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May 19, 2006

Microtek ArtixScanDI 2020 Duplex Scanner

Carson, CA (May 16, 2006) Microtek, a world-leading manufacturer of digital imaging products, has announced that it is shipping the ArtixScanDI 2020 flatbed scanner in the U.S. through its North American subsidiary, Microtek Lab, Inc. The new ArtixScanDI 2020 is designed to dramatically increase office efficiency by significantly reducing the amount of time and effort involved in high-volume scanning.

"The ArtixScanDI 2020 is not only the most affordable 25ppm/40ipm scanner on the market, it's also a time-saving powerhouse," said Tommy Shih, product manager at Microtek. "This double-sided scanner features an automatic document feeder that can scan up to 100 pages at a time completely unattended. And with scanning speeds of up to 25 pages per minute, it can quickly digitize mountains of documents and convert them directly into PDF documents for easy viewing and sharing."

The ArtixScanDI 2020 flatbed scanner features two image sensors for 40ipm double-sided scanning, eliminating the need to re-feed double-sided documents. This versatile workhorse effortlessly scans 25ppm grayscale and 10ppm color, while its 48-bit color depth and 600 dpi optical resolution captures all of the full, rich detail of original documents. For extra timesaving, the Autocrop feature automatically detects the original document size, crops the scan to fit the image and then removes unwanted black borders for clean, consistent scans. And the Deskew function eliminates the need to make post-scan adjustments automatically detecting document edges and correctly rotating skewed scans for proper alignment. The scanner also features three programmable function buttons for added customization and efficiency.

The ArtixScanDI 2020 comes with a full software suite to enhance productivity. The intuitive ScanSoft PaperPort Deluxe software package makes it easy for users to scan, store, organize, retrieve and manage documents on their computer. PaperPort's SimpleSearch feature locates and retrieves files by title, content, keyword or annotations. FormType automates the process of filling out forms by letting users scan a form and then fill it in by using their tab key and typing, saving tedious retyping time when filling in multiple forms. And the integrated ABBYY FineReader OCR (Optical Character Recognition) software scans, recognizes and imports text for editing in Microsoft Word, Excel and html with 99% accuracy.

The ArtixScanDI 2020 is TWAIN compliant. TWAIN is the industry standard for image acquisition most commonly used for desktop publishing. TWAIN compliance ensures that digital images conform to established industry standards for acquisition, writing, reading and storage.

The ArtixScanDI 2020 will be available at Microtek's online store (www.store.microtek.com) and priced at $499.99.

About Microtek
Founded in 1980, Microtek International, Inc. is headquartered in Science-based Industry Park, Hsinchu, Taiwan. The company has a strong global presence, with major operations and distribution channels in 53 countries around the world. Microtek Lab, Inc., the North American subsidiary of Microtek International, Inc., is located at 16941 Keegan Avenue, Carson, CA 90746. Information about Microtek can be found at www.microtek.com.

(c) 2006 Microtek Lab, Inc. All corporate names and trademarks are the property of their respective companies.

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Press Contact:
Jim Noyd
Jefferson/Acker Advertising + Communications
310-951-3768
Jim_Noyd@Acker.com

Technology Contact:
Tommy Shih
Microtek USA
310-687-5800, ext 2210
tshih@microtek.com

Posted by covey22 at May 19, 2006 3:30 PM