Mac Driver and Application Developer ExactCODE GmbH Joins TWAIN Working Group Board of Directors

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New member will contribute expertise around enhancing and maintaining TWAIN’s offerings for Mac OS X

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The TWAIN Working Group, a not-for-profit organization designed to provide and foster a universal public standard which links applications and image acquisition devices, today announced the addition of German company ExactCODE GmbH to its Board of Directors. ExactCODE’s new role as determined by the group will include maintaining the TWAIN Data Source Manager (DSM) for the Mac OS X, as well as dedicating research and development for an open TWAIN Bridge to allow the use of standard TWAIN drivers with native Mac Image Capture applications.

Having the TWAIN Bridge for Mac will ensure continued support for fully functional TWAIN drivers in the Mac environment. This is a win-win for the scanner manufacturers, application providers and users.

Said Rene Rebe, CEO of ExactCODE GmbH, “Our expertise with development on the Mac platform is going to enable the TWAIN Working Group to offer additional options to developers when creating drivers or applications. We are certain our contribution to the TWAIN standard will take communication between imaging devices and applications a step further than today’s existing solutions, and ExactCODE looks forward to working with the TWAIN member companies that devote precious volunteer time working together to contribute to the betterment and advancement of the industry.”

“Adding ExactCODE to the TWAIN Board of Directors reinforces TWAIN’s commitment to platform independence and the Mac platform,” stated Pam Doyle, TWAIN CEO and Chair. “ExactCODE is a great fit to add value to the TWAIN standard through day forward development on Mac OS X. As a new board member, we look forward to having ExactCODE not only enhance existing TWAIN technology, but to have direct involvement in Group decisions and initiatives in to the future.”

About ExactCODE GmbH
ExactCODE GmbH is a privately held research and development company, founded in 2005, and located in Berlin, Germany. ExactCODE is specialized in development and research of reliable systems, applications, libraries, and drivers for today’s connected computing needs. Since 2005, ExactCODE has been developing Mac and Linux scanner drivers for hundreds of scanners. As part of the effort to foster professional document scanning on Mac OS X, many image post-processing components where developed, as well as a the capture application suite ExactSCAN. More information can be found on and

About The TWAIN Working Group
The TWAIN Working Group, established in 1992, is a not-for-profit association of industry leaders who have gathered to create a standard that benefits the imaging industry as a whole. TWAIN's purpose is to provide and foster a universal public standard which links applications and image acquisition devices. The ongoing mission of this organization is to continue to enhance the standard to accommodate future technologies. TWAIN generates multiple opportunities for application developers and users to access information and broaden the standard; through a developers forum (, main website (, Wikipedia page and online self-certification process. More information about the TWAIN API and imaging standard can be obtained on The TWAIN Working Group's Web site at

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