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ScanSnap iX500

  • For double-sided multi page/size/thickness scanning
  • Scan wirelessly to a PC or Mac or smart device
  • Speedy 25 ppm colour scanning
  • Stack up to 50 pages at a time
  • GI Image processor for enhanced scanning
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iX500 Scanner Storyboard

Unrivalled scanning performance!

Scansnap iX500

The ScanSnap iX500 for PC and Mac environments scans at up to 25 pages per minute or 50 images per minute in colour, grayscale, or black & white at an impressive 300 dpi resolution. Stack up to 50 pages into the automatic document feeder (ADF) and press the "SCAN" button to scan both sides of each page in a single pass. The iX500 will automatically detect and scan in black and white or colour, will recognize the size of each document and scan accordingly, will detect and correct for skew, will show images in their proper orientation with blank pages removed and will also reduce bleed through. All these intuitive functions help ensure that the first scan is the best scan and minimise operator involvement.

GI Processor

The iX500 comes with an inbuilt dual core CPU that enhances scanning performance even further. This ‘GI’ processor’ allows for scanning via WiFi to your PC* or Mac*, tablet or mobile device without the need for a host computer. It maintains the quoted scanning speeds even if the target device suffers from low memory or poor connectivity and with USB 3.0 support as standard you get a performance that you’d expect from a high speed, high volume device. Additionally creating searchable pdf’s is further enhanced through this new engine.

Scan your everyday documents from business card to A3 size (A3 possible with the use of the bundled carrier sheet) and then view, file, edit or distribute your digitised data.

*Online update to access this function required/Scanning speed may be reduced due to the network environment used/Only one computer can be registered for Wi-Fi connection

Scanning Dubplex Pages

Intelligent Paper-Feeding and Detection

ScanSnap iX500 is equipped with a multi-feed detection sensor that can be turned on to help you avoid losing images. What's more, an interactive interface allows users to easily and quickly bypass intentional double-feeds such as a taped-receipt on an expense report or even a sticky note.

Inheriting the paper feeding technology that has been a feature of our award winning and market leading “fi Series” scanners, the iX500 incorporates a document separation method that uses “brake rollers”. Additionally using ultrasonic sensors that continuously check for double feeds and check for and easily bypass intentional double-feeds such as a taped receipt on an expense report or sticky note the iX500 ensures that you can scan quickly and reliable with the upmost confidence.

Quick Menu Productivity

The Quick Menu allows you to quickly transition between different scanning intentions. Just press the scan button and choose what you want ScanSnap to do. QuickMenu has been additionally enhanced so that now it can be set up to display your ‘Favourite’ scanning destinations or ‘Recommend’ an application for example if you are scanning a business card it could ‘Recommend’ CardMinder.

  • Scan to Folder: Store PDF scans to a folder
  • Scan to Email: Eliminate faxing and share electronic documents over email
  • Scan Business Card: Scan business cards and automatically extract contact information
  • Scan to Print: Use ScanSnap with your printer to create copies
  • Scan to Word (.doc): Scan directly to an editable Word file
  • Scan to Excel® (.xls): Scan directly to an editable Excel® file
  • Scan to PowerPoint® (.ppt): Scan directly to an editable PowerPoint® file
  • Scan to Picture Folder or iPhoto: Store JPEG scans to a folder.
  • Scan to Microsoft SharePoint®, Scan to SalesForce chatter
  • Scan to iPhone®/iPad®, Android™ or Kindle™ devices
  • Scan to Cloud: Scan to Dropbox, Evernote®, Google Docs™* and/or SugarSync

Quick Menu for Windows

ScanSnap iX500 Software Quickmenu PC

*Rack2-Filer is provided as a 30-day trial only with this product. For full license versions see iX500 Deluxe Bundle (Part: PA03656-B011).

Quick Menu for Mac

ScanSnap iX500 Software Quickmenu Mac

ScanSnap Scan to Mobile

Scan to Mobile

The ScanSnap iX500 in addition to being able to wirelessly scan to a PC or Mac also supports wireless scanning to mobiles and tablets including iOS, Android* and Kindle devices. In conjunction with the ScanSnap Connect Application** users can initiate the scanning process from the scanner or mobile
device to enjoy greater flexibility in accessing and distributing their documents.

ScanSnap Folder

* Works on devices running Android 2.2 or later. For a list of Android smartphones/tablets supported, go to:

**ScanSnap Connect Application is available as a free download from the official application distribution service of the device (e.g Google Play, Amazon App Store and Apple App Store).

ScanSnap Receipt*

Scansnap Receipt

The ScanSnap Receipt software allows you to easily scan and extract information from your receipts, and even export the data for tax filing.

*Available via an Online-Update only

ScanSnap Sync*


With ScanSnap Sync built into ScanSnap Organizer software and the ScanSnap Connect app, captured documents are automatically synchronized with all your devices through Dropbox, Google Drive or Microsoft OneDrive.

*Available via an Online-Update only

ScanSnap Scan to Cloud

Takes paper directly to your cloud

Are you a fond user of cloud services like Dropbox, Google Drive, Evernote or alike? Then ScanSnap is your instant on-ramp for documents, business cards, receipts and photos. Simply scan and ScanSnap Cloud will identify the type of content and route it to your preferred cloud service. No PC required

ScanSnap Scan to Cloud

More Ways to Scan to Cloud

Directly interact with your digitised data anywhere and anytime from any device via the cloud. Like all current ScanSnap models, the iX500 can link to cloud services Dropbox, Evernote, Google Docs™, SugarSync, Salesforce Chatter and SharePoint Online (for Windows®).

ScanSnap Folder

ScanSnap Folder

ScanSnap iX500 supports a direct scanning potential to any windows application that has an import or browse function and supports pdf or jpg. When no scanning interface is available, ScanSnap Folder can act as a host folder transferring your scanned data direct from your scanner to your chosen application. Please visit for further details


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Product specifications are subject to change without prior notice due to product modification.