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SmartOffice PS288

The Plustek SmartOffice PS288 workgroup class document scanner is designed with the image quality, paper handling and reliability required by the most demanding business users but at a price point attractive to home and SOHO users. Available from authorized Plustek Value Added Resellers only.


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Reliable Paper Handling

A redesigned 50 page Automatic Document Feeder with a 1500 page per day duty enable the SmartOffice PS288 to be used in any application requiring frequent document and rigid card scanning.

Versatile Paper Handling Ability

The SmartOffice PS288 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.  Mixed batches of documents can be scanned without sorting thanks to the class leading paper handling and image processing.

Easy to Use

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. 

Compatible with most imaging applications

Industry standard TWAIN and WIA drivers combined with TIF, JPG, PDF and Microsoft Office file formats ensure compatibility with thousands of scanning and imaging programs. ABBYY FineReader Sprint is included to easily create and manage searchable PDFs at the touch of a button. Built in image processing insures the highest image quality, reduces rescans and increases OCR accuracy. 

Features

The SmartOffice PS288 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.
Image SensorCIS x 2
Light SourceLED
Optical Resolution600 dpi
Hardware Resolution600 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)
3. Plastic Card, Max. thickness under 1.2 mm.
Note: Maximum ADF capacity varies, depending upon paper weight.
Scanning Speed ( ADF )25 ppm/ 50 ipm (Grayscale mode, 200 dpi, A4 Portrait)
25 ppm/ 50 ipm (B&W mode, 200 dpi, A4 Portrait)
8 ppm/ 8 ipm (Color mode, 200 dpi, A4 Portrait)
Note: Results may vary depending upon your scanning application, computer processor and system memory.
Scanning Area (W x L)Max: 216 x 2500 mm (8.5” x 98.42”)
Min: 13.2 x 13.2 mm (0.52” x 0.52”)
Acceptable Paper Sizes (W x L)Max: 220 x 2500 mm (8.66” x 98.42”)
Min: 50.8 x 50.8 mm (2” x 2”)
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) 20,000
Action Button3 Buttons: Up, Down, Scan.
9 Function Keys. All Customizable.
Power Supply24 Vdc/ 0.75 A
InterfaceUSB 2.0
Net Weight1.66 Kgs (3.66 Lbs)
Dimensions (W x D x H)263 x 127.5 x 148 mm (10.36" x 5.02" x 5.83")
ProtocolTWAIN Compliant
OSWindows XP / Vista / 7 / 8 / 10
Mac OS X 10.8.x/ 10.9.x/ 10.10.x/ 10.11.x/ 10.12.x/ 10.13.x
Hardware RequirementsPentiumR IV 2.4 GHz processor
DVD-ROM Driver
One available USB 2.0 Port
1GB RAM (2GB or higher recommended)
2GB free HDD space (3GB or larger recommended)
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.

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

Industry standard TWAIN drivers ensure compatibility with thousands of image enabled applications including: document management, document capture, enterprise content management, forms processing, photographic imaging and image management applications.


NewSoft Presto! BizCard 6
A comprehensive contact management system that helps you scan business cards, edit business cards, and then synchronize the contacts to various management applications. It is the ideal tool for staying in touch and organized no matter what languages your contact's business cards are printed in.
  • NewSoft SFIT (Smart Field Identification Technology) sort data fields into first name, last name, address, and so on.
  • Categorize each contact.
  • Hyperlinks to email and website, access Google Map from the contact’s address
  • Synchronize contact information with contact managers, PIMs.
  • Transfer contacts to Salesforce & Google Contacts.
  • The BizCard add-in button in Microsoft Outlook or ACT! allows scanning of business cards directly into the contact database.
ABBYY FineReader 12.0 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

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.

Social Assistance - Goodwill Industries of NY

The Plustek SmartOffice PS286 Plus scanner helps Goodwill go digital

Located in the heart of Astoria, Queens, NY, Goodwill Industries of Greater NY and Northern NJ, Inc.® offers workforce development services, youth and community programs and retail and business opportunities to diverse populations across the region. In 2009, Goodwill Industries of Greater NY and Northern NJ helped more than 164,000 people search and train for careers in industries such as banking, IT and health care, to name a few — and get the supporting services they needed to be successful, such as English language training, additional education, or access to transportation and child care. More than 13,000 people obtained meaningful employment in 2009 through their participation in Goodwill programs. The investment to support this initiative was $28 million in government grants and fees for employment services. These people were placed in competitive employment and went on to earn $274 million in their first year of work and paid $54 million in taxes. The savings in public assistance to taxpayers was $107 million. That is a ROI of $407 million in salaries and wages - a meaningful contribution to their communities as productive, tax-paying citizens.

