“Easy to use” and “versatile” describe Rodman Public Library’s new energy-saving scanner, the Simple Scan Document Center. With large friendly buttons and a touch screen, the user is guided step-by-step through the scanning process of choosing the file format, color, scan quality, file name and destination. It is so versatile it scans photos, small or large documents and books into JPEG, PDF, HTML and even Word file formats that can be opened in any Word compatible text editor. The sheet feeder scans up to 40, two-sided sheets at a time. All scanned files can be saved to a USB drive, Google Docs, a Network folder or to email.
Simple Scan also offers lightning-fast speed and accuracy. It is powered by ABBYY FineReader Technology that can capture text with no distortion. The scanner orients and straightens scans so the text is never upside down, plus its multilingual recognition engine automatically detects English, Spanish, Italian, French and German languages.
The scanner, designed for users of all ages and levels of experience, is now available in the Reference Department of the Main Library and is free of charge. A second unit is available at the Branch and can also act as a photocopier.