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ScanSnap iX500


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Product Information
ScanSnap iX500

Features
Feature

Enhanced with new features
  • Connect iX500 to computer via Wi-Fi NEW
  • Can forward scanned data to a mobile device via Wi-Fi
  • Can scan at high speed with a "GI processor"
  • Can feed paper reliably using "Brake rollers"
  • The Quick Menu is now even more user-friendly
  • Renovated body design

Premium bundled software
  • Adobe® Acrobat® Standard
  • CardMinder (Win / Mac)
Windows® XP Windows Vista® Windows® 7 Windows® 8 Windows® 8.1 Mac OS X v10.6 Mac OS X v10.7 OS X v10.8 OS X v10.9    

Reliable Technical


ENERGY STAR® compliance PFU Limited, a Fujitsu company, has determined that this product meets the ENERGY STAR® guidelines for energy efficiency. ENERGY STAR® is a registered trademark of the United States.

Bundled with Adobe® Acrobat® Standard

POWERED BY ABBYY® FineReader® OCR
ABBYY® FineReader® OCR

ABBYY™ FineReader™ Engine ©2011 ABBYY. OCR by ABBYY
ABBYY and FineReader are trademarks of ABBYY.


General Specifications

Parameter Specification
Product name ScanSnap iX500
Model number FI-IX500
Scanner type ADF (Automatic Document Feeder), Duplex scanning
Scanning modes Color, grayscale, monochrome, automatic (color / grayscale / monochrome(Note3) detection)
Image sensor Color CIS x 2 (front x 1, back x 1)
Light Source 3 Color LED (Red / Green / Blue)
Scanning speed (Note1)
(A4 portrait)
Auto mode (Note2) Simplex / Duplex: 25 ppm
Normal mode Color / Grayscale: 150 dpi, Monochrome: 300 dpi
Simplex / Duplex: 25 ppm
Better mode Color / Grayscale: 200 dpi, Monochrome: 400 dpi
Simplex / Duplex: 25 ppm
Best mode Color / Grayscale: 300 dpi, Monochrome: 600 dpi
Simplex / Duplex: 25 ppm
Excellent mode(Note3) Color / Grayscale: 600 dpi, Monochrome: 1,200 dpi
Simplex / Duplex: 7 ppm
Document size Normal mode without Carrier Sheet A4, A5, A6, B5, B6, Business card, Post card, Letter, Legal and Custom sizes (Max: 216 mm x 360 mm (8.5 in. x 14.17 in.), Min: 50.8 mm x 50.8 mm (2 in. x 2 in.)) (Note3)/ Automatically recognizes document size
Normal mode with Carrier Sheet (Note3) Use of a carrier sheet permits the scanning of A3, B4, 11 in. x 17 in. and photographs as well as the document sizes that are listed above
Long paper scanning (Note3)(Note4) 863 mm (34 in.)
Paper weight (Thickness)
  • 40 g/m2 to 209 g/m2 (11 lb to 56 lb)
  • A8 size: 127 g/m2 to 209 g/m2 or 34 lb to 56 lb
  • Cards (ISO7810 ID-1 type conforming) can be used. (thickness 0.76 mm or less) 
    Embossed card : useable (Landscape only)
Paper chute capacity (Note5) Maximum 50 sheets (A4, 80 g/m² or 21 lb)
USB Interface USB3.0 (USB2.0 / USB1.1 Supported) (Note6)
Wi-Fi Interface (Note7) Observed standards IEEE802.11b / IEEE802.11g / IEEE802.11n
Communication mode Infrastructure mode
Frequency (Note8) 2.412 GHz to 2.462 GHz / 2.412 GHz to 2.472 GHz
Communication distance Indoors, 50 m (Recommended: indoors, within 25 m)
*May vary depending on the surrounding environment and the access point to be connected
Security (Note9) WPA-PSK (TKIP / AES), WPA2-PSK (TKIP / AES), WEP (64-bit / 128-bit)
Easy installation WPS2.0 supported (button / PIN code)
Power requirement AC 100 V to 240 V, 50 Hz / 60 Hz
Power consumption USB connected During operation: 20 W or less,
During sleep mode: 1.6 W or less (Wi-Fi Switch Off)
Wi-Fi connected During operation: 20 W or less,
During sleep mode: 2.5 W or less
Operation Environment Temperature: 5 °C to 35 °C (41 °F to 95 °F)
Relative humidity: 20 % to 80 % (Non-condensing)
Dimensions (W x D x H) (Note10) 292 mm (Width) x 159 mm (Depth) x 168 mm (Height)
(11.5 in. x 6.2 in. x 6.6 in.)
Device weight 3.0 kg (6.62 lb)
Environmental compliance ENERGY STAR® / RoHS
Multi-feed detection Supported (Standard) ultrasonic multi-feed defection sensor
Driver Specific driver
  • Windows®: Does not support TWAIN / ISIS™
  • Mac OS: Does not support TWAIN

