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Fujitsu Introduces ScanSnap iX500 with New Added Function – Satisfying All your Scanning needs with WIFI

~ Simple, Speedy and Direct Scanning to your Smartphones and Tablets and Computer ~

Singapore, August 1, 2013 — Fujitsu, a leading provider of ICT-based business solutions today announced the launch of an improved version of ScanSnap iX500. Assistant Vice President of Fujitsu Imaging Products, Satoshi Yamada, has announced that the update for the new function is available from today to the high end model of the best-selling line of personal document scanners, the ScanSnap series.

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

The latest model, iX500, was released in January 2013. It is equipped with Wi-Fi function, can scan/save directly to Smartphone/Tablet and has high scanning speed and paper feeding performance cultivated from the professional-use document scanner.

Out of the numerous voices from the users since its release six months ago, Wi-Fi connectivity with computer which has particularly strong demand is now available. To this end, iX500 is even more user friendly with the new added function, and will continue to evolve your lifestyle.

Go Absolutely Wireless: PC, Mobile & Tablets

Besides Smartphone/Tablet, the update allows connecting the scanner to computer (Windows® / Mac OS) via Wi-Fi connection(1). When connecting via Wi-Fi, all functions, features and usability will be the same as connected via USB. This means high-speed scanning of 25 sheets/minute (color 300dpi)(2), all automated functions and linkage with various applications and cloud services can be used in the same way. Without the USB cable connecting to the computer, the scanner can now be placed anywhere.

Quick & Easy Update

Automatic update will be notified from “ScanSnap online update” installed in the computer after July 29th(3). Follow the instructions on screen to complete the update process. In addition, update can also be downloaded from the update of ScanSnap Manager (for Windows® / Mac OS) on the following Fujitsu global site product information page described below for latest support information.

Additional information for the improved version of the ScanSnap iX500is as follows:

• List Price & Product Release Date

  • The list price and product release dates may vary in different sales regions.

• Product Home Page


  • ScanSnap is a registered trademark of PFU Limited in Japan.
  • Windows is either a registered trademark or trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.
  • Mac and Mac OS are trademarks of Apple, Inc.
  • Wi-Fi is a trademark of Wi-Fi Alliance.
  • Other company names and product names are the registered trademarks or trademarks of the respective companies.

ScanSnap iX500

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A Wi-Fi access point/router is required to establish a Wi-Fi connection. Only one computer can be registered with Wi-Fi connection at a time. The scanner and computer need to be connected via USB cable when setting up and when switching the connecting computer for Wi-Fi connection.
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.
Internet connection is required, and the cost involved for download shall be borne by the user.

About Fujitsu

Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company offering a full range of technology products, solutions and services. Approximately 170,000 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 4.4 trillion yen (US$47 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2013. For more information, please see

About Fujitsu Asia

Fujitsu Asia was established in Singapore in 1997 to provide leadership in business development, technology innovation and customer support as regional headquarters for the Fujitsu group of companies in ASEAN. Building on Fujitsu’s three decades of experience in the ASEAN region and with a pool of highly skilled engineering talent, Fujitsu Asia is dedicated to providing comprehensive integrated IT-based business solutions that deliver tangible business value and enable customers to meet the challenges of the new global economy. Fujitsu Asia is a wholly owned subsidiary of Tokyo-based Fujitsu Limited (TSE:6702), a leading provider of IT-based business solutions for the global marketplace. For details, please visit:

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