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February 12, 2019

Road-Warriors Rejoice! The New Epson Workforce ES-50 Portable Document Scanner Does it All!

Hi Folks,

   Thanks for joining us today for a review of what you will find to be one of the most interesting devices that we will review together. For those of you that are on the road often (Sales, Marketing, Execs, Small Biz Owners....literally anyone), you will wonder why you have not found a tool like this one sooner!

   Probably one of the most important things when you're traveling is your baggage; how heavy your bags are and how much stuff you have inside your bags. If you're traveling with hardware such as a scanner, you can't take one of the large office scanners. They serve their purpose while in the office, but to take them on the road is impractical. Enter the Epson Workforce ES-50 Portable Document Scanner. This small, light, and sturdy portable scanner really fits the bill when traveling for work. When using this scanner, it doesn't take up much space (you just need to leave space behind it for when the paper feeds through the back of it). You don't need power cables because it feeds power directly from the USB port on your laptop, which really is the true indication of portability. It's very simple to use and coupled with the fact that you can carry it in your laptop bag or separately, or even stick it in a drawer if need be for occasional use makes this is a great portable color scanner that is fun to use!

   Setting up this device you'll find is a very user-friendly process. Basically, all you're doing is connecting it to your computer and it'll prompt you to download what you need from Epson's website. It's that simple! This download location is also included in your quick start guide. In no time flat you'll be scanning along and being productive.

   Multi-tasking is key, so if you are on a call and at the same time, scanning in a document, the last thing you need is the squeaking sound and clicking sound some scanners make. Very annoying and quite disruptive! With the ES-50, all the sounds you will hear is paper as it moves through the scanner! That's it! The speed of the scans is also conducive to multi-tasking, because it took 5, maybe 6 seconds to scan in a document, and then you will see a preview of your scan. If you need to scan multiple pages as part of the same file, just click the button to continue the current scan job. It is that fast and that easy!!

   Quality was perfect for the purpose of this portable scanner. Basically, you're going to be scanning in receipts, bills, business cards, and other documents, and you're going to get quality image output in a quick and efficient manner. Even flimsy, beat up receipts will make it through with good quality, even if it looks like they are skewing in one direction while scanning! The software will correct them!

   Now, more about this diverse software, which is both Windows and Mac compatible, and is quite a solid program bundled together! Once you have scanned an item, you can view it and save it to a hard drive, send it up to Google Drive, export it to Word, Excel or another program. You're even able to set resolution, image type, and there are some more advanced features like skew and rotating the image, enhancing brightness and such. True, there are a lot of different features to use, and who knows if you even need to use all of them because there are so many of them. However, it is better to have them then to wish you had them, right? A good example here is that I had some documents with marks on them from a binder, and they also had hole punches. I was able to remove those marks, which was pretty cool! Further, there is OCR software (optical character recognition), which allows you to put the output of your scan into searchable PDF files. This is massively helpful for folks that need to categorize and document by customer name or by customer number. You can then search and sort documents by customer name or customer number. Overall a very intuitive suite of software that allows you to scan anything...documents to business cards to receipts...basically, anything!

SUMMARY:

   What I really like about this scanner is that once you have the software installed you don't have to go through a process of first opening the software on your laptop and then waiting for it to load up!! As soon as you put a document into the Scanner and you push the button to scan, it will automatically launch the software, which is a huge help. You may not realize it, but when you actually have that feature, it's pretty cool and it becomes almost indispensable...definitely something you don't want to do without.

   If you're on the road often, this is definitely the portable scanner to have with you, because it will help you be incredibly productive!


I've included the Full Technical Specs of the ES-50 for your review:


TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS:

Fastest and lightest mobile single-sheet-fed document scanner in its class
small, portable scanner ideal for easy, on-the-go scanning

Fast Scans
Scans a single page in as fast as 5.5 seconds

Versatile Paper Handling
scans documents up to 8.5" x 72", as well as ID cards and receipts
Smart tools to easily scan and organize documents

Epson ScanSmart Software makes it easy to scan, review and save

USB Powered
connect to your computer; no batteries or external power supply required

Includes Nuance OCR
create searchable PDFs and editable Word and Excel files
Scan to the cloud — scan files directly to online storage accounts with the included software
Compatible with Windows and Mac — works with your existing system; TWAIN driver included
Included TWAIN driver — compatible with virtually any software
Automatic Feeding Mode — combine multi-page scans into one file; scanner automatically accepts each new sheet as it’s inserted

Eco Features
RoHS compliant
Recyclable product

What's In The Box:
WorkForce ES-50 Document Scanner
Start Here poster
USB cable
Maintenance sheets

Specifications Scanner:
Scanner Type:
Mobile, Sheet-fed 1-pass color scanner

Optical Resolution:
600 dpi

Hardware Resolution:
600 dpi

Maximum Resolution:
1200 dpi

Color Bit Depth:
16−bit input

Grayscale Bit Depth:
8−bit output

Optical Sensor:
Color Contact Image Sensor (CIS)

Light Source:
3-color RGB LED

Scanning Speed:
10 ppm (300 dpi Black-and- White, Color, Gray 1-sheet scan speed)

General:
Operating Systems:
Windows 10 (32-bit, 64-bit), Windows 8/8.1 (32-bit, 64-bit), Windows 7 (32-bit, 64-bit) SP1
Mac OS X 10.11.x – macOS 10.14.x

Humidity:
Operating: 10 – 85% (no condensation)

Operating Temperature:
41 to 95F (5 to 35C)

Dimensions:
Product in Package: 13.3" x 5.6" x 2.6"
Product Only: 10.7" x 1.8" x 1.3"

Weight:
Product Only: 0.59 lb
Product in Package: 1.2 lb

Warranty:
One-year limited warranty in the U.S. and Canada

Scan Features:
Buttons:
Scan Start/Stop

Connectivity:
Standard Connectivity:
USB 2.0

Scanner Details:
Included Software:
Epson Scan 2, Epson ScanSmart with Nuance OCR engine requires Internet connection for download and installation.

