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Brother Intros Scan-to-Cloud Desktop Scanner


Brother's ImageCenter ADS-2500W can send scanned documents directly to the cloud.

Brother has introduced the ImageCenter ADS-2500W, a standalone desktop scanner with wireless scanning and scan-to-cloud capabilities. Scanned documents can be sent directly from the machine to cloud storage destinations such as Google Docs, Evernote, Dropbox, Facebook, Flickr, and Picasa Web Albums, as well as Microsoft SharePoint through the included Nuance PaperPort software. The ADS-2500W also scans to local destinations such as e-mail servers and FTP sites, USB flash memory drives, or Android phones and tablets (optional Android cable required).

Features include wireless and Ethernet network connectivity; 3.7-inch color touchscreen display with shortcuts and one-touch settings; high-speed, single-pass duplex scanning; continuous scanning; automatic image rotation; multi-feed detection; skip blank page; 2-in-1 scanning; auto de-skew; and searchable PDF capabilities. Brother offers toll-free technical telephone support for the life of the product.

The scanner's software bundle includes Nuance PDF Converter Professional 7 for Windows, Nuance PaperPort 12 SE for Windows, Presto! PageManager 9 for Mac OS, Presto! BizCard for Windows/Mac OS, and Control Center for Windows/Mac OS. Software-enabled functions include converting paper and PDFs into Microsoft Office documents, searching PDFs, adding watermarks and electronic signatures, and scanning and exporting business card information directly to contact management systems.

Estimated street price: $799.99. For more information, go to the Brother website.

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