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 firstname.lastname@example.org, call 925-425-0151 or visit www.scannx.com.
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.