FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Fujitsu Releases Successor to the World's Smallest, Lightest Mobile Scanner
- Enhanced and now compatible with PCs running on Windows CE2.0 -
Tokyo, October 21, 1998 - As a successor to the world's smallest and lightest mobile image scanner, the RapidScan RS-10, which was announced in January 1998, Fujitsu Limited today introduced RapidScan RS-20, newly developed for Windows CE 2.0 and featuring expanded mobile operation capabilities. In addition to Windows 95 and Windows 98 environments, the new scanner is compatible with hand-held PCs running Windows CE 2.0., and it comes with Image Clip, an easy-to-use electronic filing software for Windows CE 2.0. RapidScan RS-20 will be marketed in Japan from the beginning of November 1998.
Taking into consideration input conditions for mobile computers, RapidScan RS-20 is equipped with functions that allow simple and user-friendly operation. One feature automatically corrects the image data's directionality to ensure proper character orientation.
RapidScan RS-20: Key Features
Price: 29,800 yen (not including tax)
- World's smallest and lightest image scanner (*1)
- width 183 mm, length 17.6mm, height 14.7mm, weight about 80g (scanner part only)
- High resolution, high speed scanning
- With its 400 dpi resolution, can scan even the most minuscule characters in great detail
- 1.1 ms/line high-speed scan. Able to scan a sheet of A6 (105mm x 148) paper in 2.6 seconds.
- Simple connection using PC card
- Connects to a PC (or hand-held PC) with a PC card (PCMIA type)
- Power supplied through the PC card. No separate battery or other power source needed for the scanner.
- Simple operation with scanner button
- The filing software is activated simply by pressing the "scanner" button on the device.
- Equipped with automatic slant correction/rotation and mirror image correction (*2)
- Detects the direction and resolution of image data and automatically adjusts scanned image to correct character direction. Equipped with slant/rotation/mirror image correction functions.
- Able to scan misaligned characters that are slightly slanted or shifted vertically or horizontally.
- Filing software for Windows CE 2.0 included as standard equipment
- "ImageClip" easy-to-use filing software for Windows CE 2.0
- "Scanbox" integrated software applications for Windows 98 and Windows 95
Shipping: from early November 1998
Sales target: 30,000 units in the next year
Sales area: Japan only
(*1) As of October 1998, it is the smallest, lightest image scanner that can read A6 or larger paper.
(*2) Certain images may be difficult to scan correctly. Correction function for rotation and mirror image is not supported under Windows CE 2.0 environment.
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Fujitsu Limited is a leading provider of information technology products and solutions for the global marketplace. Founded in Japan in 1935 as a telephone equipment maker, the Fujitsu Group had consolidated revenues of $37.7 billion in the fiscal year ended March 31,1998.
With over 500 group companies, including Amdahl and ICL, Fujitsu is one of the world's largest suppliers of computers and information systems solutions, telecommunications and semiconductor products, software and services. The Fujitsu Group has over 180,000 employees worldwide and operations in more than 100 countries. Homepage: http://www.fujitsu.com/
Chiaki Kuwahara, Scott Ikeda, Bob Pomeroy
Fujitsu Limited, Public Relations
Tel: +81-3-3215-5236 (Tokyo)
(Toll free - Japan only)