Solved

Simple Scanner with Flatbed and ADF Scanner

Posted on 2010-08-19
3
742 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-27
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?
0
Comment
Question by:HKComputer
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 4

Accepted Solution

by:
illhelpu earned 500 total points
ID: 33476985
I like Canons for some reason. If your not going to get a copier like an image runner you could get something like this.
It's a decent scanner.
Image runners are awesome though.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16838111052
0
 
LVL 4

Author Comment

by:HKComputer
ID: 33477305
I think the bigger problem here is saving the scanned document to the right place so the user can find it. I've got a lot of users that don't understand the windows file system and I'm not sure that I should really expect them to learn all the details of the filing system just to use a scanner. If I save the files to a default shared scan folder, then they have trouble finding this in Outlook when they go to attach a file that was just scanned. Outlook opens up to My Documents automatically so that's where users expect to find the files they want to attach.


0
 
LVL 4

Author Closing Comment

by:HKComputer
ID: 33716466
It looks like the scanner you suggested is our best option unless we decide to go with one of those large, all-in-one "business machines".
0

Featured Post

Connect further...control easier

With the ATEN CE624, you can now enjoy a high-quality visual experience powered by HDBaseT technology and the convenience of a single Cat6 cable to transmit uncompressed video with zero latency and multi-streaming for dual-view applications where remote access is required.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Healthcare organizations in the United States must adhere to the guidance of both the HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) and HITECH (Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act) for securing and protec…
In this article, you will read about the trends across the human resources departments for the upcoming year. Some of them include improving employee experience, adopting new technologies, using HR software to its full extent, and integrating artifi…
The viewer will learn how to successfully create a multiboot device using the SARDU utility on Windows 7. Start the SARDU utility: Change the image directory to wherever you store your ISOs, this will prevent you from having 2 copies of an ISO wit…
XMind Plus helps organize all details/aspects of any project from large to small in an orderly and concise manner. If you are working on a complex project, use this micro tutorial to show you how to make a basic flow chart. The software is free when…

829 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question