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All in One High Performance Document Scanner for a Paperless OfficeGoing for a paperless office is the way to go! It allows you to free up and save premium office space. Digital and searchable documents allows you to search through records and documents to find what you need without the hassle of going through books and pages of bounded records With the latest Fujitsu ScanSnap iX500 Document Scanner, converting your important paper documents and records into digital format is fast and easy, as well as offers you PDF search functions for a faster, more efficient, and more productive management of your office documents and records!

The Fujitsu ScanSnap iX500 scanners offer you the best of both hardware and software features to change the way you catalogue your important office documents!

ScanSnap iX500 Hardware Features

Small Compact Design. Do not let the small and compact size fool you, the Fujitsu ScanSnap iX500 document scanner is a monster when it comes to features. Compatible with PC (WinXp, Vista, Window 7 and 8) or Mac OS offers you the flexibility you need for any office computer setup. Its small size makes it easy to find a space in your office space, as well as save you space!

Fujitsu iX500 Wi-Fi Wireless Support. No more worries about getting tangled in cables or problems with finding the right office setup! Enjoy the convenience of wireless connectivity that allows you to place the ScanSnap iX500 scanner where you want it and where you need it. This makes it easy for a large office to share one machine without the inconvenience of where to plug cables and where to setup your new scanner! ScanSnap iX500 also features the newest USB 3.0 connectivity for the fastest transfers available, and supports previous USB transfer protocols such as USB 2.0 and below for flexible compatibility with older PCs and laptops.

One Touch Button. All it takes for a more productive and flexible paperless office is with a touch of a button from the ScanSnap iX500. One touch is all you need to scan your documents to your choice of formats like PDF, Searchable PDF, JPEG, Word (editable), Excel (editable), Business Cards.

Scan Directly to Mobile Devices. On the go and need that document fast? Bypass the need to use your PC or Mac computer when using the ScanSnap iX500 by scanning and sending your documents directly to your mobile phone or tablet. Whether you are on Android or iOS, the ScanSnap iX500 Scanner fully supports both platforms!

The Advance Paper Feeding System of the ScanSnap iX500 features "Separation Roller" technology and host of many other improvement features from long years of experience to minimize issues with multiple feeding and paper jams. Get the peace of mind of getting your scanning jobs done right and on time!

Advanced Paper Detection. Turning on the ScanSnap iX500 ultrasonic sensor can help avoid losing images, and the interactive interface will allow you to easily bypass intentional double feed during the scanning process, especially helpful when scanning a taped-receipt for that all important expense report!

Double Sided Scanning. Enjoy full color high quality double scanning of documents of up to 300dpi resolution at 25 pages per minutes! No need to turn the scan the back pages, so you get more quality and fast scanning done in less time!

Built-in GI Processor. This is the heart and brain of the ScanSnap iX500 Scanner for intelligent image enhancement during scanning, so your images come out crisp and clean, faster operations, and greater office connectivity and productivity.

ix500 Software Features

Productivity Software for both PC and MAC operating systems. Fujitsu ScanSnap iX500 Document Scanner works for both PC and MAC OS, and even offers productivity tools for the operating system of your choice.

CardMinder Business Card Software allows you quick functions in scanning business cards, extract important contact information, and have it ready in editable fields for easy export to Outlook (for PC users) and export to Address Book (for MAC users)

ABBYY FineReader Express Edition for Mac users is one of the best programs, with a simple drag and drop functionality, to convert PDF documents and records into searchable PDF files.

Adobe Acrobat Standard for PC is also comes with ScanSnap iX500, the best software for the creation and editing of PDF documents.

ScanSnap Organizer for PC users allow you the flexibility of viewing, managing, and editing PDF and JPEG files scanned with ScanSnap iX500, as well as converting scanned files in the PDF format into searchable content. It also supports embedding custom keywords for faster search, attach documents to email or to SharePoint.

ScanSnap Folder for PC Users expands the flexibility and your productivity by converting ScanSnap into a virtual file folder, allowing you to directly scan into your favorite office applications or cloud service.

Accelerated Searchable PDF creation. PDF file formats offers compatibility for PC or MAC users, and creating searchable PDF files even gives you the ability to search your documents using keywords. Creating searchable PDF while scanning is fast and easy with the ScanSnap iX500 Scanner, with almost the same speed as creating a PDF file.

ScanSnap Quick Menu for PC and Mac offers you more scanning options, and automatically pops up to offer you many options to be productive with your new scanned documents, link and open it to your favorite application and start being productive! You can even customize the Quick Menu to display your favorite options, recommendations, or display your very own custom profiles.

