Xerox DocuMate 520 Flatbed Scanner - XDM5205D-WU

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Good Scanner, Vista Issues

by Rick on 6/2/2008

I bought the DocuMate 520 scanner for my office, needing a high capacity/throughput scanner for several of our applications. The Documate 520 was included in my final selection list because it had all of the functions I wanted and claimed to be Vista compatible at a "middle of the road" price (when compared to scanners with similar functionality). <p> When attempting to install the software on a Vista machine, the automatic install failed mid-way through. I went to the Xerox web site, and it turns out there is a newer "vista compatible" version of the software for download from the Internet, including Vista drivers that are still clearly marked "beta". So much for Vista compatible out of the box. Also, not all of the "included in the box" software is available for download. You have to call customer support and have them send you a CD with the extra software if you want to have full functionality (and, if your purchase was more than 30 days ago, they charge you for shipping - adding insult to injury). Meanwhile, buried in the instructions on the web is a warning that attempting to install parts of the software versons that came in the box on a machine running Vista would cause "irreparable harm" to my OS and that Xerox would provide no technical support if I attempted to do so. <p> I've been able to get the scanner working on our Vista PC, but there are still some annoying glitches (for instance, it won't save the settings from your most recent scan, so every time we scan we have to change back to "automatic document feeder" and "8.5x11 paper" - default is flatbed and legal sized paper). It also sometimes leaves the scanning window open and locked when scanning from within other software. <p> Generally speaking, the Documate 520 is fast and scans clearly, but tends to be an expensive headache when trying to use it with Vista.

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Product Overview

The Xerox DocuMate 520 Scanner is a compact and effective hi-speed scanner perfect for workgroups and other decentralized scanning applications. By eliminating seldom used options such as duplex capability and a SCSI interface, Xerox offers this model at a price that enables businesses to achieve high levels of productivity by distributing fast cost-effective scanners throughout the organization.

Specifications

Manufacturer Xerox
Mfg Part# XDM5205D-WU
SKU 10357148
UPC 785414106011
UPC 14 00785414106011
Features
USB Yes
Product Type Flatbed Scanner
Manufacturer Part Number XDM5205D-WU
Manufacturer Xerox Corporation
Product Model 520
Product Name DocuMate 520 Flatbed Scanner
Product Line DocuMate
Brand Name Xerox
Package Contents DocuMate 520 ScannerPower SupplyUSB CableQuick Install CardUser's ManualCD-ROM
Weight (Approximate) 11.20 lb
Height 17.5"
Width 10"
Depth 13"
Media Size 8.50" x 14" / 4.50" x 5.50"
Color Depth 48-bit
ADF Capacity 50 Sheets
Optical Resolution 600 dpi
Scan Color Color
Grayscale Depth 16-bit
Maximum Mono Scan Speed (ppm) 20
Limited Warranty 1 Year
Tech Specs
USB Yes
Product Type Flatbed Scanner
Manufacturer Part Number XDM5205D-WU
Manufacturer Website Address www.xerox.com
Manufacturer Xerox Corporation
Product Model 520
Product Name DocuMate 520 Flatbed Scanner
Product Line DocuMate
Brand Name Xerox
Additional Information Scans directly to PDF format
Package Contents DocuMate 520 Scanner Power Supply USB Cable Quick Install Card User's Manual CD-ROM
Platform Support PC
Certifications & Standards TWAIN ISIS
Weight (Approximate) 11.20 lb
Height 17.50"
Width 10"
Depth 13"
Software Included Scanner Driver (TWAIN & Certified ISIS Driver) ScanSoft PaperPort Pro 9 Office ScanSoft TextBridge Pro 9 OCR Pixel Translations QuickScan ArcSoft PhotoImpression Kofax VirtualReScan
Media Size 8.50" x 14" / 4.50" x 5.50"
Scanning Modes Simplex
Color Depth 48-bit
ADF Capacity 50 Sheets
Media Type Plain Paper
Optical Resolution 600 dpi
Scan Color Color
Grayscale Depth 16-bit
Hardware Resolution 600 x 1200 dpi
Maximum Mono Scan Speed (ppm) 20
Standard Warranty 1 Year Limited
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