Fujitsu revolutionized document scanning with the ScanSnap concept, which brought affordable, easy-to-use scanning to small businesses and consumers. Almost a decade later, we’re proud to announce that the ScanSnap product line has gotten even better with the launch of our newest product, the ScanSnap iX500.
Our newest scanner builds on the Fujitsu tradition of innovating to meet the evolving needs of our customers. The ScanSnap iX500—which comes in a sleek looking “piano black” design—is easy to install and use, it’s fast, and it’s equipped with features that let today’s PC and Mac users take advantage of ScanSnap scanning functions.
Over the years there has been a major shift in personal computing, moving from the PC to mobile devices. Because so many of our customers use mobile devices as part of their personal and business lives, we want to ensure that our products remain inline with their needs. This is why you, the customer, are now able to use the functionality of the ScanSnap iX500 from your mobile device!
This is what we like to call PC-less scanning. Using the same wireless network and our handy “ScanSnap Connect” app, your mobile phone or tablet and the iX500 scanner make scanning to your handheld device possible. After your app is launched, scanning is just a touch away. Push the blue “Scan” button in the app and your papers will feed, scan, and be saved on your mobile device ready to view.
“It’s magic! Seriously, anything that can scan a document directly to my phone that fast, must be using powers beyond the ken of mere mortals. It feels like I’m breaking natural law every time I use it.” – Patrick McLean, Writing Squad Member
What else does the new iX500 have, you ask? Check out some of the other exciting new features that make the ScanSnap iX500 a great fit for consumers and businesses alike, including:
NEW Even faster scanning: In today’s fast-paced world, no one wants to wait long for a scanning job to finish. That’s why we equipped the ScanSnap iX500 with a new image processor that can scan and create PDF files at speeds of up to 25 double-sided, color or monochrome pages per minute. That’s a 25 percent increase in speed compared to its predecessor!
NEW Enhanced paper feeds: We took the advanced paper feeding technology that’s in our professional-grade scanners and put it into the ScanSnap iX500, which delivers exceptional feeding reliability using our “Separation Roller” technology to minimize paper jams and multi-feeds.
NEW A customizable “Quick Menu”: The ScanSnap iX500 menu can be customized to fit the way you work. From the Quick Menu you can scan directly to cloud services, email your PDF, or turn your scanned document into an editable Word or Excel file. You can create a “Favorites” menu to refine your selections, or add other applications that you normally scan into such as Photoshop.
The ScanSnap iX500 includes the great software that people have come to expect with our ScanSnap products. For example, you can use the ABBYY FineReader software to convert paperwork with machine fonts into an editable Word or Excel file in just seconds. If you collect a lot of business cards, use the CardMinder software for PC or Mac to scan, extract, and export business card information in seconds—making it easy to get rid of those stacks of cards taking up space on your desk!
“The new ScanSnap is significantly faster, almost like ‘lightning in a bottle.’ It has many more options once the document is scanned … it’s almost like being let loose in a cookie store. Fujitsu makes a great product and I would entertain no other.” – Ed Poll, Legal Squad Member
Of course, the ScanSnap iX500 also has all the core functions that people need for their scanning tasks, like automatic paper size detection, color detection, de-skew and orientation, as well as those features you have grown to love and rely on like Scan to Evernote, Dropbox, SugarSync or GoogleDocs and ScanSnap Folder.
In the coming months we’ll bring you more information and tips about how to take advantage of the ScanSnap iX500. We even have our ScanSnap Squad giving it the once over so that they can better tell you how they’re using the new functionalities at their offices and in their own lives. We think you’ll be as excited as we are about this great new addition to the ScanSnap line of scanning products.
Product Marketing Manager
Fujitsu Computer Product of America, Inc.