[Note]

  1. Scanning speeds may vary due to the system environment used.
  2. Documents measuring approximately 148 mm in length or less are scanned in "Best mode", while other documents are scanned in "Better mode".
  3. Only computer connection
  4. ScanSnap iX500 is capable of scanning documents that exceed A4 size in length. It supports the scanning of longer documents in all modes, except for "Excellent mode".
  5. Maximum capacity varies, depending upon paper weight.
  6. Some computers do not recognize the ScanSnap when it is connected to a USB 3.0 port. In this case, please use a USB 2.0 port.
  7. Mobile devices that can be connected include iPad / iPhone / iPod touch and Android™ devices. Refer to the "ScanSnap Connect Application" page for details.
  8. Values depends on country.
  9. IEEE802.1X Authentication is not supported.
  10. Excluding the stacker and other external attachments.

ScanSnap iX500 System Requirements

Windows®

Compatible operating systems Windows® 8 / 8.1
(32-bit / 64-bit)
Windows ® 7
(32-bit / 64-bit)
SP1 or later
Windows Vista®
(32-bit / 64-bit)
SP2 or later
Windows® XP
(32-bit)
SP3 or later
Driver / Applications(Note1) (Note2) ScanSnap Manager V6.0(Note3) Supported Supported Supported Supported
ScanSnap Organizer V5.0 Supported Supported Supported Supported
CardMinder™ V5.0 Supported Supported Supported Supported
ABBYY FineReader for ScanSnap™ 5.0 Supported Supported Supported Supported
Scan to Microsoft® SharePoint® 3.4 Supported Supported Supported Supported
Adobe® Acrobat® Standard Please refer to the Web site of Adobe Systems Incorporated for latest support information.
Evernote for Win 4.5 Supported Supported Supported Supported
Hardware Requirements(Note4) CPU (Note5) Intel® Core™ 2 Duo 2.2 GHz or higher
(Recommended: Intel® Core™ i5 2.5 GHz or higher)
Memory capacity (Note5) 64-bit: 2 GB or more (Recommended: 4 GB or more)
32-bit: 1 GB or more (Recommended: 4 GB or more)
Display 1,024 pixels × 768 pixels or higher 800 pixels x 600 pixels or higher
Disk capacity (Note6) 4.5GB free hard disc space for installation
DVD-ROM drive Required for installation (Note7)
USB port (Note5)(Note8) USB3.0 (Note9) / USB2.0 / USB1.1

[Note]

  1. This product supports Microsoft® Windows®.
  2. Please refer to the Software Downloads for latest support information.
  3. It is necessary to update ScanSnap Manager to V6.1 in order to use the Wi-Fi connectivity between iX500 and a computer.
  4. The ScanSnap device may not work if the connected computer does not meet these requirements.
  5. Scanning speeds may drop if recommended CPU, memory capacity and USB 1.1 requirements are not met.
  6. .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 will be installed (requires 500 MB of disk space) together with either ScanSnap Manager, ScanSnap Organizer or CardMinder™ for systems that do not have .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 installed.
  7. If you have no DVD-ROM drive, please visit the following web page: http://scansnap.fujitsu.com/g-support/en/
  8. ScanSnap operates on both USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 without any difference in performance.
  9. Some computers do not recognize the ScanSnap when it is connected to a USB3.0 port. In this case, please use a USB2.0 port.

* System requirements may change depending on the duration of support and the support policy of the companies that make the software listed in the table above.


