Hands-On Test Report, Videos and Photo Gallery: Brother’s ImageCenter ADS-2500We Document Scanner
We recently completed Hands-On Testing of Brother’s ImageCenter ADS-2500We digital scanner ($699.99), which is the replacement model for the ADS 2500W that we tested back in 2012. Aside from a price reduction down from $799.99, key upgrades to the ADS-2500We include: KOFAX VRS compatibility; scan to Microsoft OneNote; integration with Brother Solutions Interface (BSI), which allows developers access to Brother’s internal Web services to create custom solutions and workflows; and less focus on scanning to social-networking services.
Like its predecessor, the ImageCenter ADS-2500We’s features include: swipe-enabled 3.7″ touch screen; scan to FTP, network folders, USB flash-memory devices, cloud services, and email servers; single-pass scanning of two-sided originals; and wired and wireless networking.
The ImageCenter ADS-2500 also includes a generous assortment of software, including: Brother ControlCenter 4 for Windows; ControlCenter 2 for Mac; Nuance Image Viewer, PDF Viewer and Paper Port 12 SE for Windows; PageManager 9 for Mac; and Presto! BizCard 6 for Windows, the last of which is for importing information scanned from business cards into a contact-management database.
Other Key Features
Suggested Daily Scan Volume: 1,500 scans
Estimated Street Price: $699.99
Availability: Brother Web site, Online, Retail
Introduction Date: March 2014
OS Compatibility: Windows, Mac OS X, Linux
Networking: Wired Ethernet 10Base-T/100Base-TX and 802.11 b/g/n wireless with AOSS and WPS
Memory: 256 MB
Mobile: Brother iPrint and Scan for Android and iOS
Minimum/Maximum Original Size: 2.0″x2.76″ (51x70mm)/8.5″x34″ (215.9x863mm)
Minimum/Maximum Original Weight: 14-53 lb. (52-200 gsm)
Minimum/Maximum Original Thickness: 3-10 mil (0.08 to 0.25 mm)
Scanning Speed (Simplex/Duplex): 24/48 ipm (Images Per Minute)
Scanning Modes: 24-bit color, 8-bit gray-scale (256 levels), 1 bit monochrome
Scan-Driver Compatibility: ISIS, TWAIN, WIA and ICA
Scan Resolution: 600×600 dpi; 1,200×1,200 dpi (interpolated)
Hardware Native File Formats: PDF, PDF/A Secure PDF, Signed PDF, JPEG, TIFF, XPS
Software Supported File Formats: PDF; Searchable, Secure and High Compression PDF; Windows Bitmap; JPEG; TIFF; Multi-Page TIFF; PNG; XPS; MS Word (*.docx); MS PowerPoint (*.pptx)
Direct Scanning Locations: File, Image, e-mail, FTP, OCR, Print, USB 2.0 flash-memory devices, network folder, e-mail server, cloud locations
Cloud Scanning Locations: BR-DOCS; Google Drive; Evernote and Evernote Business; Dropbox; Box; and Microsoft OneDrive, OneNote and SharePoint (via the included Paper Port 12 SE software)
Security: Secure Function Lock, network user-authentication, and LDAP (corporate email address look-up via Active Directory)
Network Management: EWS; compatible with Brother BRAdmin Professional/Light fleet-management solutions
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