Key challenges in production scanning
Production scanning is serious business involving huge page volumes, yet operators face issues with today’s production scanners. When the scanner’s tray is empty, it sits idle for up to 50% of the day while new scan batches are prepared. Upgrades from 100 page per minute scanning to 140 page per minute costs 2 to 4 times the price of a 100 ppm scanner. High speed scan processing can significantly slow down when it hits the PC. And of course, if the scanner’s down, your operation is down.
Introducing Parallel Scanning
Computing and even basic electrical circuits have used the concept of parallel processing – splitting the work between multiple copies of the same process running at the same time – for decades. Parallel Scanning applies the same principle to production scanning. This time, though, the parallel processors are scanners. In short, you can connect up to ten Xerox production scanners to one host PC and run them concurrently. With this breakthrough innovation, we eliminate all of the challenges above.
See Parallel Scanning in action
How it works
Here’s how Xerox’s exclusive Parallel Scanning technology works on Xerox’s new DocuMate 6710 production scanner.
• When you plug in two or more same-model DocuMate scanners, Visioneer’s DriverPLUS gives each scanner a unique name.
• Visioneer OneTouch scanning workflow application sets up separate job queues for each scanner.
• As jobs are defined and named in OneTouch, those jobs are sent to the control panel memory on the scanner.
• When scanning starts from the scanner control panel, similar or different jobs run concurrently.
• Visioneer Acuity's PC Optimisation feature keeps the scanner running at full speed.