Press Release

EMC Captiva Cloud Toolkit Transforms Web-Based Scanning; Achieves Strong Third-Party Adoption

HOPKINTON, Mass - July 26, 2012

Story Highlights

  • EMC Captiva Cloud Toolkit transforms web-based scanning support by eliminating browser and plug-in limitations
  • Enables developers to rapidly add scanning functionality to web-based applications through industry standards
  • Reduces overall cost of supporting distributed capture applications by simplifying deployment, providing wide compatibility, and reducing ongoing maintenance costs
  • Fast adoption from scanner manufacturers and wide support for browsers and development platforms ensures "out of the box" support
HOPKINTON, Mass, July 26, 2012 - 

EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC) today announced strong adoption of its EMC Captiva Cloud Toolkit. The toolkit transforms web-based scanning by providing a simple way for developers to add scanning functionality to web applications, enabling scanning from all document scanners and multifunction peripherals (MFP) that support the ISIS and TWAIN standards.

Since its release at the end of 2011, hardware manufacturers and software developers are already leveraging EMC Captiva Cloud Toolkit. Major scanner and MFP manufacturers, including Avision, Brother, Canon, Epson, Fujitsu, HP, Kodak, Panasonic, Plustek and Visioneer, are shipping scanners supporting these new scan-enabled web applications.

The Captiva Cloud Toolkit provides broad support for web browsers and web development platforms, significantly reducing the barriers to acquiring physical documents into web- or cloud-based applications and business processes. Web-based business applications that utilize the toolkit work with all standard web browser platforms, including Windows Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome, and require no additional software to run, such as ActiveX or other browser plug-ins. With Captiva Cloud Toolkit, developers can quickly create working, scan-enabled, web-based business applications compatible with existing corporate web browsers and development environments, including HTML5, Microsoft Silverlight, JavaScript, and Adobe Flash.

Developers wishing to evaluate Captiva Cloud Toolkit may download a free trial of the software development kit at

Partner Quotes:

Sam Yoshida, Vice President, Marketing, Business Imaging Solutions, Canon U.S.A

"Combining Canon's high-quality imageFORMULA scanner technology and the EMC Captiva Cloud Toolkit provide our customers with an advanced imaging capture solution that allows users to seamlessly scan documents to web-based applications without the hassle of downloading additional software."

Yuki Uchida, Vice President, New Business Development, Ricoh Americas Corporation

"We have had a long-lasting partnership with EMC, Documentum and Captiva scanning technologies, and with this new Captiva Cloud Toolkit we take a major next step. We've been impressed with how easy it is to use and deploy, as well as its vast device support. In adding web-based scanning to Ricoh's cloud-based document management service, DocumentMall, built on Documentum, we can offer substantial new value to our customers."

Executive Quote:

Rohit Ghai, Vice President, Products, EMC Information Intelligence Group

"EMC Captiva has established its leadership in document capture by providing both enterprise-class document capture solutions to customers and delivering capture technology for partners to extend. With the Captiva Cloud Toolkit, we are providing the best developer experience for adding distributed scanning capabilities to business applications." We are pleased to deliver this rich functionality to the market."

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