Amid the flurry of sleek, slim, sexed-up gadgets taking the stage at CES this year, some more buttoned-down business hardware is also making a good showing. On the productivity front, the Fujitsu ScanSnap S1500 boasts a host of new document handling features to help users get more organized with fewer hassles.
Like many of its predecessors, the S1500 offers one-button scanning, which is something we've all come to appreciate and expect. But this fairly small-footed scanner adds intelligent resolution selection, taking the end-user guesswork out of picking the right resolution for each document. It also detects when two sheets have managed to work their way into the paper feed at once, preventing jams and missed scans. And for those who rely on business card scanning to keep up with all the contacts they've made at CES and throughout their work life, the S1500 adds enhanced data handling features to its card scanning.
Fujitsu reworked the software interface for this model, streamlining the document management process for users. The ScanSnap S1500 comes with Adobe Acrobat 9 Standard bundled in, which makes it easy not only to scan to searchable PDF files, but also to collaborate with others on scanned documents such as forms.