To keep the organization functioning at its highest potential, Goodwill uses over 100 Plustek SmartOffice PS286 Plus scanners at sites scattered over the New York metro area, by job coaches, counselors, assistants and even the receptionists. The receptionist scans the clients Goodwill issued ID cards when they arrive at the facility; the counselors scan any paperwork that the client has that proves they worked, attended training or applied for jobs over the previous week; and assistants scan forms that the clients fill out as part of their job coaching and counseling. It is estimated that the scanning volume of the Goodwill New York metro offices is nearly 1,000 pages a day on some devices – keeping the organization efficient and streamlined.

"We are very happy with the performance of the scanners, and will be buying more in 2011," said Andre Bromes, Chief Information Officer for Goodwill Industries of Greater New York and Northern New Jersey. "So far, we have not had any scanner failures and the ROI on the scanners is beyond our expectations."

Bromes says the combination of the price-point and functionality of Plustek’s PS286 Plus increased efficiencies contributed (among other things) to the rapid ROI on their Welfare to Work project – just 45 days! A higher priced scanner would have limited these Goodwill facilities from scanning all of their paperwork at their desks. Each counselor needs their own scanner, which helps them to scan client documents without having to leave their desk area and leave the conversation with the people they are working with – which increases the number of clients each counselor can see a day thereby increasing efficiencies.

An ideal solution for small businesses, the Plustek SmartOffice PS286 Plus is a compact, high-speed desktop scanning solution that effortlessly converts paper into digital files. Despite its small size, the PS286 Plus offers industry standard TWAIN and Windows® WIA drivers you can be assured of compatibility with virtually any imaging software. The convenient, programmable DocAction Single-Touch function button permits users to pre-set nine customized functions for different scanning jobs. Users can create searchable PDFs, scan to e-mail, OCR, or file documents by simply pressing a button. The SmartOffice PS286 Plus is bundled with a powerful suite of software applications and includes advanced features such as blank page deletion, color dropout for forms, auto-crop and de-skew to enhance image quality, increase OCR accuracy and reduce rescans.


Accounting - CPA

ACCOUNTANT FINDS GOING PAPERLESS USING PLUSTEK SCANNER MAKES GOOD ‘CENTS’

The Plustek SmartOffice PS286 Plus scanner helps CPA office manage tax documents

Tami Henry has been an accountant for 15 years, currently working at the offices of Terry M. Rabe, CPA.  Tami’s responsibilities include prepping the accounting documents for various small businesses during tax season, as well as handling tax returns and archiving all of the original documents filed. The job role requires her to ensure that all documents and records are saved and filed for review in an ongoing and timely manner. Her scanning duties become even more sensitive (and time intensive) when it is tax season (January 1st-April 15th).

 “Our offices recently implemented going paperless with all accounting services for several clients,” explained Tami. “We use the Plustek SmartOffice PS286 Plus on a daily basis to scan supporting documentation for tax returns and forms like W-2’s and 10-99’s. We no longer keep any paper files on the tax clients.”

 Tami uses the SmartOffice PS286 Plus with eFileCabinet software that offers solutions to store, share and protect their valuable and confidential business data assets.

Tami finds relief in a dedicated document scanning solution that is convenient, efficient and produces quality images. The Plustek SmartOffice PS286 Plus is a 25 page per minute, color duplex document scanner that features an integrated, flip out 50-sheet automatic document feeder (ADF).  The PS286 Plus can scan batches of mixed sized documents from business card sized up to 8.5 x 17” including embossed ID cards and driver licenses. 

 Tami appreciates how technologically advanced her office has become. “Right after I scan my pages, they are immediately displayed right up on my computer screen,” said Tami.  “The Plustek SmartOffice PS286 Plus and eFileCabinet software saves me time not having to go pull physical files, when I can pull it up with just a few clicks of my mouse.”

 Although Tami’s office also has a competitive brand scanner, she is happy with the Plustek scanner because of the quality and price. “The quality is comparable in the job both scanners do, no paper jams or mis-feeds, but the price of the competitive scanner is twice as much,” said Tami. “I would recommend the Plustek SmartOffice PS286 Plus scanner to CPA’s, accountants, and small businesses that have a need for wanting to save any documents electronically.”

