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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.

INTERVIEW: Linda McCann saves BIG with paperless scanning at Bucks County Community College

Posted on Tue, Jun 19, 2012

Bucks County Community College, Newtown, PA
By Patricia Hayse Haller

What Bucks County Community College says about Scannx Book ScanCenter:
“It’s been a paper-saving, easy-to-use solution that requires very little staff help, which is especially helpful in the fall and spring semesters when we are very busy. For students, it’s nice to have an electronic copy for their records, and to be able to collaborate with others by sending documents electronically.”
Linda McCann,
Director of Library Services,
Bucks County Community College Library

About Bucks County Community College
Since 1964, Bucks County Community College in southeastern Pennsylvania has offered an affordable two-year college education to the area’s growing population. It’s a place where area residents can take a first step toward a bachelor’s degree, get a certificate that launches a new career, or return again and again for a lifetime of learning. Most graduates transfer from the associate degree program to a four-year college. The community college has smaller campuses in Bristol and Perkasie, but the main 200-acre campus is located in Newton, where the 40-year-old library is half-way through a major renovation aimed at fostering greater collaboration between students and staff and offering more flexible spaces for today’s learners.

The first phase of the renovation brought a number of related services all together onto the main floor, along including the reference desk, tutoring resources and a media learning lab designed to foster 21st century learning skills called MInDSpace (Media and Instructional Design). The redesigned second floor, scheduled to open this summer, will feature both collaborative work areas and quiet study areas, as well as a consolidated circulation and technology help desk. The final phase will add office space, computer classrooms and extra equipment storage in time for the Fall 2012 semester.

Scannx at Bucks Library: Less paper; more collaboration
The library building isn’t the only thing that’s being transformed at Bucks County Community College. The way library patrons use and share books and materials is changing too, thanks to a new Scannx Book ScanCenter, a simple and complete self-service book and document scanning solution that pairs an intuitive 15” touchscreen with an 11”x15” book-edge scanner and next-generation cloud-based document management.

According to Linda McCann, Director of Library Services at Bucks, today’s students are working more on group projects, using e-books and making a lot of PowerPoint presentations. Instead of charging for printing, Bucks charges a flat technology fee, then allows students to print whatever they want. The result was that students were printing multiple copies of their presentations, class notes and even whole book chapters to share with their group.

“I found we were going through a lot of printer paper, both at the library and the college,” she said. So when she heard about the Scannx BookScan Center being used at nearby Delaware Valley College, she decided to go see it for herself. The demonstration convinced her to buy two for Bucks Community College. The first was installed in early 2010 near the first-floor reference desk. The second will debut in a few weeks, near the new circulation and technology help desk.

“Everybody loves it,” said McCann. Now, she said, students have a paperless option that is completely free. They are able to scan periodicals that can’t be checked out and e-mail the articles to themselves or save them to a USB drive. They make one quick scan of their notes or project materials and e-mail them to everyone in their group at the same time. They can even scan papers to GoogleDocs so their whole team can collaborate electronically. So far, few are choosing to scan to iPads or smartphones – mainly because the price of those devices is out of reach for most of Buck’s students – but that could change as those technologies become more affordable.

While she has not calculated the paper or cost savings, McCann is certain the scanner is providing both. And with tightening budgets and the college’s sustainability initiative, “I’ve been trying to go as paperless as possible,” she said.

Book ScanCenter and more
Students aren’t the only ones using the Scannx Book ScanCenter. The staff has also found it invaluable. McCann says she started using it to fax documents when the regular fax machine broke down, and she’s never gone back. “It just makes a lot more sense to me, because I have a record of what I sent that includes the actual document as a scan.”

The library has even used it to repair books. “Sometimes we’ll have an older book that is missing a page, or a student will tear out three pages of literary criticism they need,” she said. A quick scan of the missing pages from another volume can be printed out and inserted into the damaged book. It’s not something they have to do often, but repairing damaged books makes McCann really appreciate the Scannx Book ScanCenter’s patented beveled book-edge design, which delivers distortion-free scans and protects the book spine from damage. There’s no need to press the book flat, and no ‘black gutter’ swallowing the words on the edge of the page.

Mostly, though, McCann likes the fact that the Scannx Book ScanCenter is so easy to use. Before, when students wanted to scan materials, they were sent to the Technology Learning Center, which has a flatbed scanner attached to a desktop computer. They almost always needed help, and the Learning Center isn’t always staffed. In contrast, the Scannx Book ScanCenter has large easy-to-read buttons on a touch-screen that guide users through each step, helping them choose a file format, adjust image quality and color depth, crop the image, and send or save the scan to printer, USB, fax, GoogleDocs, or a smartphone or tablet.

“It’s self explanatory and very easy to use,” said McCann. “I’ve found that very few people need any assistance at all. Overall, she said, the Scannx Book ScanCenter “has been a huge success, and we can’t wait to get that second unit all set up.”

