ScanSnap iX1500

The ScanSnap iX1500 is the flagship model of the ScanSnap Series, capable of digitizing large volumes of papers quickly. It simplifies the scanning process for a variety of documents, making it easy to digitalize your life.

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The ScanSnap iX1500 is the flagship model of the ScanSnap Series, capable of digitizing large volumes of papers quickly. It simplifies the scanning process for a variety of documents, making it easy to digitalize your life. You can be more efficient and productive, focusing on the things that matter the most.
What it does is complex, how you use it is simple. Its wireless connectivity, an intuitive touch screen and advanced software, "ScanSnap Home", enable you to do anything from scanning papers, converting them into fully editable files, to utilizing data in your commonly used applications. With its various automation functions, it intelligently adapts to your preferences and continues to evolve around your needs, enabling you to work in a smarter way.

  • Touch screen for various tasks
  • Perfect fit for both personal and sharing use
  • Refined design
  • Speedy 30 ppm color scanning
  • 50 sheets Automatic Document Feeder (ADF)
  • Smooth scanning of any document with Manual Scan and the Receipt Guide
  • Dust Detection and Streak Reduction for clean images
  • Scan wirelessly to PC, Mac, iOS or Android mobile devices
  • Best experiences with ScanSnap Home
  • Device-less scanning with ScanSnap Cloud
Product Name ScanSnap iX1500
Scanner Type ADF (Automatic Document Feeder)/Manual Feed, Duplex
Scanning Speed (1) (A4 portrait) Auto mode (2) Simplex / Duplex: 30 ppm
Normal mode Simplex / Duplex: 30 ppm (Color/Grayscale: 150 dpi, Monochrome: 300 dpi)
Better mode Simplex / Duplex: 30 ppm (Color/Grayscale: 200 dpi, Monochrome: 400 dpi)
Best mode Simplex / Duplex: 30 ppm (Color/Grayscale: 300 dpi, Monochrome: 600 dpi)
Excellent mode (3) Simplex / Duplex: 8 ppm (Color/Grayscale: 600 dpi, Monochrome: 1,200 dpi)
Scanning Color Mode Color, Grayscale, Monochrome, Automatic (Color / Grayscale / Monochrome (3) detection)
Image Sensor Color CIS x 2 (Front x 1, Back x 1)
Light Source 3 color LED (Red / Green / Blue)
Optical Resolution 600 dpi
Document Size Normal Scan Minimum 50.8 x 50.8 mm (2 x 2 in.)
Maximum 216 x 360 mm (8.5 x 14.17 in.)
Manual Scan A3, B4, 279 x 432 mm (11 x 17 in.)
Long Paper Scanning (4) 3,000 mm (863 mm in 32-bit)
Smart Device: 863 mm (Duplex), 1,726 mm (Simplex)
Paper Weight (Thickness) 40 to 209 g/m2 (11 to 56 lb)
A8 or less: 128 to 209 g/m2 (34 to 56 lb)
Cards: 0.76 mm or less (Compliant with the ISO7810 ID-1 type) (Includes embossed cards in landscape orientation)
ADF Capacity (5) 50 sheets (A4, 80 g/m2 or 20 lb)
Multifeed Detection Overlap detection (Ultrasonic sensor), Length detection
Interface USB USB3.1 Gen1 / USB3.0 / USB2.0 / USB1.1 (Connector Type: Type-B) (6)
Wi-Fi IEEE802.11a/b/g/n/ac
Frequency band: 2.4 GHz (7)
Wi-Fi Interface Connection Mode Access Point Connect Mode (Infrastructure mode) (8)
Direct Connect Mode (Ad-hoc mode) (9)
Security WEP (64bit / 128bit), WPA (TKIP / AES), WPA2 (AES), WPA-PSK (TLIP / AES), WPA2-PSK (AES)
Easy Installation WPS2.0
Rated Power (EIRP) (Others) 2.4 GHz: 11b: +19.0dBm / 11g: +20.5dBm / 11n/ac: +20.5dBm (20/40MHz)
LCD 4.3 in. color TFT touch screen
Power Requirements AC 100 to 240 V, 50/60 Hz
Power Consumption Operating Mode 17W or less
Sleep Mode USB connected: 1.5 W or less
Wi-Fi connected: 1.6 W or less
Operating Environment Temperature 5 to 35 °C (41 to 95 °F)
Relative Humidity 20 to 80% (Non-condensing)
Environmental Compliance ENERGY STAR®, RoHS
Dimensions (10) (W x D x H) 292 x 161 x 152 mm (11.5 x 6.3 x 6.0 in.)
Weight 3.4 kg (7.50 lb)
Driver ScanSnap Home (ScanSnap specific driver)
Windows®: Does not support TWAIN/ISIS®
macOS: Does not support TWAIN
Included Items ScanSnap, Welcome Guide, Safety Precautions, AC cable, AC adapter, USB cable, Receipt Guide
  1. Scanning speeds may vary due to the system environment used.
  2. Scans will be made in "Best mode" if shorter sides are less than 105 mm and in "Better mode" if not.
  3. Available only when connecting to a computer.
  4. Available in all modes except for "Excellent mode".
  5. Maximum capacity varies depending upon paper weight.
  6. Some computers do not recognize the ScanSnap when it is connected to a USB 3.0 port. In this case, please use a USB 2.0 port.
  7. Availability of Wi-Fi frequency band may vary depending on region.
  8. Access Point Connect Mode requires a Wi-Fi access point or router.
  9. 5 GHz Wi-Fi is not available with Direct Connect Mode.
  10. Excluding the stacker and other external attachments.

