A client wants to purchase a document scanner for archiving stacks of paper documents. The preferred price range is $400-$700. It needs to be relatively quick, scan directly to PDF and handle duplexing. Reliable tech support is, as always, a consideration.
I have narrowed it down to the Canon DR 2080C and the Fujitsu ScanSnap fi-5110EOX scanners.
The big problem with the Fujitsu is that it uses proprietary drivers and is not TWAIN or ISIS compatible. That scares me. It does come with a full version of Adobe Acrobat, which is worth almost the price of the scanner in itself.
The Canon is a little faster, but it is more expensive and, frankly, I have had bad luck with Canon products and tech support. This was years ago, though. It is, however, TWAIN and ISIS compatible.
I suppose that if the proprietary Fujitsu driver does everything they need to do, it's not that big a deal.
What do you guys think? Does one of these jump out at you? Do you have another good solution I should consider?
Here's a link to an Epinions comparison of the two: