-- Armed with industry leading colored background character recognition search technology(*) to facilitate easy and speedy scanning --
(*)Japanese model only
On February 2, 2006, PFU (President: Yuji Hirose, Tokyo Head Office: Kawasaki, Kanagawa Prefecture) announced the launching of ScanSnap S500, the latest addition to its family of easy to use compact color duplex ADF scanners. The S500 comes armed with industry leading colored background character recognition technology(*1). Japanese sales of the ScanSnap(*2) S500 began on February 10, 2006. (Orders for the S500 began being accepted in Japan as of February 2, 2006)
ScanSnap "one touch" easy-to-use compact color duplex ADF scanners are being used by thousands of people around the world to digitize paper-based information.
The S500, the most recent addition to the ScanSnap family, comes armed with superior colored background character recognition search technology and improved OCR accuracy to offer the highest in e-document searchability.
In addition, the S500 automatically generates searchable PDF files when the linked computer is not busy performing other functions. Thus, it increases efficiency by using the computer when the user is not.
As a result, the S500 generates superior searchable PDF files in a speedy, hassle-free manner, enabling users to make the best use of scanned data.
ScanSnap S500 Main Features
(*1) ScanSnap S500's (Japanese model) character recognition technology extracts text from drawings and charts. Fujitsu's unique text and image pattern recognition technologies mutually compliment each other and enable the S500 to extract embedded text from various colored layouts as well as from low quality images that have undergone JPEG compression. The claim that the S500 includes industry leading colored background character recognition is based upon PFU Limited research and stood true as of February 2, 2006.
(*2) ScanSnap scanners can be purchased in Japan through PFU Limited, Fujitsu Limited and Fujitsu Group Companies as well as at various national computer and electronics retailers.