Avantech Scan2x

Specifications in detail

General information

Software name


Software version


Software type

Scanning, create searchable PDF, file organisation

Interface languages

English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Arabic, Russian

Scanning Features

Scanning methods

Automated one-touch scanning using job buttons

Scanning side

Simplex, Duplex, Skip blank page

Document input

TWAIN-compliant USB scanners, ScanFront 400[5], imageRUNNER Advance (Third Generation), documents in file share, Watch Folder

File output destinations

File share[2], email, printer, Therefore™, Office365 SharePoint™, FileDirector™, web service, S/FTP, databases, workflow[3]

File types for output

PDF, PDF/A, TIFF, Multi page TIFF, JPEG, PNG. XML, CSV for metadata.

OCR function

Yes (create searchable and editable PDF files), using IRIS iDRS technology

OCR support

138 languages including Cyrillic languages, Arabic, OCR/A & B

Index file types

For every page / for document / for batches

Index file formats


Batch separation

Counter, 1D/2D barcode, patch code, zone OCR, blank page, front page, back page

Optical Mark Recognition (OMR) function

Yes (read exam sheets[4], questionnaires, signatures, stamps)

Document compression (PDF output only)

Yes (up to 50x file size reduction) using IRIS iHQC technology

Scan image processing

Yes (despeckle, noise reduction, 1D/2D barcode/text overlay, selective colour drop-out)


Yes (scan output workflows, part-image redaction, verifications, audit)

Interfacing with external apps

Yes (via web services, database queries)

Passport/Identity Card/Bank Cheques

Yes (all ID documents conforming to ICAO 9303 Standard)

Compliance features

Yes (full activity audit, security, File Verifier[1], workflow automation[3])

Automatic Document Recognition

Yes, using text content and document fingerprint

Invoice line item extraction

Yes, with posting to data table, CSV, web service (REST, SOAP)

Configuration Tool

Management method

Per device or central configuration (all devices)

Access settings

Per user/per group (Active Directory™ or internal group)


Yes (Active Directory™ integration, internal user list)

Environmental Settings

Auto-logout, auto-shutoff

User automatically logged out after pre-defined period of inactivity, System shutdown after office hours (configurable)

Back Up / Restore

Centralised config/audit database (SQL, Oracle) is cached locally as part of network fault tolerance features


Operating system support

Microsoft Windows 10
Microsoft Windows 7 Service Pack 1 or later
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 or later

[1] File Verifier - Scan2x records an encrypted digital signature for each document scanned in its central database. This allows authorised users to verify whether a particular file was scanned by their Scan2x solution or not, and recall the original metadata saved with the document.

[2] File Share output - by using metadata to determine subfolders to save documents into, this option can be used to interface with cloud services like Dropbox™, OneDrive™ and legacy applications.

[3] Workflow - the Scan2x workflow functionality allows scan output to be automatically routed to downstream jobs for further processing based on metadata values. Very useful for alerts & notifications, data redaction for GDPR compliance and automation of business workflow.

[4] OMR - the multiple-choice exam sheet analysis tool allows for automatic scoring of exam results with exception handling and results compilation into one file for Microsoft Excel™.

[5] ScanFront 400 - non-dedicated Windows™ IIS web server required to run ScanFront 400 web interface and perform image processing. Up to ten ScanFront 400 licences can be run on one web server.

Subject to change without notice.