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SmartOffice PL2550

The 25 page per minute Plustek SmartOffice PL2550 workgroup class document scanner is designed with the image quality, paper handling and reliability required by demanding users.


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Reliable

The 50 page Automatic Document feeder and 1500 page per day duty cycle enable the SmartOffice PL2550 suitable frequent document and rigid card scanning.

Flexible

The SmartOffice PL2550 is designed to scan business documents up to 14” long and rigid cards, such as ID cards and drivers licenses, up to 1.2mm thick, without operator adjustments. A3 sized documents can also be scanned using the A3 merge scan mode and included A3 protection jacket. Mixed batches of documents can be scanned without sorting thanks to the class leading paper handling and image processing. The 1200 dpi A4 size flatbed is ideal for scanning small, delicate or damaged documents.

Efficient

Single Touch buttons automate up to 9 different scanning jobs including: scan to searchable PDF, save to folder on your network or your computer, scan to email, scan to an application, and scan to printer. Built in image processing insures the highest image quality, reduces rescans, and increases OCR accuracy. 

Effective

The included software productivity suite featuring ABBYY Fine Reader Sprint, allows you to easily create and manage searchable PDFs. Industry standard TWAIN drivers combined with TIF, JPG, PDF and Microsoft Office file formats ensure compatibility with thousands of scanning and imaging programs.

ENERGY STAR Certified

The SmartOffice PL2550 meets the ENERGY STAR standards, consuming less than 18W (operation mode) and less than 1W (sleep / standby mode) to create an environmentally-friendly and responsible space.


Features

The SmartOffice PL2550 has following features:  
 

 

● Auto Threshold
Automatically thresholds the current image into a binary black and white image.

 

 

● Auto Rotate
Automatically rotates document based on the contents of the document.

 

 

● Auto Crop & Deskew
Automatically straightens and crops image to the documents actual size.

 

● Color Dropout
Removes red, green or blue color when scanning forms.
● Blank Page Removal
Automatically removes blank pages without manual editing.
Optical Resolution600 dpi
Hardware ResolutionFlatbed: 600 x 600 dpi
ADF: 600 x 600 dpi
ADF Capacity 1. 50 sheets (A4/ Letter, 70 g/㎡ or 18 Lbs), Max. thickness under 5mm (0.2").
2. 20 sheets (Business cards)
Note: Maximum ADF capacity varies, depending upon paper weight.
Scanning Speed ( ADF )8 ppm/ 8 ipm (Color mode, 200 dpi, A4 Portrait)
25 ppm/ 50 ipm (Grayscale mode, 200 dpi, A4 Portrait)
25 ppm/ 50 ipm (B&W mode, 200 dpi, A4 Portrait)
Note: Results may vary depending upon your scanning application, computer processor and system memory.
Scanning Area (W x L)Flatbed:
Max. 216 x 297 mm (8.5" x 11.69")
Min. 12.7 x 12.7 mm (0.5" x 0.5")
ADF:
Max. 216 x 356 mm (8.5" x 14")
Min. 13.2 x 13.2 mm (0.52" x 0.52")
Acceptable Paper Sizes (W x L)Flatbed:
Max. 216 x 297 mm (8.5” x 11.69”)
Min. 12.7 x 12.7 mm (0.5” x 0.5”)
ADF:
Max. 220 x 356 mm (8.66” x 14”)
Min. 90 x 114 mm (3.55” x 4.5”)
Acceptable Paper Weight (Thickness)50 to 105 g/㎡ (14 to 28 Lbs)
Daily Duty Scan ( Sheets )1,500
Roller Lifetime (Scans) 100,000
Pad Lifetime (Scans) 25,000
Action ButtonScan, Up, Down
Power Supply24 Vdc/ 0.75 A
InterfaceUSB 2.0
Net Weight4.5 Kgs (9.92 Lbs)
Dimensions (W x D x H)481 x 327 x 203 mm (18.93" x 12.87" x 7.98")
ProtocolTWAIN Compliant
OSWindows XP / Vista / 7 / 8
Hardware RequirementsPentium IV 2.0 GHz processor or faster CPU
CD-ROM Drive
One available USB Port
512 MB RAM or higher recommended
800 MB free HDD space (1 GB or larger recommended)
Hotcard BizCard Finder 3.0

BizCard Finder, provides Business Card Reading (BCR) Technology and Photo /Document database for contact management. BizCard Finder quickly and easily converts the vital contact information on business cards into a convenient, searchable, digital database that can be easily synchronized between PC, NoteBook, and PDA.

