New Release of A4 High-Speed Image Scanners – 6 models （fi-8190, fi-8290, fi-8170, fi-8270, fi-8150 and fi-8250）
- Reliable high image quality and comfortable scanning materialized, with state-of-art Feeding Technology and New Optical Technology
Yokohama, Japan, February 15, 2022– PFU Limited, a subsidiary of Fujitsu Ltd., the world’s leading(1) scanner manufacturer, today, simultaneously launches 6 new models of commercial image scanners in the “fi Series”. All 6 new models, 3 ADF(2) models, “fi-8190”, “fi-8170” and “fi-8150” and 3 flatbed-equipped models, “fi-8290”, “fi-8270” and “fi-8250” are available.
The successor series to the popular “fi-7160”, it is compact, remains the fastest in its class(3), and demonstrates excellent productivity at 90 ppm / 180 ipm(4) (duplex), on high speed scanning with a large capacity tray loading up to 100 sheets(5) at a time. Equipped with the world’s first(6) “Automatic Separation Control”, these new models scan big volumes of various documents (including passports and A3-sizes) smoothly. Users can scan comfortably without stopping to handle misfeeds. Generate sharp and clear images excellent for data extraction and OCR processing with the newly developed “PFU Clear Image Capture”.
In addition to the USB3.2 interface, the fi Series scanners support LAN connectivity, allowing either network connection and operation with a PC, or simply as a standalone scanner in a PC-less environment using the “PaperStream NX Manager”(7).
To date, more than 13 million image scanners have been shipped worldwide(8) and efforts to pursue organizational efficiency continue.
1. Tops its class with scan speeds and state-of-art feeding technology in a compact size
●Scan large volumes with confidence
Scan comfortably with the world’s first Automatic Separation Control that optimizes paper separation torque according to the number of sheets loaded. Volume scanning of up to 100 sheets at a time are also possible with the large capacity tray. These features, combined with high-speed scans of 90 sheets per minute save time by preventing misfeeds and interruptions mid-scan.
●Protect documents with the World’s first paper protection technology
In addition to the iSOP technology, the new models also come with the world’s first, Image Monitoring technology. With this technology, image tilt is monitored real time so that scans come to a halt once image angles exceed the “safe” range to keep documents free of damage. Sound and image technologies now come together to enhance protection accuracy and heighten comfort of scanning.
●Supports a wide range of documents, from passports to bank books
The new Manual Feed Mode enables reading of copy forms, glued papers and A3 size, bi-folded documents. In addition, passports or booklets up to a thickness of 7 mm can be read as well, without the hassle of sandwiching them between carrier sheets.
●Improved multifeed detection to streamline reading cards and documents with labeling
A powered-up multifeed detection is now available to make scans easier. While the conventional multi-feed detection simply detected double feeds with the ultrasonic sensors regardless of document, the improved multi-feed detection automatically identifies thick plastic cards and documents with stickers, photos, or adhesive labeling to prevent the detection as double feeds. Additionally, there is no need for users to switch profiles according to document, streamlining scanning of mixed batches whether this may be a mixture of driver’s licenses and application documents.
2. Generates highly reliable image data for business use
●High-definition images with New Optical Technologies
A new innovative optical technology, PFU Clear Image Capture produces images ideal for data extraction and OCR processing with its special image correction processor. Producing highly accurate representations of the original scan, the unique processor contributes to reduced startup times and energy consumption.
Customers can find familiarity with conventional models using the Spectrum Optimization function maintaining equivalent image quality levels.
●Prevent image defects
With the Overscan Control function, the 3 sensors detect tips of documents placed for scan so that scanning begins and completes at optimal timing. The function also recognizes how tilted documents are and extend scanning margins to fit the entire document. Thereby, ensuring accurate image data without defects.
3. PaperStream NX Manager supports various operation modes according to the customer’s environment
In addition to the USB3.2 interface, the new models now support LAN connectivity. Scan without a PC and from Web applications running on thin client terminals using PaperStream NX Manager (7). Installation of software on every device is not necessary and the PaperStream IP Net function enables switching to a network connection without need for manual operation. In addition, generation of Searchable PDFs are now available for use.
List price and release date
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About PFU Limited
PFU Limited, a subsidiary of Fujitsu Limited, is a $1.3 billion global enterprise that designs, develops, manufactures, and globally markets computer hardware, peripheral products, enterprise software and systems. PFU is one of the world’s leading document scanner companies which offer a broad portfolio of document scanners for personal, desktop, workgroup and high-volume production environment. PFU has been engaged in the document imaging scanner business for more than 30 years. For more information, please see https://www.pfu.fujitsu.com/en/.
- (1)For Japan and North America, the data is based on records of 2020 collected by KEYPOINT INTELLIGENCE (InfoTrends).
In Europe, the PFU Group estimates the market share in Western Europe (including Turkey and Greece) based on the data records of 2020 collected by InfoSource.
- (2)ADF refers to Automatic Document Feeder.
- (3)Based on a study by PFU as of Nov. 19, 2021, on A4 compatible ADF-type image scanners (A4 portrait, duplex color, 200 dpi).
- (4)The scan speed for fi-8190. The scan speed for fi-8170 / fi-8270 is 70 sheets/min and the scan speed for fi-8150 / fi-8250 is 50 sheets/min.
- (5)Refers to A4 size document (80g/m² thickness).
- (6)Based on a study by PFU as of Nov. 19, 2021.
- (7)PaperStream NX Manager will be available for download from the fi Series Support site starting February 2022.
- (8)Cumulative worldwide sales unit as of December 2020.
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