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PenPower WorldCard Color Business Card Scanner (SWOCR0012)

  • 12 ppm color
  • 600 dpi
  • A6-sized color
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Penpower presents the ultimate solution to storing business cards before they become lost; the WorldCard Color. With a quick and painless interface, and the smooth installation of USB the WorldCard will make setup a breeze. The ability to scan the information of a business card directly to your application of choice making an easy to search database is not only possible, but infinitely customizable.

The included WorldCard software will make this process even simpler with character recognition technology. With this ingenious piece of technology, the phrase "where did I put that guy's card" will never be heard again.

  • newegg Designed for Business Card Scanning Based on Penpower's award-winning business card recognition technology, the Penpower WorldCard Color business card (A6-sized) scanner accurately recognizes the contact information printed on the business card and preserves the original color of the card to its best. With a 600 dpi resolution, scan 4"x6" color photos using the Penpower WorldCard Color, too!
  • newegg WorldCard 6.1 Software The WorldCard 6.1 software is included for accurately and efficiently continuous business card scanning, multiple language recognition and contacts management of business cards.
  • newegg Simple Installation The Penpower WorldCard Color features a USB2.0 interface for fast data transfer, simple connection to your computer with plug-and-play functionality.


Learn more about the PenPower WorldCard Color(SWOCR0012)

General

Brand
PenPower
Model
WorldCard Color(SWOCR0012)
Dimensions
7" x 3" x 1.8" (D x W x H)
Weight
7.6 oz.

Scanner

Type
Business card
Scanning Speed
3-4 seconds per card
Resolution
600 x 600dpi

Media Handling

Max. Document Size
4" x 6"

Ports

USB Ports
Yes

Compatibility

Operating Systems Supported
Windows7 / Vista / XP 32 or 64 bit

Features

Features
Support multiple languages: English, French, Japanese, Korean, German, Italian, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Russian, Polish, Turkish, Hungarian, Greek, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Spanish(Spain & Mexico) and Portuguese(Portugal & Brazil).

Unicode design makes it possible to display various languages of business card at the same time.

Up to 65,535 layers of sub-categories

Manage double-sided card conveniently.

Directly scan into contact managers

Save database to flash drive

Link to map and directions

Accurate batch scanning

Full text advanced search

Support TWAIN interface

Packaging

Package Contents
WorldCard Color Business Card Scanner
A6 color business card scanner
USB cable
WorldCard software CD
User manual
Calibration card
Registration card

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


Customer Reviews of the PenPower WorldCard Color(SWOCR0012)

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  • Michael S.
  • 6/11/2013 10:58:45 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsSave your money

Pros: Hmmmmmm. Can't think of any.

Cons: Very disappointing & frustrating. I even read the reviews that had an average rating of 4. Must have been submitted by the manufacturer.

I had to edit every card and often to ridiculous levels. Every entry needs to be checked because anything can be wrong. Often completely missed data and placed data in the wrong location. You would think certain info would be easy like where to put an email address. Not for WorldCard! I had some info end up as the person's name.

This device saves maybe 1/3rd of the time I would have spent doing this by hand. I expected much, much better performance than this.

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  • Alan M.
  • 6/19/2012 3:53:04 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsTheoretically works with Win7

Pros: We've had several of these units working well for years on Windows XP machines running browser-based medical software, scanning via an ActiveX control that just used it as a TWAIN scanner.

Cons: While a Windows 7 compatible update to the software is available and Microsoft says that the scanner will be recognized by Windows 7 without any additional software needed, it's recognizing it as an A6 flatbed scanner and ONLY their software is actually feeding cards - Windows just hangs attempting to scan.

Other Thoughts: If you're going to be running these with XP systems, go for it. The price is certainly right, and depending on what kind of software you're running on you may be just fine with these for a couple of years (until XP support ends).

I've not tried these with Vista.

