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Introduction of FUJITSU Image Scanner fi-Series.

PFU Launches the fi-5900C A3 Duplex High Speed Color Scanner

-- Scans at a Class Dominating 100ppm (200ipm)! --

On February 14, 2006, PFU (President: Yuji Hirose, Tokyo Head Office: Kawasaki, Kanagawa Prefecture) announced the Japanese launching of its class dominating (*1) A3 duplex 100ppm (200ipm) high speed color ADF fi-5900C scanner. He also indicated that the newest member of its Fujitsu fi-Series (*2) line-up will be launched globally at a later date.

fi-5900C (A3 duplex ADF model) In 2005, PFU realized that the implementation of various compliance laws across the globe would lead to an increased need for scanners that are capable of digitizing massive volumes of paper documents. A perceived need that it met by developing the all new 100ppm (200ipm, portrait) capable fi-5900C.
In addition to being fast, the fi-5900C is armed with an array of features and functions that improve pre and post scanning efficiencies; thus cutting down on lost scanning time.

fi-5900C Main Features

  1. Class dominating 100ppm (200ipm) scanning speed!
    Use of high speed CCD image sensors along with the latest in image processing circuitry enables the fi-5900C to scan color A4 documents at a speedy 100ppm (200ipm) (200/300dpi, portrait). Incorporating all of this technology into the fi-5900C enables it to digitize an incredible one hundred thousand pages per day.
  2. Efficient pre and post scanning processing!
    The fi-5900C’s ability to scan mixed batch documents containing paper of varying sizes, weights and colors virtually eliminates pre-scanning preparation needs. Also, the fi-5900C is equipped with an “active stacking tray” that automatically maintains a constant height, ensuring that scanned documents are always stacked in a neat and orderly fashion. The result is extreme scanning efficiency for the user.
  3. Reduced lost scanning time
    The fi-5900C reduces lost scanning time to a minimum.
    1) Multi-feed detection feature
    This feature uses three ultrasonic multi-feed sensors to detect whenever two or more sheets of paper have been simultaneously fed into the scanner, regardless of document weight, size or color.
    2) Document protection feature
    This function detects whenever a jam is about to occur and immediately halts the scanning process to ensure that original documents are not damaged.
    3) Anti-corner cutting feature
    This feature detects whenever a document is being improperly fed into the scanner and adjusts the timing of the scanning process to realign this sheet of paper. By ensuring that each document is properly scanned, the cutting of corners out of skewed images will become a problem of the past.
  4. Environmental compatibility
    In addition to being fully compliant with the RoHS Act (*3), a European regulation, the fi-5900C is an Energy Star® compatible product that ranks among the top scanners in its class when in sleep mode.

Other features

  • The automatic color detection function recognizes both color as well as black and white documents and saves them accordingly.
  • The fi-5900C comes bundled with the highly renown Kofax VirtualReScan™ (VRS4.0 Plus) circuitry / software combination that guarantees speedy high quality scanning, regardless of whatever it is scanning.
  • It also supports both an optional pre-imprinter and a post-imprinter, which assist with document management and reference purposes by printing information on original paper documents.


  • Any company / product names appearing in this press release may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.

*1 This statement stood true for color ADF scanners that are priced at less than three million yen as of February 14, 2006.
*2 FUJITSU "fi-Series" document scanners are marketed globally as a single brand by PFU Limited, Fujitsu and Fujitsu Group Companies.
*3 RoHS is short for Restriction of the use of certain Hazardous Substances in electrical and electronic equipment, a European Union toxic substance control regulation. This regulation, which becomes effective on July 1, 2006, forbids the use of six hazardous substances (lead, mercury, cadmium, hexavalent chromium, PBB and PBDE) in electrical and electronic equipment sold in the European Union.

Contact for the press:
Management and Planning Department, PFU
TEL: 044-540-4540

Contact for customers:
Sales Dep. 1, Imaging Business Sales Div., Products Group, PFU
TEL: 044-540-4538