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Plustek SmartOffice PS286 Plus Document Scanner

B&H # PLMOPS286 MFR # PS286PLUS
Plustek SmartOffice PS286 Plus Document Scanner

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Expected availability: March 31 2015

Product Highlights

  • Duplex Scanning in Color/Grayscale/B&W
  • Scans Paper Documents and Rigid Cards
  • Automatic Document Feeder (50 Pages)
  • Create Searchable PDF & MS Office Files
  • Scan To Folder/Network/Email/FTP/Printer
  • Scan Speed: 25 PPM
  • Daily Duty Cycle - 1500 pages
  • Lightweight / Portable
  • Advanced Image Enhancement
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Price: $329.00

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The Plustek SmartOffice PS286 Scanner is a compact, high-speed desktop scanner that converts documents into digital files. Despite its small size, the PS286 offers high-speed scanning of up to 25 pages-per-minute. With an optical resolution of 600 dpi, the PS286 captures high quality images in black & white, grayscale or color.

The 50-sheet automatic document feeder accepts a wide variety of media from business cards to legal size papers and is specially designed to take plastic cards such as embossed insurance ID cards and driver licenses. With the industry standard TWAIN and Windows WIA drivers, you can be assured of compatibility with virtually any imaging software.

A programmable Single-Touch function button permits users to pre-set nine customized functions for different scanning needs, such as creating searchable PDFs, scanning to e-mail, or file documents by simply pressing the same button. The SmartOffice PS286 is bundled with a powerful suite of software applications to make this scanner efficient and productive.

Scanning Versatility
Create searchable PDFs, scan to e-mail, scan to FTP, OCR, BCR, copy, or file documents by simply pressing a button. Nine different scanning jobs or functions can be easily setup to meet your scanning needs. Searchable PDF, JPG, multi page TIFF, RTF, XLS file formats are supported
Auto Features with Plustek Software
The SmartOffice PS286 is bundled with a suite of document management and scanning applications that allow you to be productive right out of the box. In addition to searchable PDF, the SmartOffice PS286 can create all popular image file formats and editable Microsoft Office files. Industry standard TWAIN and WIA drivers ensure compatibility with thousands of image enabled applications.
ID and Business Cards
Business cards can be scanned 20 sheets at a time in portrait position. Plastic cards can be scanned one at a time in landscape position.
Automatic Size and Auto Crop
When scanning various sized documents at one time, smaller sized documents are often scanned at the wrong size. The Auto Crop function can automatically identify the dimensions of the image and crop around the edges.
Auto Deskew
The Auto Deskew function helps automatically straighten the skewed image after auto cropping is finished.
Color Dropout
Three Color Dropout modes allow you to remove a color channel such as red, green or blue while scanning. For example, if the original document contains blue text or a blue stamp (e.g., a bill or invoice) and you want to discard it from the image, you may select Blue Channel from the drop-down list box and the blue will not be visible.
Blank Page Removal
The blank page removal feature automatically removes blank pages after document scanning.
Automatic Thresholding
Automatic Thresholding eliminates the need to manually adjust contrast and threshold for each page. This feature automatically adjusts for darker or lighter areas on a document when scanning in black and white.
Software Bundle
The PS286 comes with a software bundle designed to make your scanning experience easy, productive and creative. The bundle includes Plustek DocAction utility for configuring customized settings, Plustek DI Capture, image capture and management software, ABBYY FineReader 6.0 Sprint Plus which comes with a simple user interface and supports recognition of up to 177 languages. It allows you to create Microsoft Word, Excel, TXT and HTML files. The Hotcard BizCard Finder 3.0 supports batch scanning, customization of categories, a calendar reminding function, slide show creation, database backup and more.

Also included are NewSoft Presto! PageManager 7.10, a powerful document management software for Optical Character Recognition/OCR and PDF creation, and NewSoft Presto! ImageFolio 4.5, a comprehensive multimedia image processing program.

Scan Quality
Scanner Type Document Scanner with Automatic Document Feeder
Sensor Color Contact Image Sensor (CIS)
Optical Resolution 600 dpi
Hardware Resolution 600 x 600 dpi
Color Depth Not Specified by Manufacturer
Effective Pixels Not Specified by Manufacturer
Dynamic Range Not Specified by Manufacturer
Film Formats N/A
Performance
Duty Cycle 1500 pages daily
Preview Speed N/A
Scan Speed Automatic Document Feeder/ADF Scanning Speeds:
88 ppm/8 ipm (200 dpi, color, 8.3 x 11.7" (A4, 210 x 297mm)
25 ppm/50 ipm (200 dpi, grayscale, 8.3 x 11.7" (A4, 210 x 297mm)
ADF Scanning speeds may vary due to the system environment used 25 ppm/50 ipm (200 dpi, B&W, 8.3 x 11.7" (A4, 210 x 297mm)
Automatic Document Feeder Capacity:
50 sheets (A4/letter, 70 gsm or 18 lb bond), maximum thickness under 5.0mm (0.2")
20 sheets - business cards
Plastic Cards: maximum thickness under 1.2 mm
Maximum ADF capacity varies, depending upon paper weight
Scanning Area Minimum: 0.5 x 0.5" (13 x 13mm)
Maximum: 8.5 x 14.0" (legal, 216 x 356mm)
Paper Sizes Minimum: 2.0" x 2.0" (51 x 51mm)
Maximum: 8.7" x 14.0" (221 x 356mm)
Media Weight 14-28 lb (50-105 gsm)
Connectivity
Interface Hi-Speed USB 2.0
OS Compatibility Windows: Windows 8, 7, Vista, XP, 2000
Mac: OS X 10.6 to 10.8.x
Windows System Requirements Pentium IV 2.0 GHz processor (Pentium IV 3.0 GHz processor recommended)
CD-ROM Drive
USB Port (USB 2.0 recommended)
1.0 GB RAM
800 MB free disk space (1 GB recommended)
Mac System Requirements Intel-based processor
CD-ROM Drive
USB Port (USB 2.0 recommended)
1.0 GB RAM
800 MB free disk space (1 GB recommended)
Protocols TWAIN compliant
Physical
Life Roller: 100,000 scans (user replaceable)
Pad: 20,000 scans (user replaceable)
Front Panel Controls 9 x function keys: Scan, Copy, OCR, File, E-mail, Scan, Copy, BCR, and File
Power Requirements Power adapter: 24VDC, 0.75 A (included)
Power Consumption Not Specified by Manufacturer
Dimensions (WxDxH) 10.4 x 5.0" x 5.8" (263 x 127.5 x 148)
Weight 3.7 lb (1.7 kg)
Plustek SmartOffice PS286 Plus Document Scanner
  • USB Cable
  • AC Adapter
  • ADF Stacker
  • Quick Guide
  • Setup/Application CD-ROM
  • Calibrate Sheet
  • Memo Sticker
  • Protection Sheet
  • Software Package
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    PlustekSmartOffice PS286 Plus Document Scanner
     
