Plustek reveals new Mobile Office C500

Distributor Centerprise adds new imaging products to line-up
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Imaging manufacturer Plustek Technology has added the Mobile Office C500 to its range.

In the UK, the integrated imaging solution will be available from distributor Centerprise.

Plustek manufactures consumer, prosumer, professional and office imaging devices (including portable scanners, sheetfed/flatbed scanners and photo scanners).

The Mobile Office C500 is an integrated imaging solution for both amateurs and professionals. A real-time image capture device, which comes with 5 megapixel high-resolution CMOS sensor, it supports 640 x 480 (VGA) to 2592 x 1944 (5M) pixels for clear and sharp colour image output, allowing user to capture documents, articles, books, photos, plastic cards (included embossed card), business card, etc. within seconds.

Users can also use the Mobile Office C500 in ‘Real Time Mode’ to project live images to any projector or interactive whiteboard (via PC/NB). Another unique feature of this device is to allow conferencing and indeed any webcam task.

The product is targeted at sectors including education, government, law, accountancy, and can also be used as a multi-media device. For example, an organisation can do real time presentations alongside capturing images and recording voices. At the same time, it offers an alternative scanning method for large or delicate books and unlike any flatbed scanner can image any object fitting on its matt.

The Mobile Office C500 also comes with two LED lights to work in dark and low light level environments. There are quick scanning keys for efficient operation and bundled alongside are highly accurate OCR & BCR software suites, allowing scanning direct to any format required, including Word, Excel and searchable PDF files. It will also record video with voice via a built-in microphone.

Powered by USB, (USB 2.0), the Mobile Office C500 does not require a separate power supply and takes only a second to capture an image kept on the surface of the scanner – be it a document or an object.

Like many other scanners from Plustek, the Mobile Office C500 has DocCapture software which allows the users to capture, record and project images live. Alongside ABBYY FineReader 9.0 Sprint which converts scanned document and images into Microsoft Word, Excel, searchable PDF and other formats. Similarly, HotCard BizCard Finder 3.0 provides BCR Technology and Photo / Document database for information management. Through BizCard Finder, you can quickly and easily convert the vital contact information on business cards into a convenient, searchable, digital database that can be easily synchronized between PC, Notebook and PDA.

The Mobile Office C500 is eco-friendly as it gets power from USB interface and weighs far less than any flatbed scanner. Moreover it is completely mobile, as well as being plug-n-play.

It has an RRP of £185 and is available from UK distributor Centerprise International now.

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