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Fujitsu Announces the Launch of Next-Generation ScanSnap "iX500"

Built-in Wi-Fi functionality enables users to scan directly to a smartphone or tablet

Fujitsu Hong Kong Limited

Hong Kong, January 07, 2013

Fujitsu, the leading ICT solutions and services provider, today announced the launch of ScanSnap iX500, the next-generation model from the best-selling ScanSnap series(1), which delivers simple and speedy paper-to-PDF digitization in a compact design.

ScanSnap iX500

Compatible with both Windows® / Mac Operating Systems

More and more personal and professional users around the world choose ScanSnap series personal scanners because they deliver speedy, "One Touch" document digitization to PDF files.

ScanSnap series personal scanners are gaining popularity globally, “Professionals such as doctors, accountants, architects and lawyers who need to handle large amount of documents on a daily basis, enjoy the high-quality and efficient scanning experience provided by the compact ScanSnap series scanners,” said Mr Yusuke Yamamoto, Business Manager, Imaging Business Division, Fujitsu Hong Kong Limited

The successor to the best-selling model "S1500/S1500M", "iX500" is a next-generation scanner that significantly expands the cloud market by linking with cloud services and smartphones/tablets. The external appearance has been renewed as a sophisticated and smart design themed in piano black. The iX500 is equipped with a newly developed image-processing engine "GI" processor² that supports the latest interfaces (Wi-Fi, USB3.0). In addition to being able to scan directly to a smartphone/tablet via Wi-Fi, the scan speed and paper feeding performance are significantly upgraded. The software has also been enhanced that the iX500 is more convenient to use than its predecessor.

Not only have the functions and performance been improved, but also the next-generation scanner iX500 enables users to efficiently digitize documents in "simple", "compact", and "speedy" ways, and will continue to evolve your lifestyle.

PRODUCT FEATURES

1. The scan environment has been upgraded centered around a newly developed image processing engine "GI" processor
The hardware has been revolutionized, equipping the iX500 with an image processing engine "GI" processor and brake rollers suitable for scanning large volumes of documents at high speed. Thus, users can digitize documents both carefree and efficiently.

(1) Ability to forward scan data from iX500 to a smartphone/tablet via a Wi-Fi connection
Users can now forward image data from iX500 stand-alone directly to a smartphone/tablet via a Wi-Fi connection³. The data of the scanned document is saved in PDF format (JPEG format also is available) directly on the smartphone or tablet, so users can capture short documents and memos as image data "simply" as extremely easy-to-see image data with the sense of using a digital camera.

(2) Improved speed performance of 25 sheets / minute (25% increase from previous model at color 300dpi)
In addition to computers, the iX500 achieves high-speed, stable scanning when connected to a smartphone or tablet 4 via Wi-Fi. It automatically detects the size of the document, its color, and whether it is single-sided or double-sided, so that users can digitize documents surprisingly "easily" and "speedily".

(3) Durable paper feeding performance when scanning large volumes of documents and at high speed
Inheriting the paper feeding technology we have cultivated in our professional-use image scanners that have the world's number one market share 5 , a professional-use document separation method using brake rollers has been adopted for the first time in a ScanSnap series model. This results in maximized paper feeding performance and reliability of iX500 6 . Furthermore, ultrasonic sensors to detect multifeeding are mounted, enabling users to scan large volumes of documents with confidence.

2. Usability of software has been significantly improved

(1) Operability of Quick Menu has been upgraded
By providing a "Favorites" mode in the popular Quick Menu, users can now easily select how to utilize the scanned image data. Users can easily display the linked applications and cloud services just as they like. Furthermore, when scanning business cards, a "Recommendation" feature has been added to automatically display related applications from the Quick Menu. Since the Quick Menu is displayed according to the type of document the users scan and the functions that they use daily, users never are at a loss as to which function to use.

(2) The creation of searchable PDFs has been significantly accelerated
The creation of highly-rated searchable PDFs 7 has been greatly accelerated by parallel scanning and OCR processing (reduces scanning time up to 45% compared to previous model 8 ). Since users can create them at practically the same speed as normal PDF files, users can use searchable PDF files as they are immediately with cloud services and applications.

