KOFAX CGA BOARD
Supplemental Release Letter
Canon Publication Number:
Revisions:
08-DR-X10C CGA Version 1.0
0.0
08-DR-X10C CGA Version 1.0
July 2008
The information contained in this release letter is proprietary and confidential information of Canon U.S.A. This document is intended for
internal use by Canon U.S.A. Inc. employees and employees of authorized dealers and resellers only.
Transfer of this document to any other parties not specified above
without the written permission of Canon U.S.A. Inc. is in violation of
the confidentiality of this information.
Please utilize this document as your main source of information regarding the Canon DR-X10C Kofax CGA Board and related accessories. Further information on Canon DR-X10C and the Kofax CGA
Board option may be obtained by contacting your Canon sales representative.
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INDEX
About Canon USA
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Suggested Retail Price List
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Overview
Preface
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Main Features
DR-X10C with Kofax CGA Board
Kofax VRS Functions
Automatic Adjustement for Brightness, Contrast, and Gamma
Line Filter
Advanced Clarity
Manual Skew Correction
Background Color Smoothing
Interactive Image Adjustment
Supported Barcodes
Other DR-X10C Functions Supported by Kofax VRS
Imprinter / Addon (Electronic Annotation)
Double Feed Detection
Other Functions
Speed Reference with Kofax VRS Image Processing Functions
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Functional Comparison
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System Configuration when using DR-X10C with Kofax CGA Board
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Appendix
Device Upgrade
Installation
Installation Notes
CGA Board Installation
USA Support Model
USA Support Model
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ABOUT CANON
Canon U.S.A., Inc. is an industry leader in professional and consumer imaging solutions and,
through its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), is a top patent-holder of imaging technologies. The company's comprehensive product line includes networked multifunction devices; digital and analog copiers (color and black and white); printers, scanners, image filing systems, and
facsimile machines; camcorders, cameras and lenses; and semiconductor, broadcast and medical equipment. Canon employs 12,000 people at more than 30 facilities throughout North, Central and South America and the Caribbean.
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SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE LIST
The Kofax CGA board option enables the
imageFORMULA DR-X10C to scan at the highest
possible speed for Kofax Virtual Rescan (VRS),
performing the image processing at the hardware
instead of the software level. Kofax VRS provides
the ability to analyze documents automatically to
determine the best method for image processing.
Features include the VRS Interactive Viewer,
Advanced Clarity, and Background Color Smoothing.
Item No.
2418B006AA
Description
Kofax CGA Board & Kofax VRS
&
MSRP
$2,550
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OVERVIEW
Preface
Canon is pleased to introduce the Kofax CGA board option which enables the
imageFORMULA DR-X10C to scan at the highest possible speed for Kofax Virtual Rescan (VRS), performing the image processing at the hardware instead of the software
level. Kofax VRS provides the ability to analyze documents automatically to determine
the best method for image processing. Features include the VRS Interactive Viewer,
Advanced Clarity, and Background Color Smoothing.
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MAIN FEATURES
DR-X10C with Kofax CGA Board
With the Kofax CGA Board option, the imageFORMULA DR-X10C can realize higher scanning
speeds when used with Kofax Hardware VRS (HVRS), than compared to Software VRS (SVRS)
only.
Features when scanning with Kofax VRS and the Kofax CGA board are as follows:
1. Automatic Mode:
• Kofax VRS monitors the scanned images while scanning and applies the
most suitable image processing automatically.
→Automatic adjustment for Brightness, Contrast, and Gamma.
• Kofax VRS realizes the high quality scanning with the default setting.
→Do not need to select the specific mode, such as text enhanced
mode, according to the documents to be scanned.
2. Manual Mode:
• Kofax VRS also can display the scanned image for manual adjustment to
the optimal images, when the image quality is out of the predefined quality
level.
→Features to use both VRS Interactive Viewer and QC mode.
DR-X10C is set to achieve the following specifications when using Kofax CGA Board with Kofax
VRS:
Simplex
Duplex
(Letter-size, landscape, 200 dpi)
128 ppm
256 ipm
(Letter-size, portrait, 200 dpi)
100ppm
200 ipm
Maximum Scanning Speeds
Scanning Resolution
100, 150, 200, 240, 300, 400 dpi
(600 dpi will become available upon Kofax’s next “Maintenance Release”)
Background Color For Scanning
Black Background
Dedicated Sensor For Page Size
Detection and Skew Correction
Not Applicable
(Kofax VRS applies image processing from image sensor data)
Other
Long Document Mode supported
(only if application supports “ImageControls” function)
Folio Mode not supported
DR-X10C Scan-To-Job Buttons not supported
DR-X10C with Kofax CGA Board Specifications
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KOFAX VRS FUNCTIONS
Image processing capabilities supported with Kofax CGA Board and VRS are as follows:
1.
