Scanner Suggestions

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  1. Capp

    Capp Registered Member

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    We are looking to implement a document scanner for our office due to our transition to web based software. We want to keep everything digital, so a scanner is our only option.

    I need something that is relatively fast, can be networked, and doesn't cost a fortune. OCR is not required either.

    Does anyone have any suggestions? I've done some research but the ones I found so far are like $1600+. That's a tad outta reach at the moment if we can avoid it.

    Thanks for your help.
     
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    Xerox and Canon have those, but are very expeense. Most client use a PC connected to a scanner and network that PC to allow others to use the scanner. Or remote into that PC to use it. Unless you want to spend some extra cash I would go with a Xerox network document scanner/printer/copier/fax or just the Xerox network document scanner.
     
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    Have an look at these by Xerox:

    Xerox Color Multifunction Phaser 6128MFP about $600.00:
    http://www.office.xerox.com/multifunction-printer/color-multifunction/phaser-6128mfp/enus.html

    Xerox Color Multifunction Phaser 6128MFP Product Brochures:
    http://www.office.xerox.com/multifunction-printer/color-multifunction/phaser-6128mfp/prnt-enus.html



    Xerox Color Multifunction Phaser 6180MFP about $950.00:
    http://www.office.xerox.com/multifunction-printer/color-multifunction/phaser-6180mfp/enus.html

    Xerox Color Multifunction Phaser 6180MFP Product Brochures:
    http://www.office.xerox.com/multifunction-printer/color-multifunction/phaser-6180mfp/prnt-enus.html



    Xerox for Small and Medium Businesses Recommended Products & Solutions $180.00 and up (click on products by workgroup size):
    http://www.office.xerox.com/small-business/enus.html


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    The only caution to heed with the Xerox WorkCentre C2424 is that the unit is no longer sold as new.

    From this link see: 'Where to Buy' to view the Xerox Quote, and navigate to the Xerox suggested replacement product: the Xerox Phaser 8560MFP:
    http://www.office.xerox.com/multifunction-printer/color-multifunction/workcentre-c2424/enus.html

    The Xerox Phaser 8560MFP/N price tag is $1,200.00 (not bad):
    http://www.office.xerox.com/multifunction-printer/color-multifunction/phaser-8560mfp/enus.html


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    Good point HK..

    Here is the list of them ranging in price... $549 to $17,699
    http://www.office.xerox.com/multifunction-printer/color-multifunction/enus.html

    This is what the clients use..
    WorkCentre 7655/7665/7675
     
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    WOW, $17,700 for one unit.....I do not fix enough computers to afford that.....

    Yes, the Phaser 6128MFP $550.00 and Phaser 6180MFP $700.00 are excellent choices tipster

    My choice would be the Phaser 6180MFP $700.00 - $900.00 because it appears to have better networking options


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  8. tipstir

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    Good to know I am not the only person here who fixes (or breakfix hardware) Still the Xerox always have service contracts for their hardware, but it depends on which model. $17,700 are under contract. If not then we would step in.

    Any of the Xerox would be a good deal. Price is high but still good. Xerox Production Multi-Doc readers scanners are way more expensive and use a Unix OS to run those. You get an Xerox rep dressed up run commands on the terminal and a Xerox tech to come out to get those to work should they go down.
     
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