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Epson WorkForce DS-30 Portable Document & Image Scanner

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  • Scan directly to the cloud
  • Scan documents up to 8.5"x14" including business, rigid I.D. and credit cards
  • Travel friendly, weighs under 1 lb, Windows and Mac compatible
  • USB powered, doc management suite included
  • Search and edit scanned text, create PDFs and PDF/A documents

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Technical Details

Style: USB Connect
  • Mac Compatible

Product Details

Style Name: USB Connect
  • Product Dimensions: 10.9 x 2 x 1.4 inches ; 11.2 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B0074ZN27C
  • Item model number: B11B206201
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (210 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank:
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: March 27, 2010

Product Description

Style: USB Connect

Product Description

Engineered for Business. Scan, save and send important data wherever your business takes you with the WorkForce DS-30 portable document scanner. Delivering full-function flexibility on the go, the DS-30 scans receipts, documents up to 8.5" x 14", plastic I.D. cards and more right into an e-mail, searchable PDF and more. Send your scanned files directly to the most popular cloud services with the included software. Included correction tools allow you to automatically remove punch holes from scanned images, auto-size documents, enhance text quality, and correct image skew so you can keep your business moving when you're out on the road. Perfect for busy professionals, this lightweight, travel-friendly single-side scanner is ready to perform whenever you are. USB powered, there's no external power supply required. And, it's Mac and PC compatible.

From the Manufacturer

WorkForce DS-30 Portable Color Document Scanner

WHY BUY?

Engineered for Business.

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Scan, save and send important data wherever your business takes you with the WorkForce DS-30 portable document scanner. Delivering full-function flexibility on the go, the DS-30 scans receipts, documents up to 8.5" x 14", plastic I.D. cards and more right into an e-mail, searchable PDF and more. Send your scanned files directly to the most popular cloud services with the included software. Included correction tools allow you to automatically remove punch holes from scanned images, auto-size documents, enhance text quality, and correct image skew so you can keep your business moving when you’re out on the road. Perfect for busy professionals, this lightweight, travel-friendly single-side scanner is ready to perform whenever you are. USB powered, there’s no external power supply required. And, it’s Mac, and PC compatible.



What the press is saying:

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"We like that the DS-30 is portable, affordable, can scan a variety of documents, and supports scan-to-cloud functionality. We give the WorkForce DS-30 our Editor's Choice Award." Better Buys for Business, (March, 2012)

DS-30 with the Cloud

Scan directly to the cloud

The DS-30 scans directly to popular cloud services. Just install the included software on your PC and you’re ready to get started. Scan and save data from wherever your business takes you.

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Special scanning features included

  • Great image quality — 600 dpi resolution
  • Auto size detection
  • Text enhancement for color, black-and-white and grayscale — for improved OCR accuracy
  • Image skew correction
  • Color enhancement and color dropout for Black-and-white and grayscale — to clean up scanned images
  • Removes punch holes from scanned images

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Features/Benefits

  • Scan directly to the cloud with one touch — compatible with popular cloud services via included software
  • Scans a variety of originals — scans documents up to 8.5" x 14", as well as business cards and plastic I.D. cards
  • Lightweight and travel-friendly — the portability you need to capture data while on the road; weighs under 1 lb
  • USB powered — connect to your computer; no external power supply required
  • Create editable text and searchable PDFs — OCR and document management suite included for PDF and PDF/A files
  • Compatible with Windows and Mac — ideal for any business setup
  • Powerful software included — Epson Document Capture Pro, ABBYY FineReader, NewSoft PageManager (for Mac) and more
  • Dimensions (W x D x H) — 10.86" x 1.97" x 1.45" (excluding protrusion), Weight 0.7 lb
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WHAT'S IN THE BOX

  • WorkForce DS-30 Scanner
  • USB cable
  • 2 install CDs (PC and Mac)
  • Setup guide
  • Carrying bag
  • Calibration and cleaning sheets

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Eco Features

  • Recyclable product
  • Epson America, Inc. is a SmartWay Transport Partner
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Customer Reviews

This portable document scanner is perfect for my lifestyle, compact and very easy to use.
William Hess
If you get error messages upon installation it is because the proper drivers aren't being loaded to your computer.
Joe Zika
Connected to wi-fi very easily (or you can connect to your computer via provided USB connection).
Joan W. Johnson

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

163 of 174 people found the following review helpful By David Pearlman TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on March 20, 2012
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First things first: This is not a portable "wand" scanner, i.e. a scanner you can wave/roll over things like books or whatever, and store images for use later.

Instead, this is a slot loaded document scanner. It scans documents through a thin slot. The documents have to be flat, but can be somewhat rigid. The maximum width is 8.5", and the maximum supported length is 14".

Basically, this scanner can scan standard and legal sized pieces of paper, and paper sheets smaller than that.

It CANNOT scan books or any other document that won't fit in that slot. There are portable scanners that can do that, and they look something like this. So it's good to get that out of the way.

