Thursday, July 30, 2009

Plustek offers full line of hard card scanners

In an effort to be a truly digital and paperless office, you need to find a way to keep efficient digital records of things that don't start out as digital. By that I mean things lilke driver's licenses, insurance cards, etc. But how do you convert them? Good question. There are devices that are designed to actually scan small items such as these. Read on for the press release from Plustek:

Scanning of items up to credit card thick, with true color and high-speed scans, the hard card scanner series is perfect for hospitals, mobile offices
and any work environment

CERRITOS (July 30, 2009) – Plustek Technology Inc. (www.plustek.com/usa), a manufacturer of consumer, prosumer, professional and office imaging devices (including portable scanners, sheet fed/flat bed scanners, wide format scanners and IP cameras), is pleased to offer a complete line of hard card scanner solutions to fulfill nearly any user need. Perfect for their ability to scan any media up to the thickness of a credit card, these scanners are designed to digitally capture copies of important items, for hospitals, offices, and business large or small.

Plustek’s extensive line of hard card scanners includes the OptiCard 821, MobileOffice D600, Mobile Office D28, SmartOffice PS282 and SmartOffice PL2546. Each of these scanners has the ability to scan any paper or plastic hard card up to 1.2mm thick, including ID cards, insurance cards, drivers' licenses, and plastic cards with embossed characters. The scanners also include advanced software to create searchable PDF files, allowing users to quickly search documents for occurrences of a specific word or phrase (the D28 scanner is the only exception, which scans to “image” PDF format). The scanners all use an USB interface and are extremely easy to set up and use. Applications for the scanners also include scanning of color photos and the OptiCard 821, MobileOffice D600, and SmartOffice PS282 come with BCR software to convert business cards into readable contact database.
The OptiCard 821 is an A6 Size multi-purpose sheetfed document color scanner, offering high-resolution scanning in an ultra-compact package. The scanner incorporates a high-speed USB 2.0 interface that provides fast scanning and the power source, so no external power supply is necessary, easily making any space a mobile office. The MobileOffice D600 is an A6-size scanner similar to the OptiCard 821, but has a few more features. The MobileOffice D600 can scan duplex color copies at 300dpi in 6.5 seconds and simplex copies in 3.1 seconds, making it the fastest of its kind.

The MobileOffice D28 scanner is the ideal solution for busy front desk areas such as hospitals, clinical administration, hotel reception desks, banks, post offices, police departments and rental car agencies. Additionally, the MobileOffice D28 scans at a speed of 2.2 seconds per page (28-ppm), making it the fastest scanner for its small size in the market.

The SmartOffice PS282 scanner is a collapsible, integrated high-speed sheetfed scanner that is ideal for anyone looking to go paperless within a budget. The SmartOffice PS282 and SmartOffice PL2546 both have an automatic document feeder that accommodates up to 50 sheets of paper, with a duplex scan speed of 25 images per minute. The SmartOffice PL2546 scanner also has a flatbed to scan bounded materials making it ideal for government departments, institutions, enterprises, organizations and distributed branch offices to help handle the day-to-day tasks of digitizing paper and hard card data.

All five Plustek hard card scanners are ideal solutions for every user need. The scanners are available now and priced affordably at USD $149 (OptiCard 821), $299 (MobileOffice D600 & MobileOffice D28), $349 (SmartOffice PS282) and $699 (SmartOffice PL2546), making Plustek the best choice for any personal or business matter.

SALES/PURCHASE

Plustek products are in full distribution with Ingram Micro & D&H. All Plustek scanners can be purchased from TigerDirect, New Egg, CDW, Insight, PC mall, Buy.com and other major e-tailers. Stores and other vendors interested in carrying Plustek’s award-winning line-up of products may contact Plustek directly at info@plustek.com.

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