ScanSnap iX500

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Compact document scanner for office use, scans up to 25 ppm one-sided or 50 ppm on both sides. The ADF capacity is 50 sheets, scans from a business card to A4 format, with the option A3 using carrier shit, USB-2.0. The scanner comes with ScanSnap manager, ABBY fine reader, CardMinder card scanner software. Easy handling, intuitive navigation through every step of the scanning process, scanning directly into PDF by pressing one button, scan-to-view on popular claud services, Wirelessly scanning to iPod / iPhone and other Android devices. Recommended daily scanning range of 250 pages.


ScanSnap iX500

Scanner Type

Automatic Document Feeder (ADF), Duplex Scanning

Scanning Modes

Color, Grayscale, Monochrome, Automatic (color / grayscale / monochrome detection(3))

Image Sensor

Color CIS (Contact Image Sensor) x 2 (front / back)

Light Source

3 Color LED (Red / Green / Blue)

Optical Resolution

600 x 600 dots per inch (dpi)

Scanning Speed (A4 portrait)(1)

Auto Mode(2)

Simplex or Duplex, 25 pages per minute (ppm)

Normal Mode

Color & Grayscale 150 dpi, Monochrome 300 dpi, Simplex/Duplex, 25 ppm

Better Mode

Color & Grayscale 200 dpi, Monochrome 400 dpi, Simplex/Duplex, 25 ppm

Best Mode

Color & Grayscale 300 dpi, Monochrome 600 dpi, Simplex/Duplex, 25 ppm

Excellent Mode(3)

Color & Grayscale 600 dpi, Monochrome 1200 dpi, Simplex/Duplex, 7 ppm

Document Size

Normal Mode without Carrier Sheet

A4, A5, A6, B5, B6, Business Card, Post Card, Letter, Legal and Custom Size. 
Max: 216 mm X 360 mm (8.5 in. X 14.17 in.), Min: 50.8 mm X 50.8 mm (2 in. X 2 in.). 
Automatically recognizes document size.

Normal Mode with Carrier Sheet(3)

Use of a Carrier Sheet permits the scanning of A3, B4, 279.4 mm X 431.8 mm (11 in. x 17 in.) and photographs as well as the document sizes listed above.

Long Paper Scanning(3)(4)

863mm (34 in.)

Multi-feed Detection

Supported (Standard) ultrasonic multi-feed detection sensor

Paper Weight (thickness)

40 g/m2 to 209 g/m2 (11 lb. to 56 lb.)

Paper Chute Capacity(5)

Maximum 50 sheets (A4, 80g/m2 or 21 lb. )


USB 3.0 (USB 2.0 / 1.1 Compatible)(6)

Wi-Fi Interface(7)

Observed Standards

IEEE802.11b / IEEE802.11g / IEEE802.11n

Communication Mode

Infrastructure Mode


2.412 GHz to 2.462 GHz / 2.412 GHz to 2.472 GHz

Communication Distance

Indoors, 50 m (Recommended: indoors, within 25 m) 
*May vary depending on surrounding environment and the access point to be connected


WEP (64-bit / 128-bit)

Easy Installation

WPS2.0 supported (button / PIN code)


Specific driver 
· Windows®: Does not support Twain/ISIS® 
· Mac OS: Does not support Twain