Kofax Announces New Version of its Award-Winning VirtualReScan (VRS) Technology

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Kofax, the worlds largest information capture vendor, today announced a new version of its award-winning VirtualReScan (VRS) technology, the de facto industry standard for image processing. VRS 4.0 makes scanning more efficient and enhances the quality of scanned images by expanding the existing capabilities of VRS to include colour processing and features that further automate document preparation.

VRS improves both image quality and OCR (optical character recognition) accuracy, delivering unmatched image quality and eliminating the need to rescan document images because of its automatic check for and adjustment of alignment (skew), brightness, contrast and image clarity. With colour processing and capabilities that significantly reduce document preparation by automatically handling blank or rotated pages, as well as white-or black-background scanners, VRS 4.0 greatly accelerates the processing of documents, cuts the amount of time that knowledge workers spend on rescanning and improves their productivity.

We designed VRS 4.0 to increase the efficiency of scanning, improve workflow and reduce the costs associated with capture, said Anthony Macciola, vice president of development and marketing at Kofax. With more than 50,000 installations and OEM partnerships with all of the major scanner manufacturers, VRS is the de facto industry standard for image processing, and version 4.0 presents a tremendous opportunity for our channel partners to significantly reduce operational costs for their clients.

VRS 4.0 significantly speeds document preparation, which otherwise could take twice as much time as the scanning process itself. Prior versions of VRS enabled users to avoid sorting documents by quality or size. Now, VRS 4.0 eliminates additional time-consuming manual tasks, such as sorting documents to face in the same direction, or inserting separator sheets to differentiate black-and-white and colour documents. Cutting document preparation time is a huge value-add for users, and VSR 4.0 makes the process as easy as removing staples and stacking the documents in the scanner, said Macciola.

VRS 4.0 taps into the widely under-utilized colour capabilities of nearly all scanners by offering intelligent colour detection and colour saturation features. VRS 4.0 quickly and automatically processes mixed black-and-white and colour documents in a batch; for example, it can recognize that a document captured on colour paper should be captured as a black-and-white image, while still capturing individual colour elements on other documents. Regardless of the scanner used, Version 4.0 delivers consistent image quality and colour processing that extends the scanners onboard image and colour management software.

The demand for capturing colour is steadily growing, especially in industries such as insurance, finance, human resources and law enforcement, where records frequently include colour forms, photos and drivers licenses, said Macciola. VRS 4.0 enables businesses to take advantage of the colour capabilities on their scanners and extends the viable use of colour in a business process.

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