Press Release


VISIONEER ANNOUNCES THE ONETOUCH 9120 USB

Scans 4"x 6" photos in 7 seconds for albums, photo exchanging, websites and enlargements

Pleasanton, CALIFORNIA - December 2, 2003 - Visioneer, a leader in intelligent imaging solutions, today announced a new addition to their Slimline scanner series, the Visioneer OneTouch™ 9120 USB color flatbed scanner. A powerful 48-bit, Hi-speed USB 2.0 scanner, the new OneTouch 9120 USB is an extremely fast imaging solution with a suggested retail price of only $99.99. The scanner also features a number of advanced, patented scanning technologies as well as robust image management and editing software to provide a powerful, value-priced scanning solution.

"The OneTouch 9120 USB is ideal for the photo enthusiast who wants to scan photo prints, 35mm slides or negatives," said Murray L. Dennis, Visioneer's president and CEO. "It also works well for establishing a paperless office or creating colorful projects for print or Internet use. With its Hi-Speed USB 2.0 interface, it can scan a 4'x 6' photo at 300 dpi in less than 7 seconds, and a full-color page at 300 dpi in less than 15 seconds."

The OneTouch 9120 USB scanner provides high 2400 x 4800 optical resolution, which eliminates jagged edges and captures fine detail from originals. The scanner provides sufficient resolution to turn a 4"x 6" print into a 32"x 48" enlargement with no loss of detail. It also features 48-bit internal color and FlashBack™ Bi-directional AutoScan Technology, which makes scanning faster and more efficient with two-way scanning. The scanner also comes with a Hi-speed USB 2.0 interface, which means that the OneTouch 9120 USB scanner boasts data transfer rates of up to 40 times faster than devices that are rated "Full-speed USB 2.0." In addition, the scanner is compatible with USB 1.1 ports.

Designed For Ease-of-Use
With five buttons, including scan, copy, OCR, email, or perform a custom task, Visioneer's OneTouch scanners are engineered for both first-time and experienced scanner users. The buttons are pre-configured at the optimal settings for these most common tasks, so first-time users can begin scanning immediately.

Visioneer scanners with OneTouch technology are designed so that pressing one button takes the user all the way through the scanning task, not just launching the program. Advanced users can quickly learn to customize the buttons for even more power. Simply holding down a OneTouch button brings up the scan setting interface, which the user can easily change to meet the needs of the task at hand. For example, an avid photographer can easily modify the buttons to automatically scan black and white photos or scan directly into the included PhotoImpression image editing application.

Visioneer Scan Manager Pro Advanced TWAIN Driver
The OneTouch 9120 is Visioneer's latest model to feature Scan Manager Pro, an advanced TWAIN driver with tools normally found only in high-end image editing applications. Visioneer's Scan Manager Pro includes multi-level zoom that is activated by rolling the mouse wheel; an eyedropper for selecting blackpoint, midpoint and whitepoint; and response curve editing with dynamic histogram, hue and saturation adjustments as well as output scaling.

With most scanners, the user has to click preview and wait for the prescan to appear on the screen. While the scanning head returns, the user selects what area to scan and the scanner must make a second pass to complete the final scan. With Visioneer's FlashBack AutoScan enabled, the scanner moves one way to prescan the image area quickly, automatically crops to the edges of the photo, then reverses direction and completes the final high resolution scan on the return trip. Visioneer scanners with FlashBack simplify scanning and save time by eliminating the second pass during autocrop scanning.

Abundant Software Bundle
The Visioneer OneTouch 9120 USB comes complete with ScanSoft's PaperPort SE 8.0 with built-in TextBridge Pro OCR and ArcSoft's PhotoImpression 3.0.

ScanSoft's award-winning PaperPort SE 8.0 software is the world's best-selling document and image management application that creates thumbnails of everything you scan allowing easy filing in color-coded folders. ScanSoft's TextBridge OCR allows users to scan printed text into their word processor without having to retype documents. ArcSoft's PhotoImpression 3.0 is an easy-to-use photo editing and creative design program that allows users to edit and retouch photos, then add special effects or place them in cards, calendars, frames and templates.

Price and Availability
The Visioneer OneTouch 9120 USB is currently available through authorized retailers, computer super stores and online services, mail order catalogs and from Visioneer's website at http://www.visioneer.com. The suggested retail price is $99.99. For additional information, consumers can visit the Visioneer website.

About Visioneer, Inc.
Visioneer, Inc. is a world-class developer in the document imaging market with a growing family of business-oriented scanner and data entry solutions for everyone, from the home and small office user to mobile executives and the corporate enterprise. Additional information about Visioneer and its products may be found on the Internet at http://www.visioneer.com.


Press Contact:
Danielle Cook
Visioneer, Inc.
650-322-6350
danielle_cook@visioneer.com