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Old 04-04-2005, 04:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
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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:
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Just purchased the Fujitsu SnapScan as described above from NewEgg.. priced at $379.00 plus tax, with a $50 Mail In Rebate (bringing it down to $329.00). Cheapest deal I could find on the Net.
Friend from the office has one, and is excellent for single & duplex multi-scanning, as it uses a fax/printer type feeder with ease of use... and fast as hell!! Scans several sheets faster than a fax using memory-dial!! Instantly converts and downloads as PDF file as soon as each paper is fed.
Anyone else have one of these???
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They have been doing the technology for years, and they are doing it worldwide.

I was not aware that Fujitsu was doing scanners.
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CANON!!

They have been doing the technology for years, and they are doing it worldwide.

I was not aware that Fujitsu was doing scanners.

Didn't know either til I saw my friend's... can't find any other scanner like it. It feeds like a printer/fax machine and scans faster than a fax takes to read documents. Instant PDF conversion. And Adobe Acrobat 7.0 is included. Should arrive today.
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