Fujitsu has launched the ScanSnap SV600, the first Fujitsu ScanSnap capable of contact-less scanning. Users simply place items on a desk to capture them. The scanner can digitise a great variety of objects: bound or stapled documents up to A3 size, such as notebooks, newspapers, catalogues, business cards, fragile originals, and objects up to 3 cm thick. This scanner even produces high-quality images of curved objects.

All a user has to do is place one or more documents on the mat (included as standard equipment), press a button and the digital document is ready for use on a PC or Mac, in a cloud service, or via a smartphone or tablet, in just seconds. Capture multiple documents with one scan The device digitises multiple documents or objects (Multi-Document Detection) in one scan. There is no need to arrange documents or objects on the mat. The scanner will automatically straighten and separate documents after capture.

With the contact-free scanner users do not have to fuss with a scanner lid or spend time searching for the scan function. Nor do they have to wait around until the device boots up; it takes just three seconds for the ScanSnap SV600 to be ready to go to work. Three seconds later and the first scan is complete, whether it is an A3 document or a level 3D object, such as a printed circuit board for quality inspection.

Its extensive software package includes Adobe Acrobat, the CardMinder business card manager and PFU‘s own Rack2-Filer Smart document manager. This digital “binder” manages documents as if a user was working with a binder on a shelf. Abbyy character recognition, the ScanSnap Organizer and the ScanSnap Manager are also included in the package. The latter permits transfer of documents directly to PDF, images, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, multiple cloud services such as Evernote, Dropbox, Google Docs, as well as to email, and a large number of other applications.

The new Fujitsu ScanSnap SV600 is compatible with both the Windows operating system and Mac OS. Windows software comes as standard equipment but Mac OS software is available for download so that devices without a DVD drive can be up and running in no time. The Fujitsu ScanSnap SV600 will be available at Fujitsu sales partners starting 2 September 2013. The recommended retail price is £580 GBP (€699, $908) plus VAT. For more details visit