Press Release


New Duplex Scanner Offers Government Buyers OneTouch Scanning

At Speeds Up To 66 Images per Minute for Under $1,200

PLEASANTON, CALIF. - Sept. 26, 2005- Visioneer, Inc., a leader in intelligent imaging solutions, today announced the Visioneer Strobe XP 470, the company’s first GSA-compliant color sheetfed document scanner. It scans up to 66 images per minute (ipm) in duplex mode and has the ability to automatically scan documents into searchable PDF files - all for under $1,200.  The Strobe XP 470 was designed specifically for desktop use and incorporates OneTouch technology for eliminating multiple steps in sending scanned documents to predetermined applications or devices.  The scanner will also include Kofax VirtualReScan™ 4.0 software providing excellent image quality and superior optical character recognition accuracy.

“Quality Associates, Inc. (QAI) is excited to offer this new duplex, color scanner with easy to use functionality to our clients. The Strobe XP 470 opens a new category of desktop scanners previously unavailable to the federal & state government. Adding new products to our GSA Schedule, such as the Visioneer Strobe XP 470 enables QAI to leverage innovative technology to provide streamlined and easy-to-use solutions. We are pleased about this new low cost, high-impact scanner that improves upon our current product offerings,” said Scott Swidersky, Director Information Systems Division of QAI.

“The Strobe XP 470 offers government agencies OneTouch ease-of-use in converting documents into searchable PDF file formats,” said John Capurso, vice president of marketing at Visioneer and member of the ISO Standards Committee for PDF/A. “The Strobe XP 470 includes a software bundle that allows users to automatically scan to image-over-text searchable PDF with OneTouch technology.  Searchable PDF maintains the visual integrity of the original document, with the text portions of the image converted via OCR for search purposes and stored in a separate layer.  This allows for low-cost conversion from paper to PDF, while permitting easy distribution and ability to search, link, select/copy and index the text.”

OneTouch technology also allows users toeasily set the “destination” of their scanned documents by pressing a button and selecting one of nine pre-programmed (or user-customizable) scan settings.  “Destination” examples include scan to searchable PDF, scan to print, scan to archive, scan to network, scan to OCR and scan to e-mail.

Strobe XP 470 Color Duplex Workgroup Scanner

The Visioneer Strobe XP 470 processes documents at 33ppm/66ipm at 200 dpi monochrome and grayscale.  It also has one of the smallest footprints of any automatic document feed scanner on the market.  It offers an optical resolution of 600 x 1200 dpi, 48-bit internal color, a hi-speed USB 2.0 interface (USB 1.1 compatible), and a suite of more than $800 in bundled software applications, utilities and drivers. These include TWAIN and ISIS® certified drivers, Kofax VRS 4.0* software,ScanSoft® PaperPort Pro Office, ScanSoft OmniPage Pro and Pixel Translations QuickScan Version 3.5.  The user-friendly 50-page capacity automatic document feeder can handle paper and photos from business cards up to legal-size documents.

Kofax’s award-winning VRS (Virtual ReScan™) software improves image quality and increases overall efficiency of the scanning process for document management applications.   Kofax VRS provides such capabilities as autoexposure, autocropping and wide-angle deskew.  It also improves the accuracy of recognition software, thereby reducing the need for manual correction of problematic intelligent character recognition and/or OCR results.  *Registered users can download VRS 4.0 at no additional charge on-line at or may request a CD for a small shipping and handling fee as soon as it is available.

ScanSoft’s PaperPort Pro Office enables PDF files to be created from any Microsoft Windows application, without the need for additional PDF creation, editing or viewing software.  ScanSoft’s OmniPage Pro is a powerful optical character recognition productivity tool that delivers accurate and precise document conversion.

Pricing, Availability

Priced at $1,195, the Strobe XP 470 is currently shipping in the United States through distributors such as Ingram Micro, Tech Data, NewWave, D&H, solution providers (VARs) and online retailers. Visioneer offers VARs government and educational discounts for sales to authorized agencies.  For product support and more information on Visioneer scanners, visit

Visioneer is proud to offer both its Visioneer-branded and Xerox-branded products under a single reseller partners program.  The 20/20 Perfect Vision program optimizes VAR margins and sales opportunities through volume incentive rebates, sales support, marketing tools, access to the 20/20 Perfect Vision extranet and blog.  Additional information can be found at

About Visioneer

Visioneer’s high-performance business scanners and imaging software solutions have always offered business users speed, quality, and advanced paper handling options. In 2003, Visioneer combined its leading scanner technology with the Xerox brand recognition to develop the Xerox DocuMate series of workgroup scanners. In 2004 and again in 2005, the Xerox DocuMate 252 and DocuMate 272, respectively, were ranked by AIIM as best desktop document scanner. In 2005 the Xerox DocuMate 262 was given an Editors’ Choice Award from PC Magazine for its price/performance, ease-of-use and best document management software.  For additional information on Visioneer and Xerox scanning solutions, please visit or

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Danielle Cook