Western European Document Scanner Market Increased in 2Q13, According to IDC
20 Aug 2013
LONDON, August 20, 2013 — The overall Western European document scanner market increased 29.9% year on year to approximately 89,000 units in the second quarter of 2013 (2Q13), according to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Western European Quarterly Document Scanner Tracker.
"The large volume of paper documents that need to be either archived or processed in automatized digital workflows is driving demand for robust high-capacity business scanners in Europe," said Arnaud Gagneux, Research Director, Imaging Printing and Document Solutions, IDC.
"The flow of unstructured or variable data and information will increase and systems will need to be flexible to cope with various types of data and the ability to access it through several different media types," said Julio Vial, Research Manager, Western European Document Scanner Tracker, IDC.
The distributed document scanner segment is the larger of the two main segments in Western Europe, with more than 96% share of the overall document scanner market. The segment increased 30.2% year on year.
The production document scanner market increased 19.8% in 2Q13 year on year. Its share of the market is just over 3%.
The top 5 vendors in Western Europe in 2Q13 were Fujitsu, Canon, Epson, HP, and Brother, accounting for 85.8% of total document scanner shipments.
- Document imaging scanners are used to convert a large volume of hardcopy documents to digital format. They have a minimum 15-sheet feed capability and produce a minimum of 8 pages per minute (ppm) and up to 250ppm.
- The document imaging scanners discussed here offer simplex and/or duplex scanning capability.
- The market for document business scanners can be split into distributed or production environments.
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