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ScanSnap iX500


Next Generation ScanSnap!

next generation scansnapWith its 50-page automatic document feeder, this sheet-fed scanner gives you fast performance at up to 25 double sided pages per minute in colour or greyscale. Its automated features make it your quickest and easiest personal desktop scanning solution. ScanSnap iX500 runs on Windows & Mac OS X computers as well as iOS and Android mobile device and tablets.

ScanSnap iX500 comes with a full featured set of applications including Adobe® Acrobat®, a "best value" software and hardware bundle.

The ScanSnap iX500 creates PDF files and organizes your office documents at the touch of a button

ScanSnap takes the complexity and confusion out of scanning. You can obtain professional results without any special training or scanning experience. Simply put the pages into the automatic feeder, press SCAN and ScanSnap will:

  • Scan both sides of the page
  • Detect the size of the page
  • Detect colour, grayscale or black&white
  • Detect blank pages
  • Detect page orientation
  • Straighten skewed images
  • Create a PDF, text searchable PDF or JPEG file
  • The result — digital images made the way you like them.

Simple, Speedy & Compact!

  • Scan directly to a personal computer, iPhone, iPad or Android device via Wi-Fi
  • Built-in GI microprocessor performs intelligent image enhancement providing cleaner images, faster results and more sophisticated connectivity
  • ScanSnap Folder - Scan to virtually any application or web service that can open, insert or attach a PDF or JPEG file from your Windows® computer
  • Accelerated Searchable PDF creation – Make your PDF files searchable at the point of scanning by creating a searchable PDF at nearly the same speed as a standard PDF.
  • Scan to Cloud - For the ultimate in accessibility to your scans across multiple platforms, computers and devices, iX500 provides a convenient way to scan directly to your existing Evernote, Dropbox, Google Docs, SugarSync and Salesforce accounts.

Speedy Document Digitization

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ScanSnap iX500 also includes a complete suite of business software to keep your office organized.

  • ScanSnap Manager (Windows and Mac)
  • ScanSnap Organizer (Windows)
  • ABBYY FineReader for ScanSnap (Windows and Mac)
  • Adobe Acrobat X standard (Windows)
  • PFU CardMinder (Windows and Mac)
  • Rack2-Filer Smart and Magic Desktop (Windows) – Available only with iX500 Deluxe
  • ScanSnap Folder (Windows)
  • Scan to SharePoint (Windows)
  • Scan to Mobile (Windows and Mac)

ScanSnap can organize your paper clutter and eliminate expensive faxing costs!

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Functional Physical Warranty

Functional Specifications

Specification Details
Scanner type
  • ADF (Automatic Document Feeder)
  • Duplex colour scanning
Scan mode Colour, Greyscale, Monochrome
Automatic (colour, greyscale, monochrome detection)
Image sensor Colour CIS Sensor x 2
(Contact Image Sensor: CIS)
Light source 3 Colour LED (Red/Green/Blue)
Scanning speed (simplex/duplex, Letter portrait)
  • Auto mode*1:
    • 25 ppm/ 50ipm
  • Normal mode (colour/greyscale 150 dpi, black & white 300 dpi):
    • 25 ppm/ 50ipm
  • Better mode (colour/greyscale 200 dpi, black & white 400 dpi):
    • 25 ppm/ 50ipm
  • Best mode (colour/greyscale 300 dpi, black & white 600 dpi):
    • 25 ppm/ 50ipm
  • Excellent mode*2 (colour/greyscale 600 dpi, black & white 1200 dpi):
    • 7 ppm/ 14ipm
Scanning range
  • Normal mode without Carrier Sheet
    • Business card up to Legal
    • 2" x 2" to 8.5" x 14.17"
  • Normal mode with Carrier Sheet*2
    All sizes above plus:
    • Double Letter (11" x 17")
    • A3
    • B3
    • Photograph
  • Long page scanning mode*2*3
    • up to 863 mm (34")
Paper weight (thickness)
  • 40 to 209 g/m2 or 11 lb to 56 lb
Paper chute capacity
  • Maximum 50 sheets (Letter, 20lb)
  • USB 3.0 (USB 2.0 / 1.1 compatible)
  • Wi-Fi IEEE802.11b/g/n
Wi-Fi Scanning
  • Supported mobile devices:
    • iPhone, iPad, Android phones or Android tablets
  • Supported computers:
    • Windows or Mac personal computers. iX500 driver update may be required.
      Wi-Fi scanning to a computer is unavailable when the scanner is connected by USB
  • Wi-Fi access point /router is necessary in order to connect to Wi-Fi
  • ScanSnap specific driver (does not support TWAIN / ISIS™)
Output formats
  • PDF (Windows/Mac)
  • Searchable PDF (Windows/Mac)
  • JPEG (Windows/Mac)
  • PDF/A (Windows only)
  • PDF High Compression (Windows only)
Multi-feed detection
  • Standard
  • Ultrasonic multi-feed detection
Bundled Software
  • ScanSnap Manager V6.0 (WIN/MAC)
  • ScanSnap Organizer V5.0 (WIN)
  • CardMinder V5.0 (WIN/MAC)
  • ABBYY FineReader for ScanSnap V5.0 (WIN)
  • ABBYY FineReader Express Edition v8.2 (MAC)
  • Scan to Microsoft SharePoint 3.4 (WIN)
  • Evernote for Windows 4.5 (WIN)
  • Evernote for Mac 3.3 (MAC)
  • ScanSnap Online Update V1.0 (WIN/MAC)
  • Acrobat X Standard for Windows (WIN XP, Vista, Win7, Win8 Supported)
  • Rack2-Filer Smart and Magic Desktop (WIN) Bundled only with iX500 Deluxe

