Definition : Digitizers designed to convert information in paper form (print documents, color and monochromatic photos, fingerprints, signatures) into digital format using either an optical scanner or a camera that captures the specified information. These devices typically include light sources, a mechanical document-transporting system, an analog-to-digital converter, an electronic processor, and a computer interface. Document digitizers are used to create backup and patient identification files; some are capable of capturing bar codes and/or high-resolution photos.
Entry Terms : "Document Digitizers" , "Scanners"
UMDC code : 20463