Sunnyvale, CA, September 19, 2005 Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Inc., a market leader in document imaging scanners and services, today unveiled its first-ever scanner compatible with the Macintosh platform. The highly anticipated release of the Fujitsu ScanSnap scanning solution supporting Mac OS X version 10.4 "Tiger" provides Apple customers with a powerful, affordable, and easy-to-use color scanner that allows business professionals to quickly convert paper documents to Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) files that are easily organized, shared and better protected. Additionally, the Fujitsu ScanSnap 50-page automatic document feeder (ADF) -- the only low priced ADF duplex scanner available to Mac customers -- makes capturing paper-based information a snap.
"Since its inception, the vision for the Fujitsu ScanSnap scanner has been clear and bold -- to offer the digital work environment easy, anytime, anywhere access to knowledge and information regardless of its source by bridging the paper-based' world with the digital," said Victor Kan, vice president, sales and marketing, Imaging Products Group, Fujitsu Computer Products of America. "Moreover, the Fujitsu ScanSnap promises to drastically improve organization and productivity by eliminating time-consuming and redundant paper management and we're happy to be able to offer this solution to Macintosh customers."
"With hundreds of breakthrough features, including Spotlight, a lightning fast way for users to find virtually anything stored on their Mac, Tiger will fundamentally change the way people use their computers," said Ron Okamoto, Apple's vice president of Worldwide Developer Relations. "We're thrilled that Fujitsu has developed a solution that allows Tiger users to Spotlight search their collection of scanned documents, photographs, and other electronic files."
The Fujitsu ScanSnap scanning solution takes a fundamentally new approach to ease of use by focusing on the integration of higher-end document scanning capabilities with office applications that individuals interact with every day. Until recently, most small- and mid-sized companies have been left to fend for themselves when it came to implementing document management solutions. Now, with ScanSnap (previously only compatible with the Windows platform), Mac users have access to high-end document scanning technology that consolidates paper and digital information all in one place and, in the process, reduces or eliminates costs and productivity losses associated with copying and faxing.
The new Mac compatible Fujitsu ScanSnap scanning solution is the first and only high-speed, double-sided color scanner under $500. The ScanSnap is a compact, upright, "one-button" scanner which allows users to scan at speeds up to 15 pages per minute (PPM) for single-sided documents and 30 images per minute (IPM) for double-sided documents. Multi-page documents containing color, black and white, and text and graphic information on both sides can be processed into authentic, searchable Adobe PDF files with the bundled Adobe Acrobat 7.0 Standard software -- a $299 value (U.S. list). The resulting PDF documents are stored in the Mac hard drive file system or network location allowing the user to leverage Acrobat to organize, share, secure and interact with this information as they would with any other electronic file.
Fujitsu ScanSnap -- Scanning Made Simple
The Fujitsu ScanSnap scanning solution's low-price, small foot print, ease of use and exceptional functionality make it the ideal document management solution for small- and mid-sized offices, as well as for distributed scanning in large office environments. The ScanSnap scanner's "one-button" approach eliminates elaborate scanning applications and cumbersome driver interfaces. In addition, its "always on" convenience, connectivity, and amazingly small footprint allows the scanner to sit comfortably aside the business professional in the office. Other innovative ScanSnap scanner features include:
- PDF "Thumbnail" viewing
- 50-page automatic document feeder
- High optical resolution up to 600dpi
- Space saving compact design (only 5.9x11.2x5.7 inches -- smaller than a laptop computer or keyboard)
- Integrated, power-saving automatic document-feed cover
- Dual 600dpi color CCD optical array
- Automatic color detection
- Automatic blank page detection and deletion
- Automatic paper size detection
- Automatic image de-skew
- "Always On" Fujitsu ScanSnap Manager software
- sRGB technology ensures color scanning fidelity
- USB 2.0 support
Adobe PDF is widely accepted as the de facto standard for electronic document exchange for corporations within the banking, education, energy, real estate, financial services, government, healthcare, pharmaceutical, and manufacturing industries -- all of which have requirements to digitize and store the mass amounts of paper-based information produced on a daily basis. The bundled Acrobat 7.0 Standard software is the easiest way to create and share secure and reliable PDF documents. With Acrobat 7.0, users can view, print, and search Adobe PDF files, create PDF documents from any application that prints, password protect documents, combine application files into a single PDF document, and organize comments from multiple reviewers with sorting and filtering tools.
"Capture technology has become so critical to businesses and individuals -- on all computing platforms -- not only due to increasing amounts of paper-based information, but also because of ever-increasing regulatory requirements," said Dan Baum, vice president, Paper-to-Digital, Adobe. "The blend of the Fujitsu ScanSnap scanner with Acrobat and Adobe PDF is a solid combination to address these needs. Using Acrobat 7.0, Fujitsu customers can build on the impressive functionality of ScanSnap and more efficiently create, secure, share, collaborate on, and archive intelligent, searchable documents."
Pricing & Availability
The Fujitsu ScanSnap scanning solution supporting Mac OS X Tiger is now available for $495 (U.S. list) through the Fujitsu Web site located at http://scansnap.fujitsu.com, via mail order catalogs, and via Fujitsu authorized resellers including:
The Fujitsu ScanSnap scanner comes bundled with Adobe Acrobat 7.0 Standard software making the product an outstanding value.
The Fujitsu Service Advantage
The Fujitsu ScanSnap scanner comes standard with a 1-year depot limited warranty. Additionally, the Advance Exchange service offering, Fujitsu's overnight replacement program, provides the customer a replacement scanner prior to shipment of any malfunctioned scanner back to Fujitsu. The Advance Exchange offering for the ScanSnap scanner is offered as an upgrade during the limited warranty period for only $59 or on a yearly basis post-warranty for only $99 at point of sale or $159 after sale (contract and agreement required for replacement unit).
For more information about Fujitsu services, contact a Fujitsu distribution partner or service sales at 800-301-9475 or visit: http://www.ImagingService.com.
Fujitsu is a leading provider of customer-focused IT and communications solutions for the global marketplace. Pace-setting device technologies, highly reliable computing and communications platforms, and a worldwide corps of systems and services experts uniquely position Fujitsu to deliver comprehensive solutions that open up infinite possibilities for its customers' success. Headquartered in Tokyo, Fujitsu Limited (TSE:6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.7 trillion yen (US$44.5 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2005. For more information, please see: http://www.fujitsu.com.
About Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Inc.
Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Inc. conducts engineering and marketing activities in Sunnyvale, CA and sales operations throughout the United States. Fujitsu Computer Products of America currently offers products and services including scanners and scanner maintenance, hard disk drives, and Magneto-Optical drives. Fujitsu Computer Products of America is located at 1255 East Arques Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA, 94085. For more information about Fujitsu products and services, call us at 800-626-4686 or 408-746-7000. For more information, please see: http://www.fcpa.fujitsu.com.