Portable scanners aren't quite the novelty they used to be, that much is true. But they're no less impressive or useful. The latest IRIScan, the Anywhere 3, follows a long tradition of tiny, wireless document and photo scanners with rechargeable batteries. It's capable of saving your files to its internal storage, an SD card or even a standard USB thumbdrive. At $199 the IRIScan Anywhere 3 isn't any cheaper than its competitors and, as you can see from the photo above, it's certainly not the smallest portable scanner. But, it does come with some free apps (Readiris Pro and Cardiris Pro) that let you import contact info from business cards into Outlook or Lotus and turn your scanned docs into editable files through OCR. For more check out the PR after the break.
I.R.I.S. Announces Availability of IRIScan Anywhere 3 – Scan Anytime, Anywhere Without a Computer
￼IRIScan Anywhere 3 provides peace of mind and full control of your mobile lifestyle
Delray Beach, FL – August 1, 2012 – I.R.I.S., a leading innovator in optical character recognition (OCR) software, is pleased to announce the availability of IRIScan Anywhere 3, a cordless, battery‐powered and portable scanner that enables mobile users to capture paper documents, receipts, photos and more without the use of a computer.
"For scanning on the go, the IRIScan Anywhere 3 is the perfect solution," said Jean-Marc Fontaine, Director of Sales and Operations, Americas at I.R.I.S. "This ultra-portable scanner is a great companion at work, on the road and even at home."
The IRIScan Anywhere 3 is intuitive to use. The sheet of paper is simply zipped through the scanner, and the scanned file is then saved on the built‐in memory, an SD Card or a standard USB key.
￼￼￼Other IRIScan Anywhere 3 benefits include:
Cordless - Scan paper documents, receipts, business cards and more without being connected to a computer
Ultra-portable – Features an integrated rechargeable battery and lightweight design to easily slip into most laptop bags, backpacks, briefcases and purses
Efficient - Scans six pages per minute in black/white or color with 600 and 300 dpi scanning resolutions and saves up to 100 letter sized documents on battery mode
Ease of Use - No driver installation is required; simply connect the scanner with the included USB cable or insert the SD card into the computer
Compatible with both Macs and PCs, the IRIScan Anywhere 3 comes bundled with the following software packages:
Readiris Pro 14 PC - Mac: I.R.I.S' flagship OCR application that processes scans and turns them into fully editable and searchable documents that can be imported into PDF, Word, Excel and more (added value of $129)
Cardiris Pro 5 PC - Cardiris PR 4 Mac: Manages business card contacts or imports them to: Outlook, ACT!, Lotus Notes, Address Book, etc. (added value of $99)
The IRIScan Anywhere 3 is now available for $199 at www.irislink.com/usa. ###
About I.R.I.S Cooperation
I.R.I.S.' mission is to increase our clients' productivity and knowledge by helping them to better manage their documents, data and information. I.R.I.S. Products & Technologies develops Intelligent Document Recognition technologies and products, and markets its portfolio of products worldwide through solid partnerships. I.R.I.S. Professional Solutions enables companies and government bodies to find in one company the innovative expertise and high-tech solutions to efficiently manage their documents, information flows and IT infrastructures. For more information about I.R.I.S visit www.irislink.com/usa.￼