Wednesday, September 21, 2005

At last: a SOHO document scanner for OS X

This is potentially quite interesting, a document scanner for OS X:
Macworld UK - Apple Expo: Fujitsu comes to Mac: "Fujitsu announced its brand-new desktop colour image scanner - 'ScanSnap for Macintosh - at Apple Expo.

The 'ScanSnap for Macintosh' is a compact, upright desktop A4 image scanner. It also offers the capacity to scan documents into accurate PDFs using Fujitsu's software, which also lets those resultant PDFs be fully searchable by Mac OS X's Spotlight search feature.

The machine scans 15 pages per minute (A4, portrait, 150dpi) in the one-sided simplex mode and 30 images per minute in duplex mode (A4, portrait, 150 dpi), scanning front and back pages in just one single pass.

The scanner automatically recognizes whether documents are black & white or colour, and even deletes unwanted blank pages.

It ships with a 50-page automatic document feeder (ADF) and is about the size of a UK phone book. It supports output resolutions of 150, 200, 300 and 600dpi, with an optical resolution of 600 dpi.
This is for documents, not images. I'm going to look at it.

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