May 7th, 2009 categories: Miscellany
Fujitsu Scansnap S1500 scanner, open
Fujitsu just came out with a new scanner, and techie that I am, I had to have one right away. Our team loves the Scansnap – they went from a “Why did you buy another scanner, and where are we going to put it?” when I bought the first one several years ago, to “You can keep it on MY desk.” So now we each have a scanner on our desk, and most of us have one at home, too – and I have a mobile one to take with me when I travel. They do spoil you.
What’s so exciting about a scanner? Just watch and you’ll see. It scans 20 color pages a minute, one sided or two sided or mixed, various sizes, and has a 50 page automatic document feeder. The new one handles drivers licenses better than the old one as it can take thicker material, and there’s now a sensor to tell you if 2 pages in a big stack stuck together. Want to get new tips on how to use your scanner in more ways? Check out the ScanSnap community website.
I’ve been playing with this one since it arrived this week – grocery and restaurant receipts, stacks of business cards (that go into a CardMinder program), paid bills, contracts, and all kinds of things. The older machines rotate down the line, and Tami is very happy about having a newer, faster one on her desk.
The cost is about $450 and comes with a copy of Adobe Acrobat 9 standard. There’s also one available for the Mac for $400.
If you want to see this in action, come over to our ALVA International office at 238 Beach Drive NE in downtown St Petersburg, Florida. Any of us will be happy to show you how it works.