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Small yet powerful scanner duo meets the needs of modern business

In today’s rapidly changing work environments, technology that can be used at home, in the office or on the move, is fast becoming a necessity of business life.

Whether it’s utility bills, business documents or contracts, Brother’s new portable desktop scanner, the ADS-1200, and its smart desktop scanner, the ADS-1700W, draw on a heritage of innovation to deliver scanner speed, reliability and security.

The two new compact document scanners coming to market are only a little wider than a sheet of A4 paper, making them ideal for environments with limited space.

They are also the perfect partner for the digitisation of documents in the office and, for added convenience, the ADS-1200 is portable for use on the move.

Derek Kelleher at Brother Ireland said: “We live in an age where we want to save information digitally and access it immediately. Scanners like the ADS-1200 and ADS-1700W provide an easy path to efficient administration by acting as a portal between the physical and digital worlds, providing peace of mind that vital documents are methodically archived.”

The ADS-1200 overview: Product Page

The ADS-1200 is a compact document scanner that can be powered by Micro-B USB 3.0 connected to a laptop, which means it can be used on the move. This is very useful for employees that travel for business or manage orders in the field, such as sales staff.

The feature rich model offers powerful paper handling for its size, thanks to its 20 sheet Automatic Document Feeder (ADF), which makes scanning everything from two-sided documents to multi-page contracts fast and simple.

The ADS-1700W highlights: Product Page

The ADS-1700W smart features include an easy-to-use 7.1cm colour touch screen that provides 20 scan shortcuts, and an Auto Start Scan function designed to eliminate steps required for repetitive scan jobs. The power of the all new iPrint&Scan software for desktop PC is also utilised - once you connect to the ADS-1700W, your scan preferences are shown on the control of the scanner’s touch screen.

Wireless network connectivity means it is simple to scan directly to PDF, file, email server, network, FTP/ SFTP and USB host.

The model enables functions to be restricted to certain users so sensitive and personal information can be saved securely and protected from unauthorised access.

Benefits included on both devices:

  • Fast operation – with 2-sided scan speeds of up to 25 sheets per minute and a 20 sheet per minute Automatic Document Feeder (ADF).
  • Document optimisation – improve scan quality and legibility with features including punch hole, colour tone adjustment, edge clean-up and character enhancement.
  • Nuance Power PDF – makes it easy to create, convert, edit and share PDF documents.
  • Dedicated ID card slot – for plastic cards such as a driver’s license or embossed cards.
  • Media versatility – the ability to scan standard, multi-page and two-sided documents.


Derek concludes: “This scanner duo is for businesses that want to digitise documents with complete ease.

“Thanks to the portability of the ADS-1200 and the connectivity of the ADS-1700W, these devices empower people to do their jobs more effectively, more efficiently and more securely.”



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