Planon introduces DocuPen Xtreme X-Series line of scanning pens

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docupenxPlanon has updated their DocuPen scanners with the new X-Series line, which improves upon the DocuPen RC800 scanner that I reviewed 2 years ago. They are now able to support image resolutions of up to 600 dpi (up to 1,200 dpi for the X50) and feature a 200 MHz internal processor and 64MB Fast SDRAM onboard memory. They have Bluetooth connectivity, that allows them to connect wirelessly to smartphones, laptops, netbooks and PCs for editing, storage and/or email attachment. The DocuPen Xtreme X-Series scanning pens are currently available for purchase and are priced from $369.99. Full press release after the jump.


Full Page, Ultra-High (600/1,200 dpi) Resolution Scanners Provide an “Office in Your Pocket” Solution; Now Bluetooth Included for Instantly Sending Scans to Smartphones or Laptops

MISSISSAUGA, ON — (November 4, 2009) — The pen may be mightier than the sword, but today, Planon Systems Solutions, Inc., a leading provider of scanning hardware and software, proved that one class of pen can definitely be mightier than all the rest, by introducing its new DocuPen Xtreme X-Series line of scanning pens.

The remarkable DocuPen Xtreme X-Series line, encompassing the X05, X10 and X50, takes portable scanning power to a whole new level of efficiency.  Able to support image resolutions of up to 600 dpi (up to 1,200 dpi for the X50), the three models each feature a 200 MHz internal processor—when compared to previous scanning pen processors that max out at 60 MHz, the processors in the DocuPen X-Series make it by far the fastest line of pocket-sized scanners on the market today.

“There is a group of users for whom speed, storage capacity and image quality are paramount.  The Planon X-Series line meets these users’ needs like nothing they’ve ever seen,” said Doug Verkaik, CEO and President of Planon System Solutions.  “Whether you’re a professional, lawyer, artist, researcher or other power user, a DocuPen X-Series scanning pen is like having an office in your pocket.  It will exponentially increase the speed and quality of your scans, enabling you to do more while away from the office or studio.”

Adding further convenience and usability to the DocuPen X-Series are its other breakthroughs:

  • 64MB Fast SDRAM onboard memory is a full eight times greater than Planon System Solutions’ current best model, the RC850.  Working in conjunction with a 200MHZ processor, the X-Series’ 64MB memory provides superior speed and functionality.
  • Bluetooth Connectivity enables all three DocuPen X-Series scanners to connect wirelessly to smartphones, laptops, netbooks and PCs for editing, storage and/or email attachment.
  • A brighter OLED Screen Display that makes it easier to navigate the pens’ functions.
  • The DocuPen X-Series’ Lithium-Polymer battery is both lighter, and may last longer, than previous Lithium-Ion scanner batteries.

Featuring Planon’s Crystal Line Contact technology that provides extremely accurate imaging, Xtreme X-Series scanning pens far exceed cameras and other portable scanners for professional reproductions of contracts, receipts, invoices, color pictures and more.  What’s more, the pens’ wireless connection takes advantage of smartphones and laptops that are allowing people to complete their office work from anywhere.

The X-Series X05 and X10 models can scan in monochrome and 24-bit color modes; the X50 has extra features including higher resolution and grey scale modes.  All three models offer USB 2.0 support for battery recharging and data transfer, as well as a USB Mass Storage Device function and a MicroSD expansion memory option to hold thousands of scans.

To provide maximum flexibility for scanning quality and output, users can select a range of image compression levels.  With the units’ Copy Function, users can also directly scan images to any Planon Printstik portable printer for instant hard copy output.

Other features in the DocuPen X-Series line include a time and date display, and indicators for memory and battery level.  Bundled software adds editing/organizing/email capability along with OCR (Optical Character Recognition) support for text-based editing in applications like Microsoft Word and Excel.

“A DocuPen Xtreme X-Series scanning pen lets you take the convenience of your office desktop scanner with you,” noted Verkaik.  “It’s the ideal efficiency tool for professionals and enterprises alike.”

DocuPen Xtreme X-Series scanning pens are priced from $369.99.  The products are currently available for purchase, to order a DocuPen X-Series scanning pen or for more information including a list of DocuPen etailers, log on to

About Planon System Solutions, Inc.

Planon System Solutions, Inc., is a leading provider of innovative scanning and printing solutions for the mobile professional. The company is based in Mississauga, ON, and can be reached at (905) 507-3926 or

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  2. As an attorney I find “DocuPen” is a must have tool. I can hardly wait to get mine. Actually I have to get lots of photocopies of many documents which I consider a waste of money and an unnecessary waste of paper for something that you can conveniently read in your computer. Found your review very good and I find that the new improvements and features of the DocuPen Xtreme X series that you highlight makes it a great acquisition for me.

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