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December 19, 2007

Datacap Helps Cycle Faster Raise $18,000 for Charity

By , TMCnet Contributing Editor


Datacap has reported its success in the third annual Cycle Faster, which raised more than $18,000 in donations for the Lance Armstrong Foundation and the Horace Mann School for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.
 
Cycle Faster B2B 2007, which involved nearly 100 riders and reached thousands of spectators, kicked off at the beginning of the cycling season -- at April's AIIM Expo in Boston -- and concluded at the October ARMA Conference in Baltimore. Funds were raised throughout the cycling season.
 
"Cycle time" in the ECM industry refers to document processing time. Datacap's Cycle Faster brings together major imaging, capture and ECM vendors to benefit worthy causes. Sponsors compete in the cycling time trials, racing on a grueling one-mile virtual course to become the "Fastest Man" or "Fastest Woman." Winners earn not just bragging rights, but Cycle Faster donations are made in their company's name.
 
So congrats to the 2007 Cycle Faster-designated Fastest Man at AIIM, Alexander Goerke from Kofax, the Fastest Woman at AIIM Sabrina Stratford of Captaris (News - Alert) and the Fastest Man at ARMA, which ended up being Jack Kasperski of Kodak and Jaime Castillo of Canon tied for first place.
 
Special thanks to the Best Fundraiser, Sabrina Stratford of Captaris, who raised $1,000 in pledges.
 
"The breadth of support we have seen from our partners underscores the generosity and heart of the ECM industry," said Scott Blau, Datacap CEO. "Just as an ECM product requires vendors to work cooperatively to help customers meet their document processing challenges, Cycle Faster gives us a chance to work together to raise funds and awareness for worthy causes."
 
In late November Datacap, which the Datacappers describe as "a vendor of flexible capture and forms processing software products," has announced that it has developed scanner certification for Fujitsu's fi-5900C scanner.
 
The Fujitsu 5900 offers best-of-breed technology and was designed for high volume applications, to "convert large volumes of paperwork to electronic data," Datacap officials say. The scanner offers a rated speed of 120 single-sided pages per minute and 240 double-sided images per minute.
 
Testing to certify the scanners involved setting up a system that models typical Datacap user configurations. For example, the scanner, a PC and Datacap's software are tested in such configurations as  USB 2 with Kofax VRS, Adaptec (News - Alert) SCSI connection with an ISIS driver and Firewire IEEE connection with a TWAIN driver.
 
"Our scanner testing program enables our users to select our certified scanners, knowing that Datacap's software applications will support a scanning device at its rated speed without any compromise to the system's speed and integrity," said Scott Blau, Datacap CEO. Now certified, the Fujitsu 5900 will run with Taskmaster at its fully rated speed.
 
David Sims is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To see more of his articles, please visit his columnist page.

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