well, this is going to be the one scanner that you probably wish your local public library will be equipped with, or you could acquire it for your home or office use if money is of no object. anyway, the Fujitsu ScanSnap SV600 Contactless Scanner uses overhead scanning technology, featuring the new “Versatile Imagine Technology” (or VI Technology for short) that allows to scan both bound materials and flat documents, while minimizing the unevenness and generating a smooth, uniform digital image. if you have ever tried scanning bound books of any thickness on traditional flatbed scanner, you will appreciate what the SV600 can do for it. the physical outlook of the SV600 may not be the most elegant in the gadget world, but it has several tricks up its sleeve that could easily make us look past its aesthetic.
when scanning a bound book, its Book Image Correction feature compensates for the curvature inherent in open books or magazines, and automatically corrects the distortion in the scanned image which you can fine tune on the preview dialog after scanning. for scanning of multiple pages, the Page Turning Detection feature automatically detects when a page is turned to facilitate continuous scanning, and the accompanying software even has a finger erase function to eliminate the fingers picked up by the scanner while holding down the book during the scanning process. other capabilities include multiple document detection for scanning several documents in one pass, Cloud services support for scanning directly to Evernote, Google Docs and the likes, business card scanning, and a generous A3 size scan area.
as with all awesome scanners, the ScanSnap SV600 Contactless Scanner comes bundles with several useful software, including ScanSnap Manager, Digital Book Filing Cabinet Creation, ABBYY FineReader for ScanSnap and more, for a complete scanning solution for your home or office. the Fujitsu ScanSnap SV600 Contactless Scanner is available now through Fujitsu authorized resellers for $795. not impressed? then, may we suggest you hit the jump for a product video to learn more – and if you are still unimpressed, we seriously don’t know what will.