  • Supports batch scanning and processing
  • Customizeable categories
  • Calendar reminder function
  • Password protection and public database management
  • Browse images conveniently using the SlideShow applet
  • Database backup and merge management
  • Multiple sort functions to easily search available data
  • Send email with images attached
  • Multiple print options
  • Recognize Languages: English, Chinese, Japanese, German, French, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese (For Business card database only)
  • Synchronize /Export and Import in table format (For Business card database only)
Automatically input contact details from your business cards, and turn your paper contacts into a searchable database.
ABBYY FineReader 6.0 Sprint Plus

Optical Character Recognition software with a simple user interface, supports recognition up to 177 languages and has the following features,

  • Work with single or multi-page documents.
  • Easily create searchable PDF, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, TXT, HTML files.
  • Convert paper documents to digital information.
Scan and read documents, and save in searchable PDF, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, TXT, HTML files for editing, collaboration and sharing.
Supports recognition up to 177 languages.
Plustek DI Capture

Image capture and management software featured with indexed archives. Makes it easy manage and organize documents and images efficiently. Exports files in PDF, JPEG, TXT and XLS with flexible file naming options.

Videos:

Plustek DocAction

Button utility to simplify document scanning. DocAction enables you to specify your personalized scanning configuration settings and scan documents with the touch of a button. Scanned documents are automatically sent directly to Printer, Email, Folder or FTP. DocAction also enables you to scan directly to many imaging and document management applications. DocAction saves scanned documents in all common imaging formats including: JPEG, TIFF, and PDF.

Videos:

Set your preferences of advanced functions of Removal Blank Page, Image Edge Fill and Remove Punch Holes.
Plustek DI Express 6

Features accurate and efficient Optical Character Recognition (OCR) for four Asian languages: Traditional Chinese, Simplify Chinese, Japanese and Korean with automatic image processing functions such as Color-Dropout, Threshold, Rotating. Import images, or image PDF and convert to TXT, RTF, Searchable PDF, XLS formats, and editable text.

Import images, image PDFs or scan to input documents
Enhance documents with automatic image processing functions, including Color-Dropout, Threshold and Rotating
Edit contents of your scanned documents.
Export documents to common formats such as TXT, RTF, Searchable PDF and XLS.
NewSoft Presto! PageManager 7.23

Powerful document management software for OCR, PDF creation, or format conversion to Microsoft Word or Excel. TWAIN-Express makes it easy to connect with your scanner. Enhance images with a set of image tools such as crop, rotate, flip, invert color, auto-enhancement, brightness and contrast, color adjustment, and remove noise.


Education – Administrative Offices
  • Save general business documents as PDFs
  • Digitize student records to comply with FERPA.
  • Create electronic copies of employment applications
  • Digitize and email paper documents to district offices and other administrators.
  • Input paper documents to student information systems.
  • Create electronic copies of student records.
  • Email paper documents to teachers, parents and administrators.
  • Save an electronic record of permission slips.
  • Digitize and email hand written meeting notes at the site of the meeting.

Finance - Accounting

Accounting practices rely on paper documents and processes.  Paper documents are problematic for your business because they must be manually filed, cause office clutter, are difficult to find and share.  As your practice grows, so does your pile of paper documents and this causes you spend more time and money filing, retrieving and sharing these documents.

Typical Accounting Documents
Audit worksheets
IRS tax forms
Evidential documents
Proxy statements
Correspondence
Source documents
Advisory letters
Invoices
Receipts

Plustek document scanners will help you organize and electronically file your paper documents.  Sharing documents with customers and colleagues becomes as simple as loading documents and pressing a button.  Imagine a clutter free office with no stacks of paper!  With a Plustek scanner, sharing and organizing your documents is simple!

Easy to Use:
Plustek scanners feature DocAction single touch scanning.    At the touch of a button, you can save a document to any one of up to nine different destinations including: folders on your PC or network, email, FTP or even your printer.  Thanks to the flexibility of DocAction and the industry standard TWAIN drivers that are supplied with Plustek scanners, you can scan directly into your accounting or document management application.