System Requirements for PC

Compatible
Operating
Systems
Windows
10 / 8.1
(32-bit / 64-bit) (1)
7
(32-bit / 64-bit)
Driver / Applications (2) ScanSnap Home (4) Supported Supported
ABBYY FineReader for ScanSnap™ Supported Supported
Kofax Power PDF Standard (5) Supported Supported
Hardware Requirements (3) CPU (6) Intel® Corelon 1.8 GHz (2 core) or higher (Recommended: Intel® Core™ i5 2.5 GHz or higher)
Memory Capacity (6) 2 GB or more (Recommended: 4 GB or more)
Display Resolution 1,024 × 768 pixels or more
Disk Capacity (7) 3.8 GB or more of the free hard disk space
  1. Operate Windows in desktop mode. ScanSnap scanners do not run with Windows® 10 ARM-based PCs such as Surface® Pro X (Microsoft®).
  2. Operating systems listed in this table are the only ones supported. Please refer to the ScanSnap Support site for the latest support information.
  3. The ScanSnap device may not work if the connected computer does not meet these requirements.
  4. Installation requires a computer and Internet. Activation is also necessary for software use. Please visit the ScanSnap Support site for download information.
  5. Please refer to the included license certificate to download the software.
  6. Scanning speeds may drop if recommended CPU, memory capacity and USB 1.1 requirements are not met.
  7. .NET Framework 4.7 or later must be installed. If it is not installed, it is installed with ScanSnap Home. Up to 4.5 GB of disk space is required for the installation.

*The system requirements may change depending on the duration of support and the support policy of the companies that make the software listed in the table above.

System Requirements for Mac

Compatible Operating Systems macOS v.10.12.4 or later
Driver /
Applications (1)
ScanSnap Home 1.0 (3) Supported
ABBYY FineReader for ScanSnap™ Supported
Kofax Power PDF Standard for Mac (4) Supported
Hardware
Requirements (2)
CPU (5) Intel® Core i5 1.4 GHz or higher (Recommended: Intel® Core™ i5 2.5 GHz or higher)
Memory Capacity (5) 2 GB or more (Recommended: 8 GB or more)
Display Resolution 1,024 x 768 pixels or more
Disk Capacity 2.0 GB or more of the free hard disk space
  1. Operating systems listed in this table are the only ones supported. Please refer to the ScanSnap Support site for the latest information.
  2. The ScanSnap device may not work if the connected computer does not meet these requirements.
  3. Installation requires a computer and Internet. Activation is also necessary for software use. Please visit the ScanSnap Support site for download information.
  4. Please refer to the included license certificate to download the software.
  5. Scanning speeds may drop if the recommended CPU, memory capacity and USB 1.1 requirements are not met.