Xerox DocuMate 162 Scanner Review

I often have projects where I need to scan large quantities of documents.  I own an all-in-one printer, and the task of scanning 150 pages, typically takes me 40 minutes.  I was thrilled and amazed when the same project took only 12 minutes with the Xerox DocuMate 162 Scanner ($595).  In addition, I was able to seamlessly scan my project directly into Adobe Acrobat Pro 9 (not included). This machine offers the functionality of a large scanner in a sleek and attractive compact unit that takes up a very small footprint of space. The automatic document feeder can accommodate up to 50 pages.  In addition, it can quickly scan 25 pages at 200 dpi per minute. This unit has the ability to automatically scan both single and double sided pages, without the need to manually turn the paper over. The DocuMate 162 can scan documents and images directly into one of nine different pre-programmed destinations with the touch of a button. The scanner comes complete with a User’s Guide, Power Cord, USB Cable, as well as a disk containing the Scanner Driver (TWAIN, Certified-ISIS & WIA Drivers), Nuance PaperPort, Nuance OmniPage Pro, and Visioneer One Touch with Kofax VRS Technology. The software installation was quick and easy, and I was able to connect my scanner to my PC via the provided USB cable. The machine dimensions are: 12″ x 5.62″ x 6.125″, and it weighs a mere 7 lbs.  The unit can scan a maximum document size of 8.5” x 36”.  Not only does the DocuMate 162 scan documents quickly, they are also crystal clear. This machine can accommodate an optical resolution of up to 600 dpi.  I am thrilled with the performance and output of the Xerox DocuMate 162 Scanner, and highly recommend it to anyone running a small to medium sized business or to the average person who may just simply want to get organized, and convert those stacks of documents into a clutter-free paperless environment. (Reviewed by Meredith Fire-Hess)

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