Fujitsu Releases Cross-Platform ScanSnap S1300 .. Yeah!

Fujitsu Releases Cross-Platform ScanSnap S1300 .. Yeah!


Well, it’s official – the Fujitsu ScanSnap S1300 has been announced and much like Eddie Murphy, it is coming to America.

You might remember a while ago I saw it on Amazon Japan and posted about it. Well, now no need to wait for it to come to the US. It’s announced. I don’t see it on online stores yet, but I will update when I see it.

I will have a full review coming very soon, but lets get the important stuff out of the way:

  • Yes, it is a replacement for the S300 and S300M. The 300 series is dead. Long live the 1300!
  • Notice there is no 1300M. This is intentional – for the first time, Fujitsu is releasing what they call a “hybrid” – a device that includes everything for both Mac and PC.

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Form Factor of S300 With Features Of S1500

The S1300 takes some of the features of the ScanSnap S1500 like:

  • Long Documents: This is huge and you might recall me complaining about it before with the S300M. It will now scan receipts etc. up to 34 inches long
  • Searchable Keywords: You can now mark with a highlighter and embed searchable keywords in a document
  • Auto Quality: You can choose Auto for Image Quality and if you scan a small document, it will adjust automatically
  • More Profiles: You can now set up 20 profiles instead of the previous limit of 12
  • Searchable PDFs On The Mac: Yes!!!!!!!!!! This was the biggest limitation of the S300M. The ScanSnap S1300 will now make PDFs searchable out of the box.

Software Included

Fujitsu has included most of the software you’d expect with some extras for Mac users over the S300M. It doesn’t come with Acrobat like it’s big cousins the S1500 and S1500M.

PC and Mac:

  • ABBYY FineReader for ScanSnap: Does OCR and makes PDFs searchable
  • ScanSnap Manager: The main software for the scanner which controls the 1 button operation and enables all the profiles.

PC only:

  • ScanSnap Organizer 4.1: Document manager
  • CardMinder 4.1: Business card scanning/extraction
  • Scan To Functions: Allows you to scan to a folder, email, printer, SharePoint, etc.

Mac only:

  • Scan To Functions: Can scan to the usual stuff but also to iPhoto or iDisk
  • CardIris 3.6: Business card scanning/extraction

Additional Specs

s1300_thumb.jpg From a tech perspective, the S1300 is pretty similar to the 300 series.

It scans 8 pages per minute and will hold up to 10 pages, it has auto deskew/orientation, blank page detection, and can (of course) be powered by USB.

It is very very slightly bigger than the 300 series (11.18 x 3.9 x 3.03 in. for the S1300 vs. 11.18 x 3.74 x 3.03 in. for the S300) and is the same weight (3.08 lb.)

As I said, I will be posting my review very soon, but on paper anyways the Fujitsu ScanSnap S1300 looks like a great upgrade to the 300 series, especially for Mac users (adding searchable PDF is killer!).

What do you think? Anything you are particularly excited about or wish was there? Sound off in the comments.

About the Author

Brooks Duncan helps individuals and small businesses go paperless. He's been an accountant, a software developer, a manager in a very large corporation, and has run DocumentSnap since 2008. You can find Brooks on Twitter at @documentsnap or @brooksduncan. Thanks for stopping by.

Leave a Reply 9 comments

Jeff - July 29, 2010 Reply

How do you get the S1300 to scan receipts 34″ long? Mine stops after about 14″.

Ruse - March 13, 2010 Reply

Got it about a week ago…so far everything seems good except occasional crooked page, mainly with receipts.

Chris - February 27, 2010 Reply

great now what is the difference between the Deluxe and the regular version. I think it is the rack-2 filier software, but is that worth the $50 extra especially if I plan to use evernote? Would love to know. . .

Erik - February 26, 2010 Reply

Oops, I meant s1500m, not 510m

Erik - February 26, 2010 Reply

Anyone get one yet? I'm having a hard time deciding between this and the more robust 510m. I don't do much scanning, mostly 3-5 pages a week, but maybe once or twice a year I might have to do 100+ pages. A 10 page feed tray could be annoying in this situations… but it's $200 less and more portable.

Ann - February 11, 2010 Reply

I use the 510M and love it. I decided a few months ago to look in to the 300 because it would be much easier to transport to clients offices. Since I read your site regularly I've held off and today I'm so glad I did.

The fact that the S1300 is cross platform is perfect for me, my clients are going to love this. I use a Mac most of the time but many of my clients prefer Windows. Do you have any idea about the cost of the 1300?

I'm leaving for Macworld tomorrow, I'll look for the ScanSnap team and see what I can find out.

Thanks Brooks for your site, I love coming here for news and tips.

    Brooks Duncan - February 11, 2010 Reply

    Hi Ann, I should have mentioned – I believe the S1300 will list for
    $295 and from what I hear, Fujitsu has a booth showing it off. Say hi
    for me. 🙂

    Richard - November 24, 2010 Reply

    I'm in exactly the same situation as you, using a 510M and looking at the 1300. The one concern I anticipate is occasional client reluctance to let me install the ScanSnap software on their Windows machines. Presumably you've purchased the 1300 by now. Has that been an issue for you?

Chris - February 11, 2010 Reply

Great that the S1300 is finally announced for the US, but as of this moment, I can't find an online retailer who's selling it yet. Not even nor Amazon. Looking forward to updates to inform us where we can buy!

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