The new Fujitsu ScanSnap iX500 desktop scanner introduced at CES 2013 is the vendors most advanced addition to its ScanSnap product line of image scanners.
Designed with the GI processor 2, ScanSnap iX500 users can wirelessly scan and transmit PDF or JPEG files to their mobile devices at high speed without the use of a computer.
For users on the go, the ScanSnap iX500 scans to Android and iOS compatible devices and to cloud-based services such as Evernote, Google Docs, Dropbox, SugarSync and Salesforce, according to the company.
The ScanSnap iX500 also features a normal scanning speed simplex/duplex of 25 pages per minute (ppm) at 150 dpi for color/grayscale and 300 dpi for monochrome.
Other product features include: an advanced document feeding system using “separation roller” technology to maximize feeding reliability, a customizable quick menu, the ScanSnap Folder for Windows users enabling one-button scanning into almost any Windows application even those in the cloud and cloud services support.
The device also comes with software for both the PC and Mac, such as ScanSnap Manager, scan-to functions, efficient business card scanning, ScanSnap organizer (PC), ABBYY FineReader for Scansnap, intelligent and convenient document processing, paper to digital at the push of a button, post scan OCR (Mac) and Rack2-Filer Smart (PC).
The ScanSnap iX500 comes bundled with Adobe Acrobat X Standard and CardMinder (Win/Mac) and users who download the free “ScanSnap Connect” – available in the Goggle Play Store or in Apple’s iTunes App Store – app on their mobile device or tablet can scan with greater convenience. The app requires Android compatible tablets and smartphones running OS 2.23 and iPad and iPhone running iOS 4.3 or later.
The Fujitsu ScanSnap iX500 is available for $495 and the ScanSnap iX500 Deluxe Bundle is available for $595 through authorized Fujitsu resellers and mail order catalogs.
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