Xerox Company just announced the launch of the first battery-powered scanner that uses wi-fi to wirelessly transmit documents with just a few simple steps. The scanner, in conjunction with a mobile app, will communicate wirelessly with PCs Macs, Android and iOS.
Imagine you have snuck out of the office for a lengthy meet up with an old friend and you get the call from your boss asking for a copy of that important presentation that you only have a paper copy of, and its in the bag that is sitting at your feet. Instead of rushing back to the office, pretending you had to take your kid to the doctor, just scan the document and wirelessly send it to you iPad where you can conveniently email it to your boss without having to explain where you have been for the two hours.
The scanner weighs about 1.5 lbs and is about a foot long and three inches around. It scans documents at 300 dpi with 24-bit color. Users can scan color or black-and-white PDFs and color JPEGs up to 8.5 x 11 in size.
The wireless capability is due to the included 4GB Eye-Fi memory card, which works with Wi-Fi networks to automatically send photos from a digital camera or other device to online, in-home and retail destinations.
The Xerox Mobile scanner sells for $249.99 and is available through retail and online stores across the U.S. and can be ordered directly from the company’s website.