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Contex includes TWAIN Driver for Wide-Format Scanners

Press release from the issuing company

April 14, 2003 - Copenhagen, Denmark - Contex Scanning Technology, a leader in wide-format document technologies and related productivity software, has announced that it will include EasyTWAIN driver 2.1, a limited version capable of scanning A4 documents, as a free tool in all Contex scanners beginning April 1, 2003. EasyTWAIN is developed and supported by SCP, a leading German Software company, the developers of advanced copy and scanning solutions for the CAD, GIS and Reprographic industries. Contex' decision to include a TWAIN driver with its scanners is made to provide customers with a simple plug-and-play module that works with a number of standard third-party software applications, and further expanding the connectivity of Contex scanners. The EasyTWAIN Plug-in module is recognized in several well-known applications like, Adobe Photoshop, Quark Xpress, ESRI ArcGIS, Corel PhotoPaint and many more. Key Features: Color, grayscale and monochrome scanning Support of scanner ICC profiles Available in fifteen languages Compliant to the TWAIN 1.8 standard "Many of our customers, engineers, architects, graphic artists and cartographers, have asked for an easier way to integrate their Contex scanner directly into standard third-party software applications via the TWAIN standard. Now, with the new EasyTWAIN, users can seamlessly import images from their Contex scanner into their software applications that support the TWAIN standard. And the best part is that it's free for users of Contex scanners" states Thomas Weldingh, Director of Sales & Marketing for Contex. EasyTWAIN comes as a free tool capable of scanning US-letter size documents but can be upgraded to a fully unrestricted version taking advantage of all the advance features of a Contex wide-format scanner. EasyTWAIN allows the end-user to take advantage of the scanners advanced functionality and incorporate it with the industries most popular graphics applications. A customer can now scan their black and white, grayscale or color originals, select paper size, output size, scaling, rotation, scanning modes, color enhancement and image enhancement without interrupting their workflow. EasyTWAIN installs itself as a TWAIN plug-in module, which is automatically recognized when an application supporting TWAIN starts. You can now scan directly from any of Contex' nineteen wide-format scanners into a TWAIN supported application. EasyTWAIN is one of the most powerful plug-in tools available for today's popular graphic applications. This tool is useful in industry segments such as Reprographics, Graphic Arts, GIS, and Desktop Publishing. Windows NT 4.0, Windows 98, Windows ME, Windows 2000 and Windows XP platforms support EasyTWAIN. The end-user price for a full EasyTWAIN license is 298 Euros and can be bought through the SCP web shop at www.easytwain.com.