In addition to the more publicized Nuance acquisition of Equitrac, there was another smaller, but still somewhat intriguing acquisition recently in the document imaging industry. Quest Software, which appears to be an approximately $800 software and services roll-up, recently bought RemoteScan.
I did a story on RemoteScan a few years back, and at the time, they had a pretty unique product for enabling scanning in Citrix environments, where it is hard to work with conventional scanning deployments and drivers. [Go to page six on the link.]
From the note I received from the RemoteScan/Quest management team: “Quest is thrilled to add RemoteScan’s innovative products to its growing desktop virtualization business. Quest vWorkspace is already one of the industry’s leading virtual desktop management solutions, and RemoteScan’s products make for a natural addition. As you know, seamlessly connecting and managing peripheral devices for local and remotely connected users is a critical element in virtual desktop environments.”