Image processing performed by Kofax CGA Board alone:
• Deskew
• Automatic Cropping
• JPEG Compression
Image processing performed by Kofax VRS in combination with CGA Board:
• Text Orientation Recognition
• Automatic Color Detection
• Background Color Smoothing
• Automatic Threshold Adjustment
2.
Note:
• Scanning speeds substantially decrease when using Kofax VRS with the DR-X10C, without using Kofax CGA Board, since all VRS functions are processed on the PC. Therefor
the DR-X10C must be use in combination with the Kofax CGA board to support Kofax
VRS.
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The DR-X10C Standard I/F connection has priority over the Kofax CGA Board I/F in the
case that the DR-X10C is connected via both I/Fs.
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Automatic Power On/Off synchronization is not supported when using Kofax CGA
Board.
Kofax VRS Functions
1. Automatic Adjustment for Brightness, Contrast, and Gamma
Kofax VRS automatically adjusts the brightness, contrast, and gamma values and applies these to every scanned image to provide best reproduction quality. Due to this
function, Kofax VRS is able to realize both high quality and high speed scanning for any
kind of document with just default settings.
2. Line Filter
The Line Filter function allows Kofax VRS to thicken the lines of elements in scanned
images. This is especially effective when enhancing this characters on scanned documents.
3. Advanced Clarity
The Advanced Clarity settings make it possible to eliminate deep colored or complicated
backgrounds from scanned images to generate more readable texts on the scanned images.
Note:
• If Advanced Clarity setting is active for all documents in a batch, the scanning speed will decrease dramatically. It is recommended to use this function
only when adjusting image quality manually with the VRS Interactive Viewer.
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4. Manual Skew Correction
In addition to the Automatic Deskew and Cropping function, Kofax VRS also offers a
manual Deskew option. This can be useful for fine adjustments to skewed images or
images with skewed contents.
5. Background Color Smoothing
Kofax VRS is capable of smoothing out background colors on scanned images. This
function converts and smoothes the background region to black, white, or to a color that
represents an “average” of the detected background colors. This enhances readability
of the scanned image as well as reduces the file size.
6. Interactive Image Adjustment
The VRS Interactive Viewer allows operators to view and adjust image quality at specific
“timings” during the scan process. This feature enables operators to proof and make
manual adjustments to the scanned image quality.
• QC Mode (“Timing”)
Moments during which manual adjustments can be made when using the VRS
Interactive Viewer can be selected from the following options:
1. First Page: opens the VRS Interactive Viewer after the first page is
scanned
2. Every Page: opens the VRS Interactive Viewer after each page is scanned
3. On Errors: opens the VRS Interactive Viewer only when “Exceptional Conditions” occur (“Exceptional Conditions are user configuerable)
4. Disabled: VRS Interactive Viewer is diabled
5. QC Later: opens the VRS Interactive Viewer with Kofax Ascent Capture.
• Adjustable Parameters
The following adjustments are possible using VRS Interactive Viewer:
1. Clarity (such as Brightness, Contrast, Gamma)
2. Noise (such as Noise Removal)
3. Skew (such as Deskew, Auto Cropping, Black Border Removal)
4. Color (such as Auto Color Detection)
5. Background (such as Background Color Smoothing)
6. Blank Page (such as Skip Blank Page)
• VRS Administration Utility
“exceptional Conditions” can be configured in the VRS Administration Utility.
The exceptional conditions related to scanned images are:
1. Brightness values are outside of the acceptable range
2. Contrast values are outside of the acceptable range
3. Color Confidence value (Kofax VRS calculates Color Confidence as a percentage when evaluating color or black and white of scanned images) of
the scanned document is outside of the acceptable range
4. Auto Cropping has failed (detecting the edge of a scanned document has
failed)
5. Deskew has failed
Note:
• When in QC mode, an error will occur when the VRS Interactive Viewer is
“cancelled”. If this occurs, please stop the scanning operation via application or scanner, confirm scanned images, and then resume scanning. This
issue will be fixed in the upcoming Kofax “Maintenance Release”.
