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Discontinued Scanners

Which scanner is right for me?

Fujitsu 6130 High Speed Document ScannerOver the years we have customer who have purchased scanners and those units are just now being replaced by the end users or they are just not working with the current PC/MAC operating system.

How do you know what the right scanner is for you? By asking questions and looking at the past and the current needs we are able to determine the right scanner for your needs. These are just a few questions that we ask to determine the right scanner for your needs.

The most important thing to discover is what your current scanning needs are.

Most of the time we talk about the current scanner you have.

  • What did you like about that scanner?
  • What did you wish it had as your needs have changed over the years.
  • Do you scan the same types of documents compared to when you purchased the scanner
  • Is the current scanner fast enough for you
  • Do you have the need for a larger feeder capacity
  • Do you want to search for text on the document
  • Do you want to edit the text on the document
  • Do you have the need for 11X17 scanning
  • Will multiple people be using this scanner
  • What software are you currently scanning with?

We need to know in order to make sure the software supports the NEW scanners.

Keep in mind we know you probably liked the current scanner and usually have no problem going with the same manufacture all over again. With that said you may want to look at other manufactures just to make sure you are getting the best deal. Today the major scanner manufactures including Canon, Fujitsu, Panasonic and Kodak offer 90 day warranties, 1 year warranties and some even offer 3 year warranties.

The Progression of scanners over the years is hard to follow especially if you are not in the industry. At Scanner One, Inc. we have all of the scanners listed out to show discontinued scanners and then the scanner that replaced the discontinued scanner. In most cases we go back 3 generation of scanners and some cases 4 generations of past scanners.

An examples from Fujitsu would be the 4120/5120/6130/6130Z progression.

If someone purchased the Fujitsu Fi-4120 that scanner was 25 pages per minute. It was replaced by the Fi-5120 that was 25 pages per minute. The Fi-5120 was replaced by the Fujitsu Fi-6130 at 40 pages per minute and that unit was replaced by the Fi-6130Z again 40 pages per minute. Most people would say that is a huge progression over the years especially to go from 25 pages per minute to 40 pages per minute. The cost must have gone up dramatically. That was not the case, Fujitsu increased the speed of these scanners but did not raise the price of the scanners or the service for the scanner.

Canon is the same when it comes to upgrading the scanners. Take the 3060/3080/3080CII/4010/6010/M160. 

If you purchased the Canon DR-3060 at 30 pages per minute you were using a state of the art scanner. That unit was replaced by the Canon DR-3080 at 40 pages per minute. Then it was replaced by the 3080CII for USB Connectivity. That unit was replaced by the 4010C again at 40 pages per minute. Then the DR-6010C was introduced at 60 Pages Per minute. Again pricing did not go up and the scanner speeds did. Canon once again followed up with a 60 page per minute scanner at a lower cost. This unit is now called the Canon DR-M160. Most people have a hard time believing you can get a 60 page per minute Duplex Color scanner for under $1,000 (a grand) but you can.

The motto Canon USA is boasting is “MORE for LESS”. I have to say it is working for them.

If you are looking for a replacement scanner and just are not sure what scanner to purchase. Give us a call. We have all of the scanners on our site and can show you the progression from your older discontinued scanner to the current model. We can even cross reference current scanner manufactures to make sure you get the best scanner for your needs.

Don’t forget to ask about our award winning scanner service for your next purchase.

Thank you for your time,

Levi Longmore – President
Toll Free 888-395-8570 Ext 100

Discontinued & Used Scanners | Purchase New or Refurbished?

When to purchase a discontinued or used scanner and when it’s important to buy new!

We are asked all the time at Scanner One… do you have any used scanners?  Most of the time we only have one or two scanners in the used area.  So, when is a good time to purchase a used scanner.  In most cases it is a good time to purchase one when the unit has a low scan count.  Look at the total number of scans on the unit.  If the unit is rated for 1,000 to 2,000 pages per day and the unit only has 3,000 scans on it then this is a great buy.  Make sure the scanner is in working condition and it actually scans well enough to produce images which look good.

Now if you are looking at a scanner and it is one of those large high volume document scanners then you want to be a little more cautious.  These scanners can scan a couple of million scans in a year.  So if you find one that has 1 million scans on it you want to look at the following;

  • How old the scanner is
  • How long was it used during the scan project
  • Do you have a history of the scanner
  • Make sure it was under service during the project
  • Does the unit come with a warranty or can you purchase an extended warranty
  • Make sure if the unit has been discontinued by the manufacture they still make parts.  Nothing worse than buying a scanner and finding out parts are no longer available.

