Our test unit produced some scans with vertical lines. These differences impact many things, including the visual appearance of the image as well as the overall file size of the data, to name just a few. Although the S is perfectly portable as it is in terms of size, weight, and power, it still requires a PC to operate. The S was created for office work, scanning text and the occasional brochure or presentation. DocuPen RC — hand scanner Credit:

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Fujitsu ScanSnap S300 – document scanner Series

This software is a nice addition but surely not a necessity since users can decide on their own which image-organizer utility to use once the image had been scanned and saved on the computer.

Take document scanning to a whole new level with the ScanSnap S mobile scanning solution. The S automatically recognizes the size of each document, detects and corrects for skew, and shows images in their proper orientation with blank pages removed.

We’ll assume you’re ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. We received the Fujitsu ScanSnap S portable scanner in early The ScanSnap Organizer software comes with the S and functions, as its name implies, as an image and document file organizer. The S was created for office work, scanning text and the occasional brochure or presentation.

Business-card scanning in general is a whole different subject, and since it involves optical character recognition, or OCR, we will cover it in more detail in the following section. Iddo was awarded the Bar Hillel philosophy of science prize for his work on the relationship between science and technology.

We ran almost any conceivable combination of options on the S, ranging from multiple pages, different scanning modes dpi—dpisimplex and duplex, and paper sizes from A4 to business cards and pictures.

As mentioned earlier, a lot fujisu be dictated by the evolving technology. The results were very surprising, showing that, using both the AC power adaptor and USB, there was no measurable difference between scanning black-and-white or color images, as well as duplex or simplex pages. It is our understanding that the contrast issue is again the reason for the problem, and business cards with nonstandard backgrounds or colors usually non-white background resulted in poorly recognized text.


We have a number of scanners in the workgroup and departmental segments that offer TWAIN support, but the S will likely continue to run off the proprietary driver.

Scans anything from thick business cards and postcards to legal size documents In addition to automatically recognizing document size, the ScanSnap S de-skews images, removes blank pages and shows them in their proper orientation. Other functions of the software, such as scan-to-print, scan-to-folder, and scan-to-e-mail, seemed to work flawlessly in our test, although scanning business cards to print them seems to require fairly high DPI to get a readable result due to the small letters.

With its built in automatic image correction features, the S ensures great scanning results.

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Everysheets or one year Cleaner F1 PA ml bottle. Services Financial Services Why Lease? The searchable-PDF function worked very well for the most scahner, it is a very useful tool for day-to-day office work, and the business-card software is a nice addition that worked flawlessly with Microsoft Outlook we transferred all the data with the press of a button.

On our first test, we wanted to see how long fuujitsu would take the S to scan 10 single-sided black-and-white A4 pages of text at each of its quality levels.

On the other hand, for the power user, the simple nature of the scnsnap might not be so appealing. The ScanSnap Manager, used to tune the various settings of the S and perform the scan, is a fairly straightforward, no-nonsense utility. Scan quality — Left: Service Options In-warranty Upgrade: Quickly scan business cards for fast and easy reference.


Given these results, we can say with confidence that if Fujitsu would scansnzp used a better OCR solution, it would be possible to successfully recognize more than 90 percent of the business cards we tested, making it an indispensable business tool.

This is not supposed to be a comparative review, fujtisu we did throw in two test scans of our old Hewlett-Packard Officejet using ADF. Fujitsu recently came up with the innovative ScanSnap S portable scanner. It’s designed to provide best-in-class performance inside or outside of the home or office. Whether you’re at home digitizing receipts, bank statements or term papers, or at the office capturing mission critical documents for a business trip, ScanSnap takes scanning beyond the desktop and into your world.

In our last speed test, we were trying to determine how the S handles duplex and color images. In our testing, this proved to be a very important feature for real day-to-day use, and the fact that you can load a bunch of pages, go out for a minute or two, and come back when the work is done is a tremendous advantage.

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Scxnner tested the mini-scanner extensively to see if its slim design and duplex capability can actually make this tiny automatic document feeder the scanner of choice for the professional road warrior. These are caused by either a malfunction with our specific S unit or more probably dirt on one of the internal parts of the scanner.

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