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7. Supported Barcodes
Barcode recognition through Kofax VRS will only function when employing an application which supports ISIS driver or ImageControls Function. Kofax VRS Professional
supports the following barcodes:
Aztec
DataMatrix
Maxi Code
CODABAR
EAN
PDF147
CODE128
Interleaved 2 of 5
QR
CODE39 (3 of 9)
Linear 2 of 5
UPC-A
CODE 93
Postnet
UPC-E
Kofax VRS Pro Supported Barcodes
Note:
• Postnet Barcodes cannot be recognized with other barcodes at the same time
• The number of barcodes, which can be recognized per page, is depended on
the application used
Other DR-X10C Functions Supported by Kofax VRS
1. Imprinter / Addon (Electronic Annotation)
The DR-X10C Pre-Imprinter and Post-Imprinter function can be configured in the Kofax
VRS scanner settings dialog.
Note:
• When either the Pre-Imprinter or the Post-Imprinter are installed, the installed unit will function
• If both the Pre-imprinter or the Post-Imprinter are installed, only the PreImprinter will function
2. Double Feed Detection
With Kofax VRS both the Double Feed Detection by Length or by 3-Ultrasonic Double
Feed Sensors can be used to detect double feeds.
3. Other Functions
• Selection between High Speed or High Image Quality priority mode
• Verify Count
• Moire Removal
• Staple Detection
• Reduce Bleed-Through
• Error Recovery
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Note:
• Kofax VRS may generate coarse images for some documents due to a possible conflict between the DR-X10C Reduce Bleed-Through and the Kofax
Automatic Image Quality Adjustment.
Speed Reference with Kofax VRS Image Processing Functions
Scanning speeds may vary when using certain Kofax VRS image processing functions, as for
example Auto Orientation (Text Orientation Recognition), Blank Page Detection (Skip Blank
Page), and Advanced Clarity settings.
Duplex
Auto Orientation
Black and White (Letter-size, landscape, 200 dpi)
Color (Letter-size, portrait, 200 dpi)
180 ipm
146 ipm
Duplex
Blank Page Detection
Black and White (Letter-size, landscape, 200 dpi)
Color (Letter-size, portrait, 200 dpi)
256 ipm
100 ipm
Kofax VRS Speed References
FUNCTIONAL COMPARISON
DR-X10C with Kofax CGA Board
On the next page is a functional comparison between the imageFORMULA DR-X10C and the
DR-X10C with Kofax CGA Board and VRS. Please note that the functions highlighted in orange
are realized only when using the DR-X10C’s standard I/F connection and the ISIS/TWAIN driver.
The functions highlighted in yellow are only available when using the DR-X10C in conjunction
with the Kofax CGA Board and VRS.
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Functional Comparison
Add Margin Area to Images
Addon
Auto Adjustment for Brightness and Contrast
Auto adjustment for Gamma
Auto Color Detection
Auto Size Detection (Auto Cropping)
Background Color Smoothing
Barcode Recognition
Black Border Removal
Clarity (Sharpness)
Color Enhancement
Custom Color Dropout
Deskew
Double Feed Detection / Staple Detection Setting
Edge Emphasis
Erase Dot (Speckle Removal Filter)
Error Recovery
Folio Mode
Image Rotation
Imprinter
Interactive Image Adjustment while scanning
JPEG Transfer
Line Filter
Long Document Mode
Manual Deskew (fine rotate image manually)
Moire Reduction
PatchCode Recognition
Plain Color Dropout
Prevent Bleed Through / Remove Background
Punch Hole Removal
Scan Area Setting
Skip Blank Page
Text Enhancement
Text Orientation Recognition
User Preference
Verify Count
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(ii) Using the dedicated sensor for image size detection and skew correction
(iii) Using the image data which are read from the image sensor
(iv) Can set the rotation angle for the front side and back side separately
(v) Only Pre-Imprinter works when installing both Pre- and Post-Imprinter
(vi) Can set ratio of JPEG compression
(vii) Only supported by applications that support ImageControls function
(viii) Apply optimal image processing automatically
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System Configuration when using DR-X10C with Kofax CGA Board
The system configuration of the imageFORMULA DR-X10C with the Kofax CGA Board and VRS is as
follows:
Scanning Applications
TWAIN Applications
(Acrobat, etc…)
ISIS Applications
(CapPe 3.0, etc…)
ImageControls Applications
(Ascent Capture, etc…)
TWAIN
ISIS
ImageControls
Kofax VRS Software
USB I/F
Kofax Adrenaline 650i
(SCSI Board)
Sold Separately
Standard I/F
Kofax CGA
Board
imageFORMULA DR-X10C
DR-X10C with Kofax CGA Board and VRS configuration
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APPENDIX
Please find information to the following topics attached in this appendix:
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Device Upgrade
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Installation of the Kofax CGA Board
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USA Support Model
DEVICE UPGRADE
Device Upgrade
All imageFORMULA DR-X10C color production scanners can be equipped with the Kofax CGA Board.
