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Table of Contents
Welcome to CardScan!
Chapter 1 Creating CardScan Address Book
Scanning Business Cards into a CardScan File ......................................
Viewing Contacts in Your File ..........................................................
Verifying Accuracy ......................................................................
Reaching Contacts from CardScan ....................................................
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Chapter 2 Using CardScan as Your Contact Manager
Adding Contacts without Business Cards .............................................
Adding Information to a Contact .......................................................
Organizing Contacts with Categories ..................................................
Working with Multiple Contact Files Simultaneously ..................................
Finding and Removing Duplicates .....................................................
Safeguarding Your Contacts ...........................................................
Keeping Contacts Up to Date with AccuCard Service ................................
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Chapter 3 Copying Contacts to and from Microsoft Outlook
or other Contact Managers and PIMs
Choosing Best Option with Data Exchange Wizard ................................... 3-1
Chapter 4 Copying Contacts to and from Palm OS™
Handheld Devices
Choosing Best Option with Data Exchange Wizard ................................... 4-1
Chapter 5 Copying Contacts to and from
Pocket PC® Devices
Choosing Best Option with Data Exchange Wizard ................................... 5-1
Appendix A: Compliance with FCC and EC
Appendix B: CardScan Technical Support
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Welcome to CardScan!
CardScan enables you to turn business cards into an accurate and efficient electronic address book.
You can then use your CardScan address book as fits your work style; for example:
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Make CardScan your Contact Manager. See“Using CardScan as Your Contact Manager”
on page 2-1.
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Copy contacts to and from your favorite contact manager (for example, Microsoft Outlook),
or a Palm OS™ handheld device, or a Pocket PC® device. These options are illustrated on
page 2.
What’s New
If you have used CardScan before, here is what’s new in this release:
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Improved Accuracy
Modernized, more intuitive and task-oriented Graphical User Interface
Verification features
Duplicates Wizard
Information and Instructions
If you need more information, instructions, troubleshooting hints, etc., we recommend you approach
your resources in this order:
Online Help
Use the online help for detailed descriptions of CardScan
features, instructions, and troubleshooting tips. For help
with dialogs, click Help on the dialog. The dialog help is
displayed in a tri-pane window, with tabs for Contents,
Index, Search, and Glossary. You can also access the
help by pressing the F1 key on your keyboard or from
CardScan’s Help menu.
CardScan Website
Visit www.cardscan.com for:
• Software updates
• Documentation downloads
• Knowledge Base, maintained by Technical
Support
CardScan Technical Support
For information on contacting Technical Support, please
see Appendix B: “CardScan Technical Support” .
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Welcome to CardScan!
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CardScan Features at a Glance
Create CardScan
Address Book (See page 1-1)
Scan business cards into a
CardScan file, and use
Accuracy Features to verify the
accuracy of your contacts.
Copy contacts to and from your Palm Handheld.
See page 4-1.
Copy contacts to and from Microsoft Outlook or
another Contact Manager. See page 3-1.
Copy contacts to and from your Pocket PC.
See page 5-1.
Manage your Contacts with CardScan (See page 2-1)
• Add contacts without business cards
- Drag and drop contacts from other applications and Web sites.
- Import files from other applications.
• Add information to existing contacts
- Phone and Fax numbers
- Email and Web addresses
- 2nd Street Address
- Notes
• Organize contacts
- Find and remove duplicates with the Duplicates Wizard.
- Categorize contacts.
- Split and merge files.
- Move and copy contacts from one file to another.
• Find contacts with
- QuickSearch
- Categories
• Safeguard your contacts with the Backup Wizard.
• Save your file to a secure account on CardScan.Net to have:
- Back up and access to your contacts from anywhere, anytime
- Updates to contact information, provided automatically by contacts themselves
• Reach one or multiple contacts quickly
- Create an email, dial a phone number, launch your browser to a contact’s
web page, or get directions from MapQuest—with a mouse-click in the Summary view.
- Create emails to multiple contacts in the List view.
• Print mailing labels, envelopes, etc., with the Print Wizard.
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Scanning Business Cards into a CardScan File
Chapter 1 Creating CardScan Address Book
You can transform piles of business cards into an address book simply by scanning the cards into a
CardScan file. However, since the primary advantage of an electronic address book is the ability to
reach your contacts quickly, your address book must be as accurate and complete as possible. This
chapter illustrates how CardScan enables you to create an efficient and reliable address book.
