Fujitsu today unveiled its first-ever scanner compatible with the Macintosh platform. The highly anticipated release of the Fujitsu ScanSnap scanning solution supporting Mac OS X version 10.4 "Tiger" provides Apple customers with a powerful, affordable, and easy-to-use color scanner that allows business professionals to quickly convert paper documents to Adobe PDF files that are easily organized, shared and better protected.
Additionally, the Fujitsu ScanSnap 50-page automatic document feeder (ADF) -- the only low priced ADF duplex scanner available to Mac customers -- makes capturing paper-based information a snap.
"Since its inception, the vision for the Fujitsu ScanSnap scanner has been clear and bold -- to offer the digital work environment easy, anytime, anywhere access to knowledge and information regardless of its source by bridging the ‘paper-based' world with the digital," said Victor Kan, vice president, sales and marketing, Imaging Products Group, Fujitsu Computer Products of America. "Moreover, the Fujitsu ScanSnap promises to drastically improve organization and productivity by eliminating time-consuming and redundant paper management and we're happy to be able to offer this solution to Macintosh customers."
"With hundreds of breakthrough features, including Spotlight, a lightning fast way for users to find virtually anything stored on their Mac, Tiger will fundamentally change the way people use their computers," said Ron Okamoto, Apple's vice president of Worldwide Developer Relations. "We're thrilled that Fujitsu has developed a solution that allows Tiger users to Spotlight search their collection of scanned documents, photographs, and other electronic files."
The Fujitsu ScanSnap scanning solution takes a fundamentally new approach to ease of use by focusing on the integration of higher-end document scanning capabilities with office applications that individuals interact with every day. Until recently, most small- and mid-sized companies have been left to fend for themselves when it came to implementing document management solutions. Now, with ScanSnap (previously only compatible with the Windows platform), Mac users have access to high-end document scanning technology that consolidates paper and digital information all in one place and, in the process, reduces or eliminates costs and productivity losses associated with copying and faxing.
The new Mac compatible Fujitsu ScanSnap scanning solution is the first and only high-speed, double-sided color scanner under $500. The ScanSnap is a compact, upright, "one-button" scanner which allows users to scan at speeds up to 15 pages per minute (PPM) for single-sided documents and 30 images per minute (IPM) for double-sided documents. Multi-page documents containing color, black and white, and text and graphic information on both sides can be processed into authentic, searchable Adobe PDF files with the bundled Adobe Acrobat 7.0 Standard software -- a $299 value (U.S. list). The resulting PDF documents are stored in the Mac hard drive file system or network location allowing the user to leverage Acrobat to organize, share, secure and interact with this information as they would with any other electronic file.
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