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Xerox DocuMate 510
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- scans directly into PDF format
- converts documents into PDF files at 10 pages per minute
- holds up to 50 pages in ADF
- includes TWAIN driver
- scan up to legal size documents with ADF
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Amazon.ca Product Description
Xerox DocuMate 510 flatbed scanner with Automatic Document Feeder (ADF) for Windows, 600 x 1200 dpi optical resolution, 42- bit color, USB 1.1 interface. 50 page ADF capacity, 10 ppm at 200 dpi B/W
From the Manufacturer
The Xerox DocuMate 510 Scanner is a compact and effective hi-speed scanner perfect for workgroups and other decentralized scanning applications. By eliminating seldom used options such as duplex capability and a SCSI interface, Xerox offers this model at a price that enables businesses to achieve high levels of productivity by distributing fast cost-effective scanners throughout the organization.
The DocuMate 510 has a 50-page Automatic Document Feeder that scans 10 pages per minute (10 ppm). It features 600 x 1,200 dpi optical resolution, 42-bit color, USB interface and scans everything from photos up to legal sized documents. It also features one of the smallest footprints available of any business oriented flatbed scanner on the market.
The DocuMate 510 includes TWAIN and Certified ISIS Drivers plus the following software:
- PaperPort Pro 9 Office is the easiest way to turn volumes of paper or photos into organized digital files that you can quickly find, use and share. PaperPort's native support for the standard PDF format brings you the power to scan, annotate and email documents and photos in a format that ensures everyone can view and print them on any computer. Stop wasting time looking for paper documents scattered around your home and office.
- TextBridge Pro 9.0 by ScanSoft quickly turns scanned documents into editable, formatted text. You can use the text in virtually any word processing, desktop publishing, or web publishing program.
- ArcSoft PhotoImpression. Edit, retouch, and enhance images simply and quickly.Apply special effects with point-and-click interface. Numerous templates for cards and calendars are included.
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The DocuMate 510 doesn't work at all with Windows Server 2003, because apparently corporations don't need to scan documents.
On Windows XP, it provides both TWAIN and WIA drivers. In my case, I can choose between the TWAIN driver, which inverts the colors of all black and white scans (the option to correct this simply doesn't work on my PC), and the WIA driver, which ignores the auto document feeder, forcing me to babysit the machine while it scans. I've worked around this in Microsoft Office Document Scanning with a greyscale scan that converts to black and white, but that slows it down from its rated 10ppm to about 3.
The Documate 510 software bundle includes (indeed, centers around) PaperPort 9 Deluxe, which allows scanning to PDF. Despite the "Deluxe" this product is crippleware, designed to entice you to buy the "real" version: PaperPort Pro. Except PaperPort Pro is now at version 10, which isn't really compatible with this scanner, due to the driver problems mentioned above (which are pervasive no matter what application is used, except the shipped version of PaperPort 9 Deluxe appears to have some kind of workaround).
I've tried several times to reinstall the drivers in the hopes of correcting some of these issues. Doing so requires on-the-spot "registration" every single time, including typing in the 20-character alphanumeric serial number from the back of the unit. As an added bonus, it requires you to enter your email address and subscribes you (with no indication that it is happening) to Xerox's marketing email list.
I believe this scanner is actually made by Visioneer, who sells or sold it under another name (4650?) and OEM'd to Xerox as the Documate 510. The "beauty" of OEMing a product made by someone else is that you can take it to market without a single person in your organization knowing how it works. This certainly appears to be Xerox's approach, as evidenced by the product's second-class citizen status on their website and their support personnel's inability to deviate from their call scripts.
So the Documate 510 does work, sort of. I have scanned quite a bit of material with it; my complaint is that the experience is inevitably much slower and far more frustrating than there is any need for it to be.
I am unconvinced that there are any superior alternatives in this price range, but as a result of my experiences, my office won't be buying any more scanners from either Xerox or Visioneer.
DEC. 2006 UPDATE: I have bought 4 of these to date, without any hitches at all! Nice!!
The scanner does a fine job. There are many options to control file size and scan quality. The interface took a little getting used to, but after a couple of days I was a "whiz".
I like the fact that it scans directly to PDF format. I especially like the "Scan Manager" that allows you to preview, reorder, and add pages to an ongoing scan. For example, if you finish scanning a document and want to add a forgotten page to the same file, you can do so in the Scan Manager. You can even re-order the forgotten page to its proper place in the PDF file. This feature would also be useful if you had a 200-page document to scan since the ADF cannot hold 200 pages at once. The machine also comes with a spare ADF "roller", which is supposed to need replacing after 20,000 documents.
I had some trouble with pages that had been stapled, but I was able to correct my problem by flat rolling the staple holes to make it feed properly. This was more user-error than the machine's fault. In fact, I scanned an unstapled 50 page document without a hitch.
I will buy this same machine as the demand for it grows at my office.