Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Inc., the market leader in document imaging scanners and services, today introduced two new ScanSnap scanning solutions for PC and Macintosh® users. The ScanSnap S1500, for PC, and the ScanSnap S1500M, for Mac, are engineered with the same ease-of-use as its predecessors, while providing additional productivity features to help streamline organization and business operations. The devices feature a new sleek design, offer advanced intelligent technology, faster scanning speeds, and provide a newly designed software interface to unlock the most productive scanning experience.

"Since the launch of the first ScanSnap device six years ago, Fujitsu has rolled out multiple generations, each with new features and increased performance, to meet the growing demands of our customers. Over the years, we've learned that productivity and efficiency is of paramount importance to our users" said Scott Francis, senior director of product marketing, Imaging Products Group, Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Inc. "The newest ScanSnap S1500 and S1500M underscore the company's commitment to building strong products based on what our users need. With the newest intelligent scanning features and enhanced scanning speeds, users can be more productive without requiring excessive time to process documents."

Simple, Versatile, Robust
New to users, ScanSnap S1500 and S1500M come bundled with advanced features to make scanning easier and more intuitive. The intelligent processing allows users to scan a variety of documents without having to adjust scanner settings. With the simple push of a button, ScanSnap transforms stacks of paper into digital images automatically, selecting the page size, the page orientation, color setting and whether it's a double-sided or single-sided scan. At the same time, new intelligent paper feed detection, which is based on ultrasonic technology, senses multi-feeds and provides users with an additional layer of security in avoiding lost images.

Image quality has always been a priority feature in the Fujitsu ScanSnap family. With a new automatic image quality adjustment feature, the ScanSnap evaluates the document size and adjusts the resolution accordingly, as well as identifies a document as color, black & white and now grayscale. This is especially important for small images or text within business cards and small receipts that typically include fine print. ScanSnap automatically adjusts the settings for each page so that the operator doesn't have to.

The new scanners feature higher resolutions and faster scanning speeds of up to 20 pages per minute (ppm) or 40 images per minute (ipm).With the newly designed ScanSnap Manager and Quick Menu, users can choose to scan documents directly to e-mail, save scans to selectable folders, send scans directly to a printer, or to an application bundled with ScanSnap.

Fujitsu ScanSnap S1500 - New Productivity Features
The Fujitsu ScanSnap S1500 for PC comes bundled with Adobe® Acrobat® 9 Standard and new versions of ScanSnap Organizer and CardMinder software to help users control and secure paperwork more efficiently, while also maintaining all of the rich features and capabilities that have made the ScanSnap line an award-winning device.

The new ScanSnap Organizer 4.0 enhances the ease-of-use, organization and productivity of PDF scanning with the introduction of three new features - users can drag and drop customizable keywords into thumbnails, use a standard highlighter pen to automatically embed searchable keywords directly into files, and perform advanced cropping operations. Business card scanning has also become more versatile in the new S1500 through the enhanced CardMinder business card software 4.0 to capture and export contact information into Outlook, Act! or Goldmine.

Fujitsu ScanSnap S1500M - What's New for Mac Users
Supporting Mac OS® X v10.4 Tiger™ and Intel® or PowerPC® based computers, the S1500M comes bundled with Adobe® Acrobat® 8 Professional and Cardiris Business Card software. Business card scanning has just become easier. The new software seamlessly transforms business cards into editable information and can be saved to text, HTML and vCard formats, or exported to other contact managers. In just a few clicks users can digitize their paper-based rolodex and update the content of their electronic address book directly into their favorite contact management applications like Address Book, AppleWorks, Entourage, Now Contact and iSync.

The ScanSnap Manager for Mac adds a new auto keyword feature that converts highlighted text into searchable PDF keywords using a standard highlighter pen, making the device an even more ideal productivity tool.

Additional Fujitsu ScanSnap S1500 and S1500M Features
The ScanSnap push button scanning approach eliminates elaborate scanning applications and the need for cumbersome driver interfaces. Appealing to home office and business users, ScanSnap provides a simple, fast and easy-to-use method for converting information contained on paper into digital PDF files at the push of a button. The resulting files can be easily stored locally, on the network, or within an internet based storage service such Microsoft Office Live or Apple's iDisk. Additional innovative Fujitsu ScanSnap scanner features include:

  • One button searchable PDF, PDF and JPEG scanning
  • Dual 600dpi color CCD optical scanning array
  • Automatic color and grayscale detection
  • Automatic blank page detection and deletion
  • Automatic paper size detection
  • Automatic image de-skew
  • Business card scanning and export capabilities
  • "Always On" Fujitsu ScanSnap Manager software
  • Integrated, power-saving automatic document-feed cover
  • USB 2.0 support
  • Integrated ENERGY STAR®; and Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) compliance

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