If you have a Fujitsu ScanSnap and are thinking of upgrading to Mac OSX Lion (10.7) which is due sometime in July, you will want to take steps to prepare yourself.
The good news is that it appears that Fujitsu is on top of it (you may remember the ScanSnap Snow Leopard fun from last time).
If you have a newer ScanSnap, you are in luck. A Lion update is already available. Older models will have to wait until August.
To check the status, here is a link to a global compatibility site.
ScanSnap S1500, S1500M, S1300, S1100
If you have one of these newer models, you can do an online update to upgrade your ScanSnap Manager to V3.2L20.
There are instructions here but basically, you do this:
- Make sure ScanSnap Manager is running
- Go to Help > Online Update
- Follow the instructions
If for whatever reason you want to manually download the drivers, you can do so here.
ScanSnap S510M, S300M
Drivers are not available yet, but Fujitsu says they’ll be ready in the beginning of August
Update: Fujitsu has released the Lion drivers for the ScanSnap S300M, S510M, S500M, fi-5110EOXM. You can download them here.
If you use the business card software that comes with the ScanSnap, it will not work in Lion. It will apparently be ready by the end of August.
Update 9/19/2011: Fujitsu has released an update for CardIris. You can download it here.
I haven’t been able to find anything that confirms that Adobe Acrobat 8 is incompatible with Lion. Here is what Fujitsu says this on the Lion page:
Please refer to the Adobe Systems website regarding the compatibility status of the Adobe Acrobat bundled with ScanSnap S1500 for Mac OS X v10.7 (Lion). For information related to purchasing Adobe® Acrobat® X Pro, please refer to Adobe Acrobat at the following website.
The fact that they are pointing people to pay to upgrade to Acrobat X is probably not a good sign. I can see some people getting upset about this one.
I’ll update this post as more information becomes available. If you have tried the ScanSnap on Lion, let us know how it is going (if that doesn’t break your NDA).