Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Scanning Documents to Box (in the cloud) with a Fujitsu ScanSnap N1800

Several months ago a friend at Fujitsu gave me a brief demo of the new Fujitsu ScanSnap N1800 network-attached color document scanner.  As a gadget nut, I was completely drawn to the sleek design and "iPad-like" touchscreen interface. The N1800 is a network-attached device, meaning it does not need a desktop PC to drive the device.  It connects directly to your network with an Ethernet connection.  The scanner has the scanning software baked right into the device and uses a touchscreen for user interaction.  Think of it more as a more powerful, miniaturized Multi-Function Peripheral (or MFP). The general intention of a scanner like this is to be able to scan directly to a network drive or a Microsoft SharePoint site.  The scanner also can be configured to, scan-to-email, scan-to-fax service, and scan-to-FTP, all with the software bundled with the scanner out-of-the-box.  

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Hands-On with Canon imageFORMULA P-215 and DR-C125 Document Scanners

As an ECM professional and Capture expert, I get the opportunity to play with a variety of document scanners.  Canon is a brand that I have not had the pleasure of working with too much.  So I was excited to be able to play around with 2 new scanner from Canon this week, the imageFORMULA P-215 "Scan-tini" mobile scanner and the space-saving DR-C125 desktop scanner.  The one that peeked my interest most is the P-215 mobile scanner.