 The Plustek SmartOffice PS286 Plus is an ideal solution for accountants, financial institutions, hospitals, law firms and small businesses. The Plustek SmartOffice PS286 Plus is a compact, high-speed desktop scanning solution that effortlessly converts paper into digital files.  The SmartOffice PS286 Plus offers industry standard TWAIN and Windows® WIA drivers so you can be assured of compatibility with virtually any imaging software or accounting software. The convenient, programmable Single-Touch function button permits users to pre-set nine customized functions for different scanning jobs. Users can create searchable PDFs, scan to e-mail, OCR, or file documents by simply pressing a button. The SmartOffice PS286 Plus is bundled with a powerful suite of software applications and includes advanced features such as blank page deletion, color dropout for forms, auto-crop and de-skew to enhance image quality, increase OCR accuracy and reduce rescans.


Healthcare - Medical Records

DOCTORS GAIN STIMULUS FUNDING AND SERVICE PATIENTS MORE EFFECTIVELY WITH MOBILITY AND AFFORDABILITY

The Plustek SmartOffice Scanners with AutoMED’s Hosted Software Solutions help doctors automate their workflows

In the technological era, everyone is using iPads and Smartphones to make their lives easier – including physicians.  The medical industry is typically bogged down with paperwork, but now more and more doctors, clinicians, administrators, and assistants are using scanners to bridge to paperless. 

Plustek’s SmartOffice PS286 Plus and the PS406U scanners are popular models in the medical industry because they are fast, light, mobile and take up very little space.  These scanners are able to quickly scan patient registration, medical records, insurance cards and identification cards, which are a very important part of the administrative and clinical process for hospitals and clinics.

For over 11 years AutoMED has delivered software solutions to hospitals and medical clinics.   AutoMED works with doctors to make their workday more efficient and effective.  Clinicians are often mobile, working between several clinics and need to keep their patient files and information paperless in a single location.  AutoMED and Plustek have partnered to provide effective and affordable paperless solutions to medical clinics and physicians. 

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 set aside nearly $20 billion in incentive payments for physicians who adopt electronic health record technology over the next five years. In order to qualify for the incentive monies, physicians must be using certified technology, allowing nearly every physician in America to gain up to $63,000 in incentives to switch to an electronic environment.  Plustek and AutoMED solutions make these recovery monies a reality for physicians. This has sparked incredible interest in going paperless and allowed Plustek and AutoMED to service this need.

“Clinician doctors often work at several different facilities and have to juggle their time and efforts running between offices,” said Joe Persky, vice president of AutoMED.  “Our focus is to provide solutions allowing for improved efficiency and increased productivity; the Plustek scanners keep them mobile and paperless without breaking the bank.  These scanners are light and rugged enough to withstand constant transport without failure; powerful enough to upload medical records in seconds; compact enough to fit in even the tightest workspaces and affordable enough to allow clinics of all sizes to benefit.” In fact Mr. Persky says prior to the Plustek option, “the average clinic was paying triple for scanners which were slower, heavier and bulkier.”

ABOUT PLUSTEK’S SMARTOFFICE PS286 PLUS:

The Plustek SmartOffice PS286 Plus workgroup class document scanner is designed with the image quality, paper handling and reliability required by the most demanding business users but at a price point attractive to home and SOHO users.  The small size and footprint of the SmartOffice PS286 Plus make it appropriate for office, front desk or portable scanning tasks.  With a 50 page automatic document feeder and 1500 page per day duty cycle, this scanner is built to scan documents in any application requiring frequent document and rigid card scanning.

ABOUT PLUSTEK’S SMARTOFFICE PS406U:

The Plustek SmartOffice PS406U departmental class document scanner is designed with the image quality, paper handling and reliability required by the most demanding business users.  At a scan speed of 40 pages per minute, the PS406U provides true departmental class performance yet is priced to offer outstanding value.  The 100-page automatic document feeder and 4,000 pages per day duty cycle features exemplify why these scanners are built to scan documents in any heavy usage application. 

The SmartOffice series from Plustek can be purchased from authorized resellers including AutoMed, DMRs, VARs, and distributors including NewWave Technologies, Ingram Micro and D&H.  For more information call (714) 670-7713, e-mail infousa@plustek.com or visit www.plustek.com/usa.

ABOUT AutoMED

AutoMED is a healthcare automation company founded in 1997 offering affordable opportunities for physician practices and mobile clinics to automate their practices. AutoMED also maintains a secured healthcare data center allowing clients ready and secured  access every aspect of their clinic from any location and via our portal allow their patients and other physicians secured access to vital information  Improving healthcare for all.

AutoMED solutions improves  the health of practices by taking care of its technical needs so they can focus on business and patient needs without worrying about software or hardware. AutoMED currently provides practice success to nearly one thousand physicians across the USA and Canada.

For more information on AutoMED and its family of ARRA certified solutions for medical offices please call (516) 369-7091 or via email at info@automationmedicine.com. More information is available on the web at www.automationmedicine.com or www.emr4you.com.


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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