Built in image enhancement ensures the highest quality images with the least amount of work.  Documents are automatically adjusted for brightness, automatically cropped to the proper size and rotated.  The result is higher OCR accuracy and fewer rescans.

Flexible:
Digitized documents can be saved in many different formats including: searchable PDF, MS Office, TIF or JPG.  You can scan tabular data and edit it in Microsoft Excel.  You can scan and edit a paper documents in Microsoft Word and if you have standardized on PDF, you can save your documents in either searchable PDF or image only PDF format. 

Also, Plustek scanners come with a software bundle that includes: Optical Character Recognition (OCR), document management and business card reading software.

Searchable PDF:
All Plustek scanners will create searchable PDF files with the touch of a button.  Searchable PDF files make your information easy to find and share.  Any desktop search software can be used to quickly locate searchable PDF documents by searching by client name, tax ID number or any data on your paper documents.  No more miss filed documents!  Another benefit of using searchable PDF is document sharing.  PDF files can be read on all computer and mobile platforms including Windows, Mac, Unix, Linux, Android, Windows Mobile, and Apple iOS (iPhone, iPad, iPod). 

Value:
Plustek document scanners document scanner are designed with the image quality, paper handling and reliability required by the most demanding business users but at a price point attractive to small office and SOHO users.  You can easily cost justify a scanner for each member of your firm.

Healthcare - Hospital

In the paper world, when a patient checks in with the front desk department, the receptionist has to leave his/her desk to make photo copies for the patients' identifications and insurance cards. Staff in hospitals and clinics are overwhelmed by diverse paper documents such as insurance forms, patient documents, lab requests, referral letters, EOBs, etc. The billing department staff rummage through paper files to find insurance claims, denied claims or late payments from the healthcare payers.

Are those scenes familiar to you?
Appropriate deployment of scanning and imaging is essential to address the paper-to-digital challenges in healthcare environments. Whether looking for scanning solutions for the front desk, point of care, back office accounting and patients' medical record management, Healthcare groups can choose from a range of portable, mobile, workgroup, and departmental scanners from Plustek.
Plustek scanners, ranging from small sheetfed to desktop flatbed with automatic document feeder, meet diverse card and document capture needs of the healthcare industry. All Plustek scanners connect to notebook or desktop computers via a USB port and are delivered with the industry standard TWAIN drivers, offering easy integration and compatibility with your healthcare software applications. As the leading global scanner manufacturer with two decades of expertise in scanner hardware design and software/firmware development, Plustek is able to deliver scanners featuring high throughput, functionality, flexibility, reliability and competitive pricing.

Plustek scanners reduce registration time, automate your data entry, improve data accuracy, speed up claim processing and meet the compliance requirements (HIPAA, Sarbanes-Oxley, and others).  Whether it is an admissions process, patient records or a doctor's office environment, Plustek scanners make short and easy work out of converting paper into digital documents filing. Plustek healthcare solution scanners offer the optimal value and performance.

Plustek's Patient Registration Desk and Mobile Solutions for Quick Scanning Anytime, Anywhere
In the patient registration area, Plustek scanners are used to scan and digitize: insurance cards, driver's licenses, corporate ID cards, credit cards, business cards, HIPAA forms, patient documents, payment checks, receipts, medical prescriptions, claim documents, invoices.
This series of Plustek scanners feature small footprint and high versatility. They fit neatly into your limited front desk space or a point of care mobile cart. Workers are more productive because the scanners can easily fit into their existing work environment. Their portability allows these scanners to be used at the point of patient intake or patient care.

Logistics - Transportation

Your business depends on data; a lot of it is on paper. Plustek scanners enable drivers to scan transportation documents at their source, in the truck cab or anywhere a laptop or portable computer can be used.

Typical documents include:
  • Delivery receipts
  • Bills of lading
  • Invoices
  • Timesheets
  • Receipts
  • Logs
  • Trip reports
  • Mileage reports

Capturing critical documents quickly at their source reduces business cycle times and improves payment times. Proof of delivery information can be provided in minutes instead of days. Errors normally caused by manual data entry are reduced. Mailing costs can be eliminated.

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