The journey of Scanner technology commenced in the 19th century with Alexander Bain's "electric printing telegraph," a device that scanned and reproduced handwritten messages. In the 1950s, the introduction of drum scanners marked a significant development for specific image reproduction. However, the real breakthrough occurred in the 1970s with the advent of CCD (Charge-Coupled Device) technology, which paved the way for the creation of flatbed scanners. These flatbed scanners became more affordable and found widespread use in document digitization.
As we entered the 21st century, portable handheld scanners and integrated scanning functionalities in smartphones became prevalent. Today, scanners have evolved to the point where they efficiently convert physical content into digital data, greatly enhancing the management of documents and facilitating the seamless sharing of information.