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scanner

 [skan´er]
1. a device that converts an image, such as from a patient, to a format appropriate for viewing on a computer or being transmitted electronically.
2. equipment used for producing a scan or scanning.

scan·ner

(skan'ĕr),
A device or instrument that scans.

scanner

(skăn′ər)
n.
1. An optical scanner.
2. A device, such as a CT scanner or PET scanner, for observing internal organs, tissues, and other parts of the body.

scanner

[skan′ər]
Etymology: L, scandere, to climb
equipment used for making a digital representation of an original photographic image or printed material. See also scanning.

scanner

Imaging A popular term for a device used for various imaging procedures–eg, CT scanner Instrumentation A device that measures differences in chromatic or radioactive intensity on a 2-D matrix–eg, electropherogram or chromatogram, to quantify various substances

scan·ner

(skan'ĕr)
A device or instrument that scans.
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Motorola has agreed to design, manufacture and support a family of hand- held scanning devices that will support several Postal Service products and services and provide the cornerstone to its Intelligent Mail Data Acquisition System (IMDAS).
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The new legislation will make the scanning devices mandatory, making it easier for merchants to identify fake IDs - thus reducing the occurrence of both underage drinking and tobacco sales to minors.
Johnson joined Cross Match in 1997 and has guided it to its current position as a leader in the biometrics industry with the largest offering of finger, palm and full hand scanning devices and related software and systems.
The specific product segments analyzed are Flatbed Scanners, and Other Scanning Devices.
We are pleased to collaborate with HP, industry leaders for innovative, high speed, and affordable scanning devices," said Robert Weideman, senior vice president, Productivity Applications Division, Nuance.
This solution eliminates the need for multiple scanning devices at the point of sale and should prove to be a cost-effective solution for our growing customer base, particularly in the retail sector.
The company's core technologies, data capture, intelligent parsing and reconstruction lead the industry and are compatible with market-leading scanning devices and back-end completion systems.

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