In addition, this scanner is NOT self powered, and it does NOT have onboard memory. You MUST plug this scanner into a PC/laptop (Windows and Mac both supported with the included install CDs). So this is hardly a solution you'll stick in your back pocket or your purse.

OK, so much for the limitations. How is this at what it does? The answer: Very good. In my tests, I tried single sheets of 8.5x11 paper, 2 sheets at once (double thickness), sheets that were somewhat crumpled, a business card, a birthday card, and a thin round drink coaster. The scanner handled all of them without problem (though the drink coaster had to be supported until it started to go through the scanner). All documents came out the way they went in, with no mis-handling, and no added wrinkles in the documents due to the scanner. I found the text scanning quality to be excellent and completely sufficient for standard optical character recognition using the included Abbyy Finereader 9.0 Sprint software (for Windows).
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74 of 77 people found the following review helpful By John Williamson TOP 100 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on April 19, 2012
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There's a lot to like in this compact little Epson WorkForce DS-30 Portable Color Document Scanner, and it's not just its small size. But although my first impressions were that it was a solid workhorse in a small package, it didn't hold up with the test of time, and became an exercise in frustration, putting it simply

Simple points first...

◆ Pros:

+ Compact and lightweight, yet a very solid feel overall
+ Real 600 dpi resolution; nice image quality
+ Scans 8½ x 11 and legal size documents and even business cards & receipts
+ Excellent auto size detection; handles business cards with ease
+ Light weight; just over ½ pound
+ Scans directly to the cloud; no problem with Google Documents
+ Good text enhancement; does OCR quite well
+ USB-powered; no batteries or power cord needed

◆ Cons:

- Software can be sketchy (see update note below)
- USB issues; sometimes connects, other times it doesn't

◆ First impressions:

Right out of the box it was easy to see that this Epson WorkForce DS-30 scanner is a tight little product. It's well packaged, and inside is the scanner itself, a USB cable with a Velcro strap, a simple carry bag with a drawstring closure, two installation CDs (1 PC and 1 Mac), some calibration and cleaning sheets and a setup guide. That guide stated that it was important to not install the USB cable until the software was installed, and I did that. Inserting the CD and following the directions was an easy process.

Regarding the CDs, one is for Windows 7, Vista and XP variants; the other is for Mac OS X 10.5.6, 10.6x and 10.7x.
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28 of 30 people found the following review helpful By Timothy B. Riley HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on July 7, 2012
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Like many on-the-road business people I always travel with my "office in a bag." My laptop computer, iPad, Canon portable i90 printer, etc., etc. When I received an opportunity to get this product I had to stop and think "Do I really need one more thing to lug through airports, taxis and hotel lobbies? The answer is, yes, I really do.

When I first started to carry a small printer on my trip I was very surprised at how often I used it and how convenient it was. Boarding passes, emails, product spec sheets, maps, all could now be printed out anytime and anywhere that I wanted. Now that I have my portable scanner my experience has been almost the same. I almost can't imagine being without one now.

I work in a competitive industry and my home office expects those of us on the field to be their eyes and ears. Now, if I see a brochure for a new product from a competitor I can scan it, sheet by sheet, and send it to the home office the same day that I found it.

The software could be better as it took a long time to load, but once that was done it was fairly easy to figure out. I like to save scanned documents as JPEGS since it is easy to doctor them if I need to. The quality of the scans are very good, not stellar, but very good. The unit itself is so small that I hardly notice that I have it. All in all I am very pleased with this item and recommend it often to my co-workers and customers.
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25 of 29 people found the following review helpful By David K. Watson VINE VOICE on January 18, 2013
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This is a good basic bus-powered (no power brick) sheet-fed scanner suitable for anyone who needs to scan documents away from their office or home.

It is compatible with the scanner driver built into Mac OS since the later versions of Snow Leopard (10.6). You can do basic scans and create PDF's without installing the Epson software that comes with the scanner (plug the scanner into to a USB port on your Mac, open the Preview application, choose Import From Scanner on the File menu, the Epson DS-30 should be on the pop-out list).

If you use the installation disc that come with the DS-30 it installs:

Epson Scan - Scanning software that gives you a lot more control over your scans than the scanner software built into OSX.

Presto! PageManager Standard - document management software that, among other things, lets you split or merge PDF documents.

Presto! BizCard 5 - dedicated software for scanning and parsing the information on business cards.

ABBYY Fine reader- Optical Character Recognition (OCR) software used to convert scanned documents into editable text.

The DS-30 physically resembles the NeatReceipts scanner. I tried the DS-30 with the Neat software. It worked one time out of several attempts; in the other cases, the software did not recognize the scanner. It is somewhat faster than my four-year old Neat scanner on ordinary scanning tasks.

I installed all of the software and verified that it all worked with Mac OS 10.7 Lion. I did use the ABBYY OCR software a few times, enough to conclude that you will get decent results scanning reasonably legible documents at higher resolutions (no surprise there). You end up editing virtually any document scanned with consumer scanners and software.
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