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ScanSnap S500 Instant PDF Sheet-Fed Scanner

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Changing how documents are managed

  • One button scanning to searchable PDF
  • Scan directly to Microsoft® applications
  • Business card scanning
  • Color Duplex 18 pages per minute
  • Adobe® Acrobat® 7.0 Standard
  • Enhance productivity with Fujitsu service and support

Scan 18 double-sided pages per minute
In one step, the ScanSnap™ S500 digitizes both sides of a document in a single pass, in color, and at an amazing speed of up to 18 pages per minute.

Advanced features for the ultimate ease of use!
With a touch of the button the ScanSnap enhances the user experience with a host of automatic features, including:

  • Auto paper size detection
    Scan mixed batches of documents containing paper ranging in size from business cards to legal sized documents
  • Auto de-skew
    Automatically straightens and aligns text and images into their correct orientation
  • Auto blank page deletion
    Save storage space and eliminate the need to edit scanned documents with the ScanSnap’s ability to recognize and delete blank pages

Instantly create searchable PDF files:
The included “ScanSnap Organizer” automatically converts scanned data into searchable PDF files, while the ScanSnap S500’s image enhancement technology increases character recognition for more precise OCR accuracy.

Scan directly to Microsoft Office Applications:
The bundled ABBYY FineReader enables the user to scan documents directly to applications such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

Quickly organize business card information:
Scan business cards directly to your contacts database with the included CardMinder application. CardMinder captures information written in 7 languages from scanned business card images and stores this information in an easily accessible format.

Simple installation and operation in a compact design!
The ScanSnap easily installs via its USB 2.0 interface and its small footprint requires less space than a letter size piece of paper.

Advance Exchange maximizes uptime:
The ScanSnap S500 is covered by a one-year Limited Warranty. An upgrade to the Advance Exchange program (sold separately) is also available to eligible purchasers. For full details on the Limited Warranty and on all service programs, go to or call (800) 301-9475.

Fujitsu Part # Description
Advance Exchange CG01000-514501 Whole unit replacement program, In-Warranty
Advance Exchange Plus CG01000-514601 Whole unit replacement program, Post-Warranty
Advance Exchange Plus,
at Point of Sale
CG01000-514801 Whole unit replacement program, Post-Warranty
Depot Plus CG01000-514701 5-day Unit Repair & Return, Post-Warranty
Depot Plus,
at Point of Sale
CG01000-514901 5-day Unit Repair & Return, Post-Warranty
Rack2-Filer PA43403-B13501 Application that allows for management of electronic files and scanned paper documents in easy to navigate digital binders
ScanAid Kit
CG01000-510501 Includes 2 Pad assemblies; 1 pick roller and cleaning kit
Pad Assembly PA03360-0002 Lifetime: Every 50,000 sheets or one year.
(ScanSnap S500 and ScanSnap fi-5110EOX series scanners)
Pick Roller PA03360-0001 Lifetime: Every 100,000 sheets or one year.
(ScanSnap S500 and ScanSnapfi-5110EOX series scanners)
ScanSnap Carrier Sheets(1) PA03360-0013 5 Carrier Sheets; Intended for ScanSnap S500 and ScanSnap fi-5110EOX series scanners
ScanSnap Bag PA03951-0651 Intended for ScanSnap S500 and ScanSnap fi-5110EOX series scanners and included items.
Although ScanSnap Carrier Sheets have a listed lifespan of 500 scans, life spans may vary. ScanSnap Carrier Sheets are used to scan documents containing paper that weighs less than 127g/m2 as well as folded documents as large as 216mm x 297mm.
Product Name ScanSnap S500
General Technical Specifications
Scanner Type ADF (Automatic Document Feeder), Duplex color scanning
Output Color/B&W/Automatic color and B&W detection
Image Sensor Color CCD x 2
Optical Resolution 600 dpi
Scanning Speed (A4) Normal mode Color 150dpi, B&W 300dpi :
18 pages per minute / 36 images per minute
Better mode Color 200dpi, B&W 400dpi :
12 pages per minute / 24 images per minute
Best mode Color 300dpi, B&sW 600dpi :
6 pages per minute / 12 images per minute
Excellent mode Color 600dpi, B&W 1,200dpi :
0.6 pages per minute / 1.2 images per minute
Scanning Range A4, A5, A6, B5, B6, Business card, Letter, Legal and Custom sizes (can set for up to 5 different paper types) / Automatically recognizes paper type by paper length
Use of Carrier sheet permits the scanning of A3, B4, double letter and photographs as well as those listed above.
Paper Weight (thickness) 52 to 127g/m (14 to 34 lb)
Hopper Capacity 50 Sheets (20lb)
Interface USB 2.0 (USB 1.1 Compatible)
Driver ScanSnap Specific Driver(1)
(TWAIN/ISIS® not supported)
Applications Adobe Acrobat 7.0 Standard, ABBYY FineReader for ScanSnap 2.0, CardMinder™ v3.0, ScanSnap Organizer v3.0
Compatible Operating System WIN 98SE/2000/XP
Power Requirement AC 100 to 240V, 50 / 60 Hz
Power Consumption Scan mode: 28W or less,
Sleep mode: less than 6W
Operation Environment Temperature 5°C to 35°C (42°F to 95°F)
Relative humidity 20 to 80% (non-condensing)
Dimensions (W x D x H) 284 x 157 x 158 (11.2 x 6.2 x 6.2 in.)
Device Weight 5.9lbs. or less, without power adapter
Environmental Compliance ENERGY STAR® Compliant
Limited Warranty 1 year Limited Warranty. For full details, visit the warranties page or call (800) 626-4686.
Service Options In-Warranty Upgrade - Advance Exchange Post-Warranty - Advance Exchange Plus For full details on all service programs, visit
Part Number PA03360-B505
TWAIN or ISIS applications cannot be used directly.

Compatible Operating Systems

Windows® 98 Windows® 98 Second Edition Windows® Me Windows® 2000 Professional Windows® XP SP1 onwards
ScanSnap Manager V4.0 Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported
ScanSnap Organizer V3.0 Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported
CardMinder™ V3.0 Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported
Adobe® Acrobat® 7.0 Standard(2) Not
Supported(1) Supported(1)
ABBYY FineReader for ScanSnap™2.0 Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported
Compatible with Windows® 2000 Professional (Service Pack 2 or higher) and Windows® XP Professional / Home Edition.
Requires Microsoft® Internet Explorer 5.5 or higher.

Hardware Requirements(2)

Requirement Specifications
CPU Intel® Pentium® III processor 600MHz or higher (Intel® Pentium® 4 processor 1.8GHz or higher is recommended)
Memory Capacity(1) 128MB or higher (256MB or higher recommended)
Optical resolution 800 x 600 dots or higher
Disk Capacity Spare capacity of at least 1,080MB is necessary to install the software that is included in this chart.(3)
CD-ROM Drive Required for installation
USB Port USB2.0/USB1.1
A memory capacity of 512MB or higher is recommended when scanning in “Excellent mode”.
Scanning speeds may drop if recommended CPU, memory capacity and USB1.1 requirements are not met.
Installing Adobe® Acrobat® 7.0 in addition to the other software included with this scanner will require additional 300MB in File Cache memory.


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