When you purchase a used scanner make sure to purchase the additional roller kit.  Most of the time a company will not replace the rollers because of the cost.  With used equipment most resellers want to keep the cost down so they can move the equipment fast. We generally only have used equipment for about a week.  The equipment moves fast and our customers call us on a regular bases asking what we have for inventory.  To help our customers with our inventory of used scanners we have a link now for Used/Demo equipment http://www.scannerone.com/deals.php

What is a good price for a used document scanner?
It depends on the scanner.  WE generally price our scanners around half of the price of a new scanner.  When purchasing small desktop scanners or “Small Office” used Document Scanners make sure you get a good price on the unit.  Today these scanners are considered disposable scanners.  So if you purchase a used scanner for $300.00 and it last you 18 months or longer then that is a great used document scanner.  If you purchase a used scanner for $300.00 and it last 3 months then that was a bad purchase.  In this case you may want to look at a new scanner that comes with a manufacture warranty.

Extended Warranty Options
Most companies will offer extended warranties for small office scanners.  These warranties usually run about $99.00 for the year.  The extended warranty could be a great way for you to protect your investment for as little as $.27 cents a day.  Again, keep in mind replacement roller kits are never included in the extended warranties.  You will need to purchase those as you need them.

To see our list of Used or Hot Demo Deals visit us on the web or by clicking the following link.
http://www.scannerone.com/deals.php

If you don’t see a scanner you are looking for give us a call.  We have thousands of customers and we may be able to find the scanner for you.

Hope this helps you in making the right decision when purchasing USED VS New.

Canon DR-2010C Discontinued – Great Replacement Scanner – Canon C125

Canon recently announced the discontinuation of the DR-2010C document scanner:


The Canon DR-2010C document scanner

Canon DR-2010C Document Scanner

Canon has discontinued a long time running scanner known as the Canon DR-2010C. This scanner has been around for many years and I would believe Canon to have thousands of installations all over the world. In order for Canon to discontinue this scanner they must have had a very good alternate scanner in mind. The New Canon DR-C125 scanner is one that is going to prove itself right from the start.

Canon C125 for PC and MAC or the Canon C130 PC ONLY specifications:

The New Canon DR-C125 was released from Canon some months ago and we are already seeing units sold for the PC user and for the MAC users.  The C125 Canon document scanner has a fast scan speed up to 25 pages per minute and single pass duplex scanning.  View more details below.

Canon C125 document scanner specs:Canon DR-C125 Scanner

  • Document feeder capacity of approximately 30 to 50 sheets
  • Fast Duplex Scanning (Double Sided at the same time)
  • Optical scanning resolution up to 600 dpi
  • B&W/Greyscale/Color Scanning
  • Scan long documents up to 118 inches in length
  • Plastic Card Scanning on the C125 (Medical Cards, Driver’s License)
  • Embossed Card Scanning on the C130 (Medical Cards, Driver’s License, Student ID’s + Embossed Cards, Credit Cards)
  • These document scanners have a Suggested Daily Volume of 1500 to 2000 scans

To gather more information on the Canon C125 PC or MAC Scanner and the Canon C130 Document Scanner visit us online at http://www.scannerone.com/canon/

Scanner One, Inc.  is a service Authorized center for Canon and we offer Replacement Roller Kits for all of the Canon DR Scanner line.

Feel free to call Scanner One, Inc.  for any of your document scanner needs. We can be reached Toll Free 888-395-8570

Canon DR-7090C Discontinued – Scanner One News

News: Canon DR-7090C Discontinued

On June 22, 2012 a notification was sent out by Canon to announce the discontinuation of the Canon DR-7090C scanner.  There isn’t a direct replacement being offered for the imageFORMULA DR-7090C at this time but there are some high speed scanners available which are capable of achieving similar functionality.  Some of the best document scanners with similar abilities are listed below.

