Plustek leapt into first place in the UK's flatbed scanner market, according to market research company Romtec.
Romtec, which monitors indirect sales, said Plustek beat Hewlett-Packard (HP) into first place during July, with a 43 per cent marketshare compared to 15 per cent.
In third place is Umax with 12 per cent, followed by Agfa with eight per cent and Epson with four per cent. Canon lags at the bottom of the league table at two per cent, below Visioneer and Primax.
Alan Jones, an analyst at Romtec, said the figures were a reflection of shifts in the market.
He said: "Plustek is sold predominantly through the retail channel and retail now accounts for a large part of the scanner market."
Plustek had managed to overtake HP over the last four months. "Plustek sells mainly parallel scanners which are cheaper than SCSI, while HP relies on its brand name," Jones continued.
Jones said that pricing was now a considerable factor in the market because of the shift in the focus of sales.
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