Visioneer Patriot 680 Sheetfed Scanner - P6801D-WU

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Same BETA Vista Driver for 18 Months & Counting

by HardwareUser on 6/4/2008

I purchased this scanner because I have to do quite a bit of scanning, and the specs on this scanner (speed + resolution + simultaneous duplex scanning) indicate that this is among the best scanners money can buy. At the time I purchased it, Visioneer had ONLY BETA drivers available that are VERY FLAKY. For example, NONE of the buttons on the scanner itself work at all or do anything, and I have been told that the problem is due to a bug in the beta driver. Also, because of the buggy driver, flat-bed scanning is useless; the scanner is basically a sheet-fed only scanner. It has now been 18 months, and Visioneer STILL has no 'released' drivers, nor will they tell me what the ETA is on releasing drivers. They also have not even bothered to release updated BETA drivers that are at least not as flaky as the BETA drivers they have released. If I could, I would return this scanner and buy a non-visioneer product. If you are looking for a scanner of this caliber, I strongly recommend steering clear of this one as it is clear that Visioneer does not seem to have any idea how to write a decent driver for it, and their support is non-existent. I also noticed that they have only BETA Vista driers for most of their scanners.

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Product Overview

Patriot 680 is a duplex flatbed scanner that was designed specifically for departmental use and can be programmed to automatically scan up to 99 different destinations and be customized for each person or workflow in the department. The Visioneer Patriot 680 also has an 8.5" x 14.5" flatbed that can accommodate documents up to legal size and scans up to 80 images per minute (ipm) for double-sided documents.


Manufacturer Visioneer
Mfg Part# P6801D-WU
SKU 202807746
UPC 785414109791
UPC 14 00785414109791
Product Type Sheetfed Scanner / Sheetfed Scanner
Optical Resolution 600 dpi / 600 dpi
Scan Color Color / Color
USB Yes / Yes
Hardware Resolution 600 x 1200 dpi / 600 x 1200 dpi
Maximum Mono Scan Speed (ppm) 80 / 80
Media Type Plain Paper / Plain Paper
Color Depth 48-bit / 48-bit
Brand Name Visioneer / Visioneer
Manufacturer Visioneer, Inc / Visioneer, Inc
Product Model 680 / 680
Product Name Patriot 680 Sheetfed Scanner / Patriot 680 Sheetfed Scanner
Product Line Patriot / Patriot
Manufacturer Part Number P6801D-WU / P6801D-WU
Media Size Legal 8.50" x 14.50" / Legal 8.50" x 14.50"
Platform Supported PC / PC
Weight (Approximate) 24.75 lb / 24.75 lb
Tech Specs
Product Type Sheetfed Scanner
Manufacturer Part Number P6801D-WU
Manufacturer Website Address
Manufacturer Visioneer, Inc
Product Model P6801D-WU
Product Name Patriot 680 Sheetfed Scanner
Product Line Patriot
Brand Name Visioneer
Platform Support PC
Weight (Approximate) 24.75 lb
Software Included ScanSoft OmniPage Kofax VRS Pixel Translation QuickScan TWAIN Driver WIA Driver (XP Certified) Certified ISIS Driver
Media Size Legal 8.50" x 14.50"
Color Depth 48-bit
ADF Capacity 100 Sheets
Media Type Plain Paper
Optical Resolution 600 dpi
Scan Color Color
Hardware Resolution 600 x 1200 dpi
Maximum Mono Scan Speed (ppm) 80
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