2 Replies Latest reply on Feb 15, 2018 12:11 PM by Chris Trail

    What flatbed and book scanners do you use?

    ajohnsuw Scout

      Hi Community,


      We currently haveScannX flatbed scanners in our libraries that to allow students to scan documents to email, USB, Google Drive, and Pharos print packages (in lieu of having copiers). The warranty on our current scanners runs out next summer and we need to submit budget requests in January so we wanted to start looking at what is out there. Over the last year we've been disappointed with ScannX a number of times so we are specifically looking at what alternatives exist.


      I know that Pharos provides Off-The-Glass, but that doesn't work in our situation as we would need to use one of our iMFPs and sometimes students will be at the scanners for an hour. Our libraries are specifically looking for something standalone.


      What products do you all use for scanning? We are hoping to have similar functionality to what we have now both hard ware (flatbed w/ optional ADF) and software (email, Google Drive, and print being the most important) wise, as well as possibly adding a few overhead book scanners.


      Any thoughts or recommendations are appreciated.



        • Re: What flatbed and book scanners do you use?
          lpadgett Scout

          Hey Aaron,


          I have a scannx unit that has had nothing but problems, did you have any success in finding an alternative kiosk system that is like scannx?  Any advice would be greatly appreciated.




          Loyd Padgett

          • Re: What flatbed and book scanners do you use?
            Chris Trail Wayfarer

            Hello Aaron and Loyd,


            Our company, TRACSYSTEMS, is not only a VAR for Pharos Systems, but also a Scannx Partner.  We've had a lot of success with Scannx Book ScanCenters as stand alone scanners and also integrating them with Pharos Uniprint as a destination for scanned documents.  Perhaps we can help.  We have found that some Scannx resellers do not understand the product as well as we do, or quite frankly, are not willing to dive into the problems to find a resolution.  We have a long relationship with the manufacturer and would like to help.


            Please feel free to contact me any time. 


            Chris Trail

            Director of Sales

            TRACSYSTEMS, inc.

            Office: 214-461-9855 x109

            Email: ctrail@tracsystems.com

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