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The PDS-6000 High-Speed Desktop Scanner offers powerful features for medium to large-size businesses and offices with demanding scanning requirements. Using the generous 100-page capacity auto document feeder, this scanner is able to capture single and double-sided documents in a single pass at speeds of up to 80ppm, making it perfect for scanning multi-page, two-sided business documents, as well as single-page documents up to 236" long, business cards, and embossed plastic cards. Easily scan to a range of destinations, such as file, OCR, email, FTP, network folders, and Microsoft SharePoint, in a wide variety of file formats including PDF, TIFF, JPEG, as well as Microsoft Office formats. The SuperSpeed USB 3.0 interface also enables rapid processing of scanned images to help maximize your business's productivity.

The PDS-6000 boasts various integrated image optimization features, including ultrasonicmulti-feed detection,background removal,blank page removalanddeskew support. It also features batch barcode support for scan job separation, to help simplify file sorting and searching. Plus, the PDS-6000 is certified with Kofax VRS. An industry leader in image processing software, Kofax VRS dynamically evaluates each scanned page and automatically applies the correct image quality settings for maximum output enhancement, making the PDS-6000 the complete high-volume scanning package for your mid to large-size business.

Main Features

  • Ideal for High-Volume Scanning Environments- With a daily duty cycle of up to 6,000 pages
  • High-Speed Scanning- Scans single and double-sided materials in a single pass, in both color and black/white, at up to 80ppm
  • Multi-Page Scanning- From the generous 100-sheet capacity auto document feeder (ADF)
  • High-Precision Scanning- Up to 600 dpi optical resolution, plus a robust collection of image optimization features including multistream, dynamic threshold, edge cleanup, hole punch removal, despeckle, color matching, and more
  • Rapid Image Processing- Via the SuperSpeed USB 3.0 interface
  • Advanced Scanning Features- Including ultrasonic multifeed detection with reversing roller to ensure each page is properly scanned, and batch barcode support for simplified file sorting and searching
  • Versatile Media Handling- Easily scans business and plastic cards, including embossed plastic cards, and a variety of documents up to 236" in length
  • Scan Destinations- E-mail, OCR, File, Image, FTP, Network, Print, and Microsoft SharePoint
  • Kofax VRS Certified- An industry leader in image processing software that automatically examines scanned materials and applies the appropriate image correction settings for optimal scan results
  • Windows, Mac, and Linux compatible
  • Outstanding Support- Includes a one-year limited warranty plus free phone support for the life of the product

High-Volume Professional Color Document Scanner with Scan Speeds of up to 80 ppm, 100-Sheet Capacity Automatic Document Feeder, Kofax® Certification, Bar Code Scanning and SuperSpeed USB 3.0 for fast and reliable Workflow Integration

The Brother PDS-6000 features blazing fast duplex scan speeds of up to 80ppm1, Kofax VRS certification2, and a generous 100-sheet capacity auto document feeder. It is an excellent small / mid-sized class scanner for offices with demanding, batch scanning requirements and paper to digital workflows.

The PDS-6000 is built to handle virtually all of the scanning a medium / large size business can send its way! It accurately captures both sides of color and black/white documents at an incredible speed of up to 80ppm, and the generously-sized automatic document feeder lets you load up to 100 sheets at a time. It also boasts a SuperSpeed USB 3.0 interface to facilitate rapid data transfer of documents with precision reproduction at optical resolutions up to 600 dpi. It's also up to the task of scanning alternate media types including embossed plastic cards3and hard copy documents up to 236 in length.4

Kofax® certification and scanning optimization features help ensure high-quality document archiving.

The PDS-6000 is certified with Kofax VRS software2, which dynamically evaluates each scanned page and automatically applies optimum image quality settings. Kofaxs patented image enhancement software reduces time-consuming manual document preparation and enhances the quality of scanned images, dramatically improving both manual scanning productivity and the efficiency of document capture processes.

Plus, the PDS-6000 is designed with a number of features to optimize the scanning process and promote clean archived documents:

  • Batch Barcode Scanning For simplified file sorting and searching
  • Multistream Scanning Produces a color, grayscale and black and white output file in a single scan
  • Dynamic Threshold Image enhancement process used to improve the accuracy of optical character recognition (OCR)
  • Blank Page Removal Automatically removes blank pages from your document to help reduce file size and the need for editing
  • Edge Cleanup Fills impression of document border edge with solid white or black
  • Punch Hole Removal Fills punched holes from physical document with the surrounding document color in the finished scan
  • Despeckle Erases small scan imperfections that can result from dust or scratches
  • Multi-feed Detect with Reversing Roller Paper separation process to ensure each page is scanned properly
  • Color Drop Out Filters out a targeted single color from a document

Quickly scan a high volume of documents to a variety of local or shared destinations.

The PDS-6000 gives you the option to scan to a number of different destinations to help you manage your documents and optimize your workflow. You can scan to a network folder, or FTP site5to easily save, distribute, and share information within your organization or with external partners. The PDS-6000 even allows you to scan directly to Microsoft SharePoint5.

Brother Scanners work with industry-standard drivers, and nearly all operating systems, making them easy to integrate into your existing infrastructure.

