TOKYO, November 5, 2012 — Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd. has today launched Scan Translation Service, a cloud-based Software as a Service (SaaS) machine translation serviceNote1 that can function over the Internet through Fuji Xerox multifunction devices and PC web browsers.
Enabling quick understanding of foreign documents, Scan Translation Service facilitates global communications by streamlining the translation process when users need to grasp the gist of a document written in a foreign language to determine its importance or urgency, or to facilitate communications between people who speak different languages.
Using multifunction devices, the service enables translation of documents as easy as copying. Users simply place the original document on the scanner of a multifunction device, select the language on the device's control panel, and press the start button. The translated document will then be printed out to the output tray of the device. It is also possible to translate electronic documents in DocuWorksNote2 or PDF format by uploading them to the server from a PC web browser.
The service provides translation between Japanese, English, Chinese (simplified and traditional) and Korean. For English translation, specialized dictionaries in nine fields including politics/economics, art and medicine are available. Further, users can register up to 800 user dictionaries with 20,000 words per dictionary to improve the accuracy of translation.
With Fuji Xerox's proprietary image processing technology, the service provides translation without changing the layout of photos and figures in the original document, thus the translated document comes out with the same layout making communications smoother. Also, the service offers following three translation styles:
|Product name||Number of users||Monthly charge (before tax)||Number of documents that can be translated simultaneously|
|Scan Translation Service||10||10,000 yen||1|
Currently only in Japan