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Fujitsu Introduces Two New Affordable ScanSnap Scanners with More Advanced Productivity Features for Business Professionals

Fujitsu Canada, Inc.

Mississauga, ON, April 29, 2009

Fujitsu Canada, Inc., the market leader in document imaging scanners, introduced two new ScanSnap scanning solutions for PC and Mac users. The ScanSnap S1500, for PC, and the ScanSnap S1500M, for Mac, engineered with the same ease-of-use as their predecessors, provide additional productivity features to help streamline day to day home or business office 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.

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 PDF files. The resulting files can be stored locally, on the network, or within an internet based storage service such as Microsoft Office Live or Apple’s iDisk.

"The ScanSnap S1500 and S1500M will appeal to business professionals looking for a robust feature-rich personal scanner for their desktops," said Steve Oblin, Fujitsu’s Marketing Manager for Imaging Products. "The latest ScanSnap scanners offer enhanced speed and connectivity, intelligent software functions, as well as a foundation for digital document management for small offices."

Simple, Versatile, Robust

The ScanSnap S1500 and S1500M come bundled with advanced new 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 PDF images automatically selecting the page size, the page orientation, colour setting and determining whether it’s a double-sided or single-sided scan. At the same time, new ultrasonic paper feed detection senses multi-feeds and provides users with an additional layer of security in avoiding lost images.

The new scanners feature a faster scanning speed of 20 double-sided pages per minute (40 images per minute) at resolutions up to 300 dpi. With the newly designed Quick Menu, users can choose scan to e-mail, scan to Microsoft Word, Excel or PowerPoint, or save scans to selectable folders; users can also send scans directly to a printer.

Intelligent Software Functions

The Fujitsu ScanSnap S1500 for PC comes bundled with Adobe Acrobat 9 Standard and new versions of ScanSnap Organizer and Scan to SharePoint software to help users manage their paperwork more efficiently. CardMinder business card scanning software is also included to provide simple connectivity to Outlook, Outlook Express, ACT!, GoldMine or an Excel file.

Fujitsu ScanSnap S1500M - What's New for Mac Users

Supporting Mac OS X v10.4 and 10.5 on Intel or PowerPC based computers, the S1500M comes bundled with Adobe Acrobat 8 Professional and Cardiris Business Card software. 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 and Now Contact.

Additional Fujitsu ScanSnap S1500 and S1500M Features

One button searchable PDF, PDF and JPEG scanning
Dual 600dpi color CCD optical scanning array
Automatic colour and greyscale detection
Automatic blank page detection and deletion
Automatic paper size detection
Automatic image de-skew
Business card scanning and export capabilities
Integrated, power-saving automatic document-feed cover
Integrated ENERGY STAR and Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) compliance

Pricing and Availability

The Fujitsu ScanSnap S1500 and ScanSnap S1500M are available now for $595 CAD through Fujitsu resellers and retailers across Canada.

The Fujitsu Service Advantage

The Fujitsu ScanSnap scanner comes standard with a 1-year Advance Exchange warranty which provides the customer with an advance replacement scanner in the event of a hardware failure.

About Fujitsu Canada

Fujitsu Canada, Inc. provides a complete portfolio of business technology services, computing platforms, and industry solutions. Fujitsu platform products are based on integrated document management and imaging systems , as well as scalable, reliable and high-performance server, storage, software, point-of-sale, and mobile technologies. Fujitsu combines its renowned platform offerings with a full suite of onshore, near shore and offshore system integration, outsourcing, and datacenter services covering applications, operations, infrastructure, customer service, and multi-vendor lifecycle services. Fujitsu provides industry-specific solutions for retail, manufacturing, healthcare, government, education, financial services, and telecommunications sectors.
For more information, please see: http://solutions.ca.fujitsu.com/

About Fujitsu

Fujitsu is a leading provider of IT-based business solutions for the global marketplace. With approximately 175,000 employees supporting customers in 70 countries, Fujitsu combines a worldwide corps of systems and services experts with highly reliable computing and communications products and advanced microelectronics to deliver added value to customers. Headquartered in Tokyo, Fujitsu Limited (TSE:6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.6 trillion yen (US$47 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2009.
For more information, please see: http://www.fujitsu.com

Press Contact - FCI

Irving Frydman
directeur national, Communications marketing


Phone: Phone: 905-286-3422
Fax: 1-800-263-8716
E-mail: E-mail: ifrydman@fujitsu.ca
Company:Fujitsu Canada


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Date: April 29, 2009
City: Mississauga, ON
Company: Fujitsu Canada, Inc.