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Portable Document Scanner AV50F launched by Avision

Avision launched a new portable sheet-fed document scanner AV50F with detachable ADF (Automated Document Factory) module and has Contact Image Sensor (CIS). This new innovative scanner is specifically designed keeping mobility in mind and can be used anywhere from home to office or on the way.

AV50F can scan up to A4 size documents with speed of 15 pages per minute in simplex mode and 30 images per minute in duplex mode (with wall power). The scanner runs well with USB power making it ideal companion on-the-go with no need to carry the ADF module everywhere.

Avision AV50F weight about 1kg and with its size of 29.7 x 8 x 6 cm, we can easily carry it along our laptop. However, if using in home or office, the ADF sheet-feed module can be stacked with up to 20 pages at a time for scanning.

The Avision AV50F scanner has TWAIN and ISIS drivers as well as, its bundled with full version of scanning software such as Avision Button Manager, ScanSoft PaperPort, Avision ScanProfolio, WorldCard. These utilities are capable of scanning, converting file formats and then organizing documents, receipts, reading business cards or photos with just a one click, instead of an old school step-by-step process.

According to Vishal Sharma, Account Manager – India, Avision

Avision’s state-of-the-art software application, the Button Manager, enables you to complete complex scanning task in just a single step. When the button is pressed, the scanner automatically scan your documents and convert them to a highly compressed file format, Adobe searchable PDF, or other image format and then send the file to a designated folder, or other destination applications such as e-mail, printer, or your favorable software application. The original step-by-step procedure is replaced with only a single touch of the button.

Portable Document Scanner AV50F launched by Avision

Avision AV50F Specifications

Technology Contact Image Sensor (CIS)
Document feeding mode ADF Dock & Single Sheetfed
Optical Resolution 600 dpi
Memory Size 64MB SDRAM
Dimensions (W x D x H) Scanning Module: 29.7 x 8 x 6 cm (11.7 x 3.1 x 2.3 in )With ADFmodule: 29.7 x 23.5 x 15.8 cm ( 11.7 x 9.3 x 6.2 in )
Weight Scan Module: 1.0 kg (2.2 lbs) / With ADF : 1.7 kg (3.7 lbs)
Interface USB 2.0
Power Consumption Operation: less than 10 W,
Stanby & Power saving: less than 5 W
OS Support Widows 2000 / Windows XP / Windows Vista / Windows 7
Bundled Software PaperPort 11, ISIS Driver, Twain Driver, Avision Button Manager, ScanProfolio, WorldCard, FineReader 9
Scanning Speed
B/W @ 200dpi, A4 Scan Module : 6.7 sec., Simplex : 15 PPM,
Duplex : 30 IPM (wall power)
B/W @ 300dpi, A4 Simplex : 8.5 PPM,
Duplex : 17 IPM
Color @ 200dpi, A4 Simplex : 15 PPM,
Duplex : 30 IPM
Color @ 300dpi, A4 Simplex : 8.5 PPM,
Duplex : 17 IPM

Price, Availability and other information

Avision AV50F is readily available across all the retail stores or online stores and comes with a one year warranty. Its available in US market for somewhere between $450 to $500; Officeworks is selling it for $475 and its MRP in India is Rs. 21,000 however, eCommerce sites such as Naaptol and Infibeam are selling it for approx. Rs. 18,500

This scanner also has facility to scan up to 1.25 mm thick business cards or credit cards with its front-feed system.

Avision’s PaperPort makes life further easy by scanning and organizing searchable PDF or JPEG files from the pile of sheets or photos – just like you would organize them on your work table.

Thoughts

Avision AV50F is definitely an innovative, useful scanner to have in your infantry and no matter how good your mobile apps do to read business card – you will always need a genuine and thoughtful scanner with you. But, the price seems on a higher side & I think $300 would be the right price for this scanner.

This scanner offers a maximum resolution of 600 dpi which could be a real turn-off considering the price – but for but their software utilities such as ScanProfolio providing 1/2/4/8 pages view to display scanned documents and organizing stuff in semi-auto mode, is definitely a plus point.

I am sure most of you would like it. Do share your views and comments below.

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