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Scanning business cards into a CardScan file
Viewing your CardScan file
Verifying accuracy
Reaching your contacts from CardScan
Scanning Business Cards into a CardScan File
To begin scanning business cards:
1. On the desktop, choose Start→Programs→CardScan→CardScan. The Scanner Setup
Wizard appears.
2. Follow the wizard to set up CardScan for your scanner.
3. When the Setup is finished, CardScan opens a dialog prompting you to create or open a file.
4. Choose the appropriate option and click OK. CardScan opens your file.
5. Scan a business card. This dialog appears:
6. Scan more cards continuously, and click
Process. As illustrated below, your new
contacts appear in the Contact List. The first
contact is displayed in the Edit view, so you
can verify the accuracy.
Edit view tab
Filename
Contact List
displays names of
the contacts in your
file. If a contact
includes no name,
Contact List
displays Company.
CardScan highlights
fields it suspects of
inaccuracy to bring
them to your
attention.
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Viewing Contacts in Your File
Click the List View tab to view the contacts in your file.
The List View tab displays contact information in a multicolumn list. You can customize the List view
to include columns representing any type of contact information.
AccuCard Status
(see page 2-4)
View All button
displays all
contacts in file
Verification Status
indicates unverified contacts
with the
symbol.
List View tab
Letter Bar
enables you
to list only
contacts that
start with the
same letter.
Number of
Contacts
in File
Status Bar
NOTE: Some symbols look more “urgent” than other, because CardScan suspects
serious inaccuracies. Conversely, the nearly faded symbols mark contacts that
may be perfectly accurate. However, these symbols remain displayed until you
have checked the “verified” box in the Edit view. See “Verifying Accuracy” on
page 1-3.
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Verifying Accuracy
To verify a contact’s accuracy, display the contact in the Edit view, as illustrated on page 1-1.
Verify Fields Highlighted by CardScan. CardScan highlights any field it suspects of
containing incomplete or inaccurate information. To verify a highlighted field, compare its contents
with the information in the card’s image. Note that when you click on a field, CardScan highlights the
corresponding part of the image.
Verify Fields and Text Hidden from View. Make sure you have reviewed fields and lines of
text that may be hidden from view.
The
button indicates an
additional field or additional lines of
text. When clicked, the arrow
changes to
and the field opens.
When the fields containing
information are not visible,
CardScan displays this symbol
To view the hidden information,
click directly above the symbol.
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Check this box when satisfied.
Check Details of Names and Street Addresses. People’s names often involve complex
details. For example, some names contain titles or designations—such as Rev., Ph.D, and the like.
Such details must be placed correctly, especially for export, transfer, or synchronization purposes.
As more people choose elaborate designs for their business cards, it is important to check street
addresses, to make sure their components are in the correct fields. This is also very important when
you scan business cards of people from other countries.
To begin checking details of Names and Addresses, click either the Name or the Address button in
the Edit view. The following dialog appears:
If you click the Name button, the
Name tab appears on top. If you
click the Address button, the
Address tab appears on top.
You can edit text in this dialog—as
any text in the Edit view—by typing,
dragging and dropping text, cutting
and pasting text.
When you are satisfied with the contact’s accuracy, check the “Verified” box.
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Reaching Contacts from CardScan
CardScan’s Summary view enables you to contact any person in your CardScan address book with
a single click of the mouse.
Open the contact in the Summary view, by clicking the Summary tab, next to the Edit tab.
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To launch your browser to the website, point at the web address. When the cursor looks as
illustrated below, click.
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To create a preaddressed email, click on the email address.
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To dial phone numbers in the same manner, you must have a modem installed on your
computer.
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To display a street address on MapQuest, click on the address.
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Adding Contacts without Business Cards
Chapter 2 Using CardScan as Your Contact Manager
As a contact manager, CardScan enables you to:
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Add contacts without business cards
Add information to a contact
Organize contacts with Categories
Work with multiple contact files simultaneously
Automatically find and remove duplicates
Safeguard contact information
Automatically keep contacts up to date
Adding Contacts without Business Cards
You can add contacts to CardScan by:
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Creating a new contact and typing information in the fields
Dragging and dropping contacts from other applications and the Web
Importing files
Creating Contacts by Typing. To create a contact by typing, follow these steps:
1. Click the
button. CardScan opens a blank contact in the Edit view.
