Two New Workgroup Document Scanners from Epson Start at $299.99
Epson America today introduced two new workgroup color document scanners, the DS-530 ($399.99 MSRP) and DS-1630 ($299.99 MSRP), which Epson says provide a “complete set of software tools, allowing users to make a seamless transition to a paperless office.” Both scanners feature a 50-page auto document feeder (ADF) and TWAIN and ISIS scan drivers. Epson rates the DS-530 at up to 35 ppm/70 ipm with enhanced paper-feeding technology, while it rates the DS-1630, which is a flatbed document scanner with automatic duplexing, at up to 25 ppm.
The bundled TWAIN and ISIS scan drivers enable users to directly scan files into their existing document workflows. Both scanners also provide one-touch scanning to folders, email, and, with Epson Document Capture software installed on a connected Microsoft Windows PC or Apple Mac, to Web-based, online storage accounts, including Dropbox, Microsoft SharePoint, FileBound, Evernote, and Google Drive. Both scanners are also equipped with a software package that includes Epson Document Capture, ABBYY FineReader, and Presto! BizCard Reader, as well as Epson Image Processing Technology for text and image enhancements such as automatic cropping of scans, and blank-page- and background-removal. The OCR (optical character recognition) software can be used to either create searchable PDFs or editable files with Microsoft Word and Excel. The DS-530 and DS-1630 can also be connected to the network with Epson’s Network Interface Unit.
Epson DS-530 Enhanced Paper-Feed Capabilities
The DS-530 offers enhanced features including a double-feed detection skip button for stickered pages, a slow-speed mode button for scanning wrinkled or fragile paper, as well as dynamic skew-correction to prevent misaligned scans. The DS-530 also includes a dual-core CPU with hardware acceleration for image enhancements and connectivity, enabling faster scanning regardless of the connected PC’s performance.
Epson DS-1630 Scanning Capabilities
The DS-1630 auto-duplex flatbed document scanner is designed for versatile scanning, including scanning documents up to 8.5″ x 14″. With the flatbed platen, users can scan IDs, passports, fragile items, and bulky items such as booklets and textbooks.
The Epson DS-530 will be available in early October through select value added resellers, distributors nationwide, e-tailers, and the Epson online store. Both scanners feature a one-year limited warranty, along with optional extended service plan featuring overnight exchange programs.
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