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Guildford, Surrey- September 18th 2003


Announcing the New Xerox Range of High-end consumer scanners

Guildford, Surrey - September 18th 2003 - Visioneer announced today that it has entered into a trademark licensing agreement with Xerox Corporation for Visioneer to develop, market and support a new line of Xerox-branded scanners on an exclusive basis.

"By integrating the power of the Xerox brand with Visioneer's technology, we expect to further strengthen our position in the marketplace," said Peter Trapmore, Visioneer's European Managing Director. "Both companies' commitment to quality is recognised in the licensing agreement with provisions to maintain the highest standards throughout the product lifecycle," he added.

"A leading and recognisable global brand, the Xerox name is synonymous with innovation, quality, reliability and customer satisfaction," said Christopher AuClair, Xerox manager of corporate identity. "Like Xerox, Visioneer has a proven track record for its high quality and advanced products. These attributes align with Xerox's objectives of ensuring the sanctity of our brand."

The licensing agreement between Visioneer and Xerox is for a term of 3.5 years with an option for an additional 3-year extension.

The Xerox scanner range has been designed to offer customers a new high-end range of consumer scanners, providing great quality and performance from a household brand name. Xerox scanners are designed for all users, from novices to the very experienced. All of the range come with five One Touch Buttons, four of which are pre-configured to scan at the optimal settings for the most common tasks (e-mail, copy, print and OCR); the fifth button can be customised and is completely programmable to allow users to set it up to do whatever they want it to do.

The range comprises as follows:

Xerox 2400:
The entry-level scanner has everything you would expect from a Xerox scanner, 1200 x 4800 dpi optical resolution, 48-bit colour and five One Touch buttons.

Xerox 4800:
The 4800 combines the speed of Hi-speed USB 2.0 connectivity and optical resolution of 1200 x 4800 dpi, true 48-bit colour and five One Touch buttons.

Xerox 4800 TA:
The 4800 TA comes with a transparency adaptor and is able to scan slides or negatives using Hi Speed USB 2.0, an optical resolution of 1200 x 4800 dpi and features 48-bit colour and five One Touch Buttons.

All Xerox scanners are provided complete with ScanSoft PaperPort 8 SE, Ulead Photo Express & ScanSoft Textbridge Pro 9 and work with Windows 98, Windows 2000, Windows Millennium Edition and Windows XP.

They will be available from 1st October 2003, from Visioneer and the 2400 model is exclusively available in retail at Dixon's Stores Group, at the following RRP's: Xerox 2400 £59.99, Xerox 4800 £69.99, Xerox 4800 TA £89.99

For sales and marketing queries, contact Jennifer_Watts@Visioneer.com. For Technical Support and Customer Services, call free-phone on 0800 0199689 (US) or 00 800 6989 9689 (Rest of Europe).

About Visioneer:
Visioneer® develops and markets imaging products that provide a faster and easier way to scan photographs and documents into computers. With its European headquarters in Guildford, England, and representation in most major European countries, the Visioneer® range of imaging products and accessories are widely available throughout Europe.

The Visioneer brand name and logo are registered trademarks. PaperPort and TextBridge are registered trademarks of Scansoft, Inc (Nasdaq: SSFT). All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners and are hereby acknowledged. XEROX®, The Document Company® and the digital X® are trademarks of XEROX, used under license.

Press Contact:
Jennifer Watts
Tel: 01483 445486
Email: jennifer_watts@visioneer.com