Serotek Corporation Announces the Release of DocuScan Plus

For Immediate Release 

Minneapolis, Minnesota, November 24, 2010

 Serotek Corporation, the leading provider of accessible multi platform and cloud-based solutions which can be accessed from anywhere, is proud to announce the release of DocuScan Plus. This innovative software allows persons to scan and read documents from any computer with an attached Twain-compliant scanner,  sound card and internet connection.

 Serotek’s DocuScan Plus offers high-quality optical character recognition, (OCR), to convert the printed page in to text.  This self-voicing application can read both printed pages from a Twain-compliant scanner, as well as many types of PDF files, including those containing text and those containing only images.  The software also supports scanners with duplex and ADF (automatic document feeder) capabilities.    DocuScan Plus can convert scanned documents in to MP3 audio files for playback on many portable devices, and the software can even convert scanned materials in to the popular DAISY format.  For Low Vision users, DocuScan Plus also offers a full Screen Magnifier for the reading of scanned text. This magnification option, when combined with the self voicing features of DocuScan Plus, allows documents to be comfortably read from the screen as well as via text-to-speech.  Materials can also be saved in Large Print. In this way, documents can be scanned, printed, and shared with friends or viewed offline under a Video magnifier.

“We wanted to create an affordable application that really took in to account the way we access the printed word in the 21st century.”, said Mike Calvo, CEO. “We don’t spend all our time on one computer, or even one device anymore, so why should we  be using software based on that model?  When we make a product like this, with a feature set that’s useful to people with a wide variety of disabilities,and it’s just as easy to use from the classroom computer as it is from home, we believe it has the potential to open a lot of doors that have remained closed until now.” 

 The DocuScan Plus software can be used as an installed program from your personal computer, or it can be accessed from any computer simply by visiting http://www.DocuScanPlus.com.  The program may be purchased for only $299, or less than one third of the cost of other scanning solutions.

 Other features included are:

 Braille Conversion: DocuScan Plus contains Braille translation options, allowing you to convert your scanned pages and PDF files into a variety of different braille formats based on the specific translation table you choose. 

Save To Kindle: Wirelessly Transfer scanned documents to the Amazon Kindle for reading on the go using the Kindle’s built in text to speech function.

Export Scanned Text: Save documents and materials to a computer or portable DAISY player for offline reading.

Encrypted Online Storage: Save documents securely to the cloud and retrieve them from anywhere.

Additional Synthesizer Support: Choose from a variety of synthesizers for use with this self-voicing application.

Additional Support For Mobile Platforms: DocuScan Plus will support some external camera and mobile phone platforms. This functionality will come free with DocuScan Plus and it is currently scheduled for release in the first quarter of 2011.

DocuScan Plus may be used independently of any other Serotek software. The application  can allow persons to read the printed page with any Windows-based computer, regardless of whether any access technology has been installed or is currently running. 

 For more information, please call Serotek Corporation at (612) 246-4818, or email us at sales@serotek.com.

Visit the official DocuScan Plus web site at http://www.DocuScanplus.com

 Serotek Corporation is a leading technology company that develops software and manufactures accessibility solutions under the System Access brand. Committed to the mission of providing accessibility anywhere, Serotek began with the launch of the first online community specifically designed to meet the needs of people with visual impairment. Since then, Serotek has introduced several powerful, affordable solutions that require minimal training and investment. For more information, visit www.serotek.com.

Media Contact:
pr@serotek.com

612.246.4818, Ext. 104

Technical Contact: info@serotek.com

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