The PDS-6000 features industry-standard drivers, including TWAIN, WIA, ICA, ISIS6, and SANE7to help ensure easy integration with third-party scanning software packages for scanning documents into a wide variety of popular business applications. Plus, its compatible with Windows, Mac, and Linux operating systems, so it's ready to work with virtually every computer in your office!

Brother is at your side with outstanding customer support.

Brother offers a one-year limited warranty on the PDS-6000, and we proudly stand behind your purchase with FREE phone support for the life of your product. Whether you have a product question or a technical issue, Brother is always at your side.

1. Color and monochrome scan speed with advanced features turned off, letter paper at 300dpi. See for details.
2. Kofax software not included. Certified with Kofax VRS versions Elite 5.1 and Express 3.1. Windows only.
3. Plastic card scanning with A4 carrier sheet. Additional purchase required.
4. Single-sheet scan at 200 dpi.
5. Scan to OCR, email, FTP, network, printer, and Microsoft SharePoint, as well as Microsoft Office formats, via the included Button Manager V2 software.
6. Not available for Windows XP.
7. SANE driver available for download from Brother Solutions Center. Visit



Scanning Speed

Up to 80 ppm (monochrome & color)

Two-Sided (Duplex) Scanning


Duplex Scan Speed

Up to 160 ipm (monochrome & color)

Automatic Document Feeder

100-sheet capacity ADF

Standard Interface(s)

SuperSpeed USB 3.0 (USB 2.0 compatible)

Networking Capability


Direct Scanning Destinations

File, Image, E-mail, OCR, FTP, Network, Printer, and Microsoft SharePoint

LCD Display

2-line mono

Maximum Paper Capacity

Up to 100 sheets (ADF)

Scanning Modes

24-bit color, 8-bit (256 levels) gray scale, 1 bit monochrome

Max. Optical Resolution

Up to 600 x 600 dpi

Image Sensor

Dual CCD

Daily Duty Cycle

Up to 6,000 scans per day

Advanced Features

Mobile Device Compatibility


Searchable PDF


Multi-Feed Detection


Background Removal


Blank Page Removal


Deskew Support


Continuous Scanning Mode


2-in-1 Scanning


USB Direct Interface


Plastic Card Scanning

Yes (including embossed)

Software Included

Nuance OmniPage SE 18 (Windows), Presto! PageManager 9 (Mac), DS Capture, Button Manager V2 (Windows)

Kofax VRS

Compatible with versions 5.1 and up

Barcode Support

Yes (job separation)

Barcode Types Supported

Code 2 of 5 Industrial, Code 2 of 5 Interleaved, Code 2 of 5 Matrix, Code 3 of 9, Code 3 of 9 Extended, Code 93, EAN-8, EAN-13, EAN-128, UCC-128, GS1-128, Patch Code Symbols, UPC-A, UPC-E, QR-Code, GS1-Databar or Reduced Space Symbology (Omnidirectional, Stacked Omnidirectional, Expanded, Expanded Stacked and Limited), Data Matrix ECC200 (sizes 8x8 to 144x144), PDF-417, Micro-PDF-417



Color Dropout

Yes (Red / Green / Blue / Custom)

Hole Punch Removal / Edge Fill


Dynamic Threshold


Digital Imprinter


Color Matching


Preview Mode





Acceptable Media Types

Paper, business cards, plastic/laminated cards (including embossed)

Max. Paper Size (single sheet)

8.5" x 236"

Max. Paper Size (multiple sheets)

8.5" x 14"

Max. Paper Size (duplex mode)

8.5" x 14"

Media Weights (single sheet)

7.5 lb. - 106 lb

Media Weights (multiple sheets)

7.5 lb. - 106 lb

Minimum Paper Size

2.0" (W) x 2.13" (L)

Plastic Card Thickness

0.4mm - 0.76mm / Embossed up to 1.25mm

Plastic Card Sizes (min. / max.)

2.0"(W) x 2.76"(L) / 2.17"(W) x 3.74"(L)

Scan Drivers Included


Unit Dimensions (W" x D" x H")

12.4" x 7.3" x 7.2"

Unit Weight

10.34 lbs

Power Source

AC Adapter (110-120 V, included)

Power Consumption

Ready = 18.5W / Sleep = 1.6W / Scanning = 59W



Operating System Compatibility

Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 or later, Mac OS X v10.8.x, 10.9.x, 10.10.x or later, Linux RedHat 9, Ubuntu 6.06, Fedora, OpenSUSE, Mandriva, and Debian

Operating Environment: Humidity

20% - 80%

Operating Environment: Temperature

41F - 95F (5C - 35C)

Carton Contents

PDS-5000 Scanner, AC Adapter with Category B (US) and Category M (Brazil) Power Cords, USB 3.0 Interface Cable (USB 2.0 compatible), Quick Setup Guide, Installation DVD, User's Guide (accessible from DVD), Warranty Sheet, Product Registration Sheet, and Brother Online Insert

Carton Dimensions (W" x D"x H")

17.2" x 11.7" x 12.6"

Carton Weight (lbs)

14.3 lbs

UPC Code



1-Year Limited

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