1987-10-13, English, Article, Journal or magazine article, Poster, chart, other edition: Pro-Scan Model 5050. (Hardware Review) (one of 32 scanner evaluations in 'Scanners Take Off') (evaluation) Davis, Stephen Randy

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Physical Description
  • chart (Fact file of the Pro-Scan Model 5050.)
  • photograph
  • table Summary of features: OCR-only scanners.
  • evaluation
  • Magazine/​Journal article
Published
  • Ziff Davis, Inc., 1987 Oct 13
Language
  • English

Edition details

Title
  • Pro-Scan Model 5050. (Hardware Review) (one of 32 scanner evaluations in 'Scanners Take Off') (evaluation)
Also Titled
  • Pro-Scan Model 5050.
Appears In
  • PC Magazine, v6, no.n17, 1987 Oct 13, p301(2) (ISSN: 0888-8507)
Author
  • Davis, Stephen Randy
Published
  • Ziff Davis, Inc., 1987 Oct 13
Physical Description
  • chart (Fact file of the Pro-Scan Model 5050.)
  • photograph
  • table Summary of features: OCR-only scanners.
  • evaluation
  • Magazine/​Journal article
Subjects
Target Audience
  • General
  • Trade
Summary
  • The $8,990 Pro-Scan Model 5050 from Totec Co Ltd is an optical character reader (OCR)-only scanner designed for easy, reliable, heavy office use. No special hardware or software is required; all controls are on the front panel, and connection to a host computer's COM port uses a standard 25-pin serial cable. User-supplied communications software puts input into a disk file for editing. ROM is pre-programmed to output ASCII files or can be specially formatted for any word processor. The quality of scanned images is good: non-characters generate a minimum of garbage; letters and tables are almost flawless; and an all-purpose font reader performs as well as any font selection. Proportional fonts and dot matrix input are problematic. Few if any other scanners are as easy to use. Pro-Scan is also extremely sturdy and, at 78 pounds, easily the heaviest device reviewed in the overview article. The 5050 has 12 fonts; the $7,990 Model 5152 has 5 fonts and the $9,990 Model 5155 has 20 fonts. Optional fonts are purchased for $295 each. The Pro-Scan lies at the extremes of ease of use and sturdiness and provides very good OCR.
Notes
  • chart (Fact file of the Pro-Scan Model 5050.)
  • photograph
  • table Summary of features: OCR-only scanners.
Language
  • English
Database
  • Gale Academic OneFile
  • Gale General OneFile
  • Gale Expanded Academic
Identifier
  • 6015788

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