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ScanSnap S1500 for PC (discontinued)

Compact, easy to use 'one touch' scanner for Windows

A complete desktop solution, simply press one scanner button to convert colour or mono multi page, double sided documents into digital PDF files which you can file, organise, share and email.

Key features

  • 20ppm Simplex/40ipm Duplex
  • 50 page ADF
  • Scan from business card to A3 size
  • Bundled with Adobe Acrobat X Standard
  • Scan directly to editable Word, Excel and PowerPoint 2003
  • Scan to iPad®, iPhone® Android™ or Kindle™ devices
  • Scan to cloud services such as Dropbox, Evernote®, Google Docs™ and SugarSync

More information

We recommend the following replacement model: ScanSnap iX500

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A complete desktop solution, simply press one scanner button to convert colour or mono multi page, double sided documents into digital PDF files which you can file, organise, share and email.

The Quick Menu allows users to maximise their productivity with the S1500, just insert pages, press Scan, select destination function from the Quick Menu

The ScanSnap S1500 comes with a linking function to popular cloud services including Dropbox, Google Docs, Evernote, SugarSync and Salesforce CRM. It is now easy to seamlessly link and save your scanned image data virtually anywhere and anytime.

Scan to iPad, iPhone and now Android™ or Kindle™ devices* via the downloadable ScanSnap Connect application. Upload your document fast, securely and easily; instantly display and share. If no scanning interface is available Windows users can select the ‘ScanSnap folder’ option within the cloud application which then allows you to scan directly to the cloud through the import capability.

For existing ScanSnap users, ScanSnap Manager and ScanSnap Organiser may need to be updated. Visit for further details.

*The application supports many devices running Android 2.2 or later versions. For a list of Android smartphones/tablets supported, go to:

The ScanSnap software automatically creates Adobe PDF files which have become the de-facto standard for document exchange, enabling you to send documents anywhere in the world safe in the knowledge the recipient will see the document exactly as you see it. ScanSnap S1500 can also scan information directly into either Word, Excel or PowerPoint 2003 via OCR using the Scan2xxxx functions integrated into the ScanSnap software or Drag and drop files within ScanSnap Organizer to convert to Word, Excel or PowerPoint 2003 editable documents.

To make scanning as simple as possible, ScanSnap inspects each document to decide if a document should be scanned in black and white or colour, what the size of the page being scanned is and eliminate blank pages, all of which serve to speed the scanning operation and minimise your storage requirements. In addition each document will have misaligned text corrected (Auto Deskew) and each page will have its orientation automatically adjusted.

Using the supplied carrier sheet provides A3 scanning capability, A3 pages are folded and placed in the carrier sheet, when scanned, Scansnap will automatically stitch the 2 (front & back) images together to recreate the full A3 image The carrier sheet can also be used for scanning photos/documents which might be easily scratched or irregular shaped documents which are difficult to feed otherwise and may cause paper jams.

ScanSnap incorporates a 50 page automatic document feeder, duplex capability and colour scanning within a surprisingly small footprint and is supplied with a full version of Adobe® Acrobat® X Standard

Bundled Software

ScanSnap Manager [Windows & Mac]

  • Fast & easy creation of PDF documents
  • Easy access to predefined scanning profiles
  • Allows files to be renamed at scan time
  • Continuous scanning, easily create PDFs greater than the ADF capacity
  • Password protect PDF files
  • Auto orientation alignment
  • Scan A3 pages using Carrier sheet

ScanSnap Organizer [Windows only]

ScanSnap Organizer is a virtual filing cabinet which allows you to file, organise, email, print, OCR and browse your scanned documents without the need to open them in Acrobat. It can also convert Scansnap scanned PDF's into fully searchable PDF as a background process. PDFs can also be OCRed directly into Word, Excel and PowerPoint 2003 editable documents.

New Features

  • Intelligent Indexing by Keyword
  • Create Keyword by Zone OCR or by Marking character string
  • Intelligent Cropping, based on section marked by hi-lighter pen
  • Link with SharePoint libraries & view remotely stored document thumbnails in ScanSnap Organizer

ScanSnap CardMinder [Windows only]

This application will intelligently capture the information from business cards. Cardminder now includes IntelliSync which enables the data to be exported to a number of PM applications.

The information captured is available across the range of Windows applications, simply highlight a person or company name within your document or application, press Alt-F3 on the PC keyboard and the related business card images will pop onto your screen as an instant aide memoire of that persons job function, address, contact details etc.

The underlying database can be stored and exported to a variety of PIM software such as OutLook, ACT and Goldmine via the IntelliSync.

For your peace of mind the S1500 is covered by a 2 year Product Exchange warranty.

Note: The ScanSnap device driver does not support the TWAIN or ISIS protocol. Scanned images cannot be acquired directly from TWAIN or ISIS based applications

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Please find linked below a PDF outlining the technical specifications of the ScanSnap S1500 as well as details of the compatible operating systems and hardware requirements. For any further questions or queries please contact our technical support team on +44 (0) 20 8573 4444..

ScanSnap S1500 Brochure including General Technical Specifications

Model   ScanSnap S1500
Functional Specifications
Scanning Technology   CCD image sensor
Scanning Mode   Black and White / Grey Scale / Colour
Document Feeding Mode   ADF   Flatbed  
Yes No
ADF Capacity   50 sheets (A4, 80 g/m 2 or 20lb)
Document Size ADF minimum: A8
42.3 to 209.3 g/m²
ADF maximum: A4
42.3 to 209.3 g/m²
Up to A3 via carrier sheet
Flatbed: -
Scanning Speeds (200 or 300 dpi, Colour, Greyscale and Monochrome)
Output    Simplex   Duplex
A4 Portrait   20ppm 40 ipm
Bundled Software ScanSnap Organizer
ScanSnap Manager
Adobe Acrobat X Standard
Scan2Word, Scan2Excel, Scan2PowerPoint
ABBYY FineReader for ScanSnap™ Mac Edition
Rack2Filer- - Trial version
Functions Automatic deskew, Automatic rotation, Automatic colour detection, Page size detection
Interface(s) USB 2.0
System compatibility Windows® 8, Windows® 7, Vista™, XP (32bit)
Physical Specifications
Dimensions (Height x Width x Depth) 158mm x 292mm x 159mm
Weight 3.0kg
Power Requirement 100-240 ± 10%, 50/60Hz VAC
Power Consumption <35 VAC (operating), <4.5 W in sleep mode
Operating Temperature 5-35° C
Humidity (operating) 20-80% RH (non-condensing)
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Options and accessories for the S1500
Part Part number Remarks
ScanSnap Bag PA03951-0651 Carry-on bag for ScanSnap S1500 and included items
ScanSnap Carrier Sheet PA03360-0013A 5 Carrier Sheets for ScanSnap models
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Standard Warranty

2 year Advance Exchange within 1-2 days; Telephone and Online support; parts, labour and shipping included

Upgrade Options

1-5 year upgrades available on new scanners at time of scanner purchase or within 30 days of purchase, upgrades the warranty

Renewal Options

1-2 year renewals available when warranty or previous service plan has expired
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