(3) Business card management has been improved and integrated with "CardMinder" software
The global version of the business card management software "CardMinder" (Windows ® version and Mac OS version) supporting business cards in 11 languages including Chinese (Traditional and Simplified), English, Japanese, and is bundled as standard.

3. "Deluxe" model bundled with Rack2-Filer SmartV1.0 with Magic Desktop V1.0 to be launched simultaneously
A set model bundled with the filing software "Rack2-Filer Smart V1.0 with Magic Desktop V1.0" is being launched simultaneously as "ScanSnap iX500 Deluxe". The current models "S1300i" and "S1100" also are being launched as the similar set models "ScanSnap S1300i Deluxe" and "ScanSnap S1100 Deluxe", respectively.

- Latest version of "ScanSnap Connect Application" to be launched
"ScanSnap Connect Application" will be available as a free download9 from Google Play and App Store from January 7 2013. Products equipped with iOS 4.3 or later or Android™ OS 2.2 or later are supported. Fujitsu does not guarantee that "ScanSnap Connect Application" will work on all devices running Android OS 2.2 or later. Please check the following Fujitsu global site product information page described below for latest support information.

List price and release date of iX500
The ScanSnap iX500 will be available in January 2013 at designated outlets at a suggested price of HKD3,900.


Trademars:

- ScanSnap, CardMinder, Rack2-Filer Smart and Magic Desktop are registered trademarks or trademarks of PFU Limited in Japan.

- Windows is either a registered trademark or trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.

- Wi-Fi is a trademark of Wi-Fi Alliance.

- Android is a trademark of Google Inc.

- Mac and Mac OS are trademarks of Apple, Inc.

- Other company names and product names are the registered trademarks or trademarks of the respective companies.


Note:

(1) ScanSnap scanners can be purchased in designated computer retailers.

(2) A "GI" processor is a processor developed independently by our company that is equipped with a dual-core CPU using SoC (system-on-chip) to both perform image processing at the scanner itself and support the latest interfaces (Wi-Fi, USB3.0).

(3) A Wi-Fi access point / router are required to establish a Wi-Fi connection. Also, the latest version of "ScanSnap Connect Application" must be installed on a smart phone / tablet.

(4) The scan speed described here is the maximum speed of the hardware, while the actual scan time also includes the processing time of the software such as the time required to transfer data.

(5) According to Fujitsu's estimates.

(6) The recommended replacement cycle for dedicated consumables (roller set) is one year or 200,000 sheets. (up to 2 times that of previous model)

(7) OCR (Optical Character Recognition) processing is performed when scanning, and a PDF is created adding text information.

(8) This is the value measured by our company when scanning various documents prescribed by our company under identical conditions (processing 20 pages (10 sheets in duplex) of 6 types of documents at 200dpi in iX500's recommended PC environment). The amount of processing time reduced varies depending on your operating environment and content of the documents.

(9) The customer is responsible for any data transmission costs that come from downloading the free app.


Fujitsu global site product information-
http://www.fujitsu.com/global/products/computing/peripheral/scanners/

ScanSnap portal site-
http://scansnap.fujitsu.com/


All other company or product names mentioned herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners. Information provided in this press release is accurate at time of publication and is subject to change without advance notice.

About Fujitsu

Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company offering a full range of technology products, solutions and services. Approximately 162,000 Fujitsu people support customers in more than 100 countries. We use our experience and the power of ICT to shape the future of society with our customers. Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.8 trillion yen (US$46 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2014. For more information, please see www.fujitsu.com.

About Fujitsu Hong Kong

Fujitsu Hong Kong, a leading technology company, is one of the largest providers of customer-focused information technology and telecommunications (IT & T) solutions and services for organizations in Hong Kong. With more than 50 years of experience and as part of the Fujitsu Group -- a global family of IT & T infrastructure experts - Fujitsu Hong Kong extends its expertise across the enterprise and throughout the region. Fujitsu Hong Kong is able to support and optimize world-class IT & T infrastructure for organizations in the region that aim at gaining a global competitive edge for a sustainable future. Major customers include Government of HKSAR, Cathay Pacific Airways, PCCW, and more.
For more information, please see: http://www.fujitsu.com/hk/

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Date: 07 January, 2013
City: Hong Kong
Company: Fujitsu Hong Kong Limited