Please note that certain DR-X10C scanners require a Driver and Firmware update (device update). Please
refer to separate published information containing the Serial Number sequences which will need the device
update.
It is also possible to verify the Driver and Firmware version to determine whether a device update is required. Please find below the driver and firmware versions that need updating, as well as the version numbers which support the Kofax CGA Board.
Current version
(needs update)
Version which supports
Kofax CGA Board
ISIS/TWAIN Driver
Version 1.0
Version 1.1
Firmware
Version 1.13
Version 2.10
imageFORMULA DR-X10C Device Update
The files for the device update are available download on the CUSA website.
Note:
• Please note that the Kofax CGA Board will not function without the correct
ISIS/TWAIN Driver and Firmware.
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INSTALLATION
WARNING:
Before installing the Kofax CGA Board, please read previous page, to verify
whether a imageFORMULA DR-X10C Device Upgrade is necessary.
Installation Notes
This installation guide is intended to support the use of Kofax VRS 4.1 SP2 with Canon
imageFORMULA DR-X10C scanners with Kofax CGA Board. After installation of the VRS software, ensure that the VRS CGA board is correctly installed in the DR-X10C scanner. If the board
has been successfully installed, the CGA firmware version will be listed in the About Panel in the
Advanced Properties window.
CGA Board Installation
The procedure in this section is intended to assist in the installation of the VRS CGA board in the
Canon imageFORMULA DR-X10C scanners. Please read carefully before commencing the installation process.
Equipment
The following items are required to complete the procedure outlined in this document::
• VRS CGA Board
• USB cable
• Phillips screwdriver
WARNING: Make sure to turn off the scanner power at least 5 minutes before
you attempt to install or uninstall the VRS CGA board.
Installation
This section explains the procedure for installation the VRS CGA board :
1. Remove the shipping restraint from the bottom of the scanner.
2. Install the VRS CGA board as follows:
a. Remove the third-party slot cover (Figure 1). Keep the mounting
screws.
Third-party slot cover removal
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b. Slide the VRS CGA board along the rails of the third-party slot until
it is inserted into the connector (Figure 2). Make sure that the VRS
CGA board is connected securely.
Kofax CGA Board installation
c. Mount the VRS CGA bracket to the third-party slot. Use the screws
provided to secure the bracket.
Testing
Once the VRS CGA board is installed, use the procedure in this section to test the
board’s functionality. These instructions assume that the VRS software is already installed on computer. If necessary, refer to the Kofax VRS Installation Guide or VRS
User’s Guide, as applicable.
1. Connect and power on the scanner
2. Launch VCDemo and select a VRS scan source.
3. Using the VirtualRescan Administration Utility, select the Errors tab to configure VRS to trap for the Out of Paper condition.
4. Verify that the scanner ADF is empty. Launch a multiple page scan.
5. After the message is displayed indicating that the ADF is empty, place a
batch of 50 sheets (20lb bond) paper into the ADF. The product will pass
the ADF Out Of Paper test if all pages are fed without errors and the ADF
empty message is displayed after all the pages have been scanned.
6. Click Cancel in the Out Of Paper message window.
7. Double-click the VRS taskbar icon to display the VRS Interactive Viewer.
8. Select the Clarity panel from the VRS Interactive Viewer.
9. Manually change the Brightness and Contrast settings and note that the
image will change. If the image density changes, then the VRS CGA board
is working correctly.
10. Click Cancel to exit the VRS Interactive Viewer.
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USA SUPPORT MODEL
USA Support Model
The following is an overview of the USA support model for troubleshooting the
imageFORMULA DR-X10C with Kofax CGA Board and VRS.
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Dealer Technician
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Reseller
Authorized Service
Technician
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Reseller Non AS
Technician
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End User
CITS
(800) 423 2366
TSC
(800) 528 2830
IDL
Hardware
Engineering
Unresolved DR-X10C Issues
Canon Electronics
Inc.
Unresolved Kofax Issues
Kofax
Customer Support
FOR INTERNAL USE ONLY
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