Mac OS

Compatible operating systems Mac OS X
v10.9
Mac OS X
v10.8
Mac OS X
v10.7
(Recommended: 10.7.4 or later)
Mac OS X
v10.6
(Recommended: 10.6.8)
Driver / Applications (Note1)(Note2) ScanSnap Manager V6.0 (Note3) Supported Supported Supported Supported
CardMinder™ V5.0 Supported Supported Supported Supported
ABBYY FineReader for ScanSnap™ 5.0 Supported Supported Supported Supported
ABBYY FineReader Express Edition for Mac 8.3 Supported Supported Supported Supported
Evernote for Win 4.5 Supported Supported Supported Supported
Hardware requirements(Note4) CPU (Note5) Intel® Core™ 2 Duo 2.4 GHz or higher
(Recommended: Intel® Core™ i5 2.5 GHz or higher)
Memory capacity(Note5) 64-bit: 2 GB or more (Recommended: 4 GB or more)
32-bit: 1 GB or more (Recommended: 4 GB or more)
Display 1,024 pixels x 768 pixels or higher 800 pixels x 600 pixels or higher
Disk capacityNote6 4.5 GB free hard disc space for installation
DVD-ROM drive Required for installation (Note7)
USB port (Note5)(Note8) USB3.0 (Note9) / USB2.0 / USB1.1

[Note]

  1. This product supports Mac operating systems.
  2. Please refer to the Software Downloads for latest support information.
  3. It is necessary to update ScanSnap Manager to V6.1 in order to use the Wi-Fi connectivity between iX500 and a computer.
  4. The ScanSnap device may not work if the connected computer does not meet these requirement.
  5. Scanning speeds may drop if recommended CPU, memory capacity and USB 1.1 requirements are not met.
  6. .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 will be installed (requires 500 MB of disk space) together with either ScanSnap Manager, ScanSnap Organizer or CardMinder for systems that do not have .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 installed.
  7. If you have no DVD-ROM drive, please visit the following web page: http://scansnap.fujitsu.com/g-support/en/
  8. ScanSnap operates on both USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 without any difference in performance.
  9. Some computers do not recognize the ScanSnap when it is connected to a USB 3.0 port. In this case, please use a USB 2.0 port. 

* System requirements may change depending on the duration of support and the support policy of the companies that make the software listed in the table above.


Rack2-Filer Smart V1.0 / Magic Desktop V1.0 (Note1)(Note2)(Note3)
System Requirements

Compatible operating systems Windows® 8 / 8.1
(32-bit / 64-bit) (Note4)
Windows® 7
(32-bit / 64-bit)
SP1 or later
Windows Vista®
(32-bit / 64-bit)
SP2 or later
Windows® XP
(32-bit)
SP3 or later
Hardware requirements CPU Intel® Pentium® 4 1.8 GHz or higher
(Recommended: Intel® Core™ 2 Duo 2.2 GHz or higher)
Memory capacity 2 GB or more (Recommended: 4 GB or more)
Display 1,024 pixels x 768 pixels or higher
Disk capacity System drive (Note5) - 64-bit: 2 GB or more -
32-bit: 850 MB or more
Installation drive 1GB or more disc space*
*Additional space is required for the data created by Rack2-Filer Smart and Magic Desktop
Supported scanners ScanSnap iX500, S1500, S1300i, S1300, S1100
Supported mobile devices iOS Model iPad series, iPhone series (4 or later), iPod touch series (4th generation or later)
OS iOS 4.3 or later
Application Rack2-Filer Smart for iOS1.1.0 or later
Android Model Wi-Fi equipped device with Android OS 2.2 or later
OS Android OS 2.2 or later
Application Rack2-Filer Smart for Android 1.1.1 or later

[Note]

  1. This product only supports Microsoft® Windows®.
  2. Please refer to the Rack2-Filer Smart Web site and the Magic Desktop Web site.
  3. When installing Magic Desktop, Internet connection is required.
  4. Rack2-Filer Smart and Magic Desktop runs as a desktop application.
  5. This is the free capacity required when .NET Framework 4 or later is not installed.

