Image-Master - How it Works
Image-Master is a completely customizable and user-defined filing system. As such, administrators have complete control over the types of index fields, their lengths, data types, and rules.
One: Scan the Paper Document
Image-Master Professional supports hundreds of scanners from dozens of manufacturers using the TWAIN, Dunord, SCSI, ISIS, and Kofax interfaces. The built-in Scanning Module allows direct importation of paper documents of virtually any size into the Image-Master database, at any time, even while the system is being used by multiple people.
Two: Index the Images
Image-Master Professional uses the industry standard xBase database format to store indexing information, and for speed and flexibility it takes advantage of the Rushmore technology present in Microsoft FoxPro. Image-Master Professional has a unique completely definable indexing structure. This allows Image-Master to integrate with foreign databases easily and allows it to serve as a front end for other document management products and workflow solutions. In addition to the easy-to-use, single step indexing feature, Image-Master's advanced Scanning Module allows automatic recognition of bar codes, patch codes, and auto-repeating fields. The optional production scanning extension allows deferred indexing and intelligent indexing capabilities. The high powered scanning engine supports all classes of scanners, from two-page-per-minute desktop models to 120-page-per-minute double sided workhorses, all at full rated speed! This makes Image-Master ideal for industrial production environments or for use as a front-end to other document management products.
Three: Retrieve the Requested Documents
Image-Master Professional employs a unique user interface that is easy to use and extremely powerful. The advanced natural language indexing and search tool allows prompts to appear along with specific descriptive text, and the data entry screens contain only the prompts necessary for a particular dataset. No longer do you have to live with fixed formats and a limited set of user defined fields. Image-Master is completely customizable on-the-fly without programming. The search engine can find matching documents based on any criteria, including the ability to find documents "containing" specific text. The simple yet powerful user interface does not utilize any confusing pull down menus and is completely consistent between platforms. Finally, an office productivity tool the entire office can use!