Digital Scanning Today


Today is what is often called the “information age,” when vast amounts of digital data is available for both commercial and private use, and the Internet and related devices allows anyone to access the information they want and even add more, or change its type. Data transfer is more flexible today than ever, and a number of industries and commercial products alike allow users to share and modify data as they will. An Ezscan unit, for example, deals with video formats and displaying them, and aside from an Ezscan unit, adults may make use of a full page scanner at the office or a driver license reader for police or DMV use. What are some other types of scanners, and what can they do for consumers and employees today?

An Ezscan Unit

According to Westar, an Ezscan unit is available for commercial use and is primarily geared for video conversion and scaling as the user desires. Video in various formats can be received by an Ezscan unit, and the Ezscan unit can then process that video and re-transmit it in any format that the user specifies. Even analog RBG can be used with this sort of unit. UXGA displays, for example, are possible with this device, with a resolution up to 1600×1200 possible and remote interface control can be used for both setup and operations. Interlaced video formats can be transformed into digital, progressive video with such a device, and an Ezscan unit can be programmed to provide custom or non-standard video formats if so desired. Horizontal and vertical scaling are also available when needed, and what is more, the unit may even rotate or flip the video in various directions.

Document Scanning

Paper dominates the American workforce, but it has a number of liabilities. Physical paper has to be stored and filed correctly, and losing or misfiling paper can be expensive and time-consuming to fix. In fact, the Garter Group has determined that about 15% of paper documents end up being misplaced, and some 7.5% of them are completely lost, which can be a real hassle for the workplace. The good news is that scanning technology is out there for help, and a client company can hire a crew of scanners to digitize their documents. What does this mean? The crew will make clear scans of all paper documents within the workplace and create digital files that are then uploaded to either the company’s private computer server or to Internet-based Cloud storage, and this offers a number of advantages. The physical clutter of paper is eliminated, along with the danger of a fire hazard, and this opens a lot of room where the papers had been stored. These papers are shredded after they are scanned, after all, and taken out for recycling, so the room they took up is cleared up. Digital documents will not be lost in a flood or fire and are less susceptible to corporate espionage. And another major perk is that digital documents can be accessed by remote workers who are operating at home or on a business trip, and this is a much faster and easier way to share documents with them than with sending them paper forms instead. More and more employees choose to work remotely in virtual offices, and document scanning is central to making that work.

Digital Payments

Physical tender such as bills and coins are still used, but most adult Americans use debit, credit, and gift cars that contain magnetic strips. Purchases and other money transfers are only possible when a retailer or other business has a mag stripe reader (or chip readers) that allow the secure and fast transfer of funds as needed. This also allows the business to compile data on sales, from the gross revenue to determining what types of products sell at what rates, and even determine what products sell well in different regions or at different times of the day or year. Magnetic strip readers, in short, can perform multiple functions of safe and fast transfers and making it easier to track trends of how the company sells its products and services. This also eliminates paper money that robbers can attempt to steal from the premises during a crime.

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