ESI Distributes Xerox BookCentre into Government, Education Markets

Posted on Tue, Jun 19, 2012

Leading provider of public sector office technology solutions in the mid-Atlantic region offers book scanning solutions to libraries, museums, genealogical archives, private book collections

Pleasanton, CA – June 19, 2012, Electronic Systems Inc., a Virginia-based company known for its expertise in working with organizations in the public sector, will distribute the Xerox BookCentre, a self-service book scanning kiosk that makes book scanning faster and easier. The announcement was made by Scannx LLC, a leading developer of cloud-based document capture and document delivery software and services, which works with Xerox to develop, market and support the new line of Xerox-branded self-service book scanning systems.

ESI, acquired by Xerox in 2007 is the mid-Atlantic region’s largest provider of customized and scalable technology solutions. “The partnership with ESI will make it easier for libraries and other organizations to obtain their document scanning, book scanning and office technology solutions from a single source that specializes in public sector market requirements,” said Scannx Chief Operating Officer John C. Dexter. “The Xerox BookCentre enables library patrons and staff to quickly and easily scan from books and send the scanned pages to email, smartphones, tablets, Google Docs, USB drives, fax or print them by selecting the desired option on the touchscreen computer.”

The Xerox BookCentre product line, available in the United States and Canada, will be shown at the American Library Association conference on June 22-25 in Anaheim, CA at Scannx’ booth #727.
“We are committed to meeting our customers’ needs and expectations while at the same time, providing them with the newest technologies at the best prices,” said Jeff Jenney, ESI’s director of sales. “The Xerox BookCentre offers very powerful, yet easy-to-use and innovative solutions for the library market at very competitive prices.”

The Xerox BookCentre includes a 17-inch touchscreen computer, the self-service scanning software powered by Scannx, an 11” x 17” patented book-edge scanner to protect the spine of the book from damage, and the ABBYY FineReader Technology for unmatched optical character recognition accuracy. Other features:

•    Scanned images can be automatically converted into PDF, searchable PDF, Word, JPEG, TIFF and PNG file formats, and saved to email as an attachment, USB drive, smartphone, tablets, Google Doc folder, network folder, and FTP site to save paper and toner.
•     The BookCentre can send scanned pages to a fax and printer.
•     Since the BookCentre can integrate with debit and credit card payment systems, libraries can offer these services free or they can charge for them through a cost recovery program.

The BookCentre includes a one-year manufacturer’s warranty with options to purchase up to a five-year extended warranty. Please visit www.scannx.com and www.esi.net for more information. Or, drop by Scannx’ Booth #727 for a demo and an opportunity to win an iPad.

About Electronic Systems
Since 1980, Electronic Systems, Inc. (ESI) has grown into the Virginia region’s largest provider of customized and scalable technology solutions. The company’s services include information technology solutions, digital multifunction printers and copiers, service and supplies, and mailing systems. ESI employs 500 people throughout offices in Virginia Beach, Hampton, Vienna, Richmond, Lynchburg, Roanoke and Columbia, Maryland. In 2007, ESI was acquired by Xerox, the world’s leading document management and services enterprise. For more information, please visit www.esi.net.

Scannx Announces Desktop to Cloud Server Infrastructure

Posted on Mon, Apr 30, 2012

Scannx Announces Desktop to Cloud Server Infrastructure for Seemless Integration with 3rd Party Cloud-Based Solutions

Pleasanton, CA – April 30, 2012, Scannx, a leading developer of cloud-based document capture and document delivery software and services, announced today that it has completed the desktop to cloud server infrastructure for enabling the secure transfer of digital content with embedded routing directives. As a result, Scannx Cloud Services (SCS) is enabled to seamlessly integrate with 3rd party cloud based solutions including Amazon Cloud Drive, Box.net, DropBox, Evernote, Google Drive, Office 365, and OfficeDrop, among others.

“By relegating the handoff to 3rd party solutions to the Scannx Cloud Server, the need for continual upgrades to the desktop client is minimized, providing for a more reliable 24 x 7 operating environment”, said John C. Dexter, president and COO of Scannx. “Changes and enhancements to the 3rd party interfaces are implemented in the cloud environment, resulting in an agile and robust platform to accommodate current and future integrations.”

The Scannx Cloud Server supports the Book ScanCenter self-service book and document scanning kiosk. As a result, the Scannx Book ScanCenter is the only book scanning system in the market today capable of delivering scanned images to the most popular cloud based repositories in a secure, seamless and timely manner. Furthermore, the Book ScanCenter , without the need to upgrade any software on its touchscreen computer as 3rd party storage solutions are revised and enhanced, establishes a level of unmatched system reliability.

The Scannx Book ScanCenter includes a 15” touchscreen computer bundled with the Scannx software, an 11” x 17” patented book-edge scanner to protect the spine of the book from damage, and is powered by ABBYY FineReader Technology for unmatched optical character recognition accuracy. Scanned images can be automatically converted into PDF, searchable PDF, Word, JPEG, TIFF and PNG file formats and sent to email, smartphones, tablets, Google Docs, or saved to, USB drives, network folders, and FTP folders to save paper and toner. The ScanCenter can also send scanned pages to a fax and printer. Since the Book ScanCenter can integrate with debit and credit card payment systems, libraries can offer these services free or they can charge for them through a cost recovery program. The ScanCenter includes a 1 year manufacturer’s warranty and offers an optional 45 page per minute automatic document feeder.