Visioneer Announces the Strobe XP 450 USB Establishing a New Standard in Distributed Scanning Solutions | Visioneer

New Compact, 20 ppm, Hi-Speed USB 2.0 Scanner Breaks Price/Performance Barrier in Workgroup Category

Pleasanton, Calif., April 7, 2003 -- Visioneer, Inc., a leader in intelligent imaging solutions, today announced the Strobe XP 450 USB, a compact simplex workgroup scanner that can scan 20 pages per minute, holds up to 50 documents at a time and has a suggested list price of $699.99. The new Strobe, along with the entire Visioneer business scanner product line, will be on exhibit in booth #3259 at the AIIM Exposition & Conference in New York April 7-9.

Visioneer offers the document imaging market a family of sub-20 page per minute workgroup scanners targeted at cost-conscious businesses. The Strobe XP 450 USB, the latest addition to Visioneer's document imaging product line, is an extremely fast color sheetfed scanner. It is the ideal distributed scanning solution for workgroup and front-office applications.

"Visioneer's focus is providing our customers with the best combination of features and functions for the price," said Murray L. Dennis, Visioneer's president and CEO. "Our research has shown that the majority of offices looking for a departmental scanner want an easy to use, fast scanner with a small footprint. The Strobe XP 450 USB represents one of the first plug and play, Hi-Speed USB 2.0, 20-page per minute scanners on the market. And we are offering it at a price that enables businesses to achieve high levels of productivity by distributing scanners throughout the organization."

"Visioneer clearly meets market requirements with this new document scanning product," said Ron Tussy, president of Imerge Consulting Group. "The market is looking for scanner providers to develop quality, cost-effective workgroup and mobile document scanning solutions. Hi-Speed USB 2.0 scanners, such as the new Strobe XP 450 USB transfer data up to 300% faster than scanners using an Ultra SCSI interface and 600% faster than those using SCSI-3. With this new product Visioneer has developed a first in price/performance, which allows Visioneer to effectively compete in the document scanning sector."

Strobe XP 450 USB Scanner SpecificationsThe Strobe XP 450 USB is a fast, simplex scanner that can be connected to any computer or laptop quickly and easily via the Hi-Speed USB 2.0 interface. Designed to ease the pain of a paper intensive workspace, the Strobe XP 450 USB is an extremely efficient paper management and productivity tool. The Strobe XP 450 USB has a resolution of 600 x 1200 dpi with 48-bit color and includes a built-in 50-page automatic document feeder (ADF) that can scan 20 pages per minute. The ADF can handle paper and photos from business cards (2" x 3.5") up to legal size documents. The scanners dimensions are 6" (d) x 13.25" (w) x 12.25" (h) giving it one of the smallest footprints of any ADF scanner on the market.

The Visioneer Strobe XP 450 USB features a single OneTouch button that initiates the scanning process. When the button is pushed, the Strobe XP 450 USB launches the PaperPort software and instantly places the document on the ScanSoft PaperPort Deluxe Desktop ready for use. Users can file the images, print them, use the included software to convert documents to editable text, insert images into web pages or share them with anyone via email or fax. Through the OneTouch software, users can set the scanner to send the scanned image to any PaperPort Link automatically after scanning.

Generous Software BundleThe software bundle includes ScanSoft's PaperPort Deluxe 9.0 software, valued at $89. PaperPort Deluxe 9 features native support for Adobe's Portable Document Format (PDF). Now users can scan directly to a PDF file where they can zoom in, add sticky notes and highlight important points, then email documents or photos in a format that ensures everyone can view and print them on any computer.

Also in the bundle is ScanSoft's TextBridge® Pro OCR, which allows users to scan printed documents directly into their word processor without having to re-type them. The TextBridge OCR engine accurately renders documents with multiple columns and transforms them into editable, formatted text.And for those users scanning photos, ArcSoft® PhotoImpression™ is an easy-to-use photo editing and creative design program that allows users to edit and retouch photos, then add special effects or place them in cards, calendars, frames and templates.

The Strobe XP 450 USB includes Visioneer's award-winning OneTouch software and a TWAIN driver.

Minimum System RequirementsMinimum system requirements are a Pentium II 300 MHz or equivalent processor or higher and Windows 98, Windows 2000, Windows Millennium Edition or Windows XP, 64MB RAM (128 MB RAM for Windows XP), 200 MB available hard disk space, a CD-ROM drive and a USB port.

Price and AvailabilityThe Visioneer Strobe XP 450 USB will be available in late May through authorized retailers, VARs, computer super stores and online services, mail order catalogs and from Visioneer's web site at The suggested list price is $699.99. For additional information, consumers can visit the Visioneer web site.

About Visioneer, Inc.Visioneer Inc. is a world-class developer of intelligent imaging solutions that provide a faster and easier way to capture documents and photographs and integrate them in popular Windows applications. With a strong commitment and proven track record in designing and marketing innovative imaging products, Visioneer has a solution for everyone, from the home and small office user to corporate and legal workgroups, to be more creative, communicate more effectively, and increase productivity.# # #

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