Thursday, 28 July 2016

Making Scanning a Snap for an Enhanced Learning Experience

As you probably already know, we’re passionate about our tech, and nothing gets our juices flowing quite like having a new piece of kit to play with. This month our favourite new toy is the ScanSnap SV600 from Fujitsu. Not only is it compact and clever, but it has the potential to make life a whole lot easier for some of our favourite people – teachers and students.  

The document scanner has to be one of the most useful business and educational tools of the last century, allowing for the quick and efficient replication of files in volume and at low cost. However, flatbeds have their limitations, particularly when it comes to digitising data from sources other than single paper sheets – and let’s face it, when you’re preparing lessons for students, the number of times you find yourself sourcing from single paper sheets are few. Consequently, edges can become warped or blurred, vital information can be missed, and presentation – the importance of which you may well spend hours drumming into your pupils – is ultimately shoddy. The Fujitsu ScanSnap SV600 is arguably one of the easiest – and best quality – ways to combat those problems.

To avoid any disruption to the workspace, the SV600 has been specifically designed to securely sit above any surface you wish to scan on – documents, books, student’s art projects, portfolios, A3 files, or even (small but interesting) architectural features – the SV600 employs a deep depth of field lens to accurately capture the data before it. A high directivity LED lamp allows the machine to maintain the same level of light throughout the scannable area, which ensures enhanced auto-focus for improved quality, regardless of the surrounding light conditions.

While the Fujitsu hardware is impressive, the bundled software delivers equally remarkable results; flattening pages; seamlessly combining separately scanned zones to create a superbly smooth finish; correcting image distortion; and saving in a range of formats to suit your requirements, including book creation and the separation of multiple documents. The potential for both teachers and students is phenomenal. 

We absolutely love this device and can see it being tremendously beneficial in a wide range of environments, however, it’s schools, colleges and universities where the ScanSnap could be invaluable: for the distribution of information where text books – and school bag space – are limited; for the creation of projects and course work; for record-keeping, and the salvaging of damaged data; for any number of other uses that we’ve yet to think of!

Smart, compact, easy to use – what’s not to love? 

If you're a reseller and would like to get your hands on the the Fujitsu ScanSnap SV600 click here or contact Westcoast today on 0118 912 6000

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