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Is the Fujitsu 7160 the “Right” Scanner?

Is the Fujitsu 7160 the “Right” Scanner?

Fujitsu 7160 PSIP Scanner
The Fujitsu 7160

If you have a Fujitsu 7160 or you are planning on buying one you should start looking into some other options. The 7160 is a scanner coming in with a street price around $880 with 60 pages per minute and  up to 600dpi. It’s a nice scanner and works great, however if you are looking into buying one you should consider your options first. There are many scanners on the market right now they may be better for your office to include enhanced performance and lower cost. Some of the options that we suggest you look at in comparison to the 7160 are the Canon M160II and the Epson DS-860.

The Canon M160II

The Canon M160II is a great little scanner with speeds up to 60PPm just like the Fujitsu 7160.  Pricing is around $55 less than the 7160 and for the month of June 2016 this little unit ships with an additional extended Manufacture warranty of 2 years free service through Canon. That is a total of three years of free scanner service. It also ships with Kofax VRS Elite Desktop and the free Elite Upgrade for all of you users with Kofax Capture Solutions.  The VRS Elite Upgrade is a $650 software sold by Kofax that you can get with any purchase of the M160II through ScannerOne.  The M160II has the same scan speed, resolution and it’s about the same size as the 7160. Along with all of this, you are able to purchase Canon M160II roller kits through ScannerOne for $53.00 plus shipping. If you need new roller kits for the Fujitsu 7160 you have to buy them MSRP or above MSRP as Fujitsu has limited the supply of these products and                                                                                                                              forcing direct purchases from Fujitsu.

Fast Color Duplex Scanner
The Epson DS-860

The M160II isn’t the only scanner you should give a look into if you are looking at or already have the Fujitsu 7160, you should also look into the Epson DS-860. This scanner is priced around $799 dollars, $81 dollars less than the Fujitsu 7160 and scans at 65 pages per minute which is faster than the 7160 without a loss of resolution or quality. The daily duty cycle for the Epson is also higher than the 7160. You can scan 2,000 more pages per day with the Epson DS-860 compared to the 7160. The Epson DS-860 roller kits come in at $49.99 while you still have to buy the 7160 roller kits at MSRP. Not only is the Epson DS-860 a cost effective scanner it has been reviewed in the industry as a major player with placements surpassing HP and Canon. The Epson DS-860, 760, 560 and 520 scanners also have the option to be networkable for an additional $349.99 with the Epson Network Interface Unit which both the Canon M160II and the Fujitsu 7160 can’t do.

For more information on any of these scanners call or email Scanner One, Inc. We are more than glad to assist you in your scanner needs.

Scanner One, Inc.
Sales@scannerone.com
Toll Free 888-395-8570 Ext 1 for Sales

Scanner Service 888-395-8570 Ext 2 for Service

 

 

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

Scanner One Launches Its Blog

Scanner One Logo

Scanner One officially launched its blog today.

Scanner One is an Authorized Sales and Service Provider for Canon scanners, Fujitsu scanners, Kodak scanners, and Panasonic scanners. We specialize in business class scanners from entry level scanning to high end production scanners for organizations of all sizes.

We have created this blog to help consumers keep up with new product releases, monthly deals on new and refurbished scanners, and to supply tips for keeping your scanner in top quality condition.

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Scanner One Launches Its Blog

 

Scanner One officially launched its blog today.

Scanner One is an Authorized Sales and Service Provider for Canon scanners, Fujitsu scanners, Kodak scanners, and Panasonic scanners.

We specialize in business class scanners from entry level scanning to high end production scanners for organizations of all sizes.

We have created this blog to help consumers keep up with new product releases, monthly deals on new and refurbished scanners, and to supply tips for keeping your office equipment in top quality condition.

You can order all of the scanners easily online by clicking the links as indicated.

Please contact us if you have any questions and we will be happy to email you or call you back with any information you need.

View ScannerOne.com and scroll through the scanners to find the one that best meets your speed and budget needs.