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Emerging Trends and Market Dynamics Cause Scanner Placements in the U.S. to Reach New High


(Weymouth, MA) September 30, 2008 . . . According to InfoTrends’ research, scanner placements in the U.S. reached a new high in 2007, surpassing 460,000 shipments and exhibiting a growth rate of 28% from the prior year. Breaking down to more than 38,000 units shipping each month, scanners have become a significant appliance in front, back, remote, and satellite office environments.

InfoTrends’ Associate Director Anne Valaitis commented, “Many factors contributed to the boom in scanner placements between 2006 and 2007, including distributed capture applications, compliance adherence, corporate initiatives for paper reduction, and environmentally-friendly policies.”

Another significant vehicle for the success of scanning devices is the office multifunctional peripheral (MFP) and the channel that supports it. With their promise to deliver a single source for printing, copying, faxing, and scanning, MFPs have been looming large in the face of the scanner market and have impacted the trends and forecasting for this ever-changing industry. The MFP has undoubtedly been a significant catalyst in delivering scanning directly to knowledge workers—up until a few years ago, scanning was hidden away in the back-office, while copying and printing were used routinely by everyone. We might thank the MFP for educating masses of users about the benefits and productivity enhancements of document scanning, albeit ad-hoc in nature. Do MFPs represent a real threat to standalone scanners? Have they gained scan share from standalone models? InfoTrends’ latest report on this evolving market, entitled Document Imaging Scanner Forecast for North America: 2007 – 2012, will explore the answers to these questions.

In addition to examining the growth drivers and inhibitors impacting the U.S. document imaging scanner market, this report provides forecasts in terms of placements and revenues for all categories from personal and desktop workgroup to high-volume segments. Data pertaining to the desktop workgroup segment is broken out in terms of departmental and low-, mid-, and high-volume production devices. A market share evaluation for the top vendors in each segment is also provided.

InfoTrends’ Document Imaging Scanner Forecast for North America: 2007 – 2012 will provide vendors with the information they need to identify opportunities present in this evolving industry and adjust their business strategies to align with the needs and preferences of consumers in this market. For more information or to make a purchase, visit our online store or contact Robyn Wuori at ext. 103 or via e-mail at .

InfoTrends, a Questex company, is the leading worldwide market research and strategic consulting firm for the digital imaging and document solutions industry. We provide research, analysis, forecasts, and advice to help clients understand market trends, identify opportunities, and develop strategies to grow their businesses. Additional information about InfoTrends is available on the Web at www.infotrends.com.

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