Fujitsu Integrates New Document Imaging Technology into Production-Level Scanners


SUNNYVALE, Calif., April 17 /-- Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Inc., a market leader in document imaging scanners and services, today announced that three of its top-selling production-level scanners have been upgraded with additional technology enhancements for improved document imaging productivity. The fi-5900C color, production-level scanner now comes standard with "Intelligent MultiFeed Function" for advanced control of its three independent ultrasonic multifeed sensors. Additionally, the Fujitsu fi-5650C (sheet-fed) and Fujitsu fi-5750C (flatbed) color, low-volume production scanners now include Kofax® hardware-assisted VirtualReScan® (VRS) 4.1 Professional processing, making them the only available scanners with hardware VRS under $10,000.

"Intelligent MultiFeed Function" uses industry-leading ultrasonic multifeed detection and adds additional innovative ways to configure either specific non-detect or detect areas for the ultrasonic sensors to check for overlapping documents. Ultrasonic multifeed detection is the premier way to prevent multiple documents feeding through a scanner at the same time. The technology consists of two sensors -- a transmitter below the paper transport and a receiving sensor above. The transmitter emits an ultrasonic wave through the document. Normally, only one document is being fed through at a time, causing this wave to pass through the paper and directly into the top sensor. If there is a multifeed, the sensor will trigger. The fi-5900C offers three independent ultrasonic sensors to give the customer the best flexibility and performance for a wide variety of scanning applications.

Additionally, the Intelligent MultiFeed Function feature contained on the Fujitsu fi-5900C can ignore documents that sometimes trigger false multifeed alerts, like photographs, labels and envelopes and will also ensure that no data is lost if multiple documents feed through simultaneously. If a user encounters a multifeed, a message pops up on the user's PC indicating that a multifeed has occurred. The scanner then pauses so that users can immediately and easily eject the documents. All you need to do is place the documents back into the feeder, restart the scan and the remaining documents in the batch will be intelligently recognized based on one of three selected Intelligent MultiFeed Function modes. This new functionality is beneficial for many industries with paper intensive applications such as healthcare, banking, financial, invoice processing, state or local government, insurance, and service bureaus.

Utilizing the hardware-assisted VRS 4.1 Professional on the fi-5650C and fi-5750C allows customers to maximize the capabilities of their document scanner for faster, more reliable results. For configurations with hardware- assisted processing using certain VRS functions and scanner setting combinations, the overall throughput is drastically improved over software only VRS processing.

VRS enables high accuracy in data captured from scanned documents, significantly reducing the need to manually correct the results of intelligent character recognition (ICR) and optical character recognition (OCR). As documents pass through a scanner, VRS performs a multi-point inspection of each image. Any inconsistencies are immediately corrected by VRS so that only the straightest, most readable images are processed. Its Advanced Clarity feature also offers more image quality options and the ability to process documents that were once considered impossible to process due to noisy backgrounds. This feature allows users to maximize scanning time and process more images without human intervention. Other key features include:

o Content-based Rotation: Adjusts skewed images, even completely rotating
upside down ones, so all captured images are oriented in the same
direction.
o Intelligent Blank Page Deletion: Intelligently determines if a page is
blank and can be eliminated from the workflow, saving valuable storage
space and manual evaluation of individual blank pages.
o Automatic Color Detection: Correctly identifies and retains color when
it is integral to a document (e.g., logo, photo, date stamp) and
eliminates it when it is not (e.g., colored paper stock).
Additionally, users can convert on the fly from black & white to color
(or vice versa), without the need to adjust scanner settings, or use
separator sheets or patch codes.
o Network-friendly Images: Image noise removal compacts file size,
reducing network traffic and storage requirements.

The Fujitsu fi-5900C and fi-5750C will be on display this week at the 2007 AIIM Conference & Expo, April 16-19, at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center.

