Production Scanner can digitize wide range of documents.

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Ngenuity digitizes documents, from rice paper to plastic cards to stuffed envelopes to fetal monitoring strips, at speeds up to 150 ppm at 200 dpi in color, bitonal, and grayscale. Rotary paper path allows users to scan most documents, while straight pass through paper path offers alternative for scanning exception documents that might not make turn through rotary path. SharpShooter(TM) cameras ensure 600 dpi optical capture while LED illumination provides scans with optimal image quality.




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BOWE BELL + HOWELL Now Shipping Innovative New Production Scanner



BOWE BELL + HOWELL Now Shipping Innovative New Production Scanner

- Ngenuity scans the widest range of documents of any scanner in its class -

WHEELING, Ill. - May 27, 2009 - BOWE BELL + HOWELL is now shipping Ngenuity, a groundbreaking new production scanner that helps users across industries digitize a wide range of documents - from rice paper to plastic cards to stuffed envelopes to fetal monitoring strips - quickly and easily.

"This scanner truly is the smartest way to make paper history," said Russell Hunt, president of BOWE BELL + HOWELL Scanners. "Interest in Ngenuity has grown incrementally as more channel partners and end users have had a chance to see it in action at tradeshows, training sessions and customer events since its launch in March. Users have raved about Ngenuity's ability to scan their most challenging documents accurately and efficiently, and requests for demo units have exceeded expectations, both in North America and around the world."

Faster, More Versatile Scanning

Ngenuity scans a wider range of documents than any other scanner in its class and it does so at best in class speeds - up to 150 pages per minute (ppm) at 200 dpi in color, bitonal and grayscale. While the scanner's rotary paper path allows users to scan most documents such as invoices, forms and contracts, Ngenuity's straight pass through paper path is the perfect alternative for scanning exception documents that might not make the turn through a rotary path. Users can scan very thick or stiff documents such as plastic cards, thick cardstock paper and stuffed envelopes, and long documents such as oil logs or EKG strips to exit through the back of the scanner.

Advanced Image Quality and Reliability

Ngenuity's SharpShooter(TM) Trilinear CCD cameras, white LED illumination system and on-board VRS 4.2 Professional combine to guarantee users high-quality digital images every time they scan. SharpShooter(TM) cameras ensure 600 dpi optical capture while the LED illumination, which requires no warm-up time, allow users to scan with optimal image quality from the moment they turn on the scanner. This translates into consistent image quality, higher OCR, ICR and barcode recognition rates and improved forms processing.

Further, Ngenuity includes a steel paper path and durable parts (including rollers that last for 600,000 scans, protectively sealed CCD cameras and long-lasting LED lighting), ensuring maximum scanner uptime and less time and money spent on maintenance.

Available exclusively through BOWE BELL + HOWELL's worldwide network of value-added resellers, Ngenuity comes with a 90-day on-site warranty (plus an additional nine months with registration) in the United States and Canada and a one-year depot warranty in all other countries. List prices start at $18,000 in the United States. For a limited time, Ngenuity 9150, a top model from the scanner series, will be available for $35,000 in the United States.

About BOWE BELL + HOWELL Scanners

BOWE BELL + HOWELL Scanners is always adding value to its full line of fast and dependable scanners to help organizations easily and cost-effectively transform documents into flawless digital images. BBH constantly innovates to meet customers' imaging needs with its high-end Ngenuity and Spectrum XF Series, midrange Truper Series, entry-level Sidekick Series and wide-format Infinity WF Series. Based in the Chicago area, BOWE BELL + HOWELL Scanners has an international presence selling scanners through a worldwide channel of distributors and value-added resellers. The company is a business unit of BOWE BELL + HOWELL. For more information, call 1-800-SCAN-494 or visit bbhscanners.com.

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