2. Type contact information in the appropriate fields.
NOTE: CardScan has already checked the “Verified” box, assuming you enter the
information accurately. If unsure, you can uncheck the “Verified” box.
Dragging and dropping contacts from other applications and the Web. You can
create contacts in a CardScan file by selecting text in another application, and dragging
and dropping it onto the List view. This is useful for creating contacts from emails or
electronic letters.
You can also drag and drop vCards from the Web.
Importing files into CardScan. You can import entire files from any contact manager
or PIM that can export the file as a text file with the fields delimited by tabs or commas.
To import a file, choose File→Data Exchange→Wizard. The Data Exchange Wizard will guide
you through the process.
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Adding Information to a Contact
The Edit view displays the information in separate fields for Name, Title, Company, Address,
2nd Address, Phone, Fax, Email, Web Page and Other. It also has fields for up to six additional
phone numbers and six additional email addresses— that you can label individually.
Click on these
buttons to open
fields for additional
information.
For example, if you click the
button next to the Phone
number, CardScan opens a
blank field for a number and the
drop-down list of labels. Type the
number, and click on the dropdown list to choose from
available labels or to create your
own label.
NOTE: You can add a 2nd Address with the method described above. However, to
ensure accuracy, click the Address button, and use the 2nd Address tab of
the Check Card Details dialog.
Adding Notes. To add Notes to a contact, open the contact in the Edit view, and click the
Notes tab.
Organizing Contacts with Categories
Categories allow you to organize contacts into meaningful groups. This helps you find contacts
quickly, select contacts for printing mailing labels, etc. For more information, please consult the
Online Help.
You can assign categories to:
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Individual contacts, by opening the contact in the Edit view, and
clicking the Categories tab
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Multiple contacts, by selecting contacts in the List view, and
choosing Categories→Assign
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Working with Multiple Contact Files Simultaneously
Working with Multiple Contact Files Simultaneously
CardScan allows you to open and work with multiple files simultaneously. This is useful, for example,
if you want to
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Copy contacts from one file to another.
Search for contacts in multiple files.
Copying contacts from one file to another. You can copy multiple contacts from one file to
another by dragging and dropping. For example, to copy contacts from file “Contacts” to a new file
“Contacts-2,” follow these steps:
1. Choose File→Open, and open the file “Contacts.” The filename “Contacts” appears on the File
Bar.
2. Create the file “Contacts-2,” by choosing File→New. CardScan opens a blank file, and the
filename “Untitled” appears on the File Bar.
3. Choose File→Save As, and save file “Untitled” with the name “Contacts-2.”
4. Click Contacts on the File bar to switch to file “Contacts,” and select contacts you want to copy to
“Contact-2.”
5. Press and hold the mouse button until the cursor changes to the
icon. Drag the mouse over
to the filename “Contacts-2” on the File Bar (as illustrated below), and release the mouse button.
NOTE: The ability to drag and drop multiple contacts from one file to the other also
allows you to split large files into two smaller ones. For more information,
please consult the Online Help.
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Finding Contacts with QuickSearch. You can search for contacts in any number of open files.
On the QuickAccess Toolbar, the QuickSearch component looks like this:
For refined searches, click
this button, and use the
QuickSearch dialog.
To search with words included in the
contact, type the words.
To repeat a word search
you have done before,
use this dropdown list
of previously used word
combinations.
QuickSearch allows you to search by:
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simply typing words from the contact you are looking for
specifying fields to be searched
combining words and fields
To refine your search, click the QuickSearch button, and use this dialog:
Type words in this box.
Choose field
from dropdown list.
Choose word
combinations
from the
dropdown list.
If multiple files are open,
choose files to search
from dropdown list.
Finding and Removing Duplicates
CardScan’s Duplicates Wizard finds duplicate contact information for you. It then helps you remove
duplicates automatically or as you choose. To start the Duplicates Wizard, choose
Card→Find Duplicates.
Safeguarding Your Contacts
To make sure your valuable information is safe and available when you need it, use the Backup
Wizard. To start the Backup Wizard, choose File→Maintenance→Backup.