*1 Documents measuring 148 mm (5.8 inches) in length or less are scanned in ‘Best Mode’ while other documents are scanned in ‘Better Mode’
*2 Available only with USB connection
*3 Not available in Excellent Mode

Physical Specifications

Specification Details
(W x D x H)
  • 292 mm x 159 mm x 168 mm (11.4" x 6.1" x 6.6")
  • Less than 3.0 kg
Power Requirement
  • AC 100V to 240V, 50 / 60 Hz (AC adaptor)
Power Consumption
  • During operation:
    • 20W or less
  • Sleep mode:
    • less than 1.6W (USB MODE), 2.5W (Wi-Fi MODE)
  • Power Off:
    • Less than 0.4W
Operation Environment
  • Temperature:
    • 5ºC to 35ºC (41ºF to 95ºF)
  • Relative humidity:
    • 20% to 80%, non-condensing
Environmental Compliance
  • RoHS
  • ErP/Lot6

Warranty Specifications

Specification Details
  • 1 year Advance exchange warranty. more
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System Requirements

Mac OS

Supported Operating system

Windows® 8
Windows 8 *1
Windows 8 Pro *1*2
Windows 8 Enterprise*1
(32 bit / 64 bit)

Windows® 7
Home Premium
(32 bit / 64 bit)

Windows Vista™
Home Basic
Enterprise Edition
Home Premium
(32 bit / 64 bit)
SP2 or later

Windows® XP
Home Edition
SP3 or later

Mac OS X 10.8

Mac OS X v10.7

Mac OS X v10.6


CPU*7 Intel Core 2 Duo 2.2GHz or higher
(* Intel Core i5 2.5GHz or higher recommended)
Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4GHz or higher
(*Intel Core i5 2.5GHz or higher recommended)
Memory Capacity*7

32 bit 1GB or more,64bit 2GB or more
(* 4GB or more recommended)

32 bit 1GB or more, 64bit 2GB or more
(* 4GB or more recommended)


1024 x 768 or bigger

800 x 600 or bigger

1024 X 768 pixels or more

Driver /

Scansnap Manager
Supported V6.0 Supported V6.0
Scansnap Organizer
Supported V5.0*5 --
Business Card software CardMinder™ V5.0 CardMinder™ V5.0
ABBYY FineReader
for ScanSnap 4.1
Supported V5.0 Supported V5.0
Evernote Supported - Evernote for Windows 4.5
Supported - Evernote for Mac 3.3
Scan to Microsoft SharePoint
Supported 3.4
ScanSnap Online Update
Supported V1.0

*1 ScanSnap Software work as Desktop Application.
*2 Windows RT is not supported

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  • Rack2-Filer Electronic Filing Software (PA43403-E704)
    • Provides an electronic filing environment that simulates paper
  • ScanSnap Bag (PA03951-0651)
    • Intended for ScanSnap ix500, S1500, S1500M, S510, S510M, S500, S500M and ScanSnap fi-5110EOX series scanners and included items
  • ScanSnap Carrier Sheets (PA03360-0013)
    • 5 Carrier Sheets
    • Up to 500 scans per sheet
    • Intended for ScanSnap iX500, S1500, S1500M, S510, S510M, S500, S500M and ScanSnap fi-5110EOX series scanners
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The ScanSnap iX500 Deluxe Bundle includes Rack2-Filer Smart V1.0 / Magic Desktop V1.0 for Windows users. A feature-rich scanning and content viewing application incorporating an ultra-intuitive bookcase and binder interface that gives users a familiar yet heightened level of accessibility and convenience to their digital content. Magic Desktop is software that enables you to organize information such as the data scanned by ScanSnap scanners or memos and images created with mobile devices, as well as upload your information in communications on Facebook.

  • Scan PDF and JPG files directly into binders
  • Drag binders from one cabinet to another
  • Apply pictures to make binders distinctive
  • Flip through pages or jump to a section
  • Create divider sheets for organizing content
  • Use the highlighter tool with colour palette
  • Attach digital sticky notes to pages
  • Import word documents, presentations and spreadsheets
  • OCR to search by keyword or phrase
  • Manipulate content with the virtual Work Area
  • Use magnification tool to see finer details
  • Select ImageWriter to print content into binder
  • Available only for Windows
  • Rack2-Filer Smart is included with ScanSnap iX500 Deluxe and is available as an option for ScanSnap iX500
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