The light floats across the picture or written/typed words on the page and the computer system takes the image into it. This fascinating technology allows us to do so much in terms of transmitting the truth that it's hard to estimate the amount of copying hassle it has relieved; one thing is certain, it is an amazing piece of equipment. To sit back and consider that it's only been about twenty years back in human history that we had to ship hard copy data everywhere. The fax was considered the amazing technology of that time, but a fax required a document, and pictures usually didn't come across as well as one would've liked. That all ended when scanners began to work with the amazing graphics systems of computers. You may have benefited from this, or, you may have been passing up the opportunity, if you haven't tried a scanner, go to a friend who has one just to see if you'd like it – it's a sure bet you're gonna love how they work.
The particular scanner that we use is a Microtek brand, the model 5800, it is slim, it is light, it is capable of direct e-mail, it is net ready, and it is wonderful. The unit came with software, "scan wizard" for example, and various other software's from the shareware market, all of which add to its contribution to the way we can communicate with those around us. The internet has made imaging a fantastic experience, and the scanner allows you to put images out onto the web quickly and efficiently. When you do the math of an average of $35-$50 and consider the sheer volume of material that you can send to people by scanning it in, it's apparent quickly that this machine can save you money in stamps and hassle, and, you have an instant copy on hand.
This particular scanner is very fast, very quiet, and makes using it a pleasure. Microtek said that it worked with Windows XP and it was very simple to run, right out of the box, no endless searching for drivers and "work -arounds", this scanner fit easily into the rhythm of our operation without flaw or hindrance, it is maintenance free and has not failed in a year of intense service. If you are looking for a scanner to fulfill your every need, this one has what you are looking for.