New Visioneer Scanner Delivers Unique ID Card Scanning Solution with Smart Ultrasonic Double Feed Detection | Visioneer

PLEASANTON, Calif., October 9, 2008 – Visioneer, Inc., a leader in intelligent document imaging solutions, today announced the Patriot 480, a new GSA/TAA-compliant sheetfed scanner for government agencies. Small enough to fit on a desktop, the Patriot 480 is optimized to scan ID cards and includes Smart Ultrasonic Double Feed Detection that intelligently turns off for card scanning and then resumes for document scanning within the same scan job. The scanner lists for $1,195.00 and complements Visioneer’s complete Patriot product line that spans the mobile to workgroup to production segments for U.S. Government agencies and private sector users who require trade compliant products that are fast, cost-effective and easy-to-use.


The Patriot 480 incorporates a new, patent-pending front-feed tray that not only increases ID card scanning efficiency in healthcare and financial services applications but also reduces roller wear by up to 60 percent over competing brands, resulting in lower total cost of ownership. The Patriot 480 also includes ultrasonic double-feed detection technology that will alert the user if double feeding of originals occurs during scanning. This technology prevents lost images and enables paper of different weights or thickness to be scanned quickly and reliably.


Commending its “excellent value,” Buyers Laboratory Inc. (BLI), a leading independent tester of document imaging products, selected the Visioneer Patriot 480 duplex scanner for a Spring 2008 Pick award as “Outstanding Departmental Scanner.” “This model offers very good overall ease of use, media-handling capabilities and bundled software, all for half the price of competitive units tested,” said BLI Research Editor Lisa Reider. BLI also praised the scanner’s front-feeding input tray for plastic ID cards and faster than average scan speeds in color mode.


The Patriot 480 is powered by Visioneer OneTouch® scanning technology for eliminating multiple steps in sending scanned documents in all popular file formats, including searchable PDF, to preset yet configurable destinations such as Microsoft SharePoint, Kofax Ascent Capture, EMC QuickScan Pro, FileBound and/or to devices such as printers, fax servers and storage systems in just one touch.


The Visioneer Patriot 480 scanner also includes Kofax® VirtualReScan™ (VRS) version 4.2 software, which provides unsurpassed image quality, superior optical character recognition accuracy, autoexposure, auto-cropping and wide-angle deskew.


Patriot 480 Color Duplex Scanner

The Visioneer Patriot 480 processes 38 ppm / 76 ipm at 200 dpi monochrome and grayscale. It also has one of the smallest footprints of any automatic document feed scanner on the market. It offers an optical resolution of 600 dpi, 24-bit color, a hi-speed USB 2.0 interface, with a suite of bundled software applications and utilities worth more than $800. Bundled software includes TWAIN and ISIS® certified drivers, Kofax VRS, Nuance® PaperPort®, Nuance OmniPage® Pro, and EMC Captiva® QuickScan™ Demo. The convenient 50-page capacity automatic document feeder can handle paper and photos from business cards up to legal-size documents.


Pricing, Availability

Priced at $1,195, the Visioneer Patriot 480 is available in the United States through channel partners. For a more detailed list of resellers, go to



About Visioneer

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. For additional information on Visioneer and Xerox scanning solutions, visit or


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


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