By Mike O’Leary
The Ambir MobileScan Pro® 500i wireless-ready portable document scanner recently won the Edison Awards Silver Medal for product innovation in the Computing Solutions, Electronics & Computers category.
Edison Universe—the non-profit organization presenting the award, is dedicated to innovation and fostering future innovators, and is named for inventor Thomas Alva Edison. The organization cited the MobileScan Pro 500i as providing “a whole new way to scan when combined with the AmbirScan Mobile app developed for iOS and Android devices.”
This is a newsworthy innovation for traveling professionals. With the AmbirScan Mobile app, which is available through the App Store and Google Play, it connects your smart phone or tablet to the mobile document scanner’s built-in WiFi network. That means instant transfer of scanned images to devices you use most, like your phone or computer.
There is really nothing else like the MobileScan Pro 500i on the market today. Award winning innovation doesn’t mean being quirky to use. It is direct and easy to use via a durable two-button toggle control.
And, this award-winning mobile document scanner won’t let you down on the road nor require you to lift weights in order to cart it around from place to place. The MobileScan Pro 500i has a rechargeable battery to enable up to 200 scans, all in a lightweight and stylish package, again, perfect for the traveling professional.
In addition to Wi-Fi transmission, the MobileScan Pro 500i comes with a USB tether enabling connection to computers and works with thousands of document imaging applications via TWAIN. It features single-side and duplex scanning, captures color, black-and-white and grayscale images, scans directly into PDF and JPEG formats, provides high-resolution images up to 600 dpi, uses an LCD screen for low-energy consumption, is Windows compatible and has SD Card on-board storage to keep files safe for future transfer.