Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Visioneer awards

Just returned from Visioneer's inaugural partners conference at the Vinoy in St. Pete's. Excellent first-time event. Saw a lot of new faces in the VAR channel there, which has to be expected, based on the phenominal growth we've been seeing in the workgroup scanner market. Susan Moyse was on hand, and she told the crowd that more than 260,000 workgroup scanners moved in 2005, the fourth straight year of 80% segment growth or more. She has projected that more than 900,000 workgroup scanners will be sold by 2009, which is starting to approach the number of segment 2-5 copiers sold per year - the ones that compete with document scanners. I guess I'm saying sombody has to be selling all these scanners - and a lot are being sold by new blood in the imaging industry. As a relatively new player in this space, Visioneer seems to be attracting some of that new blood - as well as some of the old standbys.

Here's a link to some of the announcements that came out of the conference.

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