CapShare stores 50 pages

CapShare stores 50 pages

E-copier captures images for e-mailing or faxing

HP's portable CapShare is priced at $499 and weighs 12.5 ounces. Federal auditors use it to capture portions of large records for wireless transmission.

The CapShare 920 portable e-copier from Hewlett-Packard Co. shaves the words off a standard page in about six seconds and stores up to 50 pages for wireless transmission to a desktop or handheld PC or a printer.

Beth Moses, the brand manager, said the CapShare 910, introduced last year, has seen some federal adoption by auditors who need to capture portions of large records.

The 12.5-ounce CapShare 920 can run for about 100 copy-and-send sessions off two nickel-metal hydride batteries, she said. Four rechargeable batteries come with the $499 device, which has IrDA and serial interfaces.

Easy does it

The CapShare works in an erasing or shaving motion in any direction, piecing together the information from the orientations of paper fibers, Moses said. It saves text in TIFF or Adobe Portable Document Format and photos in grayscale only.

The device is compatible with Microsoft Windows 9x, Windows NT, and Windows CE 2.0 and 3.0, and the handheld Epoc32 operating system from the five-company European consortium Symbian Ltd.

Built-in Pagis Pro 2.0 document management software handles simple editing, annotating, and e-mailing or faxing of copies.

CapShare owners can get free software upgrades on the Web at, which also lists HP's government resellers.

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