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Which Document Scanner to Use?

Nov 4, 2015 at 5:00 PM
First off, amazing piece of software. Thank you for developing - it has the potential to save an enormous amount of work for a project I'm involved with. I initially had the same "which way is up" bug as TreeStryder, but after downloading and compiling their fork, it now works flawlessly for my application.

Which leads to next phase - actual implementation. I will be scanning 500-1000 documents over the course of a day, probably being done in smaller batches of 10-20. The ability to pull data straight from a scanner is promising, rather than saving and uploading hundreds of individual images. However, as I shop around for a scanner, I'm concerned about compatibility, drivers, etc. Is there a recommended scanner to use with the application? Any types that have been tested and confirmed to work?
Coordinator
Nov 12, 2015 at 4:40 PM
Hi,

We've had great success using the Brother ADS scanners. The ADS-1000 is portable and I've been able to scan about 20-30 ppm, the ADS-2000 should also work great. Links below:

http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=446&item_id=079475

http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=446&item_id=053581
Feb 28, 2016 at 11:48 PM
Hey - so, after posting this, we ended up tracking down a scanner instead of buying a new one. Unfortunately, neither the Template Designer nor the Bulk Scanner recognize it as a valid scanner. Any tips on how to make sure that the application sees it?

The scanner is a Fujitsu ScanSnap S1300i: http://www.amazon.com/Fujitsu-ScanSnap-S1300i-Document-Scanner/dp/B008HBFADQ
Coordinator
Mar 17, 2016 at 5:27 PM
Hi!

The Fujitsu scanners aren't compatible with the Windows Image Acquisition (WIA) APIs. Unfortunately there is no way to overcome this limitation without Fujitsu writing or distributing a WIA driver. (http://scansnapcommunity.com/tips-tricks/162-why-doesnt-scansnap-come-with-twain-drivers/)