For Windows 7, if your time is free or you wish to use their card scanning/organization software, go ahead and get these. Otherwise you may find yourself spending a log more $/billable time fussing with these than the cost difference with a newer and more compatible device.

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  • Aaron L.
  • 2/1/2010 8:35:55 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsgood, not great

Pros: Small size, looks good, good images from scanner, scans quickly.

Cons: Doesn't appropriately categorize information, lots of spelling mistakes, lots of missed information, syncronized with Outlook okay but there were some data issues (categories repeated instead of one category with multiple contacts in it). Customer Service rep was nice but instructions were not clear.

Other Thoughts: If you are a proficient typer, you are better off entering the information yourself (I timed it, and it took me 5 minutes less to do it myself with 10 business cards than scanning and correcting 10 business cards). If your a slow typer, this product is okay, but you will probably get frustrated with how many mistakes you will have to correct.

The website for the company is severly lacking. There are typo's on the site, and when filling out the online form for technical support, it asks you to select your operating system, and the latest Windows option they offer in the dropdown box is "XP". On the package there is a picture of a Palm Pilot. I don't think this company is investing in improvements and updating technology. Customer service responded to a question within 24 hours via e-mail, but the instructions were not clear. I might keep this product to scan old pictures, but will not be using it for business card scanning.

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  • Hatim Z.
  • 1/17/2010 2:26:22 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: easy to install, accurate scan

Cons: sometimes a business card gets stuck, the data is put into the wrong field up on scanning (rarely).

Other Thoughts: really easy to install and use (windows XP) well worth the cost.

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  • Andrew P.
  • 4/21/2009 5:37:52 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsJust got mine

Pros: Very simple to use. It has an auto mode that lets you scan card after card. Once you are finished (i scanned 110 cards) you can review each card and edit before saving. I like the feature that lets you put the mouse cursor over the information and it shows you where it obtained it from the business card. Set your expectations. I took me about an hour to edit the cards.

Cons: It has trouble with Ph.D. For example, Joe Smith, Ph.D. enters the Ph.D. in the title field.

Other Thoughts: good buy for $100. worth the investment.

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  • Jatin P.
  • 3/19/2009 2:00:47 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsNot as good as expected

Pros: Small, no external power needed (USB-powered)

Cons: Very poor software. Hard to use. the scanner has lot of problems if you try to use it with other software like adobe acrobat or even windows in-built scanning software. VERY VERY hard to find drivers if CD is lost. Company website is awful and very slow download speed. Even OCR is poor quality and it generates a lot of errors.

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  • Anonymous
  • 1/30/2009 3:54:24 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat little scanner

Pros: Does exactly what you want a scanner to do when you want it to do it. Fast. It was a gift and the recipient is delighted. Even works well winding through corporate guidelines on a company computer.

Cons: Can't think of any.

Other Thoughts: Lovely small. It's a good thing.

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  • Lance H.
  • 8/29/2008 7:44:12 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsnot a bad little scannder

Pros: Works good, image quality is good enough for what I use these for.

Cons: Doesn't always catch info on some business cards

Other Thoughts: I work for a bank and we use these for scanning drivers licenses to match with individual accounts, and where they are not intended for doing this they work well enough.

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  • David W.
  • 8/5/2008 3:01:43 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsPenpower WorldCard

Pros: Hardware is fine. Scans quickly and efficiently.

Cons: Makes character recognition mistakes. Software is quirky. Difficult to use software. I returned this item and puchased a CardScan model, and it is infinitely better. The problem lies entirely with the software, and has nothing to do with the hardware. In fact, I think the Penpower hardware may be a little better and easier to use, but that's meaningless without decent software.

Other Thoughts: Don't buy this item unless you want to be able to scan in dozens of languages.

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  • David F.
  • 3/28/2008 6:06:08 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBusiness Card Scanner

Pros: Great compact unit. Works with any scanner software also good for receipts. Very happy with quality.

Cons: None

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