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Imaging vendor goes cross-platform

Jan 14, 2009 — by Eric Brown — from the LinuxDevices Archive — views

Pegasus Imaging Corp. announced the acquisition of Tasman Software of Leeds, U.K., bringing Tasman's Linux-compatible, Java/JavaME mobile Barcode Reader software development kit (SDK) into Pegasus's Windows-focused document imaging portfolio. The acquisition follows Pegasus's purchase of another cross-platform imaging firm, Accusoft, in December.

Tasman formerly licensed its Barcode Reader SDK to Apple, Adobe, Atalasoft, Lexmark, and other companies, but Pegasus has now terminated the agreements. Tampa, Florida-based Pegasus will write new licensing and support contracts for Tasman software, it says.

Pegasus bills itself as a leading supplier of ActiveX and .NET toolkits for barcode recognition on Windows-based computers. It plans to incorporate Tasman's barcode technology into its preexisting barcode offerings. The acquisition will also help it to expand to support Linux, Unix, Mac, and mobile device platforms, says the company.

Last month, Pegasus picked up more cross-platform technology when it acquired AccuSoft, which developed imaging SDKs for photo processing, medical imaging, DICOM, and document imaging applications. AccuSoft brings Pegasus its thin-client image viewing browser for Microsoft's Silverlight, as well imaging toolkits for Linux, Unix, Mac, .NET, ActiveX, Windows Mobile, and 32-bit and 64-bit Windows platforms, says the company.

Stated Jack Berlin, president of Pegasus Imaging, “Tasman offers great tools for barcode reading, and we provide the corporate structure to support software developers and integrators.”

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