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    Need a Scanner

    Anybody know any companies that sell HIGH end scanners? Flatbed, simple or Duplex. It must have a stacker that can handle 50-100 sheet per min.

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    Re: Need a Scanner

    Check out the Epson line, they come from Fair to REAL high in price. I have a Perfection1640SU which has the negative adapter, but I think you can also get the sheet tray as well.

    Check out CompUSA.com and PCZone.com for a start.

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: Need a Scanner

    We have 2 HPs, bought about 18 months apart. At least 1 stacker is 50 pages. Had all most no problems with either and I would purchase from HP again.
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    Re: Need a Scanner

    I second the HP recommendation. Work purchased HP Scanjet 5 several years ago. Stacker holds 50; runs less than 50/min, but that was a few years ago. Extremely reliable... used almost daily from short to large scans. It has never required service.
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    Re: Need a Scanner

    If money is not an object <img src=/S/laugh.gif border=0 alt=laugh width=15 height=15> then I suggest Kodak. We have used Kodak production scanners for several years, they are extremely fast, quite reliable and service is usually excellent.
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    Re: Need a Scanner

    It depends on your definition of 'High End'. If you need to scan several thousand pages each day, Gary is right in recommending a vendor like Kodak that makes products for this market. If you just need to scan a few hundred pages a few times a week, HP probably has the better choices.

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    Re: Need a Scanner

    True enough. We also keep an HP ScanJet available as a desktop scanner (and for an emergency backup). The ScanJet excels when high resolution, greyscale, or full-color is needed, or when odd-shaped originals come into play. However, as a volume scanner, it is horribly slow (and noisy), even with the ADF, and scanning at 200 dpi line art. A stack of 50 pages can take several minutes. The Kodak scanner excels at high-volume scanning (around 100 sheets per minute, thousands per day), and can imprint the date and time on each sheet if required; however, it only scans in black and white, and doesn't respond well to odd-sized, colored, or otherwise non-standard originals.
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    Re: Need a Scanner

    Now isn't life funny. Working closely with the Sales Dept, I always tend to think high end as high definition colour but I do see, now it could have been high speed high volume.

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    Re: Need a Scanner

    Sorry about that. In the Records section of a commercial nuclear power plant, where we have millions of records online, we are much more concerned with high speed and volume. That, and I associate the phrase "high-end" with big money; you can buy a whole room full of high-definition color scanners for the price of one high-volume scanner. It just goes to prove what happens when you "assume"... <img src=/S/sarcasm.gif border=0 alt=sarcasm width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Need a Scanner

    Ah, so if size doesn't matter, speed does, eh?

    Gawd! Millions of records! How the heck do you track them, I would assume some type of doco management system, but assumptions got me no where last time. <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Need a Scanner

    Ah, but this time you are right on the money. Actually, they are stored on an HP optical jukebox, and indexed using <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.indus.com>Indus</A>' Curator EDMS product. A mix of records, primarily scanned TIFF images, along with some application files (mostly Word). We have over 1,000 workstations capable of accessing the EDMS (220 concurrent user license). We also have a second set of optical disks in a vault (dual storage requirements).

    Although we have approximately 4 million records on our EDMS, even with the high-speed scanner we have, we still have less than half our records (the most-frequently retrieved) available in our EDMS. The rest are either on 16mm microfilm, or stored in hard copy format (either in on-site vaults or off-site underground storage).
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    Re: Need a Scanner

    Got the project started and have picked out a scanner.

    Will be using a Kodak - 35xx. - Most of the high speed scanner are build the same but the Kodak seemed to have a stronger case built into it. Less maintenance by our people was a very big factor. For the software looking at using Kofax because it seems to be more flexable and offers more options then the others. By next month we hope to have at least one in production. Will try to update this one more time then.

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