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Scan-Optics LLC
Industry Information storage
Computer software
Enterprise information management
Founded 1968
Headquarters Manchester, Connecticut, USA
Key people
Warren Fisher: CEO
Mitchell Wright: CFO
Gary Desmarais: VP Engineering
Michael Troy: VP Sales and Marketing
Pete Moralee: MD (UK) Scan-Optics Limited
Products Intelligent data capture for document-based business process automation, enterprise search, Document Imaging, Production Scanners, High Speed Image Capture, Software and Technology Solutions, Process Workflow, Integrated Solutions, Data Recognition

Scan-Optics LLC, founded in 1968, is an enterprise content management services company and optical character recognition and image scanner manufacturer headquartered in Manchester, Connecticut, USA.
Scan-Optics' records management,[1] information and Data remanence and data backup and Data recovery services are supplied to government and business customers throughout North America [2][3] and Europe,[4] while its industrial high-speed Digital imaging and OCR SO-series scanners are being used worldwide.

History and Technology[edit]

Founded in the 1960s by 4 Connecticut men with financial backing from The Travelers Companies with the goal of developing the brand-new and barely functioning OCR technology, Scan-Optics was part of the technology groups enabling the transition from paper to digital - capturing the required data and delivering the information in the expected format making information accessible upon framework.

Scan-Optics developed the image dissector tube and made it commercially available, pioneered an alphanumeric Handwriting recognition system, and introduced key data entry integrated with Optical Character Recognition via a direct computer-to-computer link to accomplish image reject repair. In a 1997 study Doculabs classified Scan-Optics' ICR as "a significant improvement over standard ICR technology" - in tests using 3,400 forms completed from a national sample of the general population, only Scan-Optics' ICR technology yielded a field read rate accuracy of approximately 90% [5] In recent years, Scan-Optics' developments [6] included acoustic double page detection, context edit,[7] the integration of MICR and barcode reading into the recognition system[8] and the introduction of grayscale capability in OCR.[9]


  1. ^ "Scan-Optics Business Process Outsourcing Service". Retrieved 2013-05-01. 
  2. ^ "DSS Corporation Selects Scan-Optics for High-End Scanning". 2006-04-25. Retrieved 2013-05-01. 
  3. ^ Ken Congdon (2004-03-01). "Frito-Lay's Blue-Chip Scanning Solution". Retrieved 2013-05-01. 
  4. ^ "Scan Optics Ltd". Retrieved 2013-05-01.  External link in |publisher= (help)
  5. ^ "Doculabs reports on Scan-Optics ICR accuracy". 1997-11-03. Retrieved 2013-05-01. 
  6. ^ "Patentgenius: Scan-Optics Inc. Patents". Retrieved 2013-05-01. 
  7. ^ "Farlex article: "Patent for Context Edit"". The Free Library. 1999-01-13. Retrieved 2013-05-01. 
  8. ^ "Justitia: Patents by Assignee Scan-Optics, Inc.". Retrieved 2013-05-01. 
  9. ^ "Patentmaps: 20 Patents by Scan Optics – Assignee". Retrieved 2013-05-01. 

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