With a company name like I.R.I.S., you can be sure that it has something to do with optics – in fact, a whole lot of it, where they have been noted to be a leading innovator in optical character recognition (OCR) software. Well, software is not all that they have under their umbrella either, as their latest device to roll off their production lines would be the IRIScan Mouse, and judging by the name itself, this functions as an all-in-one mouse scanner with OCR technology which enables it to convert text from scans into editable documents in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, etc.).
As explained by Jean-Marc Fontaine, Director of Sales and Operations, Americas at I.R.I.S., “IRIScan Mouse users can turn any printed documents into editable, digitized scans with a click of the mouse. The IRIScan Mouse is the perfect solution for anyone looking for a simple way to scan anything into their computer. In just a few mouse swipes, a signed contract, excerpts from a book, pictures, receipts and more are instantly recreated on your computer screen without ever removing your hand from the Mouse. The IRIScan Mouse is an incredible time saving tool.”
You would most probably adapt to the IRIScan Mouse in no time at all, considering how in all aspects, it works like a traditional computer mouse. The thing is, it has a built-in scanner, allowing it to scan any type of document in 400 DPI with but a single swipe of the mouse, making scanning a snap. All you need to do is click on the scan button, swipe the mouse in the direction of your choice over a document or a photo, and the corresponding text and images will appear instantaneously on the computer screen. The software is smart enough to stitch the entire image together, and you can also have the software’s OCR technology recognize text within the scanned image which in turn can be dragged and dropped into Microsoft Office (Word, Excel®, Outlook®, etc.) for editing purposes.
Any takers for the $79 IRIScan Mouse?