March 28, 2008 Planon Systems Solutions has released a slimline hand-held color scanning device that promises a fast and convenient means of digitally capturing full-page documents on the go, with enough memory to store hundreds of pages of text, photos and graphics.

The DocuPen weighs just 2oz and, though pen-like, is slightly longer than your average Biro to enable it to span across the width of an A4 page. It is a full-featured document color scanner that scans at a resolution of up to to 400 dpi and stores data via an onboard 8MB flash memory backed by a micro SD memory card slot.

DocuPen scans in three modes: 24 bit color, 12 bit color, or black and white. Accuracy and speed is enhanced by the use of a dual-roller guiding system that uses strategically placed rollers around the scanner lens to distribute operator’s pressure evenly for smooth and easy scans.

Powered by a rechargeable Lithium Ion Battery, the DocuPen RC800 can be recharged via a USB port, and comes with Scansoft Paperport SE and Twain Drivers software, allowing users to convert scanned material into an editable and searchable format without needing to retype or reformat.

The Planon DocuPen RC800 is available online for USD$299.99.

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