Canon DR 5010C
Scanners are devices that optically scan images, printed text, handwriting, or other objects and convert them into digital images. Scanners have many applications in modern office environments. They can be used to digitize hard copies of documents so they can be e-mailed, which avoids the hassle of a fax and is much cheaper than shipping. Thanks to Check21 legislation, check scanners have become critical components of modern financial services institutions. Many businesses and some consumers are also using check scanners to remotely deposit checks. Other business use scanners to digitze and store various types of records.