Saving files to CardScan.Net. The Backup Wizard allows you to save CardScan files to your
personal, secure account on CardScan.Net (www.cardscan.net). In addition to a secure and webaccessible backup, you have the option to use the AccuCard Service (introduced next).
Keeping Contacts Up to Date with AccuCard Service
The AccuCard Service emails your contacts four times a year and asks them to review their contact
information as it appears in your file. (The information in the Notes is never revealed to your
contacts!) Contacts that have provided updates are marked in CardScan with the
symbol.
To review available updates, choose CardScan.Net→Review AccuCard Updates. CardScan starts
the AccuCard Updates Wizard, which helps you quickly to review and accept or reject any updates.
For more information, please consult the Online Help.
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Choosing Best Option with Data Exchange Wizard
Chapter 3 Copying Contacts to and from Microsoft Outlook
or other Contact Managers and PIMs
CardScan enables you to copy contacts to and from your favorite contact manager or personal
information manager (PIM). CardScan provides several data-exchange options. To choose the
optimal option for your contact manager, use the Data Exchange Wizard.
Choosing Best Option with Data Exchange Wizard
NOTE: The following example describes how the Data Exchange Wizard assists the
users whose contact manager is Microsoft Outlook. If you use a different
contact manager, simply provide the Wizard with your information, and it will
guide you to the option that is right for you.
Example: Microsoft Outlook. To choose the option that suits you best, follow
these steps:
1. To use the Data Exchange Wizard, start CardScan, choose File→Data Exchange, and
choose Wizard from the Data Exchange menu. This screen appears:
2. Make sure the first option is selected, and click Next.
3. On the screen that follows, select your version of Outlook, and click Next. The wizard suggests
that you use CardScan Synchronization.
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4. Click Continue. The CardScan
Synchronization dialog appears:
5. Click Configure The Configure Synchronization
dialog appears:
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6. Browse for the CardScan file to synchronize. Then, click Select to select an Outlook folder.
This dialog appears:
Consider the option to
display card images.
If a warning appears,
it is safe to ignore it.
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7. Select the Contacts folder to synchronize with CardScan, and click OK. The Configure
Synchronization dialog appears, displaying your choice of files to synchronize:
Click to review the
CardScan
Synchronization Options.
Click to view how fields
are mapped between
CardScan and Outlook
contacts.
8. (Optional) Click Options to review the default synchronization options. The default options may
be exactly what you need. However, it is useful to see what you can change if you so desire.
The default option
ensures that both the
CardScan file and the
Outlook Contacts folder
contain complete contact
information.
Data conflicts may occur
if the CardScan file and
your Outlook folder contain
different information for the
same contact. For more
information, please consult
the Online Help.
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9. (Optional) Click Field Mapping to review or edit the default field mapping.
10.Click OK to save the configuration and to return to the CardScan Synchronization dialog:
Click to change the
current configuration.
Click to synchronize the
files shown in the
Status window.
Click to set up
automatic
synchronization.
Synchronizing CardScan and Outlook. You can perform synchronization manually, at any
time, or choose automatic synchronization.
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To synchronize manually, click Synchronize on the CardScan Synchronization dialog.
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To set up automatic synchronization, click AutoSync on the CardScan Synchronization
dialog. You can also choose to set up automatic synchronization.
NOTE: If you have set up AutoSync, you can still synchronize manually at any time.
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Chapter 4 Copying Contacts to and from Palm OS™
Handheld Devices
CardScan provides several options for copying contacts to and from your Palm OS handheld.
NOTE: These options become available only when CardScan finds the Palm
Desktop Version 3, or later, installed on your PC. You must install your
Palm OS software before installing the CardScan software.
Choosing Best Option with Data Exchange Wizard
To choose the most efficient option, use the Data Exchange Wizard. Follow these steps:
1. Start CardScan, choose File→Data Exchange, and choose Wizard from the Data Exchange
menu.
2. On the first screen of the wizard, select the option for Palm handheld devices, and click Next.
This screen appears:
NOTE: The first option on this
screen is preselected,
because HotSyncing
CardScan and your Palm
Address Book is the best way
to keep identical contacts in
both places. After the
initial synchronization,
CardScan will help you
find and remove duplicates,
if any (see page 2-4).
On subsequent
synchronizations, CardScan
synchronizes only new
contact information. This
prevents new duplicates from
being generated.
