A keyboard, a mouse and a document reader are examples of Input devices.
Scanner, Joystick, Keyboard are also input devices. Scanner scans a printed document.
A scanner is an input device that scans the image and text in a document, regardless of printed or handwritten text, and objects and then converts into a digital image on the screen. Scanned image can be stored on the device to which it is connected.
- For long time, Scanner input device is mainly used in organizations like offices, schools, colleges, shopping malls, and printing presses. Nowadays, scanners are part of all-in-one printers
- Scanners of different types are available in the market - flatbed scanner, sheeted scanner, photo scanner, and handheld scanners.
- The scanner is connected to the computer via USB cable.