Document Scanner Showdown: NeatDesk versus SnapScan iX500
Posted 21 January 2013 - 11:22 AM
Sent the question Fujitsu support last week, no answer yet, after 5 days, which is always a bit troubling sign.
Do you know if scanning to a Mac over WiFi is possible with iX500?
Posted 21 January 2013 - 11:28 AM
Posted 21 January 2013 - 11:30 AM
Most MFP's scan and print wirelessly. One device on the desktop to scan, copy and/or print.
Posted 21 January 2013 - 11:38 AM
No. You can only scan over USB for now via the iX500. Given the chip inside the ScanSnap, I assume it would be possible to scan to Mac wirelessly and we may see this in the future. For now, I assume that other limitations restrain Fujitsu from offering this. For example, maybe they could not achieve the same high ppm wirelessly.
Posted 21 January 2013 - 11:52 AM
My understanding is that the high document feed rate you refer to is for "copying" -- that is scanning directly to a printed copy — without going to the Mac. Scanning an image to the computer is a separate action and doesn't go at nearly the 25 ppm speed. Further, the printer doesn't scan both sides of a page in a single pass. It also doesn't feed business cards, credit cards etc. nearly as well as a document scanner, if at all.
My opening comparison was also meant to refer to the less expensive inkjet printers used by the vast majority of Mac users in homes and small offices. The latest models of many of these don't have any document feeder at all.
Overall, although I suppose I could have been a bit more clear in my intent, I believe that what I wrote is correct.
Posted 21 January 2013 - 12:27 PM
I bought the SnapScan.
Posted 21 January 2013 - 03:25 PM
Ack! You are of course correct. Despite my best efforts, I seem to keep making this error. And it somehow slipped through the editing process. I've alerted the powers that be and it should hopefully be fixed soon.
Thanks for letting me know.
Posted 21 January 2013 - 10:29 PM
The major advantage of a document scanner is speed combined with reliability. Within less than a minute, you can scan 25 pages -- double sided (that's really like 50 pages). The result will be a single searchable PDF of all that you scanned. Each scan will be as perfect as is possible, with no need to adjust anything.
There's no way that an iOS camera, with or without a ScanJig, can compare to a document scanner here. If you really need to do a lot of scanning in a short period of time, iOS camera scanning does not make the grade.
Posted 22 January 2013 - 03:08 AM
Posted 22 January 2013 - 08:41 AM
Posted 22 January 2013 - 08:46 AM
Neat keeps its info in its DB which didn't like. Not sure about export. Fujitsu puts out searchable PDFs for you to do as you wish.