ScanSnap iX500


The ScanSnap iX500 provides PC and Mac users an effective way to greatly reduce paper clutter, storage space, and security risks associated with unmanaged paperwork at home or the office.

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Scan directly to mobile devices

Quickly bypass the computer to scan an image enhanced PDF or JPEG file directly to an iOS or Android mobile device or tablet.

Advanced paper feeding system

Inheriting the superior paper feeding technology of our professional-grade scanners, iX500 achieves exceptional feeding reliability using "Separation Roller" technology to minimize jams and multi-feeds.

More Scanning Options = More Quick Menu Productivity

The ScanSnap Quick Menu for PC and Mac automatically pops up after scanning to provide you a variety of ways to be immediately productive with your scans. And a new Favorites function will help you run at peak efficiency.

  • Scan to Folder: Store PDF scans to a folder
  • Scan to Email: Eliminate faxing and share electronic documents over email
  • Scan Business Card: Scan business cards and automatically extract contact information
  • Scan to Print: Use ScanSnap with your printer to create copies
  • Scan to Word (.doc): Scan directly to an editable Word file
  • Scan to Excel (.xls): Scan directly to an editable Excel file
  • Scan to PowerPoint (.ppt): Scan directly to an editable PowerPoint file
  • Scan to Picture Folder: Store JPEG scans to a folder.
  • Scan to Mobile: link to Android or iOS
  • Scan to Cloud: Scan to Evernote, GoogleDocs™, Salesforce CRM, Salesforce Chatter, SugarSync, Dropbox and
  • SharePoint Online (for Windows®).


Intelligent Paper-Feed Detection

ScanSnap iX500 is equipped with an ultrasonic multi-feed detection sensor that can be turned on to help you avoid losing images. What's more, an interactive interface allows users to quickly bypass intentional double-feeds such as a taped-receipt on an expense report or even a sticky note on an insurance claim.

Awarded Red Dot Award

Fujitsu ScanSnap SV600 and the ScanSnap iX500 have both been awarded Red Dot Awards for Product Design 2014. This internationally recognized seal of quality is bestowed on the best achievements in product design. The Fujitsu ScanSnap SV600 and iX500 succeeded against strong competition. The jury of 40 renowned design specialists from around the world tested and evaluated more than 4,815 products from 1,816 manufacturers and designers from 53 nations.



With CardMinder™ 4.1 adding and managing contact information is a breeze. Simply stack the cards in
the ADF and push the button. CardMinder™ 4.1 captures both sides and places the information into editable fields. Foriegn language card? No problem. CardMinder™ 4.1 recognizes 8 different languages and can export to Outlook, Excel and other contact managers. For Mac and PC
ABBYY FineReader for ScanSnap™
This popular OCR (optical character recognition) software lets you scan most printed documents directly to Microsoft® Word, Excel® or PowerPoint® and edit them. For Mac and PC.

ScanSnap Organizer V4.1

Keep all your scans neatly organized and easily accessible with ScanSnap Organizer. View and edit scans, create filing cabinets, perform searches and more. For PC only.

The ScanSnap Folder

By scanning to the ScanSnap Folder you can scan to virtually any application or web service that can open, insert or attach a PDF or JPEG file from your Windows® computer. For PC only.

General Technical Specifications
Scanner Type ADF (Automatic Document Feeder). Duplex color scanning
Scanning Modes Color / Grayscale / Monochrome (3) Detection
Image Sensor Color CIS (Contact Image Sensor)
Light Source 3 color LED (red/green/blue) X2 (front/back)
Optical Resolution 600 dpi x 600 dpi
Scanning Speed
(A4 portrait)(1)
Auto Mode(2) Simplex or Duplex: 25 pages per minute
Normal mode Color & Grayscale 150 dpi, Monochrome 300 dpi, Simplex/Duplex, 25 ppm
Better mode Color & Grayscale 200 dpi, Monochrome 400 dpi, Simplex/Duplex, 25 ppm
Best mode Color & Grayscale 300 dpi, Monochrome 600 dpi, Simplex/Duplex, 25 ppm
Excellent mode(3) Color & Grayscale 600 dpi, Monochrome 1200 dpi, Simplex/Duplex, 7 ppm
Scanning Range
Normal Mode without Carrier Sheet Color & Grayscale 600 dpi, Monochrome 1200 dpi, Simplex/Duplex, 7 ppm
Normal Mode with Carrier Sheet A4, A5, A6, B5, B6, Business Card, Post card, Letter, Legal and Custom Size. Max: 8.5 X 14.17 in. (216 X 360 mm), Min: 2 X 2 in. (50.8 X 50.8 mm). Automatically recognizes document size.
Long Paper Scanning(3)(4) 34 inches in length (863 mm)
Multi-feed Detection Supported (standard) ultrasonic multi-feed detection sensor 11 to 56 lb (40 to 209 g/m2)
Paper Weight (Thickness) Maximum 50 sheets (Letter size at 21 lb or 80 g/m2)
Paper Chute Capacity (5) USB 3.0 (USB 2.0 / USB 1.1 Compatible)(6)
Interface Driver(6) ScanSnap specific driver (Does not support TWAIN / ISIS™)
Power Requirement AC Adapter AC 100V to 240V, 50 / 60 Hz
Power Consumption Operating: 20W or less
USB Connected: Standby: 1.6W or less (Wi-Fi switch off) Operating: 20W or ess
Wi-Fi Connected: Standby mode: 2.5W or less
Operation Environment Temperature 41°F to 95°F (5°C to 35°C)
Relative humidity 20 to 80% (non-condensing)
Dimensions (W x D x H)(7) 11.5 x 6.2 x 6.6 in. (292 x 159 x 168 mm)
Device weight 6.62 lb (3.0 kg)
Environmental ENERGY STAR® Compliant / RoHS(8)
Compliance Limited Warranty 1 year Limited Warranty. For full details, visit the warranties page or call (800) 626-4686. In-warranty Upgrade: Advance Exchange. Post-Warranty: Advance Exchange Plus, Depot Plaus, ScanAid Kit, Cleaning and Consumable Kit. For details on all service programs, visit
  1. Scanning speeds may vary due to the system environment used.
  2. Documents measuring 5.8 inches (148 mm) in length or less are scanned in "Best Mode", while other documents are scanned in "Better Mode".
  3. Only computer connected.
  4. ScanSnap iX500 is capable of scanning documents that exceed A4 size in length. ScanSnap iX500 supports the scanning of longer documents in all modes except in "Excellent Mode".
  5. Maximum capacity varies depending upon paper weight.
  6. Some computers do not recognize the ScanSnap when it is connected to USB 3.0 port. In this case, use USB 2.0 port.
  7. Excluding the stacker and other external attachments.
  8. PFU limited, a Fujitsu company, has determined that this product meets RoHS requirements (2002/95/EC).