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Fujitsu Asia Launches fi-5530C Colour Duplex A3 Scanner

Smallest duplex A3 scanner with ultrasonic multi-feed sensor

Fujitsu Asia Pte Ltd.

Singapore, December 15, 2005 photo of fi-5530Cs

Leading regional IT and communications solutions provider Fujitsu Asia Pte Ltd today launched the fi-5530C colour duplex A3 scanner, the smallest product in its class that uses ultrasonic multi-feed detection to make batch scanning more efficient.

Engineered to be an enhanced version of Fujitsu’s earlier fi-4530C scanner, the fi-5530C incorporates an ultrasonic multi-feed sensor that automatically detects if more than one document has been fed into the device’s automatic document feeder (ADF) at any time. This ensures that no document in a stack will be accidentally left unscanned, and results in complete batch scanning.

With Straight Paper Path technology, the ADF scanner digitises both sides of embossed cards (such as credit cards, driving licenses and identity cards) simultaneously, thus eliminating the hassle of having to digitise each side separately.

Colour, greyscale or monochrome documents can be scanned at an input resolution of 200 dots per inch (dpi). Simplex scanning of one-sided A4-sized documents in portrait orientation can be executed at 35 pages per minute (ppm) while duplex scanning of two-sided A4-sized portrait documents can be performed at 70 images per minute (ipm).

The fi-5530C offers true 600dpi optical resolution, which enables it to precisely capture intricate details in documents such as fine lines, small text and cluttered diagrams. Output images can be produced at resolutions between 50dpi and 600dpi. Output resolutions can be adjusted in 1dpi increments, giving users tremendous control over the quality and size of each output file.

Designed to digitise up to 5,000 sheets – such as cards, paper, photographs and transparencies – per day, the fi-5530C supports documents of sizes ranging from A8 (52mm x 74mm) to A3 (297mm x 420mm). The ADF holds a maximum of 100 sheets, each with a maximum permissible length of 34 inches (about 864mm).

Output files are stored in Portable Document Format (PDF) using the bundled Adobe Acrobat 7.0 (standard version) program, which allows users to:

  • Locate, print and view PDF files
  • Create PDF documents from numerous applications
  • Combine several files into a single PDF document
  • Protect documents via passwords
  • Organise comments from multiple reviewers with sorting and filtering tools

In addition, the fi-5530C supports an optional duplex imprinter – available separately – that allows document names or codes to be printed on the scanned documents, for easy reference in future.

Designed with a foldable output tray, the fi-5530C has a small footprint and thus is ideal for scanning documents within the confines of a cramped environment. Possible areas of deployment include verticals such as banking, education, finance, healthcare and manufacturing.

The new Fujitsu fi-5530C colour duplex A3 scanner is priced at S$4,760 and is available immediately. Refer to the Appendix, visit or contact Fujitsu Asia at 6512-7555/7431 for more details.


fi-5530C Technical Specifications

Parameter Specification
Product name fi-5530C
Scanner type ADF (Automatic Document Feeder)
Scanning modes Simplex / Duplex, colour / grayscale / monochrome
Image sensor type Colour CCD (Charge-coupled device) x 2
Light source White cold cathode discharge lamp
Scanning range Maximum: A3 (297mm x 420mm or 11in x 17in)
Minimum (portrait): A8 (52mm x 74mm or 2in x 3in)
Paper weight (Thickness) 52 g/m 2 to 127 g/m 2 (14 to 34lb) and 127 g/m 2 (34lb) only for A8 sheets
Scanning speed *1 (A4 portrait) Colour *2 Simplex: 35ppm (200dpi), duplex: 70ipm (200dpi)
Grayscale *2
Paper chute capacity 100 sheets (A4: 80 g/m 2 or 20lb) 50 sheets (A3: 80 g/m 2 or 20lb) (active loadability)
Background colours White or Black (switchable)
Optical resolution 600dpi
Output resolution *3 Colour (24 bit) 50 to 600dpi (can adjust by 1dpi increments)
Grayscale (8 bit)
Monochrome (1 bit)
Output format Colour: 24 bit, grayscale: 8 bit, monochrome: 1 bit
AD converter 1,024 levels (10 bit)
Interface *4 Ultra SCSI or USB2.0 / USB1.1 (Selectable)
Connector shape SCSI: Shield type 50 pin (pin type), USB: B type
Output mode (half-tone) Dither / error diffusion
Voltage or voltage range AC 100 to 240V, +10% / -10%
Power Operating: 57W or less (Sleep mode: 12W or less)
Operational environment Temperature: 5 to 35 degrees C ( 42 to 95 degrees F)
Relative humidity: 20 to 80% (Non-condensing)
Dimensions: Width x Depth x Height *5 399mm x 225mm x 193mm (15.7in x 8.8in x 7.5in)
Weight 8.5kg (21.3lb)
Terminator Built-in
Included drivers *6 TWAIN, ISIS™
Environmental compatibility ENERGY STAR® and RoHS
Others Multi-feed detection Yes (Standard) Ultrasonic Method Multi Feed Defection Sensor
Long paper scanning *7 864mm (34in)
Paper counter Yes

*1 Actual scanning speeds are affected by data transmission and software processing time
*2 JPEG compressed figures
*3 Actual maximum scanning range may vary from the designated maximum
*4 Ultra SCSI interface cannot be used simultaneously with USB2.0
*5 Excluding the ADF paper chute and stacker
*6 ISIS™ does not support Windows 95
*7 The fi-5530C is capable of scanning documents that exceed A3 sheets in length

About Fujitsu Asia Pte Ltd

Fujitsu Asia Pte Ltd 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 Asia outside of Japan. Building on Fujitsu's three decades of experience in Singapore and the broader Asian region and with a pool of highly skilled engineering talent, Fujitsu Asia is dedicated to providing comprehensive integrated IT, telecommunications and networking 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 (TSW: 6702), a leader in customer-centric IT and communications solutions for the global marketplace.
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Date: 15 December, 2005
City: Singapore
Company: Fujitsu Asia Pte Ltd