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2003 - PowerScan Relocated
Effective September 1, PowerScan and Star Technologies have relocated to a new location in the Loudoun Tech Center. The new address is 21351 Ridgetop Circle, Sterling VA 20166. All telephone numbers are the same as the old location.

2000 - PowerScan Relocated
During first quarter, PowerScan and Star Technologies completed its relocation to the high tech corridor near Dulles Airport in Sterling Virginia.

1999 - IDEA Released
IDEA is released to the general public and represents the latest in industry leading software from PowerScan, Inc.

1997 - Star Technologies, Inc.
Star Technologies Inc. acquires technology and certain assets from INTRAFED, Inc.  PowerScan, Inc is founded.

1995 - Product of the Year
StageWorks is awarded Product of the Year honors by Imaging Magazine.

1994 - "Out of the Box"
New versions of PowerScan and StageWorks are release as true Out of the Box products.   

1993 - First Industry Award
PowerScan, Inc. is recognized as the number one "Pure Imaging Software Provider" by Imaging Magazine.

1992 - StageWorks Introduced
PowerScan, Inc. releases StageWorks, a post scan image processing system.

1990 - PowerScan Introduced
PowerScan, Inc. releases the first version of PowerScan, for the Kodak 900, to support efforts in the Gulf War.

1984 - INTRAFED founded
What is now PowerScan, Inc. is founded as a provider and integrator of business imaging technologies and software.

PowerScan, Inc. is a pioneering firm in capture and processing technologies and applications—working specifically with imaging related technologies.  Originally founded in 1984 as INTRAFED, from 1985 to 1990, the company emerged as a forerunner in optical and imaging technologies. Over that period, the company pioneered the use of magneto-optical technology in imaging, and built up an installation-base of over 150 department-level systems.

By 1990, PowerScan, Inc. had become one of the most successful document management solution providers. As a result of this success, the company was given an opportunity to integrate the first Kodak IMAGELINK 900 scanners in support of Operation Desert Storm. The success of those field-based scanning subsystems eventually led to the creation of the industry’s first capture and processing software, PowerScan, currently available in fourth-generation releases and installed worldwide.

Committed to the front-end segment of the document management marketplace, PowerScan, Inc. refined the PowerScan scanning software and developed the first version StageWorks Industrial, a post scan image processing system. At the same time, PowerScan, Inc. began actively working in the commercial sector, developing high-volume scanning solutions, for conversion service bureaus, litigation support, records management applications, pharmaceutical companies, and manufacturing applications. By late 1992, both PowerScan and StageWorks Industrial were fully integrated to operate in tandem for high-volume needs of service bureaus and Fortune 1000 companies.  In 1993, the company was recognized as the number one pure imaging software provider in the U.S. by Imaging Magazine. In 1995, the company's products were awarded Editors' Choice, and Product of the Year, for Image Capture Products, also by Imaging Magazine.

In 1994, PowerScan, Inc. began an intense effort to productize  PowerScan and  StageWorks, migrating these applications from an integrator's system to the industries first truly out of the box end user solution.  In addition, the company reacted to the changing customer base and enhanced StageWorks by adding StageWorks Office and Production.  This provided the end user with a choice of software based on the number of users and volume.  StageWorks became the first "Scalable" image processing system.

In 1997, the technology and certain assets of INTRAFED were sold to Star Technologies, Inc. (STRR) which lead to the formation of PowerScan, Inc., a wholly owned operating subsidiary of Star Technologies, Inc.

In 1999, PowerScan, Inc. once again redefined the industry with the introduction of IDEA, --Integrated Digital Environment Access-- a revolutionary new platform designed to acquire, process, store and deliver today’s advanced digital objects-anytime, anywhere.  Based on true industry standards, IDEA is the most flexible and scalable object capture and processing platform available today.  Designed to handle any Digital Object within the same framework and sporting the familiar user interface / controls between various systems, IDEA allows a business to meet all of its object capture and post scan processing needs.  Building on and leveraging the core competencies of PowerScan and StageWorks, the first release of IDEA was focused on imaging.  Data Capture, Key Entry, Forms Processing and solutions for handling other object types will follow in later releases.

PowerScan, Inc. resells all of its products through an ever growing Value Added Resellers channel.  The company is dedicated to this channel and believes strongly that the channel gives the best exposure to its products.  The company has resellers that cover the entire United States and Canada, as well as an international presence with Resellers in the United Kingdom.

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