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OptiCard 821

The Plustek OptiCard 821, is a USB powered, palm-size, simplex mobile scanner that scans ID cards, drivers licenses, healthcare cards, documents, checks, embossed cards and small items up to A6 in size. Includes TWAIN drivers for easy integration with electronic health records systems, practice management systems and any image or scanning enabled application.


Simple User Interface

The SCAN and CUSTOM buttons can be configured to automatically set scanning parameters and start scanning for repetitive jobs.

Configuration Options

  • Scan to File
  • Scan to Email
  • Scan to Printer
  • Scan to Imaging Application
  • File Format: tif, jpg, bmp, png and image pdf

Business Card Management

OptiCard 821 bundle includes HotCard BizCard Finder 2.5 that provides BCR(Business Card Recognition) technology and contact management.

Scan to Searchable PDF and TWAIN Drivers

The OptiCard 821 can also create searchable PDF files. Users have the option to save all pages scanned to a single file or create one file for each page.  TWAIN drivers are included to simplify integration with existing applications. 

Image SensorCIS
Optical Resolution600 dpi
Hardware Resolution600 x 600 dpi
Scan ModesColor: 48-bit Input; 24/48-bit Output
Grayscale: 16-bit Input; 8/16-bit Output
B/W: 1-bit
Scanning Speed8 Seconds (Color, 300 dpi, A6)
Scanning Area (W x L)Maximum: 104.9 x 148 mm (4.13" x 5.8")
Minimum: 33 x 43 mm (1.3" x 1.7")
TWAIN support 104.9 x 500 mm (4.13” x 19.69”)
Acceptable Paper Weight (Thickness)Paper: 50 g/㎡ to 120 g/㎡
Plastic card: Non-Embossed up to 0.76 mm & Embossed up to 1.24 mm (ISO 7810)
Action ButtonScan, Custom
InterfaceUSB 2.0
Net Weight0.19 Kgs (0.42 Lbs)
Dimensions (W x D x H)174.5 x 60.5 x 38.5 mm (6.87" x 2.38” x 1.52”)
ProtocolTWAIN Compliant
OSWindows 2000 / XP / Vista / 7
Hardware RequirementsPentium® III 1GHz processor or higher
One available USB 2.0 port
256 MB RAM (512 MB or higher recommended)
800 MB Free HDD space (1GB or larger recommended)
NewSoft Presto! PageManager 7.10

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.

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 9.0 Sprint

Unlocks the data inside paper-based documents, images and PDF files with enhanced accuracy that eliminates the need for retyping and reformatting. Tool that increases your productivity and efficiency which comes with simple user interface and supports recognition up to 183 languages. Great features include:

  • Convert scanned document and images into Microsoft Word, Excel, searchable PDF and other formats.
  • Superior recognition accuracy & layout retention in 183 languages
  • One-click smart conversion for easy access – no learning curve
  • Multi-language recognition with automatic language detection
  • Instant on-screen OCR and capture with bonus ABBYY Screenshot Reader
  • State-of-the-art ADRT (Adaptive Document Recognition Technology) technology precisely preserves document formatting and style
Plustek DigiScan

DigiScan provide many useful features, like Scan to E-Mail、OCR、BCR...etc., user just need to one touch the scan button, the DigiScan will auto-run the full process and output the result.

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.
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