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Fujitsu ScanSnap S300M Receives iF product design award 2009

International recognition for Fujitsu document scanner

March 18, 2009
Mike Nelson and Shoichiro Yoshioka

Mike Nelson, Fujitsu General Manager Sales Operations EMEA (l) and Shoichiro Yoshioka, Vice President, Fujitsu Europe Limited (r)

Fujitsu's stylish ScanSnap S300M document scanner has been honoured with the esteemed 'iF product design award 2009'. The highly portable imaging device is one of the smallest A4 colour duplex ADF scanners available, allowing Mac® users to digitize paper documents at speeds of eight colour pages per minute. The distinguished prize is a label for outstanding design and shows that visions of cross cultural consumer and environmental responsibility have been implemented in the product. Out of 2,808 selected entries from 39 countries, the judging panel of 28 international design experts decorated 802 products with the iF product design award 2009 – including Fujitsu's ScanSnap S300M, designed by the Fujitsu company PFU Technoconsul Limited. The newly awarded Fujitsu scanner is on display at the iF Forum of the Deutsche Messe convention centre in Hannover, Germany until August 2009.

Evaluation criteria
The iF product design award was introduced in 1953 and is annually conferred by the iF International Design Forum. Along with the red dot design award, it is the most important international product design prize. The iF panel judges based their evaluation criteria on design quality, workmanship, choice of material, degree of innovation, environmental compatibility, functionality, ergonomics, visualization of use, safety, brand value and branding.

Fast One-Touch Scanning
"We are extremely honoured being a recipient of the distinguished iF product design award 2009. However, this special recognition is also being shared with all our partners and users in the marketplace who have contributed the new ideas and feedback regarding market needs that is vital to the future product design works of Fujitsu and PFU," expressed Shoichiro Yoshioka, Vice President, Fujitsu Europe Limited.

Small, functional, mobile and stylish
The Fujitsu ScanSnap S300M colour duplex scanner for the Mac® platform comes with an automatic document feeder (ADF) and is bundled with unique imaging functions and powerful scanning software. This ScanSnap model is an ideal productivity tool for mobile use on the road and desktop operations in small and home offices. The ScanSnap S300M captures documents from business card size to A4 formats and offers the fastest "one-touch" conversion of paper documents into PDF files in its mobile performance class.

Its footprint measures only 284mm x 95mm x 77mm (WxDxH), which is smaller than an A4 notebook computer; its weight just 1.4 kg. Operating this scanning solution is easy. To begin digitising paper assets, the user simply loads a stack of up to 10 documents into the ADF and presses the "SCAN" button. PDF files are produced at speeds of up to 8 pages (A4) per minute in simplex- or 16 pages per minute in duplex mode in both black/white and colour. Scanning in duplex mode, both sides of a document are captured simultaneously in one single pass. The scanning resolutions of the S300M range from 150 dpi to 1,200 dpi.

Price and Availability
The Fujitsu ScanSnap S300M document scanner is available in EMEA (Europe/MiddleEast/Africa) for a recommended net retail sales price of € 299 (plus local VAT or copyright fees).

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: www.fujitsu.com

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: uk.fujitsu.com

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. http://emea.fujitsu.com/felg

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Date: 18 March, 2009

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