Fujitsu ScanSnap iX500 Awarded "Macworld Best of Show" at Macworld/iWorld Conference and Expo 2013

Feb 07, 2013, 13:20 ET from Fujitsu

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Feb. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Fujitsu, the market leader in document imaging scanners, today announced that its next generation ScanSnap iX500 received the coveted "Macworld Best of Show" award at the 2013 Macworld/iWorld Conference and Expo. The ScanSnap iX500, featuring built-in Wi-Fi connectivity giving customers the ability to scan directly to their iOS compatible devices1, was awarded the honor from Macworld editors who selected the most innovative products from among hundreds that were showcased during the three-day annual conference.

The ScanSnap iX500 is enhanced with faster scanning speeds, a new advanced feeding system, an intelligent and customizable Quick Menu, and functionality allowing users to easily scan to cloud-based services such as Evernote, Google Docs, Dropbox, SugarSync and Salesforce. The ScanSnap iX500 also comes equipped with a revolutionary "GI" image processor2 inside the scanner so users can instantly scan and transmit PDF or JPEG files to their mobile devices without the use of a computer. Utilizing the free "ScanSnap Connect" app on their mobile device or tablet, ScanSnap users achieve a whole new level of convenience in scanning; literally from the palm of their hand.

"Our Best of Show Awards recognize the top new Mac products at Macworld/iWorld," said Roman Loyola, senior editor, Macworld. "Of the hundreds of products on display at the show, we were impressed with the Fujitsu ScanSnap iX500 document scanner because it offers an excellent combination of speed, features, quality, and price."

"It's an honor to have the ScanSnap iX500 recognized by the editors of Macworld as one of the stand out products showcased at this year's Macworld/iWorld Conference & Expo," said Scott Francis, senior vice president of marketing, Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Inc. "The enthusiasm and positive feedback we receive from the Mac community pushes us to continually advance the ScanSnap line of desktop scanners, and the new features and functionality included in the ScanSnap iX500 are a direct result of responding to user feedback. It is our main objective to innovate and make scanning solutions that will help people achieve an efficient, paperless lifestyle."

For a list of all the 2013 "Macworld Best of Show" winners, including ScanSnap iX500, please visit

For additional information, including all features and functionality of the ScanSnap iX500 please visit the ScanSnap Community at

Pricing & Availability
The Fujitsu ScanSnap iX500 is available now for $495 (U.S. list) through Fujitsu authorized resellers and mail order catalogs.

Additional Supporting Resources
For more information about Fujitsu ScanSnap visit:

1The ScanSnap iX500 and mobile device must be connected to the same Wi-Fi network to allow scans to be sent to the mobile device.

2The "GI" processor was developed by PFU Limited and is equipped with a dual-core CPU-mounted processor supporting Wi-Fi and USB3.0 interfaces.

The Fujitsu Service Advantage
The Fujitsu ScanSnap scanner comes standard with a 1-year depot limited warranty. Additionally, the Advance Exchange™ service offering, the Fujitsu overnight replacement program, provides the customer a replacement scanner prior to shipment of any malfunctioned scanner back to Fujitsu. The Advance Exchange offering is available for $99 covering 12 months. For more information about Fujitsu services, contact a Fujitsu distribution partner or service sales at 800-301-9475 or visit

About Fujitsu
Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company offering a full range of technology products, solutions and services. Over 170,000 Fujitsu people support customers in more than 100 countries. We use our experience and the power of ICT to shape the future of society with our customers. Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.5 trillion yen (US$54 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2012. For more information, please see

About Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Inc.
Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Inc. is an established leader in the Document Imaging industry, delivering innovative scanning solutions and services that enable our customers to solve critical business productivity issues and streamline operations. Fujitsu provides cutting-edge document capture solutions for business and personal environments, backed by a comprehensive portfolio of service and support programs.  For more information about Fujitsu Document Imaging solutions and services, visit or call us at 800-626-4686.

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