Latest Software from Nuance Offers Enhanced Functionality and
For Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE Lineup
MISSISSAUGA, ON, Jan. 13 /CNW/ - With businesses and IT professionals
across the country seeking to uncover and reduce the costs associated
with managing information and improving information security, Canon
Canada, a leader in digital imaging, today announced the availability
of the Nuance® eCopy® ShareScan® 5 document automation software
application. Featuring an array of user-friendly functions, eCopy
ShareScan 5 adds innovative, personalized scan and workflow features,
including automated document and forms processing - allowing office
workers the ability to turn paper into automated digital information.
eCopy ShareScan 5 takes full advantage of the capabilities of Canon's
imageRUNNER ADVANCE multifunction products and imageFORMULA ScanFront
220e/220eP scanning solutions by giving knowledge workers the
flexibility to automate repeatable business activities by extracting
the important information contained on paper and processing it
electronically through the appropriate back-end system.
"With many businesses seeking new ways to reduce costs and improve
productivity, Canon is pleased to offer the latest version of eCopy
ShareScan 5," said Ian Macfarlane, Vice President of the Consumer
Imaging Group at Canon Canada Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Canon
U.S.A., Inc. "As a result of Canon's long-term relationship with
Nuance, the new version achieves a deep integration with Canon's office
solutions resulting in greater ease-of-use and more efficient end-user
performance for our customers."
eCopy ShareScan 5 key features include:
Automatic data extraction from paper-based forms and processing directly
into back-end systems via the eCopy Forms Processing Extender, with
Advanced document routing capabilities utilizing the improved Quick
Connect and Barcode Routing Extender
An enhanced eCopy Document Conversion Extender, with OmniPage OCR that
increases accuracy and allows users to convert paper into
fully-formatted Microsoft Word and Excel documents, as well as
searchable PDF files, and have them delivered to the desktop or
back-end application directly from the imageRUNNER ADVANCE device panel
Customizable, intuitive user interface with personal scanning profiles
that follow users from device to device via authentication
New eCopy PDF Pro Office desktop software with scan-to-desktop InBox and
direct connectivity to content management systems, including Microsoft®
SharePoint® and EMC Documentum.
The new eCopy ShareScan 5 also adds a variety of tools aimed at speeding
and simplifying deployment across enterprises utilizing a mix of eCopy
ScanStation, imageFORMULA ScanFront or MEAP-enabled imageRUNNER
devices. Administrator features include:
Innovative Visual Workflow Designer that enables rapid customization of
menus on MEAP-enabled devices
Configure and test workflow buttons prior to fleet deployment with the
new workflow simulator fleet
Redesigned and expanded administrative user-interface with device and
user group profile management
New highly scalable, fault-resilient and easy-to-maintain three-tier
architecture that separates processing and data management
Script-free dynamic connectors
Improved system activity reporting with graphical interpretation
Simplified eCopy license management
In addition to its enhanced functionality, eCopy ShareScan 5 offers
customers ranging from small businesses to enterprise organizations,
greater access and flexibility with the following new package
eCopy ShareScan Suite
As the flagship offering among the eCopy product lineup, eCopy ShareScan
Suite provides Canon MFP customers with a powerful "scan-to-process"
solution. A user can scan, extract, classify, index and convert paper
information into digital information that flows effortlessly into, and
through, the electronic channels of their business, allowing them to
start and finish their everyday tasks directly from their device. This
offering is ideal for those customers that want to utilize the latest document
processing capabilities. In addition to the core scan and distribution
functionality, and a single seat of eCopy PDF Pro Office desktop
software, eCopy ShareScan Suite includes the eCopy Document Extender
and Forms Processing Extender, and lets users select up to three eCopy
Connectors to back-end systems.
eCopy ShareScan Office
Ideal for the general office for everyday document collaboration and
archival, eCopy ShareScan Office allows users to move hard-copy
documents into electronic office workflows with ease. They can simply
integrate that paper-based information with their back-end repository
alleviating the burden of manually re-keying information or filing
paper documents. eCopy ShareScan Office includes the core "Scan To"
functionality, one seat of eCopy PDF Pro Office desktop software and
gives users the choice of one Connector. Additional Connectors and
Document Extenders are available for purchase.
Designed for customers who value the kiosk configuration that includes
the ergonomic ScanStand with full-size keyboard, mouse pad, and 10.5"
colour LCD touch screen, eCopy ScanStation includes the eCopy ShareScan
Suite software configuration, but does not include eCopy PDF ProOffice
or other desktop software applications.
eCopy ShareScan Elements
This new package is designed for large customers who wish to deploy
eCopy ShareScan throughout the enterprise. eCopy ShareScan Elements
delivers a core scanning platform for an entire workplace, along with
the flexibility to add or upgrade functionality when needed.
eCopy ShareScan 5 is available immediately through Canon Canada
Authorized Dealers. For more information visit www.canon.ca
About Canon Canada Inc.
Headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario, the company employs 1,200 people
at its offices nation-wide, servicing the Canadian market from coast to
coast. Innovation and cutting-edge technology have been essential
ingredients in Canon's success. Canon's leadership in imaging, optical
and document management technology and solutions is based in large part
on the thousands of patents the company has secured throughout its
history. Canon Inc. is among the top three US patent recipients.
The company's comprehensive product line includes networked
multifunction devices; digital copiers (colour and black and white);
printers, scanners, image filing systems and facsimile machines;
calculators, digital camcorders, digital and analogue cameras and
lenses; semiconductor, broadcast and other specialized industrial
Canon supports programs that help preserve and protect the environment.
The company instituted the Clean Earth Campaign in 1990, which assists
various environmental and recycling initiatives. The Campaign has also
supported leading environmental organizations, such as World Wildlife
Fund - Canada and the Canon Envirothon.
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