Xerox's Intelligent Scanning with Built-in Chip - Analyst Blog


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Business process and document management leader Xerox Corporation ( XRX ) announced that it has integrated a built-in chip into its document scanners, thus providing intelligent scanning technology for workflow optimization.

The document scanners -- DocuMate 5445 and 5460 -- will now be powered with On-Board Acuity, a chip built-in to the scanner, which will deliver optimized and compressed files to the workstation. This versatile scanning solution will reduce processing time and errors, thus improving efficiency.

On-board Acuity

On-board Acuity involves hardware-based image processing, wherein scanning functions will be handled by the on-board chip rather than a connected PC.  The scanner will use built-in hardware chips, software and memory to process and optimize images before delivering data to the scanner driver.

Hardware-based image processing can manage multiple functions with high scanning speeds, nearly doubling the efficiency of scanning workflow. The technology allows for advanced processing functions such as automatic cropping and straightening, dynamic thresholding and blank page removal, without compromising on speed.

Additional Features

The upgraded DocuMate 5445 and 5460 scanners also possess some new features, such as line smoothing, adjustment of text brightness and enhanced long document support.

On-board Acuity will apply special logic to data before and during the thresholding procedure, enabling perfect barcode readability and improved visual quality. This feature will allow sharp, accurate scanning of even low-resolution data, thus improving scanning operations.

The upgraded scanner hardware comes without any cost increments on Xerox's part.

Xerox currently holds a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold). Some better-ranked stocks in the computer & technology sector include Ametek Inc. ( AME ), Canon Inc. ( CAJ ) and Pitney Bowes Inc. ( PBI ), each carrying a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy).

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