Imaging terms and definitions
What is an image scanner?
The primary function of an image scanner is to convert text or images into an electronic (digitised) format which can be processed by a computer.
What does Electronic Document Management (EDM) involve?
EDM is a means of electronically managing information which has been distributed on paper. Other terms such as document image processing (DIP) and Electronic Filing Systems are also commonly used.
There are normally 5 processes that make up EDM: Scanning, Indexing, Storing, Retrieval and Archiving
What is Filing and Retrieval ?
Replacing traditional document management methods (filing cabinets).
What is Workflow ?
Using document imaging, automatic routing and sequencing to perform multi-stage transaction type processing.
What is Forms processing ?
Processing information held on printed forms, including hand written information.
What is Image conversion ?
Converting the scanned image of the document into digital text and graphics that can be edited. Optical Character Recognition (OCR) eliminates the need to re-type documents and expands the search and retrieval parameters for documents.
What is Document transfer and communication
Scanning documents to facilitate movement from one location to another.
We supply document scanners from several leading manufacturers, including:
Most scanners are suitable for use with Imaging for Windows software.
Imaging for Windows software