Software

Software Windows® Mac OS
Driver (Note1)(Note2)(Note3) ScanSnap Manager V6.0 ScanSnap Manager V6.0
Applications ScanSnap Organizer V5.0 -
CardMinder™ V5.0 CardMinder™ V5.0
ABBYY FineReader for ScanSnap™ 5.0 ABBYY FineReader for ScanSnap™ 5.0
- ABBYY FineReader Express Edition for Mac 8.3
Scan to Microsoft® SharePoint® 3.4 -
Adobe® Acrobat® Standard -
Evernote for Win 4.5 Evernote for Mac 3.3

[Note]

  1. TWAIN or ISIS™ applications cannot be used directly.
  2. “One Touch” image file (JPEG, PDF and searchable PDF) generation.
    These functions are operable with ScanSnap Manager (ScanSnap specific driver).
  3. It is necessary to update ScanSnap Manager to V6.1 in order to use the Wi-Fi connectivity between iX500 and a computer.

Options

Description Model number Remarks
ScanSnap Carrier Sheets (Note1) PA03360-0013 5 Carrier Sheets
Intended for ScanSnap iX500, S1500, S1500M, S510, S510M, S500, S500M and ScanSnap fi-5110EOX series scanners
ScanSnap Bag PA03951-0651 Intended for ScanSnap iX500, S1500, S1500M, S510, S510M, S500, S500M and ScanSnap fi-5110EOX series scanners and included items

[Note]

  1. Although ScanSnap Carrier Sheets have a listed lifespan of 500 scans, the lifespan may vary with usage. ScanSnap Carrier sheets are intended to scan paper documents with weights of 127 g/m2 or less. They also support the scanning of folded documents that are as large as 216 mm x 297 mm.

Included Items


  • ScanSnap
  • AC cable
  • AC adapter
  • USB cable (USB 3.0 supported)
  • Safety Precautions
  • Setup DVD-ROM
  • Adobe® Acrobat® DVD-ROM
  • ScanSnap Carrier Sheet
  • Rack2-Filer Smart with Magic Desktop
    (Bundled with ScanSnap iX500 Deluxe)

Consumables

We recommend the use of our genuine products for the consumables. Failures, troubles, and damage of this product resulting from the use of consumables other than our genuine products are subject to repair fees even within the warranty period.
Description Model number Remarks
Roller Set PA03656-0001 Lifetime: Every 200,000 sheets or one year.
(For ScanSnap iX500 only)
Cleaner F1 PA03950-0352 100 ml bottle
For use on the Brake roller and Pick roller
Cleaning Wipe PA03950-0419 1 pack (24 sheets)
For use on the Brake roller and Pick roller

*These recommended lifetimes are for 80 g/m2 (21 lb) A4 sized documents. Therefore, appropriate replacement lifetimes may vary for other document types.




This scanner is designed to digitize materials that can be reproduced lawfully, in accordance with applicable copyright regulations and other laws. ScanSnap users are responsible for how they use this scanner. It is imperative that ScanSnap users comply with all applicable local rules and laws, including, without limitation, copyright laws when using this scanner.

  • ABBYY™ FineReader™ Engine ©2011 ABBYY. OCR by ABBYY
    ABBY and FineReader are trademarks of ABBYY.
  • Adobe, Acrobat are either registered trademarks or tradenames of Adobe Systems Incorporated in the United States and/or other countries.
  • Evernote is a registered trademark or trademark of Evernote Corporation.
  • Google, Google Docs, Android and Google Play are registered trademarks or trademarks of Google Inc.
  • Intel, Pentium, and Intel Core are registered trademarks or trademarks of Intel Corporation in the United States and other countries.
  • ISIS™ is a registered trademark of EMC Corporation in the United States.
  • Mac, Mac OS, OS X, iPad, iPhone and App Store are trademarks of Apple Inc.
  • Microsoft, Windows, Windows Vista, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint and Internet Explorer are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.
  • Word is the product of Microsoft Corporation in the United States.
  • Salesforce and Salesforce CRM are registered trademarks or trademarks of salesforce.com, inc. in the United States and other countries.
  • ScanSnap, ScanSnap logo, ScanSnap Manager, ScanSnap Organizer, CardMinder and Rack2-Filer are registered trademarks or trademarks of PFU LIMITED in Japan.
  • Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi Protected Setup are trademarks of Wi-Fi Alliance.
  • Other company names and product names are the registered trademarks or trademarks of the respective companies.

Specifications are subject to change without notice.