updated 12:15 am EDT, Tue October 30, 2007
Fujitsu today introduced the ScanSnap S300 to North America, after releasing the scanner in Japan on October 6th. The new scanner is the latest in the line-up of portable, multi-page document feeders from the Tokyo-based company. Designed for use on USB- or AC-supplied power, the S300 scanner measures 11.2" x 3.7" x 3" and weighs about three pounds. Fujitsu is targeting the scanner towards business professionals who rely on mobility in their day-to-day work. The S300 will be available after November 21st, for appromimately $300.
The S300 is capable of scanning through up to 10 documents, at eight pages-per-minute, or four pages-per-minute if powered off of USB. Fujitsu claims this number includes processing the scanned pages into PDF files.
The scanning feeder is able to process many different sizes of documents, from business cards and receipts, to full page 8.5" x 11", as well as being intelligent enough to detect whether or not the document has any pictures or color on it, and adjust scanning accordingly. It offers 600dpi resolution and has the capability to auto-correct any visual mistakes, such as skewing or improper orientation. Document protection features allow the user to password protect their files that are scanned with the S300, and electronic documents can be manipulated through the included Fujitsu ScanSnap Organizer.