VISIONEER ANNOUNCES SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT KIT TO LINK APPLICATIONS TO ITS ONETOUCH TECHNOLOGY
Microsoft SharePoint® & Kofax® Ascent® Capture AreAmong the First Applications to Be Linked
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Jan. 16, 2007 -Visioneer, Inc., a leader in intelligent imaging solutions, today announced the Visioneer OneTouch® Links Software Development Kit (SDK). For the first time ever, Visioneer is providingsystem integrators, solution providers and enterprise application developers with properly modularized and documented links development code to develop their own specific links and integrate them into the OneTouch control panel quickly and easily. Visioneer OneTouch links allow customers to scan their documents directly into a pre-selected application by simply pressing one button on a Visioneer or Xerox DocuMate scanner. Two of the first applications to have links created using the OneTouch SDK are Microsoft SharePoint® and Kofax® Ascent® Capture.
“Making paper-based processes more efficient is a key part of any ECM solution,” said Rob Gray, SharePoint Technologies product marketing manager at Microsoft. “Visioneer enables SharePoint customers to scan large volumes of paper directly into an online SharePoint document library, without the requirement for additional infrastructure. Microsoft is very excited to be working with Visioneer.”
“Based upon several customer requests, we are expanding the use of Visioneer OneTouch technology beyond its current horizon. The SDK represents existing internal technology that is being exposed and offered outside of Visioneer for the first time,” said Jon Harju, senior vice president of engineering at Visioneer. “Client-server applications, custom applications, even proprietary applications, can take advantage of standardized scanning practices by developing links that deliver scanned documents from paper directly to their applications or workflows, even if log-in credentials are necessary to access the server or application, by simply pressing a button.”
The OneTouch Links SDK will dramatically increase the number of vertical markets for which Visioneer can support and develop scanning solutions. With over 70,000 licenses sold, Kofax Ascent Capture is the gold standard in document capture software and it is widely used in vertical markets such as banking; state, local and federal government; healthcare and manufacturing. SharePoint is Microsoft’s fastest-growing product with support from over 2,000 software partners and more than 75 million licenses sold worldwide. The new OneTouch links to Ascent and SharePoint will make the process of getting paper into these applications easier than ever.
Add More Power to Award-Winning OneTouch Workflow Solution
The new link to Microsoft SharePoint gives users the ability to scan a document directly into their SharePoint folder in one touch. Once installed, the link adds the new option “Transfer-to-SharePoint” in the list of OneTouch destinations that users can choose from. Simply go into the OneTouch properties and select a SharePoint folder, file format and scan setting. Once the file is sent to SharePoint, everyone in that group is instantly notified by email that a new file has been uploaded.
The link to Kofax Ascent Capture works in the same way. Once installed, the user will see “Scan-to-Ascent” as a new destination for their scanned images. All documents scanned through any of the newly developed OneTouch links, including the SharePoint link and Ascent Capture link, will also be instantly improved via the new Visioneer OneTouch with VRS™ Technology (also announced today) and sent to the destination application.
What is a OneTouch Link?
Visioneer OneTouch directly links scanning hardware with industry-leading software, forming an easy to use conduit from paper to a selected destination. Every time the user scans a document, they no longer have to configure their scan job, launch their scanning software, or the application the scanned image will be “linked” to. The document to be scanned is simply placed in the scanner and one of the buttons on the scanner front panel is pressed. The scanner automatically and without further human intervention launches the desired application, scans and delivers the digital document to that application via a link.
The OneTouch Links SDK is a wizard-based template that can be used to easily implement new functionality within OneTouch. Links developed with the OneTouch Links SDK will have access to all OneTouch functions, including the benefits of Kofax® VirtualReScan® (VRS™) technology, also announced today as a technology integrated into Visioneer OneTouch. Links can be created to provide scan-to destinations, such as applications, devices (printers or fax servers) or locations (network or local folders).
From a technical perspective, the trends in many sectors are to provide ways and means by which a product can be integrated with other products, accessing sophisticated software and workflows without sacrificing ease of use. Until now, the OneTouch scanning interface has been limited to being used with only applications that it explicitly supports. By allowing third parties the ability to add support for unanticipated applications, Visioneer is expanding the reach of OneTouch ease-of-use to a significantly larger developer base and end-user audience.
Price and Availability
The list price of the OneTouch Links SDK is $499 which includes a support component and will be available from Visioneer on February 1, 2007. For more information, developers should contact the Visioneer business development team at email@example.com.
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 www.visioneer.com or www.xeroxscanners.com.
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 www.visioneer.com/2020.
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