Scan to the Clouds. Scanning and saving your documents and records to cloud based services is made fast and easy, with support for your favorite cloud services such as Evernote, Dropbox, Google Docs, Salesforce, SugarSync, and SharePoint® (PC only). Sharing and Accessibility of your records and documents to colleagues, other departments, or to other distant offices is made fast and easy!


Fujitsu ScanSnap iX500 Document Scanner
The ScanSnap iX500 provides PC and Mac users an effective way to greatly reduce paper clutter, storage space, and security risk associated with unmanaged paperwork at home or office. For even greater accessibility and usefulness, users can now scan wirelessly to a PC or Mac as well as iOS or Android mobile devices.
ScanSnap iX500 open feeder
Compact Color Duplex Scanner for Mac or PC
  • One button searchable PDF creation
  • Advanced paper feeding system
  • Blazing 25ppm color scanning
  • 50-page Automatic Document Feeder (ADF)
  • Built-in GI microprocessor
  • USB 3.0 (or lower)
  • Scan wirelessly to a PC or Mac
  • Scan wirelessly to iOS or Android mobile devices
  • Comes with Adobe Acrobat Standard for Windows (Version XI as of 30/12/2014)
  • Faster searchable PDF creation
  • More Quick Menu Productivity
  • Enhance productivity with Fujitsu service and support
Easily Transform Paper with the Touch of a Button
Achieving organization with the ScanSnap iX500 starts with the touch of a single button and ends with a host of productivity features that keep you ahead of the stack.
Close up button
Scan to:
  • Searchable PDF
  • JPG
  • Word (editable)
  • Excel (editable)
  • Business Cards
  • Mobile
Wi-Fi or USB connectivity to a computer

Break free from USB and place ScanSnap just about anywhere in the room with Wi-Fi connectivity to a PC or Mac
May require latest online updates. Requires use of an existing wireless router. Only one computer can be registered for Wi-Fi connection
Scan Directly to Mobile Devices

Quickly bypass the computer altogether and scan a PDF or JPEG file directly to an iOS or Android mobile device or tablet
Fast Double-Sided Scanning
Stop watch
Typically, higher quality means lower performance, but the iX500 maintains a speed of up to 25 pages per minute even at 300 dpi in Color!

Built-in "GI" microprocessor
A dual-core CPU-mounted "GI" processor performs the intelligent image enhancement responsible for great looking images with dramatically faster results and more sophisticated connectivity:
Image processing: Automatic corrections and image output
Supports Wi-Fi:WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup) wireless LAN (IEE802.11b/g/n)
Supports USB 3.0
GI microprocessor
Advanced Paper Feeding System
Inheriting the superior paper feeding technology of our professional-grade scanners, iX500 achieves exceptional feeding reliability using "Separation Roller" technology to minimize jams and multi-feeds.
Advanced Paper Detection

ScanSnap iX500 is equipped with an ultrasonic sensor that can be turned on to help operators avoid losing images. What's more, an interactive interface allows users to easily bypass intentional double-feed such as a taped-receipt on an expense report
Advanced Paper Detection
Accelerated Searchable PDF creation
Searchable PDF
Making PDF files searchable at the point of scanning is a great way to keep them instantly accessible and now you can create a searchable PDF at nearly the same speed as a standard PDF.
Compatible with PC or Mac
PC and Mac

The ScanSnap iX500 works on both Mac and PC operating systems, making flexibility a breeze.
Productivity Software for Mac
Cardminder for Mac
Cardminder for Mac
ScanSnap iX500 can quickly scan business cards, extract the content information, and place it into editable fields that can be exported to Address Book.
ABBYY FineReader Express Edition
Quickly convert PDF documents into searchable PDF's with a simple drag and drop functionality of FineReader Express.
Abbyy Finereader
Productivity Software for PC
ScanSnap Organizer
ScanSnap Organizer
View, manage, and edit PDF and JPEG files scanned with ScanSnap on a Windows platform. Organizer allows users to convert scanned PDF files into searchable content, embed custom keywords, attach to email or SharePoint, and remain productive with paperwork long after it is scanned.
Cardminder Business Card Software
ScanSnap iX500 also quickly scans loads of business cards, extracts the contact information, and places it into editable fields that can be exported to Outlook.
ScanSnap Folder
ScanSnap folder

