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Visioneer Press Release
PLEASANTON, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Visioneer, Inc., a leader in intelligent imaging solutions, today announced the Visioneer OneTouch™ 9520 Photo Scanner. The new OneTouch 9520 is an advanced flatbed scanner designed to meet the needs of everyone from amateur photographers to scrapbooking enthusiasts. The OneTouch 9520 Photo Scanner scans photos, negatives and slides up to 4800 x 9600 dpi in 48-bit color. Priced at only $199.99, the OneTouch 9520 comes bundled with award-winning software tools to create collages, restore photos, burn photos to CDs, organize your images, make DVD slide shows and manage documents. “The Visioneer OneTouch 9520 Photo Scanner is the easiest-to-use photo scanner on the market to indulge your creativity,” said Bob Scaglia, senior vice president of retail sales at Visioneer. “With one touch of a button, you can burn your images onto a CD, restore old photos or create scrapbooks of special memories.”
Visioneer OneTouch technology simplifies the way people use scanners. The OneTouch buttons are pre-configured so users can perform standard scanning tasks out of the box with nothing more than one touch of a button. The buttons are set at the optimal settings for scanning photos or documents such as scan-to-email, scan-to-print and scan-to-archive, so first-time users can start scanning immediately with confidence. Buttons may also be configured to perform custom tasks, so advanced users can quickly and easily customize the scanner for even more power. The Visioneer OneTouch 9520 Photo Scanner also includes a built-in backlight and film holder for scanning transparent media such as 35mm slides or negatives.
Abundant Software Bundle
Corel Paint Shop Pro X, a PC Magazine Editor’s Choice Award winner, ushers in a new era of photo editing software by putting the power of advanced photo editing into every user’s hands, including simplified photo restoration and dust & scratch removal tools. With a revamped user interface featuring a new, integrated Learning Center and Browser palette, Paint Shop Pro X is designed to accelerate learning and increase productivity whether they’re a first time photographer or a seasoned professional. Tools are intelligently organized by task within the Learning Center palette, enabling users of all skill levels to produce professional-looking results with no previous photo editing experience required.
Offering a unique combination of one-click fixes and precision controls for fine tuning, Paint Shop Pro X delivers unrivaled flexibility and control, enabling users to grow easily into the program as their knowledge of digital image editing develops.
The Visioneer OneTouch 9520 also bundles ScanSoft’s award-winning PaperPort software and a suite of specially selected software from ArcSoft. ScanSoft PaperPort is the world’s best-selling document and image management application that creates thumbnails of everything you scan allowing easy filing in color-coded folders. ScanSoft’s built-in OCR allows users to scan printed text into their word processor without having to retype documents. The ArcSoft suite of software is a powerful bundle of applications that allow users to:
* Create digital scrapbooks
* Scan larger than normal documents, such as 12”x12” scrapbook pages
* Assemble multiple scans together
* Create DVD photo slideshows
* Design and make custom CD labels and cases to match
* Add artistic element to your photos
Minimum System Requirements
Minimum system requirements are a Pentium II 300 MHz or equivalent processor or higher and Windows 2000, Windows Millennium Edition or Windows XP, 128MB RAM (256MB RAM for Windows XP), 200 MB available hard disk space, a CD-ROM drive and a USB port.
Price and Availability
The Visioneer OneTouch 9520 Photo Scanner is currently available at a suggested retail price of $199.99, through authorized VARs and retailers, computer super stores and online services, mail order catalogs and from Visioneer’s web site at http://www.visioneer.com.
Visioneer provides a broad range of scanning solutions for the desktop, distributed and departmental document imaging markets as well as the mobile and remote business scanning segments. In 2003, Visioneer combined its leading scanner technology with the Xerox brand recognition to develop the Xerox DocuMate product line. Visioneer and Xerox DocuMate high-performance business scanners and imaging software solutions offer users speed, image quality, advanced paper handling and ease-of-use with exclusive Visioneer OneTouch™ technology. These products have received numerous awards including AIIM Best of Show in 2004 and 2005, as well as consecutive PC Magazine Editors’ Choice Awards in 2005 and 2006. For additional information on Visioneer and Xerox scanning solutions, visit http://www.visioneer.com or www.xeroxscanners.com.
Visioneer offers both product lines under a single reseller partners program. The 20/20 Perfect Vision program optimizes VAR margins and sales opportunities through volume incentive rebates, sales support and marketing tools. Additional information can be found at http://www.visioneer.com/2020.