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Fujitsu CeBIT 2009 Showcase; Stylish Scanning Innovations For Windows And Mac Operating Systems, The New ScanSnap S1500 and S1500M Series

(March 04, 2009)
London, Mar 3, 2009 - (JCN Newswire) - Fujitsu Europe Limited unveils its newest one-button scanning solutions at today's CeBIT Expo opening in Hannover, Germany - ScanSnap S1500 and ScanSnap S1500M. Both are compact-size desktop document office scanners targeted for fast and easy high-quality scanning in general offices and diverse environments. The ScanSnap S1500 is designed for Windows operating systems including Windows 2000, XP and Vista and generates PDF files as well as Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint files, whereas ScanSnap S1500M addresses Mac OS(R) X operating systems. Both new colour duplex scanners can be seen at Fujitsu's CeBIT showcase in the Planet Reseller Area of Hall 25 / Booth L105 through 8th of March.

The ScanSnap S1500 and S1500M excel through speed, ease of operation, efficient digitised data management, intelligent software functions and enhanced connectability. Their displayed Quick Menu references help expedite the scanning process and increase both models' flexibility. Whether day-to-day business correspondence, business cards or colour brochures up to A3 in size, both models scan documents at speeds of up to 20 pages per minute in simplex- or 40 images per minute in duplex-mode (A4 portrait/300 dpi/monochrome, colour and greyscale). Its scanning process is simplified through Fujitsu's unique one-touch, menu driven operating approach. With their small footprint of (W) 292 mm x (D) 159 mm x (H) 158 mm and 3 kg weight, both ScanSnap S1500 and S1500M sit comfortably on any desktop, providing an optimal imaging solution for efficient day-to-day scanning at the user's convenience. Both scanners are fitted with an USB 2.0 interface.

Ultrasonic multi-feed detection sensors assure a secure paper throughput. These are the first document scanners of their class to provide ultrasonic detection capabilities to the professional office desktop. Both ScanSnap S1500 and S1500M include a 50-sheet Automatic Document Feeder (ADF) for consecutive batch scanning. Special ScanSnap carrier sheets enable users of both models to digitise A3 formats and varying size documents such as press clipping copies and photographs. Such paper documents can be either scanned successively or in mixed document batches.

ScanSnap S1500M

"Fujitsu's new ScanSnap S1500 and S1500M models combine stylish design and functional scope with ease of use, lending optimal support to the general office user. Its concept matches the claim that document scanning needs to be fun to become an integral part of daily office life. To receive a digital copy of a valuable paper document must be as simple as pressing a button. And with the ScanSnap it is - even more now - through its many new digital data usage capabilities," emphasised Klaus Schulz, Manager Product Marketing EMEA, Imaging Systems Division, Fujitsu Europe Limited Group.

New Office Linkage Functions

The ScanSnap S1500 and S1500M provide enhanced office linkage functions for increased post-processing support. Operating the scan-to-email, scan-to-print or scan-to-folder functions are activated by simply pressing a button. The ScanSnap S1500 model additionally offers the Scan-to-SharePoint/OfficeLive function. Both scanner models facilitate simple PDF generation through easy one-touch activated automatic settings and automatic correction functions, including blank page detection, auto de-skew, automatic image orientation, auto resolution function, auto colour detection and auto cropping. And for Windows operating systems, the ScanSnap S1500 is additionally offering automatic keyword sorting via the ScanSnap Organizer.

Intelligent Software Functions

In addition to automatic PDF file creation, ScanSnap S1500 and S1500M users can also generate searchable PDF files for seamless integration of bundled ABBYY(R) FineReader OCR applications. The ScanSnap S1500's enclosed Adobe(R) Acrobat(R) 9.0 Standard software is a welcome addition for editing PDF files; respectively the Adobe Acrobat 8.0 Professional for the ScanSnap S1500M model. Displayed thumbnail images simplify the location and viewing of ScanSnap-generated PDF and JPEG files.

The Windows version ScanSnap S1500 also features the ScanSnap Organizer 4.0 to simplify PDF management and file searches as well as the new CardMinder 4.0 for easy business card scanning and efficient business card information organisation; respectively using the bundled Cardiris business card software for the Mac version ScanSnap S1500M.

Price and Availability

Both Fujitsu ScanSnap S1500 and S1500M will be available in the EMEA distribution channel from 3rd of March 2009 for a recommended retail price of EUR 479.00 plus VAT.

About Fujitsu Europe Limited

Operating in Europe/Middle East/Africa, Fujitsu Europe Limited is a market leading provider of document image scanners for professional desktop, workgroup and high volume production environments; Enterprise SCSI, FCAL and SAS, and Mobile ATA and SATA hard disk drives; high capacity external 2.5-inch drives; KVM devices including switches, CAT-5 extenders and pull-out drawers; biometric authentication sensors as well as dot-matrix printers. Established in the United Kingdom in 1981, Fujitsu Europe Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of the global electronics giant Fujitsu Limited and has its head office in the UK as well as subsidiary offices in Germany, Italy and Spain. For more information, please see:

About Fujitsu Ltd

Fujitsu is a leading provider of IT-based business solutions for the global marketplace. With approximately 160,000 employees supporting customers in 70 countries, Fujitsu combines a worldwide corps of systems and services experts with highly reliable computing and communications products and advanced microelectronics to deliver added value to customers. Headquartered in Tokyo, Fujitsu Limited (TSE:6702) reported consolidated revenues of 5.3 trillion yen (US$53 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2008. For more information, please see:

Source: Fujitsu Ltd


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