Simple Scanner with Flatbed and ADF Scanner
Posted on 2010-08-19
I would like to find an easy-to-use scanner that has both Flatbed and ADF (Sheet Feeding) scanners. Most of what we do is just scan to black and white pdf's so color scanning or high quality scanning or not really requirements.
I have some technology-challenged users and this thing needs to be easy to operate. It would be handy to configure it so that it can scan directly into a specific user's designated folder, probably their My Documents folder stored on our SBS 2008 server. However, I doubt we'll get this feature without moving into a serious "Business Machine" all-in-one. We might consider doing this in the future but I'm not sure we're ready for it yet considering the cost of it.
Network scanning would be a nice feature but if we could put the scanned document into the right folder without the network scanning feature, that would be fine.
I find that most scanners and their software are designed for geeks. Maybe I just haven't figured out how to configure one properly. Is this a challenge that you IT administrators and SMB hardware installers face and have been able to solve?
Does anyone have suggestions as far as brand and model?