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The mouse will now multitask

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The heavy scanner on your desk may soon be elbowed out by its diminutive companion, the computer mouse.

Seaview Support Systems, a Technopark- based company is preparing to enter the Indian market with Mobscan, a computer mouse with built-in scan technology.

Developed by Genesis International, UAE, in collaboration with Dacuda AG Switzerland, Mobscan enables the user to scan, edit, and share documents easily. Resembling a mouse in appearance, the device employs intelligent software working with laser sensors to give a high resolution output. It enables real time image processing, fast data transfer of text and images, instant editing and easy sharing of documents.

How it works

Explaining the functions of Mobscan, Sathyaprakash Menon, General Manager, Genesis International and Michael Born, founder and CFO Dacuda AG, told the media that scanning involved a simple process of clicking the scan button, moving the mouse over the document and editing and saving in supported applications. The device is connected to the computer through a USB port. Mobscan is integrated with a text recognition framework which supports over 190 languages.

Mobscan can be customised to suit different applications in the banking, education, advertising, printing and publishing, architecture, retain sale, legal and health care sectors besides household computing, Mr. Menon said. In the first phase, Seaview Support Systems will be marketing this product in Kerala and Karnataka. Priced at Rs.6,500, Mobscan can be ordered online from www.mobscan.ae. It will be sold through retail outlets subsequently, he said.

Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala launched the product nationally at a function held at Technopark on Wednesday.

Computer mouse developed by a Technopark firm has built-in scan technology.

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