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IRISPen Express 6 Pen Scanner

B&H # IRUSOA400 Mfr # USOA400
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Product Highlights
  • Super Compact & Portable
  • Read Text & Numbers
  • 128 OCR Languages
  • Scan Images in Grayscale
  • Customizable Functions & Templates
  • Plug & Play Setup
  • USB Powered

The IRISPen Express 6 handheld pen scanner is an intuitive and affordable text recognition pen scanner. Simply slide it over printed information. That works just like a highlighter - simply slide it over printed information from newspapers, magazines, faxes, letters, etc. - and get completely editable text, right at your cursor. It can carry out nearly 100% accurate OCR (Optical Character Recognition) with 128 different languages, plus it can recognize multiple number systems and even scientific or mathematical formulas. Furtherrmore, you'll be able to scan small images such as logos, signatures, or graphics into your document with the IRISPen express handheld scanner.

Read Text and Numbers
Scan words, sentences, or excerpts off printed materials into your computer with Up to 100% OCR accuracy. The IRISPen reads virtually any font, in a wide variety of styles and point sizes (from 8 to 20 points), as well as special characters, reading marks, special symbols, and formatting elements such as vertical lines separating table cells.
Unique OCR Technology
The IRISPen Express 6 optimizes OCR accuracy and speed and even reads wavy and distorted images with it's unique line tracking technology. Plus the Small print option provides optimized results when reading small printed text, with a font size smaller than 10 points.
Recognizes 128 Languages
The IRISPen scans and recognizes an incredibly vast number of foreign languages including all American and European languages such as Spanish, French, Greek, Turkish, the Cyrillic ("Russian") and even the Baltic languages and Hebrew are also supported.
Scan Images in Grayscale
Logos, signatures, or any small graphics are quickly scanned into your document with the IRISPen express handheld scanner. Furthermore, a Dot Matrix option is available to make the pen read dot matrix symbols (i.e. symbols that consist of isolated, separated dots)
Smart Wizard
Scan text, numbers or small images - quickly and easily - with the intuitive wizard that guides you through the process. The IRISPen wizard offers the quickest and easiest way of defining your settings. It proposes a series of templates with pre-defined settings means for the reading of certain types of data: text, text from columns, numeric tables, etc. These templates can be either used as such, or modified to fit more particular needs. The Smart Wizard also provides an image quality check window, to help ensure that the scanning process has worked properly.
User Preset Templates & Profiles
Up to 3 (modified) templates can be assigned to a preset button directly accessible from the application window, so when it comes to actually capturing a certain type of data, all you need to do is press the right preset button.
Define Delimiters
With the delimiters you can indicate how the scanned lines must be delimited for reading. For example, how hyphens should be interpreted when occurring at the end of a line.
Keyboard Shortcuts
Easily assign typical or customized keyboard commands to the two buttons on this handheld scanner for quick access to the function you use most. By simply pressing the pen buttons, you will thus be able to execute 5 operations: Null, Enter, Space, Tab, Undo Last Scan.
Unlimited Applications
Whether you are working on a Windows and Mac system with Excel, Word, Emails, Text Editors,... you name it - if you can type it in, you can scan it in with the IRISPen.
Simple USB Connection
Directly connect the IRISPen to the USB port of a PC, notebook, Tablet PC and Macintosh - it uses an easy Plug & Play installation, and is powered by the USB port, so there is no need for an external power supply.
Scan Quality
Scan Sensor CIS
Optical Outputs 300 dpi
Hardware Resolution 300 dpi
Interpolated Resolution No
Color Depth 8-Bit Grayscale
Dynamic Range Not Specified by Manufacturer
Scan Area
Reflective Scan Area 0.4" wide x 12" run
Transparency Scan Area No
Performance
Preview Speed Preview on the fly
Scan Speed 3.2 inches/second
Batch Scanning No
Automation OCR
Connectivity
Computer Interface USB 2.0
System & Software Requirements Windows System
  • Pentium 500 Mhz Processor
  • Windows Vista, XP and 2000
  • 256MB RAM
  • 120MB of free disk space
  • CD-ROM drive
  • Available USB port from the PC or from a powered hub

Macintosh System

  • G3 Power PC or Mac Intel processor
  • Mac OS X (10.3.9 or better; 10.4 recommended)
  • 160MB of free disk space
  • CD-ROM drive
  • Available USB port from the Mac or from a powered hub
Physical
Light Source LED
Front Panel Controls Two programmable pen buttons
Power Requirements Powered via USB connection
Dimensions 7.0 x 1.2 x 0.6"
Weight Less than 6 oz.
IRISPen Express 6 Pen Scanner
  • Test Sheet
  • Calibration Sheet
  • Software CD-ROM
  • Quick Installation Guide
  • Electronic Manual
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
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    IRISPen Express 6 Pen Scanner
     
    3.7

    (based on 3 reviews)

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          4.0

          Reasonable. Not perfect but good enough.

          By Vince

          from Virginia Beach, VA

          About Me Frequent User

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Set Up
          • Easy to use

          Cons

          • Software Can Be Improved

          Best Uses

            Comments about IRISPen Express 6 Pen Scanner:

            I've been using this pen for a while and it does save a lot of time as I am working with big books. You will need to play with it for a while before getting used to it. Before I purchased this one, I've tried some similar products (with better price) but decided to go with this one.

            Both the pen and the software are not fancy, but they do what they are supposed to do. If you need to get a lot of info from books and are tired of typing all the time, this may be a helpful tool to get.

            I've been using with with books with smaller fonts and the accuracy level is acceptable so there is nothing to complain.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
            • Computer Platform:
            • PC

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            3.0

            Overall Good, But

            By Johnny

            from Andover, MA

            About Me Casual User

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                  Comments about IRISPen Express 6 Pen Scanner:

                  The product is essentially good but it does not always pick up all the words. There is around a 10 to 15 % amount of correct needed. The way you hold the pen and the speed affects the accuracy. It does save typing time if you are not good typist like me.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                  • Computer Platform:
                  • PC

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                  4.0

                  Iris pen

                  By monstermom

                  from Georgia

                  About Me Casual User

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Accurate Color
                  • Easy Setup
                  • Excellent Software
                  • Good Resolution

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                      Comments about IRISPen Express 6 Pen Scanner:

                      So far the pen has done exactly what I wanted it to do. It's super easy to use as far as getting it to copy into a word document. My only problem is getting used to holding it the right way to get the text scanned properly.

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                      • Personal

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