ScanSnap folder
Gmail Steps

Gmail Steps

Scan 'outside-the-box' into virtually any application or cloud service from PC.
ScanSnap Folder is only available on PC
More Ways to Scan to the cloud
Scan to Cloud
Scan to:
  • Evernote
  • Google Docs
  • Salesforce
  • SugarSync
  • Sharepoint (PC only) - "Limited version support"
Product Name ScanSnap iX500
General Technical Specifications
Scanner type Automatic Document Feeder (ADF), Duplex Scanning
Scanning Modes Color, Grayscale, Monochrome, Automatic (color / grayscale / monochrome detection(3))
Image Sensor Color CIS (Contact Image Sensor) x 2 (front / back)
Light Source 3 Color LED (Red / Green / Blue)
Optical Resolution 600 x 600 dots per inch (dpi)
Scanning Speed (A4 portrait)(1) Auto mode(2) Simplex or Duplex, 25 pages per minute (ppm)
Normal mode Color & Grayscale 150 dpi, Monochrome 300 dpi, Simplex/Duplex, 25 ppm
Better mode Color & Grayscale 200 dpi, Monochrome 400 dpi, Simplex/Duplex, 25 ppm
Best mode Color & Grayscale 300 dpi, Monochrome 600 dpi, Simplex/Duplex, 25 ppm
Excellent mode(3) Color & Grayscale 600 dpi, Monochrome 1200 dpi, Simplex/Duplex, 7 ppm
Document Size Normal Mode without Carrier Sheet A4, A5, A6, B5, B6, Business Card, Post Card, Letter, Legal and Custom Size.
Max: 8.5 X 14.17 in. (216 X 360 mm), Min: 2 X 2 in. (50.8 X 50.8 mm).
Automatically recognizes document size.
Normal Mode with Carrier Sheet(3) Use of a Carrier Sheet permits the scanning of A3, B4, 11 x 17 in. and photographs as well as the document sizes listed above.
Long Paper Scanning(3)(4) 34 inches in length (863 mm)
Multi-feed Detection Supported (Standard) ultrasonic multi-feed detection sensor
Paper Weight (thickness) 11 to 56 lb (40 to 209 g/m)
Paper Chute Capacity(5) Maximum 50 sheets (Letter size at 21 lb or 80 g/m2)
Interface USB 3.0 (USB 2.0 / 1.1 Compatible)(6)
Wi-Fi Interface(7) Observed Standards IEEE802.11b / IEEE802.11g / IEEE802.11n
Communication Mode Infrastructure Mode
Frequency(8) 2.412 GHz to 2.462 GHz / 2.412 GHz to 2.472 GHz
Communication distance Indoors, 50 m (Recommended: indoors, within 25 m)
*May vary depending on surrounding environment and the access point to be connected
Security(9) WPA-PSK (TKIP / AES), WPA2-PSK (TKIP / AES),
WEP (64-bit / 128-bit)
Easy Installation WPS2.0 supported (button / PIN code)
Power Requirement AC Adapter AC 100V to 240V, 50 / 60 Hz
Power Consumption / USB connected Operating Mode 20 W or less
Sleep Mode 1.6 W or less
Auto Standby (Off) Mode less than 0.4 watt
Power Consumption / Wi-Fi connected Operating Mode 20 W or less
Sleep Mode 2.5 W or less
Auto Standby (Off) Mode less than 0.4 watt
Operation Environment Temperature 41F to 95F (5C to 35C)
Relative humidity 20 to 80% (non-condensing)
Dimensions (W x D x H)(10) 11.5(W) x 6.2 (D) x 6.6(H) in. (292 x 159 x 168 mm)
Device weight 6.62 lb (3.0 kg)
Driver Specific driver:
Windows: Does not support Twain/ISIS
Mac OS: Does not support Twain
Environmental Compliance ENERGY STAR V2.0 Compliant / ROHS(11) / EPEAT Silver Compliant
Limited Warranty 1 year Limited Warranty. For full details, visit the warranties page or call (800) 626-4686.
Service Options In-warranty Upgrade Advance Exchange. Post-Warranty Advance Exchange Plus, Depot Plus, ScanAid Kit, Cleaning and Consumable Kit.
For full details on all service programs, visit www.ImagingService.com
Part number PA03656-B005
Scanning speeds may vary due to the system environment used
Documents measuring 5.8 inches (148 mm) in length or less are scanned in "Best Mode", while other documents are scanned in "Better Mode".
Only Computer connection
ScanSnap iX500 is capable of scanning documents that exceed A4 size in length. ScanSnap iX500 supports the scanning of longer documents in all modes except in Excellent Mode
Maximum capacity varies depending upon paper weight.
Some computers do not recognize the ScanSnap when it is connected to a USB 3.0 port. In this case, please use a USB 2.0 port
Mobile devices that can be connected include iPad / iPhone / iPod touch and Android. Refer to ScanSnap website for details
Values depends on Country
EEE802.1X Authentication is not supported
Excluding the stacker and other external attachments
PFU LIMITED, a Fujitsu company, has determined that this product meets RoHS requirements (2002/95/EC).

