Brother unveils wireless desktop scanner

Of the two million businesses in Australia, a significant portion experience the challenges of transitioning into the digital economy. Brother’s ADS-1700W (RRP $A499) wireless desktop scanner delivers the right solution by helping everyday Australian businesses work towards a digital transition of printed documents.

As Australia continues to shift towards a highly digital business economy, it is important for businesses to start organising their operations through a strategic document management system. This small and powerful device is designed to create a unified flow between paper and digital documents, resulting in diligent digital backups of important documents, so that businesses are prepared in worst case scenarios.

In addition to this, as more businesses file documents digitally, the decreased use of copy paper also promotes greater corporate sustainability, by reducing company overheads, while also benefitting the environment. Transitioning into a digital format means organisations have the ability to save multiple back up copies of the scanned document, without taking up more physical filing space. Users can then print a copy as required.

With connectivity at the heart of the ADS-1700W design, the built-in wireless network function speaks to all of your devices, allowing easy scanning to your PC, NAS, cloud storage, email server, USB host, network, and mobile device.

“There is no denying that technology has become more prominent in user workflows, particularly when it comes to document management.” said Stefanie Dixon, Marketing Manager SMB, Brother Australia.

“The ADS-1700W is compact, easy-to-use, and allows users to bring printed paper screen, leading to more efficiency workflow for small businesses that rely heavily on printed paper and repetitive administrative tasks”

The ADS-1700W has a small footprint that is only slightly wider than an A4 sheet of paper, and has been created with intuitive software that is designed to pair with document editing and management programs, Nuance Power PDF and PaperPort. Both programs are available as a standard and provide users with the flexibility of easily scanning, converting, editing and sharing scanned documents.

The ADS-1700W scans up to 25 sheets per minute and allows users to create as many as 25 shortcuts on the easy colour touchscreen; reducing the amount of time spent on repetitive tasks. This is complimented by a 20 sheet Automatic Document Feeder (ADF) that manages paper up to 128gsm with ease, whilst a dedicated card slot comfortably handles plastic ID cards up to 1.24mm with emboss.

All of these features make this compact scanner an efficient addition to any small office space, reducing desktop clutter, and enhancing user workflows for a more seamless interaction between paper and digital documentation.