New Brother ‘Business-Centric’ ADS and Professional Document Scanners
Brother International Corporation is launching the next generation of its workgroup document scanner, the ADS Desktop Scanner Series and the Professional Document Scanner (PDS) Series, the latter of which has also been expanded to include a model with an integrated flatbed scanner.
Desktop and Flatbed Versatility
The new ADS series includes two-sided scanning, high-capacity automatic document feeders, flexible network and local connectivity options, mobile device compatibility, computer-free scanning to various destinations (including popular cloud-based applications), and can scan a wide assortment of media, from embossed plastic cards to documents over 15 feet in length.
According to Brother, the ADS Scanners (ADS-2400N, ADS-2800W, ADS-3000N and ADS-3600W) address the needs for secure digital-document management in a variety of business environments.
The ADS-2800W and ADS-3600W Scanners are equipped with the Brother Web Connect Interface for scanning directly to various universally accessible destinations, including popular business cloud services (such as Evernote Business) from the 3.7-inch color touchscreen. Brother says these models also enable developers to build customized scanning solutions through the Brother Solutions Interface (BSI), a Web-application development platform designed to streamline office document workflow.
The Brother Professional Document Scanner (PDS) Series Models (PDS-5000, PDS-5000F, and PDS-6000) include higher scan speeds and robust automatic document feeders. The PDS-5000F features single-sheet flatbed scanning on an 8.5 inch x 14 inch-scan glass with automatic document feeder convenience. With the flexibility to scan items as small as 1 inch by 1 inch, the PDS-5000F scanner also automatically crops multiple scans into separate files. This Brother flatbed scanner is ideal for digitizing books, historical documents, photos, and over-size papers.
Both the ADS and PDS Series Scanners are also compatible with Kofax VRS image-processing software that dynamically examines scanned materials and automatically applies the appropriate image correction settings for optimal scan results. Each model is also bundled with ABBYY FineReader and PDF Transformer+ software, designed for converting document scans into editable texts.
Brother says its ADS and PDS Series Desktop Scanners are built for the business user with greater scanning requirements. It says they can be an integral part of a balanced deployment strategy, which can right-size an organization’s workflow environment to deliver the appropriate number of office devices in close proximity and more efficiently throughout workgroups and departments. The new scanners help round-out a portfolio of workgroup products consisting of dedicated printers and all-in-one devices.
New ADS Series Scanners features:
- Beginning with the ADS-2400N scanner, business users can optimize their workflow with speeds up to 30 ppm with single-pass, two-sided scanning, and a 50-sheet automatic document feeder with the power to scan up to 2,500-pages per day. Like all these models, the ADS2400N includes Gigabit Ethernet networking, Kofax compatibility, and ABBYY FineReader Sprint and PDF Transformer+ software.
- With its touchscreen, the ADS-2800W scanner adds wireless networking and Brother Web Connect to scan to a number of cloud-based services.
- In addition, the ADS-3000N allows color scanning up to 50 ppm – up to 5,000-pages per day – with ABBYY FineReader Professional software included.
- All of these features are included in the ADS-3600W, along with an integrated NFC card reader.
PDS Series Scanners
Built for high-volume business scanning, the PDS-5000 scans up to 60-pages per minute, with two-sided scanning with a single pass through a 100-sheet automatic document feeder. Users can scan documents up to 236 inches, up to 6,000 pages per day.
The PDS-5000F adds flatbed scanning on a legal-size glass, while the PDS-6000 provides all of the features of the PDS-5000, with scan speeds up to 80 ppm.
For more information, visit Brother here.