Right from the Start
A Leader in the Imaging Industry
Scan-Optics was founded in 1968, when carbon paper was giving way to copy machines,
and imaging was in its infancy. From our earliest years, we have been responsible
for many of the technology advances in the industry.
Scan-Optics was the first to develop the image dissector tube and make it commercially available, the first to offer an alphanumeric handprint recognition system, the first to introduce key data entry integrated with Optical Character Recognition via a direct computer-to-computer link to accomplish image reject repair.
In recent years, Scan-Optics' breakthroughs have included acoustic double page detection, the integration of MICR and barcode reading into the recognition system, and the introduction of grayscale capability in OCR. Along the way, Scan-Optics has been awarded more than 25 patents.
A woman-owned business and Patriarch Portfolio company since 2005, the thrust of all our innovation is to provide our customers with more of what they need: fast, accurate, intelligent document imaging and data capture.
Led by Lynn Tilton, the CEO and Principal, Patriarch Partners LLC is a
private equity firm and holding company managing 75 companies across 14 industry
sectors with revenues in excess of $8 billion. Founded by Ms. Tilton in 2000, Patriarch
was built upon a proprietary
patented financial model.
Since 2000, Patriarch has owned interests in more than 150 companies, and in so doing has saved over 250,000 american jobs. Companies like Dura Automotive, American LaFrance, MD Helicopters, Rand McNally, Stila Cosmetics, and Spiegel.
As an outspoken -- and prescient -- communicator in support of her beliefs she has published many writings like 2009's Clarion Call to Rebuild America and an SME Rescue Loan Program. In 2009, Lynn Tilton was honored with the prestigious Turnaround Atlas Leadership Achievement Award for her work in investing. In 2010, Automotive News named her one of the 100 Leading Women in the automotive industry, and in 2011, Ms. Tilton was inducted in the Living Legends of Aviation Hall of Fame when she was named Entrepreneur of the Year, the first female in history to receive such distinction. Most recently, Ms. Tilton was honored with the Luminary Award presented by Womensphere and was the subject of a Barbara Walters 20/20 interview discussing her mission of saving American companies and American jobs.