Today Plustek announced its new SmartOffice PS456U document scanner. It’s a color duplex model rated at 80 ppm. Has hard card and longer document capabilities and a 100-page ADF. Software bundle includes ABBYY FineReader for OCR and PDF creation, as well as NewSoft Presto PageManager and BizCard and some other Plustek stuff for Asian OCR as well as one touch “button” scanning. There is also some solid image processing, including auto-thresholding and multi-image output. All this comes at a list price of $849.
It’s available from authorized Plustek resellers and Value Added Distributors NewWave Technologies and Ingram Micro.