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ScanSnap S500M Instant PDF Sheet-Fed Scanner

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Changing how documents are managed

  • Loaded with auto-scanning features
  • Compact angular design
  • Intel Mac compatible
  • Easy “One Touch” PDF Creation!
  • Color duplex 18 pages per minute! (20% faster than the previous model!)
  • Enhance productivity with Fujitsu service and support

Able to Scan an Incredible 18 Double-Sided Color Pages per Minute! (20% faster than the previous model!)
The ScanSnap™ S500M digitizes both sides of a document in a single pass, in color, and at an impressive speed of up to 18 pages per minute (36 images per minute in duplex).

Compact angular design
With a tiny footprint that takes up less space than a letter sized piece of paper, users will never have to worry about where to place an S500M on a packed desk. Space efficiency and document feeding performance is further enhanced with the addition of a built-in stacker to the scanner’s white angular design.

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

  • Auto paper size detection
    The S500M’s auto-size detection function automatically recognizes the size of every page that it scans for the following paper sizes (A4, B5, A5, B6, A6, Business card, Legal and Letter).
  • Auto de-skew
    The S500M eases scanning tasks by automatically straightening all images and showing them in their proper orientation.
  • Auto blank page deletion
    The S500M saves storage space and editing time by automatically deleting blank pages.

Supports Adobe® Acrobat® 7.0 Standard Included
Adobe® Acrobat® 7.0 Standard is perfect for everything from PDF creation to application.

Intel Mac Compatible
The S500M supports both Power PC and Intel CPU.

Advance Exchange maximizes uptime:
The S500M is covered by a one-year Limited Warranty. An upgrade to the Advance Exchange program (sold separately) is also available to eligible purchasers at For full details on the Limited Warranty and on all service programs, go to or call (800) 626-4686

Item Model Number 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
Pad assembly PA03360-0002 Lifetime: Every 50,000 sheets or one year.
Pick roller PA03360-0001 Lifetime: Every 100,000 sheets or one year.
Cleaner F1 CA99501-0013 Used to clean Pad Assemblies and Pick rollers
ScanAid Kit™
CG01000-510501 2 Pad assemblies, 1 Pick roller and a cleaning kit
ScanSnap Bag PA03951-0651 Intended for ScanSnap S500M, S500 and fi-5110EOX series scanners and included items
Product Name ScanSnap S500M
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 (charged-coupled device) x 2
Optical Resolution 600 dpi
Scanning Speed (A4)(1) Normal mode Color 150dpi, B&W 300dpi :
Duplex 18 pages per minute / 36 images per minute
Better mode Color 200dpi, B&W 400dpi :
Duplex 12 pages per minute / 24 images per minute
Best mode Color 300dpi, B&W 600dpi :
Duplex 6 pages per minute / 12 images per minute
Excellent mode Color 600dpi, B&W 1,200dpi :
Duplex 0.6 pages per minute / 1.2 images per minute
Scanning Range A4, A5, A6, B5, B6, Business card, Post Card, Letter, Legal and Custom sizes / Automatically recognizes paper type by paper length
Paper Weight (thickness) 14 to 34 lbs. (52 g/m² to 127 g/m²)
Hopper Capacity 50 Sheets (20lb)
Interface USB 2.0 (USB 1.1 Compatible)
Driver(2) ScanSnap Manager (TWAIN / ISIS™ not supported) (2)
Applications Adobe Acrobat 7.0 Standard, Macintosh® Version
Compatible Operating System Mac OS® X V10.2.8 / V10.3 / V10.4 (Power PC®, Intel-based Mac)
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)(3) 11.2 x 6.2 x 6.2 in (284 x 158 x 157 mm)(3)
Device Weight 5.9 lbs. 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
Scanning speeds may vary due to the system environment used.
TWAIN or ISIS™ applications cannot be used directly.
Excluding the stacker and other external attachments.
Applications Support

Mac OS® X V10.2.8 Mac OS® X V10.3 Mac OS® X V10.4
ScanSnap Manager V2.0 Supported Supported Supported
Adobe® Acrobat® 7.0 Standard Supported(1) Supported(1) Supported
Preview Supported Supported Supported
System Requirements
CPU(2) • Power PC® G4 Processor 1.25 MHz (recommended: Power PC® G5 Processor 1.6 GHz or higher)
• Intel® Core™ Solo or Core™ Duo Processor 1.83 GHz or higher
Memory Capacity(2) 512 MB or higher
Disk Capacity Storage capacity of at least 470 MB is necessary for installation.
• ScanSnap Manager (20 MB)
• Adobe® Acrobat® 7.0 Standard (450MB)
CD-ROM Drive Required for installation
USB port(2) USB2.0 / USB1.1
There is a possibility that some Adobe® Acrobat® 7.0 Standard functions might not be supported.
Scanning speeds may drop if recommended CPU, memory capacity and USB1.1 requirements are not met


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