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Contex Upgrades Nextimage Software

Press release from the issuing company

Contex, the world's leading developer of wide format scanning and imaging solutions, today announces Nextimage version 2, an upgrade to the award-winning imaging software that makes scanning, copying, and printing easier and more productive. The latest upgrade includes several features that help users to monitor the bottom line and boost productivity. This includes new accounting capabilities that allow users to track and report on scanner activities by department, project, and user name. Users can also track the types of scans produced, such as color or grayscale scans, resolution, file name, and printers used.

Productivity-enhancing features include multi-page file support and click-free scanning. These features let users batch scan a mix of documents, edit, and reorder the images into a single PDF or TIFF file. This simplifies users' workflows by collecting various scans pertaining to a specific project into one file. Click-free multi-page scanning also saves valuable time by automatically scanning documents without clicking a button.

"With the latest upgrade of Nextimage, Contex is helping users increase their productivity, which is essential to staying profitable," comments Brian Honeycutt, Product Manager, Contex. "Nextimage creates the perfect link between users' scanners, digital storage, existing applications, and printers, making their operations more connected than ever."

"Nextimage is an important tool for wide format scanning, and the new features enhance users' productivity. Project managers, for example, will appreciate the time savings with both the new batch scanning capability and the quick button for scanning different types of jobs. Saving multiple scans to a single PDF file is also a great plus," comments David Cheng, National Manager - Print & Finishing Solutions, GBC Australia, a market leader in document finishing and business mailing solutions.

Additional new features in Nextimage version 2 include integrated printer drivers and one-touch buttons. Contex's printer drivers save data-transfer time and deliver a more complete scan-to-print solution with leading printers, such as HP, Canon, and Epson. One-touch buttons customize the scanner's behavior for individuals' needs, which enables users to program a shared scanner for walk-up users or for those connected over a network. For example, a programmable button can be set to scan at 400 dpi and in JPEG for one user and at 200 dpi and in PDF for another.

Three New Editions of Nextimage

Designed to meet the needs of a variety of customers, Contex now offers Nextimage software in three editions that range from basic to feature-rich functionality: Nextimage MFP, Nextimage Scan + Archive, and Nextimage Repro.

Touch-screen compatible, Nextimage MFP has basic scan and copy features. It centralizes imaging tasks into one user-friendly interface for scanning, copying, and printing in color, grayscale, and B/W. Nextimage MFP is available as a bundled solution that includes a scanner, software, touch-screen monitor, and high stand.

Nextimage Scan + Archive provides real-time image adjustments, with no re-scanning required. This also allows users to check scan quality with a single click. Auto file-naming templates provide easy indexing. The software provides multi-page file support, job-accounting, and scan-tracking and supports ICC and closed-loop color copying.

Ideal for high-volume usage, Nextimage Repro adds full-featured copy and print functionality to the Scan + Archive edition and includes a touch-screen interface.

Nextimage is available in multiple languages, including English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, Polish, and Russian. Visit www.contex.com/editions to see a detailed chart of each edition of Nextimage.

Contex scanning solutions can be purchased from authorized resellers worldwide. Visit www.contex.com/nextimage for more information.


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