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Fujitsu Introduces New Enhanced Version of its Award-Winning ScanSnap™ Scanner for Mac®

More Scanning Speed, New Look, Improved Automatic Paper Size Detection, and Available I.R.I.S OCR and Business Card Reader Software Highlight New Fujitsu ScanSnap™ S500M


Sunnyvale, CA, November 13, 2006 — Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Inc., a market leader in document imaging scanners and services, today introduced an enhanced model of its award-winning Fujitsu ScanSnap™ scanning solution for Macintosh® users, the S500M, with 20 percent faster scanning speeds, improved automatic paper size detection and a new design that complements Mac® computers. Additionally, Fujitsu is offering customers the ability to incorporate optical character recognition (OCR) and business card reader functionality into their ScanSnap S500M applications with a mail-in rebate to receive free copies of Readiris™ Pro v11(full) software and Cardiris™ 3.5(full) software from I.R.I.S. Group (total value of $248.00 USD).

The Fujitsu ScanSnap S500M, supporting Mac OS® X v10.4 Tiger™ and Intel® or PowerPC® based computers, not only comes in a sleek, new design complementary to Mac computers, but is also equipped with improved scanning efficiency, producing scanning speeds of up to 18 pages per minute (ppm) for single-sided documents and 36 images per minute (ipm) for double-sided documents. Additionally, new and improved auto-document size detection allows users to automatically scan batches of mixed size documents, reducing operational requirements and improving ease of use. Simply drop any mixed sized document batches -- such as receipts or brochures -- into the 50-page automatic document feeder (ADF) and let the Fujitsu ScanSnap scanner’s document size detection functionality do the work.

Furthermore, for the first time, Fujitsu is offering customers a mail-in rebate to obtain free document management software from the I.R.I.S. Group, including Readiris Pro 11 software and Cardiris 3.5 software.

Readiris Pro 11 software quickly exports documents into formats such as Microsoft® Word, Excel®, PowerPoint®, and HTML. Designed for speed and accuracy, Readiris Pro 11 is the ideal tool to edit, save and share text that was previously on paper or locked in a PDF or an image. Cardiris 3.5 transforms business cards into editable information and can import contacts from external databases, export contacts to other contact managers and even synchronize them. In just a few clicks users can update the content of their electronic address book directly in their favorite contacts manager such as Microsoft Outlook® and Outlook Express personal information management software, ACT!® contact management software, Palm OS® operating system, Lotus Notes® software and GoldMine® software.

“Fujitsu has really enjoyed bringing the ScanSnap scanner to the Mac audience,” said Victor Kan, vice president, sales and marketing, Imaging Products Group, Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Inc. “Not only because it has been a successful introduction and gained a nice following from Mac users and aficionados, but also because of the passion the group shows for useful products. Many of them are as excited about ScanSnap as we are, which only adds extra motivation for the document imaging products team to continue to generate quality versions of the scanner. We think the new features and software options on the ScanSnap S500M are additions customers will be excited about.”

Fujitsu ScanSnap S500M – Scanning Made Simple

The Fujitsu ScanSnap S500M provides the Mac community customers with a powerful, affordable, and easy-to-use color scanner that allows business professionals to quickly convert paper documents to Adobe® Portable Document Format (PDF) files that are easily organized, shared and better protected. It is one of the highest speed, single-pass duplex ADF scanners available today that address the Apple community’s document imaging needs.

The Fujitsu ScanSnap scanning solution’s low-price, small foot print, ease of use and exceptional functionality make it the ideal document management solution for small- and mid-sized offices, as well as for distributed scanning in large office environments. The ScanSnap scanner’s “one-button” approach eliminates elaborate scanning applications and cumbersome driver interfaces. In addition, its “always on” convenience, connectivity, and amazingly small footprint allows the scanner to sit comfortably aside the business professional in the office.

Its predecessor, the Fujitsu ScanSnap fi-5110EOXM, received a Macworld® 2005 Editors’ Choice (Eddy) Award in the ‘Breakthrough Products’ category and was also the recipient of a MacDirectory® five-star review rating. The new ScanSnap S500M, in addition to its new features, incorporates all of the same innovative features and functionality that made the fi-5110EOXM a success, including:

  • 50-page automatic document feeder
  • Adobe® Acrobat® 7.0 Standard software bundle ($299 value - U.S. list)
  • High optical resolution up to 600dpi
  • Space saving compact design (only 6.2x11.2x6.2 inches -- smaller than a laptop computer or keyboard)
  • Dual 600dpi color CCD optical array for scanning both sides of a page
  • Automatic color detection
  • Automatic blank page detection and deletion
  • Automatic paper size detection
  • Automatic image de-skew
  • PDF “Thumbnail” viewing
  • Integrated, power-saving automatic document-feed cover
  • “Always On” Fujitsu ScanSnap Manager software
  • USB 2.0 support

Pricing and Rebate Information

The Fujitsu ScanSnap S500M is now available for $495 (U.S. list) through the Fujitsu Web site located at http://scansnap.fujitsu.com, via mail order catalogs, and via Fujitsu authorized resellers including, CDW (http://www.cdw.com), CDWG (http://www.cdwg.com), DELL (http://www.dell.com), Insight (http://www.insight.com),PCMall (http://www.pcmall.com).

Fujitsu is also offering a mail-in rebate to receive free copies of Readiris™ Pro v11 software and Cardiris™ 3.5 software from I.R.I.S. Group, giving customers the ability to incorporate OCR and business card reader functionality into their ScanSnap S500M applications. The mail in rebate form is available to download on the Fujitsu Computer Products of America web site, at http://www.fujitsu.com/downloads/COMP/fcpa/scanners/s500m-iris_rebate.pdf, or can be obtained through Fujitsu authorized resellers.

Additionally, Fujitsu has announced that the ScanSnap fi-5110EOXM will be available for a reduced price of $395 (U.S. list) through the Fujitsu web site, via mail order catalogs, and via Fujitsu authorized resellers.

The Fujitsu Service Advantage

The Fujitsu ScanSnap S500M scanner comes standard with a 1-year depot limited warranty. Additionally, the Advance Exchange™ service offering, the Fujitsu overnight replacement program, provides the customer a replacement scanner prior to shipment of any malfunctioned scanner back to Fujitsu. The Advance Exchange offering for the ScanSnap scanner is offered as an upgrade during the limited warranty period for only $59 or on a yearly basis post-warranty for only $99 at point of sale or $159 after sale (contract and agreement required for replacement unit).

For more information about Fujitsu services, contact a Fujitsu distribution partner or service sales at 800-301-9475 or visit http://www.ImagingService.com.


About Fujitsu

Fujitsu is a leading provider of customer-focused IT and communications solutions for the global marketplace. Pace-setting device technologies, highly reliable computing and communications products, and a worldwide corps of systems and services experts uniquely position Fujitsu to deliver comprehensive solutions that open up infinite possibilities for its customers' success. Headquartered in Tokyo, Fujitsu Limited (TSE:6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.7 trillion yen (US$44.5 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2005.
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About Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Inc.

Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Inc. conducts engineering and marketing activities in Sunnyvale, CA and sales operations throughout the United States. Fujitsu Computer Products of America currently offers products and services including scanners and scanner maintenance, hard disk drives, Magneto-Optical drives, palm vein recognition technology and 10Gb Ethernet switches. Fujitsu Computer Products of America is located at 1255 East Arques Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA, 94085. For more information about Fujitsu products and services, call us at 800-626-4686 or 408-746-7000.
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