PlanOn System Solutions Inc., one of the scanning and printing solutions for the mobile professional, has announced the launch of ScanStik, the world’s smallest full page colour scanner. Pen-sized, fast and easy to use, ScanStik is one of the most compact, sleek designed full page colour scanner available on the market. It’s ideal for scanning on the go, at work, home, or school – and according to the company, is like an “Office in a Pocket.” Unlike other pen-sized scanners that only scan a line at a time, the light-weight ScanStik scans the whole page at once just like a flat-bed scanner, but without the bulk. For even more convenience, ScanStik also features a MicroSD memory slot that holds thousands of image scans from 150 to 600 dpi resolution in colour or black and white.
ScanStik features a ‘click and scan’ fast function, that scans a full page in just 4 seconds. After scanning, the user needs to plug ScanStik into the USB port of his computer to transfer, recognize, organize, and edit scans with the included ABBYY FineReader SE and PaperPort OCR Software. PlanOn’s CLC (Crystal Line Contact) image technology aims to produce superior image quality for better presentations and OCR accuracy. ScanStik also includes a rechargeable Lithium Polymer battery, which charges ScanStik via the computer’s USB slot, so you never have to worry about needing new batteries or buying a charger – and it’s also better for the environment.
Small and fast!
“With increasing flex-time becoming more prevalent with more employees working from home or on the road, people need to bring their office with them wherever they go. ScanStik allows you to bring your office with you, letting you scan contracts, receipts, invoices, business cards – everything you would do at work – while on the road,” said Doug Verkaik, CEO of Planon.
Here are a few scenarios where ScanStik can be helpful:
For the mobile professional: Smaller than full page scanners, ScanStik fits in your bag or purse and saves time by having your office tools with you at all times. Agents, (Real Estate, Investment, and Insurance) or salespeople gather important documents on the road instead of taking them back to the office to copy and return. Just scan the info: driver’s license, property tax bill, survey, life insurance, application, etc. on the spot. Also ScanStik eliminates the hassle and cost of using hotel business services by scanning and emailing right in your hotel room.
At the office: Use ScanStik right at your desk. Avoid the inconvenience of looking for a scanner in the office and then retrieving the file on the network. Makes it fast and easy to receive documents from co-workers or customers, then lets you print, sign, scan and email back.
At Home: Use ScanStik for capturing expense receipts for taxes, pictures, and important personal documents (insurance, wills, report cards, warranty info, etc.). Organize scans with the included software.
For the Student: Scan the pages you need from a book or article in the library or classroom without having to borrow it for days. Collaborate with other students on projects and scan and share info quickly – scan lecture notes from missed days.
Here are a few of ScanStik’s features:
- Resolution:150, 300, & 600 DPI
- Scan: 24-bit Colour JPG, B&W
- Battery: Re-chargeable Lithium Polymer (charges through USB slot)
- Memory: MicroSD card slot (sold separately)
- Connectivity: USB
- Image Technology: PlanOn CLC (Crystal Line Contact)
- Platforms: Windows XP, Vista, 7 32/64 and MacOSX
- Multi-Page Scan Mode
- LED Function Display
- Selectable Resolutions and Formats
- Free Firmware Upgrades
- Leather Case
- USB Cable
- CD-ROM Installation Disk
- ABBYY FineReader SE OCR Software
- PaperPort OCR Software
- Quick Start Guide
Priced at $159.99 (Rs. 8,129), ScanStik is available for purchase from PlanOn and leading retailers. More information is available here.