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Solve Document Scanning and Image Acquisition Challenges Experienced by VDI and TS/RDSH Users

By transitioning from physical to virtual desktops, you can simplify desktop administration, improve security, reduce support costs, extend PC refresh cycles, support BYOD initiatives - and more. However, devices used for document scanning or image acquisition often do not function as well as they do in physical environments. Dell RemoteScan can enable your users to initiate scans directly from their virtual desktops to any TWAIN- or WIA-compliant scanner without compromising network security or establishing shared folders or directories.


  • Allows any number of scanners to be shared on a network
  • Works with all TWAIN- and WIA-compliant scanners and imaging devices
  • Uses highly efficient, lossless compression
  • Uses native RDP, ICA, and PCoIP protocols
  • Allows you to lock down scanner settings
  • Device and user-based licensing options available


  • Support for all scanners allows any number of desktop scanners to be shared on a network; in a vWorkspace / Terminal Services/Remote Desktop Session Host / Citrix / VMware environment, software on the server will detect individual desktop scanners at remote locations as if they are locally attached.
  • TWAIN and WIA support supports all TWAIN and WIA compliant desktop scanners and imaging devices, including high-end scanners, sheet feeder scanners, ‘all-in-one’ devices, card scanners, flatbed scanners, web cams, and digital cameras. It also scans to iPads from scanners attached to PCs or workstations running iRemoteScan. (Note:  ISIS support available with RemoteScan Universal)
  • Lossless compression applies highly efficient, lossless compression for transmitting data, and does not slow down network traffic appreciably.
  • RDP, PCoIP and ICA support uses native RDP, Dell EOP and Citrix ICA/HDX protocols, with no need to change firewall settings.
  • Easy compliance with enterprise requirements - Includes the RemoteScan ShareCamera and RemoteScan Templates for auto-configuration of scanner resolutions and settings; it’s the right choice for enterprise environments with a mixture of desktop scanner makes and models.
  • Customizable look and feel allows you to lock down desktop scanner settings, even among many different brands and models of scanners. You can use this to restrict a user’s scanning choices, as well as enforce the scanning area, DPI resolution and color settings for consistent results.
  • Universal software support works with any application that can import from any desktop scanner or camera using TWAIN image acquisition, including Adobe Acrobat, Laserfiche, Photoshop, Intuit QuickBooks and Microsoft Word, as well as custom applications. You can connect desktop scanners via parallel, USB, Firewire or SCSI connections.
  • Multiple languages offer versions in English, Spanish, German, Italian, French, and Dutch.
  • Easy to use is facilitated by an intuitive user interface that can be installed in under five minutes.
  • Multiple licensing options available User-based/server side licensing available in RemoteScan Enterprise User Edition; device-based licensing available in RemoteScan Enterprise.

Sys Reqs

  • Any imaging device compliant to TWAIN or WIA (including webcams, radiology equipment, digital cameras, and more)
  • Fully supports and works perfectly with Windows® 7, Windows XP, Windows XPe, Windows Embedded and Windows Vista
  • Fully supports and works perfectly with all 32 and 64 bit versions of Windows® Remote Desktop, Dell vWorkspace, Windows Terminal Server/Remote Desktop Session Host, Citrix / XenServer™ / XenDesktop, and VMware / ESX-vSphere / View
  • RemoteScan Enterprise User Edition requires Active Directory

Language Supported:

  • Dutch
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Spanish
  • US English