Summary: I write this because there was nowhere else on the entire internet that would tell me what I needed to do to set this scanner up on a Mac, Xerox's site included. I ended up having to call Xerox customer support. So here it is: 0. Plug in the power cord. Do not plug in the USB connection yet. The scanner light will be red = not ready. 1. Run the Mac CD-ROM and open the ExactScan package.
Summary: We may be expecting a $2000-scanner-usage from this scanner, because we are using it to digitize old records, using it about 10-15 hours per week. This is the third one we have had over the last year, and I have grown unimpressed with its durability for a $300-$400 scanner. After a month or so it starts to stick and pull multiple pages at a time and hence grows frustrating to what is an already monotonous job of scanning old records.
Summary: The idea is great - portable scanner with docking station. But wait - portable? The detachable scanner is rather heavy and comes with no pouch or case, and requires either two USB cables or one cable plus power pack. Not very portable in my opinion! Instructions are great for Windows users - but for Mac users? No instructions. No drivers. Not even on the Xerox website. MAC software CD contains two trial programs which you then have to purchase (or at least one of them).