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[opensuse] Re: multi-page continuous scanner anyone?
  • From: Boris Epstein <borepstein@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 18 Jun 2009 12:53:12 -0400
  • Message-id: <8fbac5ca0906180953o2e421598k7ae632a1d84de772@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Wed, Jun 17, 2009 at 6:51 PM, James Hatridge<James.Hatridge@xxxxxx> wrote:
HI Boris,
On Thursday 18 June 2009 00:02:51 Boris Epstein wrote:
Hi all,

I am wondering if anybody can recommend a duplex-capable multi-sheet
(automatic) scanner to be used under OpenSuSE Linux. By multi-page I
mean something with a feeder that can scan in a whole stack of paper.



Just last week a weekly news email I get talked about getting a new office
scanner. Below is what they wrote. I looked it up on the 'net and it seems to
work with Linux. Check it out,

Hope this helps,


A PRODUCT RECOMMENDATION. I needed a new scanner. I asked a few people,
   including a guy I know who owns a business employing 75 people but has
   no filing cabinets, what is a good scanner to computerize receipts and
   such? The response was unanimous: the Fujitsu ScanSnap. It's amazing: a
   contract and a check? Scans the differing page sizes without a hitch,
   scans fronts and backs at the same time, discards any blank pages,
   creates a PDF file, and then does an OCR (optical character
   recognition) pass on the file so that you can search within it. And it
   comes with all the software you need, too. The thing is so amazing that
   if you put a page in upside down, it will usually detect that and flip
   it around for you! And it detects the rare occasions when it misfeeds
   (e.g., pulls more than one page through at a time.) A 5-page scan,
   front AND back, only takes about 15 seconds (plus OCR time; that
   process runs in the background). I'm completely blown away by it, and
   my bookkeeper just loves it, too, since I now know where everything is,
   and can e-mail stuff to her easily. It's a tad pricey ($470), but
   cheaper at Amazon ($420 as of this writing). This thing gets my highest

   Ugh: I just clicked the link to check it before sending this out, and
   Amazon has raised their price to $465 since Monday's Premium edition!
   Sheesh. Check, then: it's $409 there right now, though
   that's plus shipping (free on Amazon). Still, that's the best price I
   can find right now.

Jim Hatridge
Linux User #88484
Ebay ID: WartHogBulletin

Thanks Jim!

Looks like it only goes up to 600x600 dpi optical, though.

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