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•NEC to Release an A-6 Sized Flat-bed Scanner

October 1, 1998 (TOKYO) -- NEC Corp. exhibited a prototype of its A-6 sized flat-bed color scanner at World PC Expo 98, the largest exhibition of personal computing products in Asia. The show runs through Oct. 3 at Makuhari Messe in Chiba prefecture in Japan.

NEC's scanner prototype is designed for mobile use along with a portable PC to scan documents outside the office, enabling users to send out documents by e-mail.

Optical resolution is 300dpi. Specialized OCR software allows users to read documents.

The machine has a blue half-transparent resin and silver metal case. The scanner's cover is replaceable. Document positioning can be adjusted through a transparent window located at the bottom of the scanner.

The product has a USB connector, and is compatible with Windows PC and the iMac.

NEC plans to release the scanner around mid-October. The price has not yet been determined.

(BizTech News Dept.)

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