Kofax to support Microsoft?s XPS document file format and Windows Imaging architecture for production scanning and capture in Windows Vista
Kofax, the world's largest information capture vendor, today announced plans to support the Microsoft XML Paper Specification (XPS) document file format and Microsoft's Windows Imaging architecture for production scanning and capture.
Adding the XPS document format release script to the Ascent 7.5 product ensures that Kofax products will be compatible with the latest document formats. With this planned integration, captured documents can be delivered in the XPS file format, a fixed-document format built into the Windows Vista operating system and supported in the 2007 Microsoft Office system.
"Kofax will provide a valuable service to the document ecosystem with the addition of the XPS document format release script to its Ascent 7.5 product," said Adrian Lannin, Program Manager on the Windows Documents and Printing team at Microsoft Corp. "The XPS and Windows Imaging architecture technologies provide a platform for innovation to the document management industry. We are pleased Kofax has announced plans to support these technologies in its production scanning and capture solutions."
By integrating with Windows Imaging architecture, Kofax-based solutions will take advantage of the new features that support high volume scanning, and the high level of quality that comes with using certified drivers. WIA-based scanner drivers are tested and certified by the Microsoft Hardware Quality Labs (WHQL), ensuring quality and decreasing deployment costs. Organizations who integrate Kofax-based solutions with WIA will experience lower cost, higher-quality deployments.
"This announcement to integrate with and to support Windows Imaging architecture and the XPS format shows our ongoing commitment to the information capture market to stay on the cutting edge of technology," said Rob Klatell, chief executive officer of Kofax's parent company, DICOM Group. "We are happy to extend our already successful relationship with Microsoft to furthering the options available to our scanning and capture partners."
XPS support will be available this winter with the Ascent Capture integration into SharePoint 2007.
Kofax, a division of DICOM Group plc (LSE: DCM.L), is the world's leading provider of information capture software, according to research by Harvey Spencer Associates. Kofax products enable the automation of business processes by collecting paper documents, forms and e-documents from throughout organizations, transforming them into retrievable information, and delivering it all into line-of-business applications, databases and archives. The company's Ascent platform is the most popular information capture application worldwide, and its VRS (VirtualReScan) is the de facto standard for scanning productivity. Kofax products are widely used in finance, government, insurance, healthcare, and a broad range of companies and agencies that must capture critical business information from paper and electronic documents and forms.