I think these small scanner are neat, not sure what I’d personally use it for but I still wouldn’t mind having one just because. Plustek has just announced the MobileOffice S601 scanner which is priced at $99 and will be shipping any day now. The S601 is a USB scanner that’s is made for small things like business cards and such..
Plustek Technology Inc. (www.plustek.com), a manufacturer of scanners and office imaging devices, is pleased to announce the launch of its new Plustek MobileOffice S601 portable A6-sized identification card and license scanner.
The Plustek MobileOffice S601 has approximately the same footprint as a smartphone and can scan a card in under five seconds. It is ideal for scanning licenses, identification cards, business cards, receipts, as well as checks and deposit slips. The Plustek MobileOffice S601 is designed to capture critical identification documents in healthcare, banking, hospitality, visitor access control and other applications where identification cards are frequently used.
The Plustek MobileOffice S601 includes two programmable one-touch scan buttons that allow users to create searchable PDFs or images of the card by simply pressing a button. The Plustek MobileOffice S601 also features advanced image processing that allows users to scan identification cards/driver’s licenses and embossed plastic cards with no adjustments. Images are automatically straightened, rotated and adjusted for exposure. The result is smaller file sizes and more accurate data extraction.
Industry standard TWAIN drivers simplify integration into most applications. Plustek has APIs and deployment tools available to facilitate integration and easy installation.
Key features of the Plustek MobileOffice S601 include:
Scans cards in less than five seconds
LED illumination eliminates warm-up time
USB power eliminates the need for external power source
Scans to searchable PDF or image file formats
Scans plastic cards up to 1.2 mm thick
Scan documents and items up to 4.1" x 19.83" (A6)
Scan with the touch of a button
Uses industry standard TWAIN drivers
Additional product information and specifications can be found at: http://plustek.com/usa/products/mobile-office-series/mobileoffice-s601/.
The MobileOffice S601 will start shipping in July 2014. The MSRP of the MobileOffice S601 is $99. It will be available through authorized Plustek distributors NewWave Technology and Ingram Micro as well as authorized resellers and online retailers.