The world is abundant with all types of data. Especially, the data that come through papers and documents are enormous. Starting from the monthly household bills to the everlasting memories in the form of photographs, everything comes as a paper-format data. All these data take up a lot of space, yet very important to be ditched though. In those cases, instead of bombarding the tiny living spaces with bills and documents, it is suggested to take a soft copy and save on the computer. This way, the data will be safe for life, as well. This process is achieved with a computer peripheral that is designed exclusively for saving soft copies of the printed hard copies, like documents etc. They are computer scanners, and as the name suggests, they scan the contents of a paper and save them just as they look.
Computer printers are a lot more common than computer scanners. However, the growing technology has paved ways to know and use these scanners even by students on a daily basis. To define it technically, the scanner transforms the printed documents or photos into an accessible file format. This file can be transferred via one computer to another computer or any other digital device, for that matter. There are different kinds of scanners available in the Philippines’ market to serve various purposes. Not just one, there are many different varieties of scanners that can be witnessed on a regular basis, every day. For instance, the bar coder reader is a kind of scanner that is used in the supermarkets to scan the barcode of a product. Upon scanning the barcode, the product information pops up on the connected screen, which is used by the shopkeeper to know the details and pricing of a product.
There are two categories of scanners: one is the document scanner and the other one is the image scanner. Also, there is another variant of this scanner that brings both possibilities in a single machine, and sometimes scanners come inbuilt in a printer, as well. However, all abovementioned scanners belong to the category of the PC scanner. Typically, this scanner looks like a photocopying machine. It can be connected to the PC through Bluetooth or USB, to obtain softcopies or digital form of the document-to-be-preserved. The machine equips a large glass tray, below which the document can be placed in a flat surface for the laser light to read and send the content to the computer to save it as a digital copy. After few tweaks, the scanned copy goes through the anti-virus scanning, later which the file is accessible.
Nowadays, the PC scanner can be bought and used by every computer owner, at the ease of home itself. So will be the compact size and practicability of this product. They provide greater mobility, along with precise scanning giving special attention to every little detail. The product provides extreme convenience while enabling power up with the laptop’s USB port. Alongside the scanner, a software application is provided that enables copying, editing, saving, and transferring the scanned documents, effortlessly.