The Fujitsu Fi-7180
Fast and compact
The fi-7180 has been introduced to support increasingly diverse business related document capture routines at the desktop of individual knowledge workers or small workgroups. Simple, productivity-boosting operation virtually eliminates training requirements, both when using the scanner for regular document management routines as well as when using latest "ScanSnap Manager for fi Series scanners" software to accomplish individual ad hoc tasks.
The fi-7180 device introduces a comprehensive capture solution based on three uniquely interlined pillars:
- Best-in-class Fujitsu fi-series scanning hardware
- PaperStream IP scanner driver
- PaperStream Capture batch scanning automation and enhancement software
Best-in-class for cost/performance – top scanning speeds
With duplex scanning capability, the fi-7180 scans colour A4 documents at a speed of 80ppm / 160ipm (all speeds A4 Portrait 200 / 300 dpi), offering unrivalled cost-performance. Wherever you need faster scanning, the fi-7180 guarantees solid performance and quality results. Hardware highlights include:
Large volume hopper
Featuring a high capacity hopper tray, these scanners allow for loading document batches containing up to 80 sheets at a time - and allowing for the continuous feeding of additional documents whilst scanning.
USB 3.0 support ensures high-speed data transfer between scanner and computer.
LCD status display and control panel
A liquid crystal display (LCD) is included in the operator panel to display useful information including current settings for scanning documents, the number of sheets scanned, and error status. Users know the scanner status in the blink of an eye and can easily select and initiate predefined scanning profiles.
Dependable document feeding
iSOP – intelligent Sonic Paper Protection
Building on and incorporating the market-proven paper protection mechanisms of previous fi-series scanners, the fi-7180 introduces an additional market innovation for safeguarding any paper documents. By listening to the audible sound of paper movements, intelligent Sonic Paper Protection automatically suspends paper feeding if an irregular noise is detected. This advanced Paper Protection feature reliably reduces the risk of damaging documents during scanning.
Stable paper feeding with skew reduction
The fi-7180 is equipped with a "Skew Reducer" to maintain the straight alignment of paper feeding. Particularly valuable for mixed document batches containing small format documents or thin paper sheets, this function reduces the physical skew of documents throughout the paper path. Even the most untidy batches are given special treatment sheet-by-sheet, which ensures total coverage for every scan: no lost data on the edges or in the corners, no more rescans.
Less effort for effective, efficient pre-scan processing
The fi-7180 brings industry leading mixed batch scanning capabilities to the desktop with a design that allows for a record breaking mixed batch feeding range from 27 - 413 g/m², freeing the user from most paper weight related pre-sorting requirements.
The fi-7180 makes use of an ultrasonic sensor that accurately detects errors where two or more sheets are fed through the scanner at once. Multifeed detection works reliably when scanning mixed batches of documents with different paper weights and sizes. When multifeed is detected, the user is instantly alerted and can continue capturing all relevant sheets and pages without losing relevant information. Alternatively, using PaperStream Capture for batch scanning jobs will allow for ex post correction without any interruption during the scanning process.
With the scanner's Intelligent Multifeed function, document sheets that include attached repositionable notes or photos are recognised along with the location of the attachment. With appropriate software settings, the scanner automatically prevents user-defined zones from triggering alert conditions, allowing continuous, uninterrupted scanning.
Automatic detection enables the fi-7180 to create image output formats in colour or monochrome, based on the actual document content. There is no need to change settings manually.
Advanced scanner driver and image capture software
PaperStream IP – high quality image processing
Built on TWAIN / ISIS standards, PaperStream IP is the scanner driver for Fujitsu fi-series image scanners. With its advanced black and white and colour processing, a range of documents can be automatically and easily converted into image data suitable for complex post capture processing -producing for example highly accurate OCR results. High quality image data can be created without defining scanner settings in advance, as PaperStream IP will aim to optimise this automatically for every sheet.
PaperStream Capture – enhanced batch scanning
PaperStream Capture enhances the data capture process from adjusting scanning settings to performing batch scanning, verifying data and releasing to directories, repositories or subsequent process routines. Users can complete data capture tasks easily with the extremely user-friendly graphical user interface (GUI). Moving scanned batches into a queue for later retrieval is possible as well.
Seamless linkage with PaperStream IP provides for high quality image processing and simplified batch scanning operation at the same time.
If you need your documents to show evidence of having been scanned, the optional imprinter will "stamp" the reverse side of your documents additionally providing a cross-reference from your digital files.
Cut TCO with centralised administration
The fi-7180 comes equipped with a centralised administration feature that system administrators can use to manage the installation and operation of multiple image scanners and network scanners from one location.
IT administration staff can monitor running status, update scanner drivers, software and more with this powerful software. This dramatically reduces operating costs whilst reducing the effort that organisations need to spend setting up, operating and maintaining their inventory of scanners. With these Scanner Central Administration tools, it is easier than ever to expand scanner networks to multiple remote locations.
Important business information held on paper documents flows freely through the fi-7180's paper feeder into your organisation's backbone.