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ScanTools® Plus Software

It's easy to import scanned data into other software


ScanTools Plus utility software is the right solution for organizations that want to use Pearson NCS OMR or image scanners to import data into their own software—like patient record and student information systems or even data-intensive spreadsheets.

With ScanTools Plus you determine how the data on a scan form—whether it's image data or traditional bubble responses—is read, edited, and prepared for output so that your application can handle the data with ease. Scanned data can be imported into virtually any application, from large information systems to desktop applications like Microsoft® Excel®.

ScanTools Plus is menu driven so that it easy to set up the scanner interface for your specific application. Using point-and-click controls, you can quickly define the data collection areas on a standard or custom scan form and specify the format and location for the output file.

ScanTools Plus Features

  • Capture both OMR data and image data on one pass through the scanner.
  • Define unique edit criteria each time you scan
  • Add constants to each record
  • Set output file location and format for easy import into application software
  • Score while you're scanning (if you're scanning a test document)
  • Batch score by appending data to your original scan file
  • Save your scan profile for reuse at a later date
  • Enhance productivity with Scan-Time and Edit text wizards

Technical Specifications (pdf)

Additional Features for Image Applications

  • Capture full- and partial-page images in either bi-tone or grayscale for importing into other programs
  • Switch between reading pencil and ink forms with a simple software selection
  • Identify images areas on forms to "clip" and archive for later retrieval - ideal for capturing signatures, short answers, and "show your work areas" on tests
  • Capture numeric handprint and machine print data from forms.
  • Display images of forms and correct data sheet-by-sheet as it passes through the scanner
  • Edit drop-out ink documents using template document overlays
  • Control NCS 5000i® and OpScan iNSIGHT image scanners

System Requirements

ScanTools Plus software requires the use of Windows NT® 4.0, Service Pack 6a; Windows 2000 Professional®, Service Pack 4; or Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 2.

Supported Compilers

  • MS Visual Studio.NET 2003
  • MS Visual C++.NET

Embed OMR or Image Data into Your Software

Seamlessly embed ScanTools Plus software into your application software using the new 32-bit ScanTools Plus Link software development kit (SDK). With this COM (component object model) software development tool, your end users will never know you have launched ScanTools Plus to collect data.

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