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Fujitsu Introduces New Wireless Scanning Functionality for the ScanSnap iX500 Desktop Scanner

Customers Now Have the Ability to Scan to Their Computer Without the Need for a USB Cord

Fujitsu Computer Products of America

Sunnyvale, CA, July 30, 2013

Fujitsu, the market leader in document imaging scanners, today introduced a new software update for its latest ScanSnap scanner, the iX500, giving customers the ability to wirelessly scan1 documents to a PC or Mac, expanding the capabilities of its built-in Wi-Fi connectivity. ScanSnap iX500 customers already have the capability to scan directly to their Android™ and iOS compatible devices2, and now have the freedom to “cut the cord” from their computer without losing any of the ScanSnap iX500’s advanced scanning functionality, adding a whole new level of scanning convenience.

With wireless connectivity, customers can place the ScanSnap iX500 away from their computer, such as in the kitchen or a different room in the office, and still utilize all of the scanners’ intelligent and powerful scanning tools, just as if they were connected via USB. That means users can create PDF files at speeds of up to 25 double-sided color pages per minute (300dpi, color) 3 and scan just as they normally do from just about anywhere in the home or office.

New and current ScanSnap iX500 customers will soon see an online update notification from ScanSnap Manager that will take them through the step-by-step process to create an optional wireless connection between ScanSnap iX500 and their computer using their existing wireless router. They can also check for an update manually using the ScanSnap help menu.

More ScanSnap iX500 Features for the Paperless Lifestyle

The next generation ScanSnap iX500 for PC and Mac users, introduced in January 2013, is equipped with a revolutionary “GI” image processer4 inside the scanner, a new advanced feeding system, an intelligent and customizable Quick Menu, and functionality allowing users to easily scan to cloud-based services such as Evernote, Google Docs™, Dropbox, SugarSync and Salesforce. Additional details of the innovative ScanSnap iX500 features include:

  • Advanced Document Feeding System: Inheriting the superior paper feeding technology driving the higher-end scanners from Fujitsu, the iX500 achieves exceptional feeding performance using enhanced “Separation Roller” technology to maximize feeding reliability across an even wider range of documents and scanning situations.
  • Customizable Quick Menu: For additional convenience and flexibility, the ScanSnap Quick Menu is fully customizable and automatically appears after scanning providing a quick and easy way to send those scanned documents to several popular “Scan-To” applications. Furthermore, the Quick Menu incorporates new intelligence that anticipates the appropriate application while keeping users in the driver’s seat for easy and faithful disposition of content.
  • “ScanSnap Connect” App: Utilizing the free ScanSnap Connect app on a mobile device or tablet, ScanSnap users achieve a whole new level of convenience in scanning; literally from the palm of their hand. With a simple push of a button, documents are scanned and saved to their mobile device ready to view, share or send to their favorite cloud service. The “ScanSnap Connect” app can be downloaded in the Google Play Store and the iTunes App Store and can be used with most Android compatible tablets and smartphones running OS 2.25 and both the iPad and iPhone running iOS 4.3 or later.
  • Intelligent and Convenient Document Processing: Comes loaded with a full suite of intelligent scanning features, such as automatic paper size and color detection, automatic de-skew, orientation, and blank page detection & deletion, and the ability to scan a document up to 34 inches long, to support a wider range of documents. The Scanner is also equipped with a 50-page automatic document feeder (ADF).
  • Scan-to Functions: Offers users a flexible way to manage PDF, searchable PDF and JPEG files, providing them with an easy way to scan to a folder, attach scans to an email, send scans to a printer, create editable Word, Excel, and PowerPoint files as well as depositing scans to a variety of cloud-based repositories.
  • Efficient Business Card Scanning: PC users can capture a business card, extract the information automatically and export it to Outlook, Excel®, Salesforce and other contact management software. While Mac users can conveniently scan their business cards and export the contact information directly to Address Book or Outlook for Mac.

Additional Supporting Resources

1A Wi-Fi access point/router is required to establish a Wi-Fi connection. Only one computer can be registered with the Wi-Fi connection at a time. The scanner and computer need to be connected via USB cable when setting up and when switching the connecting computer for Wi-Fi connection.

2The ScanSnap iX500 and mobile device must be connected to the same Wi-Fi network to allow scans to be sent to the mobile device.

3The scan speed described here is the maximum speed of the hardware, while the actual scan time also includes the processing time of the software and the transfer time of the router in use which may vary based on speed, load, signal strength and distance.

4The “GI” processor was developed by PFU Limited and is equipped with a dual-core CPU-mounted processor supporting Wi-Fi and USB3.0 interfaces.

5Fujitsu does not guarantee that ScanSnap Connect will work on all devices running Android OS 2.2 / iOS 4.3 or later. Please check the ScanSnap Android and iOS device support page for the latest information.

About Fujitsu

Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company offering a full range of technology products, solutions and services. Approximately 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 4.4 trillion yen (US$47 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2013. For more information, please see http://www.fujitsu.com.

About Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Inc.

Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Inc. is an established leader in the document imaging industry, delivering innovative scanning and internal network security solutions and services that enable our customers to solve critical business issues and streamline operations. With a technology portfolio that also includes best in class network security appliance solutions, Fujitsu looks to provide organizations with an easy way to monitor and prevent threats from the inside out. For more information about Fujitsu document imaging, visit:http://us.fujitsu.com/fcpa, and for network security solutions and services, visit:www.inetsecsmartfinder.com.

Diane Vo - FCPA

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Company:Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Inc.

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Date: July 30, 2013
City: Sunnyvale, CA
Company: Fujitsu Computer Products of America