Scanner sends docs directly to the cloud
Agencies are increasingly moving documents and processes into the cloud, but government is still awash in paper.
Brother International Corp. is attempting to ease the transition of paper documents to the cloud with the ImageCenter ADS-2500W scanner. While it supports most operating systems and can act as a normal fully-functional scanner, it also has a new scan-to-cloud feature that offers one-touch cloud capabilities.
Scanned documents can be sent directly from the machine to a wide variety of business and professional destinations, including today’s leading cloud storage destinations as well as Microsoft SharePoint through the included Nuance PaperPort software. The ADS-2500W also scans to local destinations such as e-mail servers and FTP sites, USB flash memory drive and even Android phones and tablets.
“Businesses of all shapes and sizes are being driven to ramp up to the digital era for reasons ranging from convenience and efficiency to new industry regulations and even security,” said Steve Feldstein, director of marketing for Brother Laser and Scanner products.
The ADS-2500W offers wireless and Ethernet network connectivity with a 3.7-inch color TouchScreen display with shortcuts and one-touch settings. The ADS-2500W also has high-speed, single-pass duplex scanning to encourage efficiencies in the office. Beyond speed, the unit includes features such as continuous scanning, automatic image rotation, multi-feed detection, skip blank page, 2-in-1 scanning, auto de-skew and searchable PDF capabilities.
The scanner is bundled with a variety of software that lets users convert paper and PDFs into Microsoft Office documents, search PDFs, add watermarks and electronic signatures as well as scan and export business card information directly to contact management systems.
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