Here’s something rather cool, a wireless scanner from Xerox called the Mobile Scanner (creative name..). It works with virtually any device like the iPhone, iPad, PC, Mac or Android. Price is $250 and that’s a bit high I think, but it just came out so the price will drop eventually. The scanner uses a 4gb Eye-Fi SD card to transmit your PDF or JPG files to your devices.
Your boss calls and asks you to send him a copy of a client proposal. The only copy you have is on paper, and you’re in the back of a taxi. Without needing a computer or even a power connection, you use the new Xerox Mobile Scanner to scan the proposal to a PDF file and wirelessly transfer it to your mobile phone. You then email it to your boss in seconds.
Xerox Corporation today announced the first battery powered scanner that uses Wi-Fi to wirelessly transmit JPG images and multipage PDF files from the scanner to computers, mobile phones, pads and the cloud. Using a free mobile app, the device is able to communicate wirelessly to a PC, Android®, Mac®, iPhone®, iPad®, iPod® touch, or the Cloud.
Priced at only $249.99, the Xerox Mobile Scanner is a small (2” x 2.75” x 11.5”) color scanner that includes a 4 GB Eye-Fi SD memory card, carrying case, rechargeable battery and charger. Simple to use, simply press the power button, select a file format (PDF or JPG) and insert the document. The scanner’s patented AutoLaunch technology senses the page and begins scanning.
“The Mobile Scanner provides a quick, convenient way to scan and share documents when you’re on the go,” said John Capurso, vice president of marketing at Visioneer, a Xerox licensing partner. “Untethering the scanner and adding Wi-Fi reflects Xerox’s drive to make life easier for the mobile worker.”
The maker of the world’s first wireless memory card, Eye-Fi (http://www.eye.fi) was a collaborative partner in the development of the scanner. Eye-Fi’s patented and patent-pending technology works with Wi-Fi networks to automatically send photos from a digital camera to online, in-home and retail destinations.
“The Xerox Mobile Scanner is the perfect capture device to work with our technology. We loved the idea and immediately knew that we were helping to design the future of mobile capture devices,” said Ziv Gillat, vice president of business development at Eye-Fi, Inc.
The Xerox Mobile Scanner has a U.S. list price of $249.99 and is available immediately through retail and online channel partners, major resellers, and Xerox and its agents and dealers.