May 2006
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Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Inc. enhanced its Fujitsu ScanSnap™ scanning solution with the ScanSnap S500. The S500 incorporates improved scanning functionality, a new design and operating speeds 20-percent faster than the previous model. It comes equipped with new software capabilities allowing users to create searchable portable document format (PDF) files and convert them into Microsoft® Office applications.

The scanner comes with ABBYY FineReader® for ScanSnap, a custom-built optical character recognition (OCR) software application. Using FineReader, which offers three different PDF conversion functions in one application, users can open a PDF file and convert it into editable formats (such as Word or Excel); open a PDF file, modify text, then save back to PDF; or create searchable PDFs from paper documents, all with a push of a button.
The scanner is equipped with improved scanning efficiency scanning speeds up to
18 pages per minute (ppm) for single-sided documents and 36 images per minute (ipm) for double-sided documents. Additionally, new auto-document size detection allows users to automatically scan batches of mixed size documents, reducing operational requirements and improving ease of use.
Utilization of advanced file compression technology lets the scanner reduce file sizes by 20 percent to 50 percent.
The scanning solution maintains the capabilities of its predecessor, including business card scanning, one-touch Acrobat PDF generation, a 50-page automatic document feeder, high optical resolution up to 600 dpi, high-speed duplex color scanning, automatic blank page detection and deletion, and automatic de-skew and image rotation. The scanner comes standard with ScanSnap Organizer™ version 3.0, CardMinder version 3.0 and ScanSnap Manager™ version 2.0 for enhanced organization and ease of use, as well as Adobe® Acrobat® 7.0 Standard.
Additional features include: PDF thumbnail viewing, dual 600 dpi color CCD optical array, business card recognition and export capabilities (CardMinder 3.0 software bundle), “Always On” Fujitsu ScanSnap Manager software, sRGB technology to ensure color scanning fidelity, USB 2.0 support, integrated Energy Star®, and RoHS compliance.


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