Mfr/Brand: IRIS / IRISPen
Your Scanning Pen: IRISPen Express 6 will be new, not used.
Watch the video to see how this scanning pen saves you time, reduces frustration, and optimizes your productivity.
The IRISPen 6 Express is an intuitive text recognition handheld scanner that scans directly into your PC or Mac, so you have images and editable text. Use it like a highlighter to scan text, images, bar codes, and other items from printed sources.
How it works
You scan, it types.
The I.R.I.S. Pen 6 scanning pen allows you to capture text and images directly into your computer, via USB connection. Use it just like a highlighter to electronically transfer any printed text into any Windows or Mac application.
Runs as a Windows application on your PC
Windows 98SE and higher (W2K, XP, etc.)
Runs as a Mac application on your Mac
English dictionary preloaded
Speaks stored notes by paragraph
Speaks word or line of text
Dictionary word history
Speaks dictionary definition
Foreign language preloaded
Storage limited by hard drive space only
Transfer to PC or Mac
Scan directly into Windows applications
Address book: If installed on your computer
Scan non-English text
The IRISPen recognizes 128 different languages. What this means: The OCR (Optical Character Recognition) can recognize the characters of those languages. This is not at all the same as translating words in that language.
All American and European languages are supported, including Central-European languages.
Greek, Turkish, the Cyrillic ("Russian") and the Baltic languages and Hebrew are also supported.
Optionally, the IRISPen reads Asian documents in Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese and Korean with the Asian edition.
You can activate a mixed alphabet of Greek or Cyrillic and Western characters. This is useful if Western words pop up in Greek of Cyrillic texts (this is often the case with proper name, brand names, etc.). The IRISPen will automatically switch languages whenever needed.
These features are included in both the Express version and Executive version
See the next tab for the additional features that are on the Executive version.
High recognition performance
Reads colored text and numbers.
Reads wavy and distorted images.
Reads text on colored backgrounds.
Scanning & recognition speed
Recognizes up to 3.15 inches / 8 cm per second.
Improved image stability at varying speeds.
Cross platform products: Windows and Mac.
Compatible with nearly any application (e.g., office suite).
Directly connected to the USB port of a PC, notebook, Tablet PC, and Macintosh.
Easy Plug & Play installation.
Powered by the USB port, no need for batteries or an external power supply.
Idle mode reduces the power consumption.
Scanner size: 1 (W) X 0.6 (D) X 4.9 (H) in.
Scanner Weight: 1.8 Oz.
USB cable: 69 in.
Text (numeric). This includes alphanumeric characters, punctuation marks, and numeric data.
Numbers. This includes special characters, mathematical symbols, punctuation marks, and currencies.
The IRISPen reads virtually any font, in a wide variety of styles and point sizes (from 8 to 20 points), plus special characters, reading marks, special symbols, and formatting elements such as vertical lines separating table cells.
Image scanning (to clipboard)
Greyscale image to clipboard.
Black and white image to clipboard.
The image will be sent to the clipboard before they can be pasted in a chosen application
You can use the option Small Print to get optimized results when reading small printed text, with a font size smaller than 10 points.
The IRISPen wizard offers the quickest and easiest way of defining your settings. It proposes a series of templates with pre-defined settings means for the reading of certain types of data: text, text from columns, numeric tables, etc. These templates can be either used as such, or modified to fit more particular needs.
User presets templates / profiles
Up to 3 (modified) templates can be further assigned to a preset button directly accessible from teh application window. When it comes to actually capture a certain type of data, all you need to do is press the right preset button. By default, the preset buttons are already assigned to the reading of Text, Text from columns, text from tables.
Set keyboard function to pen buttons
The IRISPen is equipped with two buttons. Each of the two buttons ca nbe programmed so as to execute an operation. By simply pressing the pen buttons, you will thus be able to execute 5 operations: Null, Enter, Space, Tab, Undo Last Scan.
The option Dot Matrix is used to make the pen read dot matrix symbol, i.e. symbols that are made isolated, separated dots. (eg: draft, 9 pin).
With the delimiters you can indicate how the scanned lines must be delimited for the reading. How should hyphens be interpreted when occurring at the end of a line?
Look & Feel Windows Vista / Mac OS X
Image quality check window.
Expr V Exec
You'll find the features of the Express version on the Features tab. The Executive version has those features, plus the ones described below.
Executive version features
You can read handprinted numbers and / or handprinted letters
You can recognize the banking font CMC 7.
Thanks to the speech synthesis, you can make the IRISPen speak out the recognized data for you. Just scan some data and the computer reads it out for you!
The following languages are available: Brasilian (Portuguese), British English, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Russian. The speech synthesis feature is available in the language that was chosen at the installation for speech synthesis.
Scan multiple lines
The option Multiple lines is used to scan multiple lines at at time.
It is particularly to scan full excerpts from book, magazines, etc. The various lines of text arefirst kept in the IRISPen, then released with the click on a pen button.
