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Patented Pen Scanner Technology from Planon System Solutions, Inc. Scans an Entire Page in 4 Seconds

Planon System Solutions, Inc., a leading provider of scanning hardware and software, announced that Guinness World RecordsTM has certified its DocuPen as the lightest A4 document scanner in the World and will feature it in the 2005 edition.

Planon’s DocuPen R700 is the World’s smallest fully portable, full-page scanner that is the size of a pen and weighs just 1.75 ounces and is only 8.5 inches long. While traditional pen scanners only read individual lines of text and are unable to scan graphics, the DocuPen scans an entire page of text and graphics in just four seconds and stores up to 100 pages in its 2 megabytes of flash memory.

“Planon is very proud to have Guinness World Records™ recognize the DocuPen as the world’s lightest document scanner,” said Doug Verkaik, President of Planon System Solutions, Inc. “The technological advancement of the patented DocuPen meets the need for quick, convenient out-of-office scanning. I look forward to seeing the DocuPen alongside all the other record breakers in the book.”

The DocuPen R700 answers the need for scanners on the road and inside the office or home. Users can scan a range of documents, such as blueprints, maps and sketches, and send them as email attachments instead of faxing them and recipients can store the information on their computers for easy access.

"As the world advances technologically, it is important that we recognize the innovations that influence how people conduct their daily business. We are pleased to acknowledge the DocuPen as the lightest document scanner," said David Hawksett, Science & Technology Editor at Guinness World Records™.

In conjunction with Guinness World Records™, Planon will give away limited number of copies of the 50th edition of the Guinness World Records™ to each person who purchases any DocuPen product on the company’s web site or with selected retailers.

The DocuPen retails for £149.99 and is available online from as well as from

About Guinness World Records™:
First published in 1955, Guinness World Records™ has developed its annual book into an international phenomenon published in more than 100 countries and 20 languages. Guinness World Records™ has become a household name and the global leader in world records. No other enterprise collects, confirms, accredits and presents world record data with the same investment in comprehensiveness and authenticity. Guinness World Records™ is the universally recognized authority on record-breaking achievement.

About Planon System Solutions, Inc.
Planon System Solutions, Inc., is a leading provider of scanners, scanning services and scanning software. The company is based in Mississauga, ON, and can be reached at (905) 507-3926 or

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