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Epson has unveiled the WorkForce DS-560, its first wireless sheetfed scanner. With its Wi-Fi connectivity, it offers point-to-point scanning directly to smartphones, tablets, Macs or PCs.
The DS-560 also includes a range of features such as fast scan speeds, one-pass double-sided scanning and a software package. In addition to its ability to scan to popular cloud services, it allows users to scan directly to a mobile device. For increased flexibility, users can upload scans to their cloud service of choice, such as Google Docs or Evernote, directly from their mobile device.
The WorkForce DS-560 delivers scan speeds of up to 26 ppm/52 ipm at 300 dpi, and can scan both sides of one sheet in just one pass, as well as a stack of up to 50 pages with its built-in Automatic Document Feeder (ADF). It's also equipped with "ultrasonic" double-feed detection technology, which senses if more than a single page has been fed, and automatically stops the feeding to avoid missing pages or jamming.
The WorkForce DS-560 allows for integration into third-party software, including custom content management systems, with the availability of TWAIN and ISIS drivers. Businesses can also leverage networking capabilities using an optional network module2 (sold separately) to support up to 100 workstations with full scanner functionality.
The WorkForce DS-560 is easily integratable into nearly any workplace with both TWAIN and ISIS drivers available, making it compatible with most existing office software, says Mark Pickard, senior product manager, Document Scanners, Epson America. It will be available in March at a manufacturer's suggested retail price of US$449. Go to www.epson.com for more info.