Visioneer sells off scanner business

Business as usual despite change of ownership

Primax has bought the rights to the Visioneer hardware division for around $7 million. The new division will operate under the name Visioneer and no redundancies are planned, with all staff transferred to the new company. It will develop and sell scanners and associated imaging hardware. Since early last year, Primax has been manufacturing scanners for Visioneer and will continue the R&D work into screen quality, hardware design and the integration of images in software applications. In a separate move, Visioneer has taken a 55 per cent stake in ScanSoft, a division of Xerox. ®

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