Plustek SmartOffice PS286 Plus Document Scanner

Plustek SmartOffice PS286 Plus Document Scanner

Plustek SmartOffice PS286 Plus Document Scanner


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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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Plustek PS286 Plus overview

  • 1Description

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.

UPC: 783064424486
In the Box
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
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description

    Plustek PS286 Plus specs

    Maximum dpi Resolution 600 dpi
    Duplex Speed 8 ipm (Color)
    50 ipm (Grayscale)
    Simplex Speed 8 ppm (Color)
    25 ppm (Grayscale)
    Maximum Document Width 8.5" / 21.6 cm
    Maximum Document Length 14" / 35.6 cm
    Document Feeding ADF
    Life Expectancy 100000 Sheets per Day
    Paper Weight 14 to 28 lb
    Operating System Compatibility macOS/OS X, Windows
    Control Panel 9 Buttons
    Drivers TWAIN
    Duty Cycle 1500 Scans
    Maximum Sheet Capacity 50
    DC Input Power 24 VDC
    Dimensions 10.4 x 5.0 x 5.8" / 26.4 x 12.7 x 14.7 cm
    Weight 3.7 lb / 1.7 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 7.9 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 14.0 x 11.7 x 9.8"

    Plustek PS286 Plus reviews

    SmartOffice PS286 Plus Document Scanner is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 12.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Outstanding value 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.
    Date published: 2011-03-23
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Software problems with Yosemite 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.
    Date published: 2015-02-19
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice little 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
    Date published: 2011-10-11
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from A great addition to my office. 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!
    Date published: 2015-02-03
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Sweet little scanner I've used the PS286 Plus every day since receiving it about 10 days ago and I am very impressed. The only reason I don't give it 5 stars is because the included software needs improvement. The scanner has a very small footprint which is great since I had limited space. I find that I'm having fewer misfeeds as I've gotten more familiar with the machine. But even when there is a misfeed, you just adjust the papers, click ok at the second message and it starts scanning again 99 times out of 100. Be sure to swing out the little lip on the exit tray as the pages tend to move quickly and will fly off the scanner if you don't have it extended. Pay close attention to OS requirements as the software has a narrow range, particularly for macs. I was hoping to use this on an older mac running 10.5, but that doesn't appear to be an option. I did notice however, there may be slight differences available online compared to what comes on your enclosed disc, so that's worth a look if you have a problem. There are actually two different types of software included (you can easily miss that as the quickquide doesn't mention it) I used Presto PageManager the most, but there's also something called MacAction that is certainly worth a look. I used it for scanning some 4x6 index cards and it did the job nicely (PageManager was crashing a lot trying to do this job). Speaking of the index cards they were probably heavier than recommended paper, but feeding them in 3-4 at a time using MacAction and the scan button (I gathered MacAction was the only software that works with the scan button?) on the machine made the job relatively painless. All in all, a great little machine.
    Date published: 2015-09-23
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent product so far 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.
    Date published: 2012-07-19
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from I bought my second one! 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!
    Date published: 2011-02-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great little machine! My company bought one of these scanners and it works so well, we bought two more.� A good bargain for the price. Easy to set up and use. Will buy another if we wear these out.
    Date published: 2018-01-24
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