Hovercam scans documents quickly, takes up less space

by Mark R

hovercam-1Most of us have flatbed scanners at home, and many of them take a few minutes to scan a single document. Even though the resolution and clarity of today’s scanners is better than it was ten years ago, the speed of scanning remains almost the same. Scanners are also bulky, and take up a lot of space.

This is not the case with the Hovercam Scanner. Just to let you know, there is no hovering technology involved to make the scanner float in air, but it is way more advanced than most scanners.

As you can see, the Hovercam takes up less room, and you can see a long digital camera atop the mast on this thing. The user sticks their document or anything underneath that camera, and an image is scanned and photographed in seconds rather than the slow minutes of most scanners.

The Hovercam is designed by Pathway Innovations, and saves the scans in RIA (Rich Internet Application). Images can then be dragged and dropped into folders and then turned into PDFs.

The Hovercam also has a built-in microphone which makes it a visual presenter much better than those overhead projectors. There is also a version called the CardPro that is also a great device for scanning business cards.

A Hovercam for home use, the X300, sells for about $139.99. The Office model, the X500, sells for about $199.99, and the previously mentioned CardPro sells for $79.99.


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