    4.3

    (based on 8 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

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      (1)

    88%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to set up (5)
    • Good resolution (5)
    • Widely compatible (4)
    • Excellent software (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

          • Reviewer Profile:
          • Frequent user (6)
          • Primary use:
          • Business (4)
          • Computer Platform:
          • PC (3)

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        1.0

        Software problems with Yosemite

        By CH

        from Cape May NJ

        Verified Reviewer

        Comments about Plustek SmartOffice PS286 Plus Document Scanner:

        I bought the scanner, installed it no problem, but the Presto Pagemanager software that comes with it won't install. I get an error: "This application requires Mac OS X v10.6 or later". As I am running 10.10.2, its pretty frustrating. Emails to Plustek go unanswered, and the support phone just rings, no answer. Cant tell you if this is a good scanner as I can not use it!
        Really frustrated.

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        5.0

        A great addition to my office.

        By Val

        from Springfield, MA

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Plustek SmartOffice PS286 Plus Document Scanner:

        I decided to go completly digital in 2015. I scann and file every piece of paper that comes through my office doors, both for business and personal. The Plustek desktop allows me do do this in a third of the time that it used to take me with my flatbed scanner. My PS286 SmartOffice Plus also scanns in duplex...and I haven't even started to use all it's functions yet!
        It doesn't get any better!
        Thank you Plustek!

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        5.0

        GREAT SCANNER

        By ALI

        from VALLEY STREAM, NY

        About Me Frequent User

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Set Up
        • Good Resolution

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Plustek SmartOffice PS286 Plus Document Scanner:

            Used in a doctor's office. Frontdesk docs easily scanned. Upgraded from PS281= great easy set up too

            • Primary use:
            • Business
            • Computer Platform:
            • PC

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            5.0

            Excellent product so far

            By Tom

            from Hope Valley, Rhode Island

            About Me Frequent User

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Set Up
            • Excellent Software
            • Good Resolution

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Plustek SmartOffice PS286 Plus Document Scanner:

                I purchased the scanner to put all the documents into the computer that were needed for a refinance. It handled one- and two-sided documents, check stubs, licenses, ... anything I needed to scan, and it is very fast.The product works very well and it arrived quickly. B&H's price was very good too. I am very pleased with the machine. I have started emptying file drawers and scanning other things in.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                • Computer Platform:
                • PC

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                4.0

                Nice little scanner

                By Renee

                from Joliet

                About Me Frequent User

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Set Up
                • Good Resolution
                • Widely Compatible

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Plustek SmartOffice PS286 Plus Document Scanner:

                    We use this scanner to scan in medical documents into our EMR software. We went with this scanner becasue it was Twain compliant. Small - our space is limited so it easly fits right where we need it and helps with our efficiency

                    • Primary use:
                    • Business
                    • Computer Platform:
                    • PC

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                    4.0

                    Outstanding value

                    By itconsult

                    from Clay Center, KS

                    About Me Frequent User

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Accurate Color
                    • Easy To Set Up
                    • Good Resolution
                    • Widely Compatible
                    • Works on Network

                    Cons

                    • Poor Software

                    Best Uses

                    • E-document transfers

                    Comments about Plustek SmartOffice PS286 Plus Document Scanner:

                    I purchased two of these for a utilities billing office. The programmable function buttons are a key feature, allowing the users to perform a variety of functions with a single push of a button. [...] The only con is the software is a bit dated and not all of it is happy on Windows 7.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Business

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                    5.0

                    I bought my second one!

                    By Grover

                    from Colorado

                    About Me Frequent User

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Set Up
                    • Excellent Software
                    • Widely Compatible

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Plustek SmartOffice PS286 Plus Document Scanner:

                        Overall, this scanner not only gets the job done, it's pretty reliable, too! I bought one for my home, first. Got addicted. Then, I bought one for my office. It's handy and has really helped clean up the paperwork! It's a good buy!

                        • Primary use:
                        • Business

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                        5.0

                        Like it so much got one for my wife.

                        By Joe

                        from Montana

                        About Me Frequent User

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Accurate Color
                        • Easy Setup
                        • Excellent Software
                        • Good Bit Depth
                        • Good Resolution
                        • Widely Compatible

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Photos and Graphics
                          • Publishing

                          Comments about Plustek SmartOffice PS286 Plus Document Scanner:

                          My wife and I are both doing archival work for non profit organizations. We use this scanner several hours a day to digitize records. works great.

                          • Primary use:
                          • Personal

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