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Under the system, users seeking access to the facilities in question swipe their smart cards in front of a traditional short-wave radio frequency reader for initial authentication, then immediately apply their fingers to a fingerprint scanner for a secondary read.
High-speed scanners are forecast to have a double-digit growth rate, with a 1999-2004 compound annual growth rate of 28.
Scanners require several different software programs: a scanner driver; a scan-management program, which acts like a central control station for your work; and an OCR program to turn documents into text that can be edited.
Figures 7 and 8 show how the scanner adjusts its exposure time depending upon the color and reflectivity of the material.
With a hand-held device, you can scan pages of a bound publication, which you can't do with the PaperPort or WinFax Scanner.
To this point, there are three serious vendors immersed in the relatively new pen scanner market.