About the Fujitsu fi-5900C

The fi-5900C color, production-level scanner offers high-end, production- level functionality including 120 ppm processing, outstanding image quality and an enhanced design, at a price point well below the market average. The scanner captures images at an impressive document scanning optical resolution as high as 600dpi for outstanding forms processing and to perform OCR and ICR functions at the highest quality. The Fujitsu fi-5900C is also engineered specifically to run at full rated speed at resolutions up to 300dpi enabling scanning of 240 color images in one minute.

About the Fujitsu fi-5650C & fi-5750C

The Fujitsu fi-5650C (sheet-fed) and Fujitsu fi-5750C (flatbed) color, low-volume production scanners incorporate dual control panels -- for left or right handed scanning flexibility -- while allowing for multiple desktop configurations with a space saving design. The scanners offer customers best in class scanning and incredible value in document management functionality with high speed dual color CCD arrays to scan both sides of a page in one pass, 600dpi optical resolution, and scanning speed of up to 57 ppm /114 ipm at 200 and 300dpi in color, grayscale or monochrome, or 71 ppm/142 ipm in landscape mode.

Pricing & Availability

The Fujitsu fi-5900C & fi-5650C/5750C color, production scanners are available now through authorized resellers, VARs, and distributors including Compucenter de Mexico, Cranel Imaging, Ingram Micro, NewWave Technologies, Inc, and Tech Data Corporation. The hardware-assisted VRS Professional versions of the scanners will be available this summer. Fujitsu has priced the scanners as follows:

o Fujitsu fi-5900C color, production-level scanner starts at $24,995 U.S.
list price
o Fujitsu fi-5650C-HVRS (sheet-fed) color, low-volume production starts
at $7,495 U.S. list price
o Fujitsu fi-5750C-HVRS (flatbed) color, low-volume production starts at
$9,495 U.S. list price

For more information about Fujitsu scanners, call 800-626-4686 or visit: http://www.fcpa.fujitsu.com/.

Service Options for the Fujitsu fi-5900C, fi-5650C & fi-5750C Scanners

Fujitsu offers one of the most comprehensive portfolios of service programs in the document imaging industry which are now available for the Fujitsu fi-5900C, Fujitsu fi-5650C and Fujitsu fi-5750C. From ScanCare, the Fujitsu flagship preventative maintenance program combining training and consumables with its on-site Basic parts, labor and travel, to ScanAid(TM), the easy-to-install consumable kit, the Fujitsu services suite has a program to meet nearly any budget.

For more information about Fujitsu services, contact a Fujitsu distribution partner or service sales at 800-301-9475 or visit: http://www.imagingservice.com/.

About Fujitsu

Fujitsu is a leading provider of customer-focused IT and communications solutions for the global marketplace. Pace-setting device technologies, highly reliable computing and communications products, and a worldwide corps of systems and services experts uniquely position Fujitsu to deliver comprehensive solutions that open up infinite possibilities for its customers' success. Headquartered in Tokyo, Fujitsu Limited reported consolidated revenues of 4.8 trillion yen (US$40.6 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2006. For more information, please see: http://www.fujitsu.com/

About Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Inc.

Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Inc. conducts engineering and marketing activities in Sunnyvale, CA and sales operations throughout the United States. Fujitsu Computer Products of America currently offers products and services including scanners and scanner maintenance, hard disk drives, Magneto-Optical drives, palm vein recognition technology and 10Gb Ethernet switches. Fujitsu Computer Products of America is located at 1255 East Arques Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA, 94085. For more information about Fujitsu products and services, call us at 800-626-4686 or 408-746-7000. For more information, please see: http://us.fujitsu.com/fcpa

Source: Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Inc.

CONTACT: Troy Marcyes of Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Inc.,
+1-408-746-7149, or tmarcyes@us.fujitsu.com; or Jeff Urquhart of Voce
Communications, Inc., +1-650-228-5181, or jurquhart@vocecomm.com, for Fujitsu

Web site: http://www.fujitsu.com/

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