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ClearPlate: New Life for Handheld Scanners

The handheld scanner's coming back, and this time, it's better than before. See, it had to take a hiatus because people realized running your hand unsteadily over a document just couldn't compare to taking a full snapshot with flatbed scanners. The ClearPlate is different, though: unlike its predecessors, it gives you a clear view of exactly what you're scanning, so you don't have to worry about making a mess of your scans.

The secret CyberSolutions Lab's handheld OCR scanner is a clear window that gives you, well, a clear view of what you want to scan. At the same time, the scanner's camera is already in the correct position to take a perfect scan of the text you want to scan. CyberSolutions' demo even tries to up the ante by linking the scanned images and text to a database. Not a bad comeback for an old piece of tech.

[source: DigInfo News]