Document Capture with Bowe Bell & Howell
This week we are going to focus our attention on the Bowe Bell & Howell brand Document Scanner. They are known for their presence in the high-production environment, and with their work-horse 8000 series scanners, BB&H can really enhance your document capture solution in a production environment.
Bell & Howell recently launched the replacement to the 8000 series line with the “Ngenuity” high-production scanner. These 4 models of the Ngenuity were redesigned to include some of the latest technologies and to make maintaining this scanner much easier for the end-user. For example, the lamps in the Ngenuity have been replaced by LED technology so they last the lifetime of the scanner and require no warm-up time. That eliminates the end-user having to purchase these consumables and replacing them on a regular basis.
The internal construction of this scanner is still all stainless steel and now includes a straight paper-path option to reduce jamming and feeding issues. You now have the option of using two separate paper paths making the scanner more flexible for accommodating your scanning needs. The Ngenuity also has an unlimited daily duty cycle (number of pages that it can scan per day without reducing the life expectancy of the scanner), which is a great feature not offered by many other manufacturers
Even if you have a lower production or distributed capture environment, Bell & Howell offers their Truper and Sidekick models. The Truper 3200/3600 models are rated at 67 ppm (pages per minute), the Sidekick 1200 rates at 23 ppm, and the Sidekick 1400 at 43 ppm. As a point of interest, the Truper made the Guinness Book of World Records for the Longest Scanned Document – an astonishing 3,875-foot document. Many organizations use the Sidekick models in their distributed capture solutions so branch offices to scan their documents and send them electronically to the home office.
So no matter what kind of document capture solution you might have in place in your organization, B&H has a scanner that can fit your needs. And ImageSource is a reseller of the BB&H scanners, here to help answer any of your imaging and document capture questions.
Andrea Latham, CDIA+