Tuesday, March 22, 2005

Don't forget about Pixel

Our apologies to the hardworking people at Pixel Translations for forgetting about you when we listed leaders in the toolkit market last issue...

On a related note, we understand that Mark Edson has resigned as the CTO of Pixel and at lesat one scanner vendor we talked with seems concerned. Mark was apparently a major part of the braintrust behind the ISIS drivers which have made Pixel tools' so popular over the years. A few years ago, after Pixel co-founder Steve Francis got out (for the first time), there were a lot of complaints about the service the company was providing regarding ISIS drivers. Scanner vendors were having problems getting their drivers done time - this was a major reason the TWAIN high-speed scanning initiative was launched. TWAIN of course had been primiarily a photo-imaging driver before that. TWAIN has evolved considerably over the years, and many people, especially in the workgroup segment of the market swear by it. However, ISIS still remains a popular driver in higher speed applications. We wonder how service will hold up now that Edson, Francis, and Pixel co-founder Johannes Schmidt have all left the company.

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