Brother has unveiled a new compact scanner, the ImageCenter ADS-1500w, a wireless device it calls its flagship in what will be a new series of products aimed at the home and small business markets. With the svelte device comes the ability to upload scanned documents and photographs to a variety of cloud storage and social websites, among them being the popular offerings of Facebook, Flickr, Google Drive, and more.
Given the compact nature of the scanner, it isn't surprising that the entire unit measures in at 11.2 x 4.1-inches. With the ADS-1500w comes both simplex and duplex color scanning options, with the speeds hitting up to 18 pages per minute, depending on settings. There's a document feeder included, which you can see in the image above, capable of handling up to 20 sheets of paper at a time. On the front is a small 2.7-inch TouchScreen panel for setting up options.
The scanner supports Mac, Windows, and Linux, and supports scanning to Picasa, Facebook, Box, Evernote, Google Drive, Flickr, and Skydrive. For those who don't want to send the scan off to a third party, there is also support for scanning to an FTP, specific network or email server, to a mobile device running Brother's mobile app, or to a USB drive.
Brother's Director of Marketing for Laser and Scanner Products, Steve Feldstein, said: "With the introduction of the ADS-1500W, Brother demonstrates its firm commitment to the scanner market, creating a complete lineup of products that help bolster productivity, easily integrate with leading operating systems and business software, and provide outstanding value for home, SOHO, and workgroup scanner users. Our new compact scanners truly deliver the best of both the mobile and desktop scanner categories, furthering our position as an industry leader in the scanner market."
The scanner is slated to arrive later this month for $299 USD, as well as a lesser model, the ADS-1000w, for $249 USD.
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