The image adjustment features enable to optimize the image generated with the pen for the recognition process. These options will be particularly useful if you scan very bad quality documents, or low-contrast documents where the background virtually has the same color as the text.
The IRISPen Executive supports all widespread barcode standards and types, including the 2D barcodes PDF 417 and QR barcode.
The IRISPen supports bearer bars drawn around the barcodes.
List of barcodes: EAN 13, EAN 8, UPCA, UPCE, Codabar, D2OF5, I2OF5, code 39, code 39 ext, code 39 HIBC, code 93, code 128, MSIPH, PDF 417, QR Code, Out-of-Spec
By default, the application is set to automatically detect and read any of the barcodes supported by the IRISPen (see: Learn how to... Read barcodes). All barcode types are thus selected by default.
You can limit the recognition to specific barcode types, if you wish. This will help avoid any possible errors when reading a certain type of barcode. To limit the reading to certain barcodes, (de)select the corresponding buttons in the proposed list.
This feature allows you to make the software automatically verify the barcode check character(s) when reading certain types of barcodes. To enable this verification, simply select the button Verify checksum in front of the barcode(s) concerned.
Should you wish to, you can also have the barcode's cheksum stripped out from the recognition result. To exclude the checksum from the recognized barcode(s), simply select Strip checksum in front of the barcode(s) concerned.
More about barcodes and the Scanning Pen: IRISPen Express 6
If you notice that the quality of the barcodes to be read is rather poor, you should make some adjustments manually. The software will use additional intelligent routines to try and read the barcode. To indicate that the quality is poor, slide the quality indicator to the left. If necessary, make several tests using the Scan test window (see: Starting up, The Scan Test window).
Allow out-of-specs barcodes
It may happen that some barcodes have been generated without respecting the barcodes specifications. The IRISPen can be tuned to try and read such barcodes. Simply tick this option if you suspect the barcodes are "out-of-specs".
It may be that only part of a barcode can be scanned. This may be the case if the end of the barcode is unavailable or of insufficient quality, etc. If you desire it, the partial scan can render a partial read, rather than no read at all: tick Partial read and indicate the limit under which the reading will not be accepted (in number of characters). If the number of read characters is below the limit, no result will be given. If it is superior to the limit, only the required characters will be recognized.
Grayscale pen scanner.
Quick Installation Guide.
Archiving from hardcopy to electronic storage.
Importing hardcopy data to any Windows or Mac application.
Research of any kind: college research papers, legal work, engineering applications, scientific research.
Saving family recipes and other information that would otherwise be lost on paper.
Who needs this scanner?
Anybody who is researching, archiving, retrieving, transporting, converting, updating, combining, or doing a host of other tasks with hard copy materials will benefit greatly from this pen. You may need this scanner if you are a(n):
Faster than ever. Retype information 30 times faster than manually.
Extended output applications. Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, … you name it! If you can type it in, you can scan it in with the IRISPen.
Read text and numbers. Capture words, sentences, paragraphs, from any printed material into your computer.
128 OCR languages. Extensive foreign language support enables it to accurately recognize an incredibly vast number of foreign languages.
Save time, save money.
Slash the time needed to conduct research.
A great tool for eliminating scraps of paper, without rekeying tons of information.
No need to copy or retype printed documents.
No need to lug a laptop around, or hassle with coins for library copy machines.
How accurate is it? Answer: It's 97% accurate
How hard is it to use? Answer: If you have good dexterity, it's easy to use. How much dexterity do you need? Here's a simple test. Grab a text highlighter, and see if you can draw a straight line of highlighting in a newspaper or magazine. If so, you are good to go! If not, you are going to find the pen difficult to use.
Many of our customers need to use Purchase Orders. We are happy to have such customers.
To purchase using a PO number:
Proceed through checkout, as if using a credit card.
For Bill To, enter the e-mail address of your Accounts Payable Department (or someone in it).
At the payment method dropdown, select "Purchase Order" and proceed through checkout.
If you need a physical address for us so you can create your Purchase Order:
4806 Wedd St
Merriam, KS 66203-5414
Note: As an Earth-friendly company, we don't do faxes. We don't need to see your PO, so don't worry about sending it.
Terms. Our terms are Net 0, with the discount provided in the regular price. Your invoice is delivered immediately when you place your order, so just process it for payment and you're all set. If you need more time, the rates below apply
Extended payment rates:
After 21 days
5% of order total
After 30 days
10% of order total
After 40 days
15% of order total
Right mouse click to save and read the manual (don't left click, as that will cause your browser to hang while trying to load a large document):
I'm pretty impressed, because I figured this would be complicated to install. I steeled myself for the experience, only to find out it was no problem. At all.
Now I'm able to pick up text whenever I want, directly into my documents. I do a great deal of research, and now I can scan a quote directly into my paper. I can pick up source info this way, too. No more typos, misspellings, or those kind of errors from retyping stuff. Best of all, my neck pain went away.