Brother bridges gap between portable and workgroup scanners
- By John Breeden II
- Nov 07, 2013
The government is one of the biggest users of scanners and scanner technology. For the most part, government uses enterprise-class scanners for this purpose. But a new breed of portable scanners with enterprise features may change that.
Brother International’s ImageCenter ADS-1500W scanner offers a 20-page document feeder, wireless connectivity, the ability to quickly scan to the cloud and a compact form factor.
The ADS-1500W can scan in either simplex or duplex modes, in full color, at up to 18 ppm. Its footprint is 11.2-inches wide and 4.1-inches deep. It works with Windows, Mac or Linux operating systems and was designed with state, local and federal government users in mind, according to Steve Feldstein, director of marketing for Brother laser and scanner products.
The ADS-1500W can also easily connect to a wireless network, and the 2.7-inch color TouchScreen display lets users scan directly to cloud services or network destinations via FTP or Sharepoint. Users can also put documents on USB flash drives as well as scan directly to compatible mobile devices like an iPhone or iPad using the Brother iPrint&Scan app.
In addition to the flagship model ADS-1500W, which is on sale now for $299, Brother also introduced the ADS-1000W, a slightly more scaled down model which is on sale for $249.
John Breeden II is a freelance technology writer for GCN.