Parallel Scanning can increase your productivity. Used in computing and even electrical circuits, parallel processing is a way to split work between multiple copies of the same process at the same time. Parallel processing has been around for decades and is now being leveraged in production scanning.
Parallel scanning utilizes scanners as the parallel processors. Up to 10 Xerox production scanners can be connected to one host computer to run them concurrently. With this breakthrough innovation the production scanning challenges of empty scanner trays waiting for another job, and the fact that if your scanner is down, your entire operation is down are alleviated by parallel scanning. Parallel scanning can also be more economical than the 3 to 4 times higher costs of scanners that scan 140 ppm vs a 100 ppm scanner.
Let’s take a look at how parallel scanning works in this video.
The process utilizes the Xerox DocuMate 6710 production scanner; see the blog article about the DocuMate 6710 scanner. From the Parallel Scanning website, let’s take a look at how Xerox’s exclusive Parallel Scanning technology works.
How it works
- When you plug in two or more same-model DocuMate scanners, Visioneer’s DriverPLUS gives each scanner a unique name.
- Visioneer OneTouch scanning workflow application sets up separate job queues for each scanner.
- As jobs are defined and named in OneTouch, those jobs are sent to the control panel memory on the scanner.
- When scanning starts from the scanner control panel, similar or different jobs run concurrently.
- Visioneer Acuity’s PC Optimization feature keeps the scanner running at full speed.
Xerox’s exclusive Parallel Scanning technology opens up many opportunities to save time and money as well as adding a valued service for your clients and customers. For more information on Parallel Scanning please see the website or contact a sales partner.