Virtual TWAIN™ allows you to utilize many models of network‐capable Copier/Printer/Scanner Multi‐Function Devices (MFDs) as a "virtual scanner" connected to every workstation in the office.
If you have ever tried to utilize a MFD as a traditional TWAIN scanner, you have likely found it to be a very inefficient process: you have to walk to documents over to the device, load them, come back to your workstation, initiate the scan (hope it doesn't jam), go back and get the documents, and then return to index/processthem. That may work if the MFD is right next to your computer… but if it is across the room or down the hall, it just is not effective or efficient.
Virtual TWAIN™ changes that. In a nutshell, Virtual TWAIN™ allows you to first scan the documents to a network location using your MFD, and then later acquire them into a TWAIN‐enabled application on your workstation as if they had just been locally scanned. We call this Push‐Pull scanning: scans are Pushed to a network location from the MFD, and then Pulled into an application by Virtual TWAIN™. That application could be EasyFile®, Microsoft Word, Outlook or virtually any other third‐party business app -as long as it supports TWAIN (and almost any image‐enabled application does) - Virtual TWAIN™ will work with it. Compare the cost of Virtual TWAIN™, which allows you to better utilize existing hardware, to the cost of purchasing new desktop scanners to enable more of your users to perform scanning functions – the savings potential speaks for itself.
The Virtual TWAIN™ driver truly revolutionizes your scanning potential.
Not only does it let you use your central Multi-Function Device (copy machine) as a Virtual Scanner attached to each workstation, it also will allow you to virtually scan, via TWAIN, from most common image file formats (TIFs, JPGs, GIFs, etc) -- regardless of image source. In addition, Virtual TWAIN™ provides useful image manipulation abilities such as Blank Page Drop-Out, Border Removal, Force Black-and-White, Deskew, Despeckle, and more!