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PLEASANTON, Calif.  - November 7, 2006 - Visioneer, Inc., a leader in intelligent imaging solutions, today announced that its Patriot 470 scanner has been certified on Kofax’s Document Scan Server and will be giving demonstrations of the new solution at the ECM West Conference and Expo at its booth #516, November 6-8, 2006, in San Jose, CA.

The Visioneer Patriot 470 workgroup scanner was certified by Kofax for support by the Document Scan Server, which allows organizations to digitally capture documents at the point of entry into their business process.

“With the integration of this completely unique solution, a company can now scan-enable any existing application without an increase in IT administrative costs or the need to add additional pieces of software to their computer system,” says Doug Rudolph, vice president of business development and OEM sales at Kofax. “We are thrilled that Visioneer now supports the Kofax Document Scan Server. We believe that ROI will be seen by our joint customers much faster as the Document Scan Server reduces deployment, support and training costs across the board with minimal disruption to the existing IT environment.”

Previously, a solution of this kind required specialized software and drivers to be installed on each computer. This method commonly leads to increased administrative costs because IT staff must set up administrative rights, train workers on the new software application and perform timely remote updates and troubleshooting.

“The Document Scan Server is an innovative technology solution that makes scanning a service that IT is comfortable with by leveraging SOA and reducing deployment, support and training costs across the board with minimal disruption to the IT environment,” said John Capurso, vice president of marketing, Visioneer, Inc.   “Extending support to the Visioneer Patriot 470 enables hi-speed duplex scanning at 33 ppm and 66 ipm at best-in-class price/performance point.  It further underscores the commitment and partnership of Kofax and Visioneer as we collaborate to bring leading document imaging solutions to market.  We are delighted to be working with Kofax on yet another strategic initiative.”

The Kofax Document Scan Server offers the following three major features: a Software Development Kit (SDK), a simple appliance and a centralized Management Console. First, the Software Development Kit leverages Services Oriented Architecture (SOA) to allow a developer to integrate scanning into an existing or new application no matter the operating system or programming language.

This services-based document integration provides a tighter integration of scanning to a core application. In addition, adding scanning capabilities to existing application is less disruptive to a users existing workflow and allows for a more efficient and effective business processes.

Second, the Kofax Document Scan Server is an appliance that includes a USB port for scanner connectivity and an Ethernet port that connects the scanner to a network. Users only need to plug the scanner into the USB port in the Document Scan Server appliance and plug the Scan Server appliance into the LAN. Because this is a hardware-based approach to scanner connectivity, it is also more secure as administrator rights are not needed on the PC to install drivers or document capture applications. With Document Scan Server developers and integrators can now provide enterprises with a solution that can be deployed on a large scale basis and is in accordance with existing IT policies. The result is improved business processes and increased operational efficiency in the organization.

Third, the management console offerscentralized management capabilities to reduce the cost and complexity of capture deployments.  Corporate IT Departments can manage scanning infrastructure and updates from a single, central location.

About Kofax

Kofax, a division of DICOM Group plc (LSE: DCM.L), is the world's leading provider of information capture software, according to research by Harvey Spencer Associates. Kofax products enable the automation of business processes by collecting paper documents, forms and e-documents from throughout organizations, transforming them into retrievable information, and delivering it all into line-of-business applications, databases and archives. The company's Ascent platform is the most popular information capture application worldwide, and its VRS (VirtualReScan) is the de facto standard for scanning productivity. Kofax products are widely used in finance, government, insurance, healthcare, and a broad range of companies and agencies that must capture critical business information from paper and electronic documents and forms.
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About Visioneer

Visioneer provides a broad range of scanning solutions for the desktop, distributed and departmental document imaging markets as well as the mobile and remote business scanning segments.   In 2003, Visioneer combined its leading scanner technology with the Xerox brand recognition to develop the Xerox DocuMate product line.  Visioneer and Xerox DocuMate high-performance business scanners and imaging software solutions offer users speed, image quality, advanced paper handling and ease-of-use with exclusive Visioneer OneTouch™ technology. These products have received numerous awards including AIIM Best of Show in 2004 and 2005, as well as consecutive PC Magazine Editors’ Choice Awards in 2005 and 2006.  For additional information on Visioneer and Xerox scanning solutions, visit or

Visioneer offers both product lines under a single reseller partners program. The 20/20 Perfect Vision program optimizes VAR margins and sales opportunities through volume incentive rebates, sales support and marketing tools. Additional information can be found at


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