The Xerox DocuMate 272 duplex scanner, unveiled at the AIIM trade show in mid-May, has been awarded the AIIM E-DOC Magazine 2005 "Best of Show Award" for "best workgroup scanner." Award winning products were specifically acknowledged for demonstrating creative use of technology, business value, and return on investment in Enterprise Content Management (Enterprise CMS) solutions.The Xerox DocuMate 272 is a duplex sheetfed scanner for workgroup and distributed scanning environments that need to scan plastic ID cards as well as mixed sized documents. The two-in-one office productivity tool scans documents up to 66 images per minute in duplex mode and can scan embossed or non-embossed plastic ID cards in less than 3 seconds. "The DocuMate 272 is one of the fastest and easiest to use duplex scanners in the workgroup marketplace for under $1,300," said Bryant Duhon, editor of AIIM E-DOC Magazine. "The separate paper paths for plastic ID cards and paper documents increase throughput and reliability of the scanner. Using a separate feeder for the cards and the paper delivers a more reliable scanner than trying to feed everything though the ADF. This scanner is built to last." Priced at $1,295, the DocuMate 272 is currently shipping in the United States through distributors such as Ingram Micro, Tech Data, NewWave, D&H, Wynit, solution providers and online retailers. For product support and more information on DocuMate scanners, visit