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Fujitsu raises intelligence of its production scanner fi-5900C

Extended operating features increase volume throughput and reduce user intervention

July 11, 2007

Fujitsu Europe Limited has today announced an upgraded version of its immensely popular top-of-the-line production level fi-5900C document scanner which was first launched with great success in 2006. The fi-5900C has been upgraded with additional features to increase scan volume and to simplify operation including significant intelligent solutions such as the Intelligent Multi-Feed Function and Hybrid Cropping, which increases scan throughput and facilitates ease of use.

Intelligent Multi-Feed Function
Unwanted double feeds of documents attached to receipts, invoices, post-it notes or even photos are an everyday challenge for scanners. Such errors are quickly identified by highly sensitive multi-feed detectors, which are automatically stopping the scan process. Manual intervention is then required to detach these documents, resulting in inconvenience and loss of user time. With the new Intelligent Multi-Feed Function from Fujitsu, the operator can also command the multi-feed controls to ignore predetermined double feeds greatly increasing the scanner’s throughput and ease of operation.

In case of intended multi-feeds, this new Fujitsu feature offers users two possibilities: To either ignore multiple feeds in a single occurrence or for the day´s entire batch. The document profiles captured are examined automatically during every scan. These profiles capture position or the maximum length of the supplementary documents, and ensure that predefined settings do not interrupt the scan process. The user can therefore decide before the scan process whether to apply the new profile universally to scan many documents with a variety of attachments, or whether to apply it only temporarily.

Hybrid Cropping
In addition, the integrated CCD image sensors guarantee rapid image capture and brilliant image replication, even for oversized or ‘skewed’ documents, ensuring no information loss at the documents' edges. The Hybrid Cropping function produces accurate images for scanned A4 documents that are ‘skewed’ by up to 45 degrees, and orientates them according to their original format without any loss of processing speed. The fi-5900C scans documents up to 317 mm wide and up to 863 mm long.

Klaus Schulz, Manager, Product & Channel Marketing EMEA, outlines the advantages: "The development of these new functions, and of the new operating concept make the integrated scanning processes much more efficient. It also increases the scanner’s daily capacity, but most importantly saves the user time and effort during their working day."

Additional Features
The fi-5900C upgrade is equipped with a Kofax VRS 4.1 professional hardware module, enabling the extended VRS functions selectively usable over the USB 2.0 connection. This further reduces the need for manual intervention and gains extra time for the operator. Fujitsu's new production scanner is also equipped with two selectively usable interfaces for connection with ISIS/TWAIN controllers. Additionally available are two interfaces for the integrated VRS hardware module - one for the UW-SCSI module and the other for the USB 2.0 connection.

Fujitsu's fi-5900C was first launched in 2006 and is one of the most powerful and technically advanced document scanners in its class. Offering a high scan throughput of up to 100,000 documents per day, problem-free scanning of diverse document batches all helps to minimise user intervention. Thanks to its three multi-zone ultrasound sensors, users can either monitor predefined document segments or simply ignore them. At the same time, the scanner's sensors increase the reliability of the double-feed control and with its upgraded functions; this latest fi-5900C generation offers even faster production times, higher efficiency and less user intervention.

Price and Availability
Fujitsu's upgraded fi-5900C is available immediately in specialist stores for a recommended retail price of € 25,000 plus VAT.

About Fujitsu

Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company offering a full range of technology products, solutions and services. Over 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 4.5 trillion yen (US$54 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2012. For more information, please see:

Fujitsu UK and Ireland is a leading IT systems, services and products company employing 11,400 people with an annual revenue of £1.7 billion. Its business is in enabling its customers to realise their objectives by exploiting information technology through its integrated product and service portfolio. This includes consulting, applications, systems integration, managed services and product for customers in the private and public sectors including retail, financial services, telecoms, government, defence and consumer sectors. For more information, please see:

About Fujitsu Europe Limited

Operating in Europe/Middle East/Africa, Fujitsu Europe Limited is a market leading provider of document image scanners for professional desktop, workgroup and high volume production environments; Enterprise SCSI, FCAL and SAS, and Mobile ATA and SATA hard disk drives; high capacity external 2.5-inch drives; KVM devices including switches, CAT-5 extenders and pull-out drawers; biometric authentication sensors as well as dot-matrix printers.Established in the United Kingdom in 1981, Fujitsu Europe Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of the global electronics giant Fujitsu Limited and has its head office in the UK as well as subsidiary offices in Germany, Italy and Spain.

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Date: 11 July, 2007