Simplify Scanning®: Universal Scanner Driver - Scanning Solutions

Seamless enterprise network scanning 

Incompatible scanner drivers, unsupported drivers and applications, constant software upgrades, and time consuming workarounds are a few of the common and aggravating issues that may arise when users scan documents in their server-based, workstation or virtual environments. Tricerat Simplify Scanning™ is the cost-efficient solution to take scanning off your list of IT headaches.  

With speeds more than 10X faster!

Simplify Scanning is fully compatible with Citrix ICA/HDX, Microsoft RDP and VMware PCoIP protocols, delivering unmatched speed and efficiency in remote sessions. The solution communicates over the virtual channel only the necessary commands to ensure scan transmissions reach their intended destination--completely free of any delays or hangups commonly associated with virtual scanning.  

When thoroughly tested in a remote environment through a VMware PCoIP channel, Simplify Scanning performed more than 10X faster than a standard, driver-configured scanning process:  

Enterprise Scanning Made 10X Faster

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No matter whether you are scanning in black and white, color or grayscale, Simplify Scanning captures and compresses data at the client level to get the job done quickly and reliably, all while decreasing network bandwidth consumption.


How it Works

Simplify Scanning uses a universal "virtual" driver that queries local scanners for their capabilities such as resolution and supported paper sizes, forwarding them to be virtualized on the remote server or virtual desktop. This increases application compatibility by creating a single point of compatibility with the Tricerat virtual scanner driver. No more crazy workarounds, just scanning on demand.

Key Benefits

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  • Driver-free technology: No drivers to install or manage on terminal servers and VDI workstations

  • Enterprise scanning speeds up to 10x faster 

  • Automatic updates for clients


  • Eliminates scanner driver management on server

  • Provides server administrator control for optimized network usage

  • Uploads images directly to document management applications

  • Enables full fidelity scanning

  • Secures scanner access on multi-user systems

Supported Environments

  • Citrix, Microsoft, VMware, Workstations

  • Supports:

    • TWAIN and WIA protocols on client

    • TWAIN data source on server

    • All-in-one machines

    • 32- and 64-bit, including mixed environments

    • Multiple client-side scanner support

Reduced Bandwidth, Faster Scanning in VMware

Read how Simplify Scanning works seamlessly with PCoIP in VMware's Horizon View.™