The following steps describe
setting up this option.
3. Click Next. The screen introducing the CardScan Conduit for Palm appears.
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4. Click Continue. This dialog appears:
5. Select Enable CardScan Conduit. This enables all CardScan Conduit options,
6. Set the options as you like, and click OK to save the settings and close the CardScan Conduit
Options dialog. If you need assistance setting the options, click the Help button on the dialog.
To synchronize: Press the HotSync button on the cradle to start synchronization.
The progress dialog appears. When the synchronization completes successfully, the
progress dialog closes.
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Chapter 5 Copying Contacts to and from
Pocket PC® Devices
CardScan provides several options for copying contacts to and from your Pocket PC.
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NOTE: To synchronize with CardScan, your Pocket PC must be running Microsoft
Windows CE 3.0 or later.
Choosing Best Option with Data Exchange Wizard
To choose the most efficient option, use the Data Exchange Wizard. Follow these steps:
1. Start CardScan, choose File→Data Exchange, and choose Wizard from the Data
Exchange menu. The first screen of the Data Exchange Wizard appears.
2. Select the option Copy CardScan contacts to and from a Pocket PC device, and
click Next. This screen appears:
3. Select the option you prefer, and click Next.
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If you choose the second option, the wizard will guide you through the process described in
“Chapter 3 Copying Contacts to and from Microsoft Outlook or other Contact Managers
and PIMs.”
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If you choose the ActiveSync option, the wizard guides you to the Microsoft ActiveSync
Window:
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Tools Menu
4. Choose Tools→Options. The
Options dialog appears:
5. Enable CardScan service, and
disable any other services that
synchronize the contacts on the
device. (You can synchronize contact
information with only one service at a
time.)
6. On the Sync Mode tab, select the
time for the synchronization to occur.
On the Rules tab, specify the conflictresolution and file-conversion rules.
Enable
7. Click Settings. The CardScan
ActiveSync Options dialog appears.
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8. Browse for the CardScan file with which to
synchronize. For a password-protected file,
consider the password options. This will
prevent password prompts at every new
ActiveSync connection.
9. Click OK to close the CardScan ActiveSync
Options dialog.
Synchronizing Selected Files. On the Microsoft ActiveSync window, click the Sync button to
synchronize files. Then, click OK to complete the synchronization.
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Appendix A: Compliance with FCC and EC
FCC Statement
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of
FCC rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential
installation.
This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed in accordance with the
instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that
interference will not occur in any installation.
To comply with part 15 of FCC rules, you must use the cable provided with the scanner. If this equipment does cause
harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the
user is encouraged to correct the interference by one of the following measures:
• Reposition the receiving antenna.
• Increase the distance between the equipment and the receiver.
• Connect the scanning and computer equipment to an outlet on a circuit different from the receiver’s.
EC Declaration of Conformity
Equipment
Description:
Year of
Manufacture:
Model CardScan 700c
Information Technology Equipment
Card Scanner
5 vdc, 500mA
2004
Applicable
Directives:
73/23/EEC, Low Voltage Directive
89/336/EEC, EMC Directive
Applicable
Standards:
EN 60950-1:2002
Information Technology Equipment - Safety
EN 55022: 1998 Information Technology
Equipment - Radio Disturbance Characteristics
- Limits and Methods of Measurement
EN 55024: 1998 Information Technology
Equipment - Immunity Characteristics
- Limits and Methods of Measurement
Peter Dikeman
Vice President Engineering
Corex Technologies Corporation
April 1, 2004
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Appendix B: CardScan Technical Support
If you have trouble using CardScan, try Knowledge Base on www.corex.com. If you still need
assistance, the Tech Support Information is next.
English/North America
Tel: 617-492-4200
Fax: 617-492-6659
http://www.corex.com
Europe
French
Tel: +49 (0) 2203 9113333
Fax: +49 (0) 2203 9113390
http://support.cardscan.org
German
Tel: +49 (0) 2203 9113331
Fax: +49 (0) 2203 9113390
http://support.cardscan.org
English/United Kingdom
Tel: +49 (0) 2203 9113332
Fax: +49 (0) 2203 9113390
http://support.cardscan.org
Other
Please contact your local reseller. To find your local reseller, visit www.corex.com.
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