Summary: As the default IT person at my lawfirm, I was tasked with finding a networkable scanner that would be convenient to use. This certainly fits the bill. After ~3 weeks of use, I can say it is quite dummy proof. Staff simply logon, scan their docs and the scans are saved to a network location which is linked to their desktop. The feed rate is quite fast and you can put at least 20 pages at a time into the tray.
Great Product but the Technology Inside is Too Old
J. Madaffer, Amazon
30 January 2013
Summary: Great idea behind this product but I found scanning to Google Docs unworkable as it waited for over minute just to populate the folder list on my Google Docs account - not acceptable in a fast-paced work environment. The OCR function took way too long as well. A very complicated device, this is NOT a consumer product.
Summary: Very difficult to set up. It requires deep technical know how of networking protocols, SMTP, and OS services just to get up and running. Do not attempt unless you have full-time technical staff in house that can debug and troubleshoot this very very complicated and unintuitive machine. I want to return it.
Summary: Beware. Don't make the Fujistu mistake I did. I now own $2,500 worth of Fujistu-scanner-bricks. Fujitsu sells these expensive business-class scanners, then fails to update drivers for new versions of Windows. When this happens, your scanner hardware will work fine, but your computer won't recognize it. I guess for a few hundred bucks I could live with this, but when prices get north of $1,000, I feel cheated.
Summary: Our employees despise this scanner. Entering a username and password on the touchscreen is torture, switching between the alpha pad and the numeric pad is tedious and prone to errors requiring a start over. To make matters worse, you have to enter it a second time when you want to scan to a shared folder on a computer. Then, enter it between each document you scan. The administration software for this machine is annoying and unintuitive.
Summary: I love this scanner. It is fast, small, intelligent. One of the best pieces of technology I have purchased in recent history. One of the few scanners that does not have to take over the desktop of a local computer to work.
Summary: This device had my hopes high, yet dashed them at pretty much every turn. I purchased one of these to provide my users more network scanners without deploying more multifunction workgroup printers. The menu system is cumbersome to put it gently. Be prepared (by design) to input the same information over and over and over again. The very slow interface transitions make using this as a "small but numerous job" scanner impossible.