System Requirements for PC

Compatible Operating Systems   Windows 8
(32-bit / 64-bit)
Windows 7
(32-bit / 64-bit)
SP1 or later
Windows Vista
(32-bit / 64-bit)
SP2 or later
Windows XP
SP3 or later
Interface/Applications(1)(2) ScanSnap Manager V6.0(3) Supported Supported Supported Supported
ScanSnap Organizer V5.0 Supported Supported Supported Supported
CardMinder V5.0 Supported Supported Supported Supported
ABBYY FineReader for ScanSnap 5.0 Supported Supported Supported Supported
Scan to Microsoft SharePoint 3.4(10) Supported Supported Supported Supported
Adobe Acrobat Standard Please refer to the website of Adobe Systems Inc. for the latest support information
Evernote for Win 4.5 Supported Supported Supported Supported
Hardware Requirements(4) CPU(5) Intel Core 2 Duo 2.2 GHz or higher (Recommended: Intel Core i5 2.5 GHz or higher
Memory Capacity(5) 64-bit: 2 GB or more (Recommended: 4 GB or more)
32-bit: 1 GB or more (Recommended: 4 GB or more)
Display 1,024 768 pixels or higher;
800 x 600 pixels or more
Disk Capacity(6) 4.5 GB free hard disc space for installation
DVD ROM Drive Required for installation(7)
USB Port(5)(8) USB 3.0(9) / USB 2.0 / USB 1.1
This product supports Microsoft Windows.
Please refer to the ScanSnap website for latest support information
It is necessary to update ScanSnap manager to V6.1 in order to use Wi-Fi connectivity between iX500 and a computer
The ScanSnap device may not work if the connected computer does not meet these requirements
Scanning speed may drop if recommended CPU, memory capacity and USB 1.1 requirements are not met
.NET Framework 3.5 SP1 will be installed (requires 500 MB of desk space) together with either ScanSnap Manager, ScanSnap organizer or CardMinder for systems that do not have .Net Framework 3.5 SP1 installed
7. If you have no DVD-ROM, please visit the following webs page: https://scansnap.fujitsu.com/g-support/en/
ScanSnap operates on both USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 without any difference in performance.
Some computers do not recognize the ScanSnap when it is connected to a USB 3.0 port. In this case, please use USB 2.0 Port
Limited version support

*System requirements may change depending on the duration of support and the support policy of the companies that make the software listed in the table above.

System Requirements for Mac

Compatible Operating Systems   Mac OS X v10.8
(Recommended: 10.8.1 or later)
Mac OS X v10.7
(Recommended: 10.7.4 or later)
Mac OS X v10.6
(Recommended: 10.6.8)
Interface/Applications(1)(2) ScanSnap Manager V6.0(3) Supported Supported Supported
CardMinder V5.0 Supported Supported Supported
ABBYY FineReader for ScanSnap 5.0 Supported Supported Supported
ABBYY FineReader Express
Edition for Mac 8.3
Supported Supported Supported
Evernote for Mac 3.3 Supported Supported Supported
Hardware Requirements(4) CPU(5) Intel Pentium 4 processor 1.8 GHz or higher (recommended: Intel Core 2 Duo Processor 2.2 GHz or higher)
Memory Capacity(5) 512 MB or higher (1GB or higher is recommended)
Disk Capacity 2,920 MB free hard disk space for installation
DVD-ROM Drive Required for Installation(6)
USB port(5)(7) USB 3.0(8) / USB 2.0 / USB 1.1
This product supports Mac operating systems.
Please refer to the ScanSnap Website for latest support information
It is necessary to update ScanSnap Manager to V6.1 in order to use the Wi-Fi connectivity between iX500 and a computer
The ScanSnap driver device may not work if the connected computer does not meet these requirements
Scanning speed may drop if recommended CPU, memory capacity and USB1.1 requirements are not met
If you have no DVD-ROM drive, please visit the following web page: https://scansnap.fujitsu.com/g-support/en/
ScanSnap operates on both USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 without any difference in performance
Some computers do not recognize ScanSnap when it is connected to USB 3.0 port. In this case, please use a USB 2.0 port

*System requirements may change depending on the duration of support and the support policy of the companies that make the software listed in the table above.

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