Scanners with similar functionality to the Canon DR-7090C:

Below is a list of the similarities the two document scanners above have with the DR-7090C:

  • The Canon DR-7550C has a large feeder capacity of 500 sheets VS 100 sheet capacity of the 7090C
  • The Canon DR-7550C also supports up to 11X17 documents through the feeder
  • The Canon DR-6030C supports up to 100 sheets in the feeder same as the 7090C
  • The Canon DR-6030C also supports up to 11X17 documents through the feede
  • Duplex single pass scanning on the new scanners

Other document scanner brands similar to the DR-7090C:

  • Fujitsu Fi-6770/6770A
  • Kodak Truper 3210
  • Panasonic KV-S7075C or the KV-S7075C-V for VRS

Please note that Scanner One has a limited supply of the DR-7090C still available on a first come, first ship basis.  Scanner One will continue to offer service, spare parts, and support to anyone purchasing the remaining DR-7090C scanners in stock.  Please call 888-395-8570 for availability on the remaining DR-7090C scanners or to speak with one of our staff members regarding a comparable alternative.

Canon Discontinues Two More Document Scanners

Canon recently announced the discontinuation of the following two document scanners:

  1. The DR-2510C document scanner
  2. The Mac compatible DR-2510M scanner

I have personally been waiting for this to happen for over a year now. It did not make since for Canon to have multiple scanners by the same model number for the PC or the MAC environment. The only difference was the “M” after the model number for the MAC users. It was confusing for the buyers to determine the difference and what model to purchase.

Canon makes the purchase of a MAC scanner much easier now by introducing two new document scanners.

The Canon DR-C125 and the Canon DR-C130. These two scanners plus the Canon P215 will work on PC and MAC. Now Macintosh users have a suite of scanners ranging from 15 pages per minute to 30 pages per minute. The new Canon C125 and C130 reliably converts paper-based documents into high-quality digital images, and its compact footprint makes it ideal for any office environment be it a PC environment or MAC environment.

Canon C125 and the Canon C130 specifications:

  • Document feeder capacity of approximately 30 to 50 sheets
  • Fast Duplex Scanning (Double Sided at the same time)
  • Optical scanning resolution up to 600 dpi
  • B&W/Greyscale/Color Scanning
  • Scan long documents up to 118 inches in length
  • Plastic Card Scanning on the C125 (Medical Cards, Driver’s License)
  • Embossed Card Scanning on the C130 (Medical Cards, Driver’s License, Student ID’s + Embossed Cards, Credit Cards)
  • These document scanners have a Suggested Daily Volume of 1500 to 2000 scans

To gather more information on the Canon C125 or the Canon C130 Document Scanner for PC and Mac visit us online at http://www.scannerone.com/canon/

Scanner One, Inc. is service Authorized for Canon and we offer Replacement Roller Kits for all of the Canon DR Scanner line.

Feel free to call Scanner One, Inc. for any of your document scanner needs. We can be reached Toll Free 888-395-8570

The New Fujitsu 6130Z and 6140Z

Did you know the Fujitsu 6130 scanner was discontinued and replaced by the NEW Fujitsu 6130Z document scanner! Same goes for the 6140 which was replaced by the Fujitsu 6140Z.

Most of the time when a company is looking to purchase a scanner they are purchasing based on someone else’s recommendations. Be it a software providers recommendations, an associates recommendation or from attending a trade show. In most cases you may not have the most current information.  That is why it is always best to call and talk to a qualified representative from the manufacture or a Premier Partner like Scanner One, Inc.

Today we still field calls for the older Fujitsu 5120 and even the Fujitsu 6130 scanner. Even though the Fujitsu 5120 and the Fujitsu 6130 were great scanners Fujitsu retired the units and replaced them with newer technology. The New Fujitsu 6130Z document scanner and the Fujitsu 6140Z Scanner have so many more new features to benefit you as a buyer and an end user.

Some of the New Features of the 6130Z /6140Z Scanner:

  • Kofax VRS 5.X Professional
  • ScandAll PRO 2.0 batch scanning and PDF creation software
  • ScanSnap mode for easy one button scanning (Add-in)
  • Improved hard card scanning
  • Increased Color Scanning Speeds at 200DPI to run at rated speeds
  • New Scanner Central Admin (Allows for Centralized multi-unit administration)
    • Agent, console and server remote scanner management
    • Real-time Fujitsu scanner inventory
    • Status and alert monitoring
    • Centralized driver update deployment
    • Consumable management

Call Scanner One, Inc. in order to find out if the scanner you are looking for is a current model and if it is the right scanner for your needs. You can reach a qualified scanner expert by calling us Toll Free 888-395-8570 and we will have your document scanner purchase made in no time.