldCat on the Web at www.worldcat.org. For more information, visit www.oclc.org.

Scannx, Scannx Book ScanCenter and Scannx Cloud Services are trademarks of Scannx LLC in the United States and other countries. Scannx patents pending. All other trademarks are the property of their registered owners. Scannx LLC, Pleasanton, CA.

Scannx and OCLC Announce Partnership for Interlibrary Loan Requests

Posted on Wed, Jun 20, 2012

Scannx to demonstrate self-service book scanning to OCLC’s Article Exchange document sharing site at American Library Association Conference

Pleasanton, CA, June 20, 2012 – Scannx, a leading developer of cloud-based, document capture and document delivery software and services, announced today that it has developed a software “connector” for scanning from its book scanning systems to OCLC’s Article Exchange document delivery site for completing interlibrary loan requests. Article Exchange is accessible from within WorldCat Resource Sharing and via an ILLiad add-on. Since its release in January 2012, nearly 600 libraries in 16 countries have used the tool, resulting in uploads of more than 20,000 documents each month. This cooperative development effort means that academic research and collaboration tools are getting faster, better and cheaper. Demonstrations will be held at the American Library Association conference on June 22-25 in Anaheim, CA in Scannx’ booth #727. Attendees who come by the booth for a demo can also register to win an iPad.

“Scannx and OCLC are dedicated to furthering access to the world’s information while, at the same time, reducing library costs”, said John C. Dexter, president and COO of Scannx. “Scannx-powered book scanning systems are replacing the traditional and very expensive overhead book scanners and copiers. The joint effort will help accelerate academic research and collaboration while, at the same time, further promote Green-technology initiatives.”

OCLC has grown into a worldwide organization in which over 25,000 libraries, archives and museums in 170 countries are members. Their shared cataloging service is among the busiest in the world, delivering access to more than 271 million items available from the WorldCat database. . Cooperative advances have expanded to help libraries better manage workflows, collection management, reference services, resource sharing and digital materials. New Web-scale services amplify library cooperation even further. OCLC has helped fulfill over 9.6 million interlibrary loan requests during the last year through its WorldCat Resource Sharing and ILLiad services.

The Article Exchange document-sharing site provides a single, secure location where lending libraries can place requested documents and library users can retrieve articles or book chapters obtained for them via interlibrary loan. This site adds convenience, security and enhanced copyright compliance to article sharing through interlibrary loan. Article Exchange is accessible from within the WorldCat Resource Sharing service. With the integration of Article Exchange into Scannx’ book scanning systems, library staff can more easily deliver documents to the people who need them in a secure, cloud-based environment.

About OCLC
Founded in 1967, OCLC is a nonprofit, membership, computer library service and research organization dedicated to the public purposes of furthering access to the world’s information and reducing library costs. More than 72,000 libraries in 170 countries have used OCLC services to locate, acquire, catalog, lend, preserve and manage library materials. Researchers, students, faculty, scholars, professional librarians and other information seekers use OCLC services to obtain bibliographic, abstract and full-text information when and where they need it. OCLC and its member libraries cooperatively produce and maintain WorldCat, the world’s largest online database for discovery of library resources. Search WorldCat on the Web at www.worldcat.org. For more information, visit www.oclc.org.

Scannx, Scannx Book ScanCenter and Scannx Cloud Services are trademarks of Scannx LLC in the United States and other countries. Scannx patent pending. All other trademarks are the property of their registered owners. Scannx LLC, Pleasanton, CA.