Power:
Power Consumption:
Operation: 2.1 W
Sleep: 0.4 W
Ready: 1.1 W
Off: 0.1 W

Power Requirements:
5 V DC (USB Bus)


Have a Great Week, and Happy Rent-to-Owning !
Regards,
Rob Eisenstein
HomeRun Homes - Rent to Own Homes, since 2002
"Located at the Corner of Technology and Real Estate"
Rent to Own Homes and Real Estate Blog for HomeRun Homes: http://blogging.lease2buy.com
HomeRun Homes Websites: http://www.lease2buy.com and http://www.homerunhomes.com


TAGS: #Epson #Scanner #Portable #ES-50 #Travel #Office #Home #Document

December 22, 2017

The Epson DS-575W Scanner; Small in Stature, Behemoth in Results

Hi Folks,
   I hope that you are all enjoying a fantastic Holiday season thus far. I had some unique messages about my last post, both good and mediocre. Nothing bad, which is good, (using up the one daily double-negation that I've allotted for myself!!)

   Today, we are going to take a small step away from Rent-to-Own and from Cryptocurrency and even Real Estate, for a few short moments, so that we can discuss a topic we can all agree on, and that is Efficient Document Management. Pay attention to each of those words, as they will hold validity once you've read this post.

   Without further intro, I present to you the Epson WorkForce DS-575W Document Scanner, a small package that packs a big punch.

   From the moment you open the box and take out the Scanning Unit, especially if you have handled many large scanners and printers, your first thought might be, "Uh Oh". You might wonder how this device that is close in size to a 4-slice toaster can perform to such lofty heights that are claimed in it's technical specifications ("Specs"). You look at it and see that is fits so neatly and does not hog up excessive space and you scratch your head. If you get that feeling, shake it off, it won't last long. The small size and non-invasive space this Scanner takes up is not to be looked at as a weakness, rather, as another benefit in the list....another virtual feather in it's cap.

SET-UP AND GENERAL OPERATION:

   Let's first look at Set-up, as I know for those folks not as technical as some of us Geeks, high-end technology can be a little confusing at times. I had a cousin in for the holidays and he's always been in fields where the workers do not need to use technology or devices, so I put him to work as my non-technical tester, and I am obligated to mention that he asked in return that I grill some hamburgers....you know...in 20 degree weather. Being a good sport, I obliged (Brrrr!!).

   Anyway, getting back to the point here, I had him follow the steps and he had it up and running in no time flat. You have options to configure the unit via USB or wirelessly, which is great having both options.

   Now, at first, I thought the software was dragging it's feet, but I later attributed that to hardware latency on my end. There are a full set of features with the TWAIN Software, like skew remedies and detection of double-feed, which toggles. You can also set up types of jobs and destinations for the finished product, which is great when you talk about "Efficient Document Management".

   All I ask is that a software be intuitive, and to be an asset, not a hindrance, and that is exactly what Epson accomplishes, with a full-featured, full-functionality partner to go along with it's short but powerful Scanner.

   I touched on this above, because there is an option to toggle (turn on and off) duplicate (simultaneous front and; back) scanning, better known as "duplexing". The Huge 50-page capacity document Auto-Document-Feeder (ADF) is just what the doctor ordered, and with duplex scanning coupled with the software capability to connect the two sides as if they were one, that's pretty darn helpful, folks.

   What does this Scanner specialize in? Legal-sized paper, Sheets of paper, receipts (crumpled up receipts, as well), hard-surface laminated papers and documents, It can even take envelopes, and the spectrum of what it can pass through and reproduce digitally seems endless, at a lightning fast clip.. More on Speed and Quality shortly.

   Setting up my Android and my cousin's Apple devices were a snap (remember.....from a non-technical point-of-view as well as technical).

   I can truly say that we gave this Scanner quite a workout, loading up the ADF to capacity with all shapes and sizes, and through it all, aside from when kicking off a scan, proceeded through with a very low decibel footprint.


SPEED:

   The speed of this unit made me go, "WOW". Again, I go back to seeing the size of the Scanner and being shocked, but then to see this thing churning out docs at a 35 pages per minute speed made me do a test and saw me exceed that by 3 pages, albeit pages with only 60% text coverage.

   Speed is nice...but the finished product is really for all the marbles. How did that wind up going?


QUALITY:

   Look, we scanned photos, prints, and some thick items, wondering if there would be smudged looking digital output...I mean there had to be some give-and-take to even out the sheer lightning-fast speed of the Scanner. But there wasn't. After setting our dpi and changing it every so often to test. Seriously, the wrinkled and a little hard to decipher receipts we had became instantly legible It is also very gentle and will not rip, tear or snag even the most decrepit papers you feed through the Scanner.

   With the TWAIN Compatibility, you are able to interface directly into your favorite app, as far as the finished product (the output) goes.


OTHER FEATURES:

Some other key benefits I like about this Scanner:
  - TWAIN & ISIS Support to cross multiple document/imaging Apps
  - Sharing your storage to the cloud (Dropbox, OneDrive, etc) to experience "Efficient Document Management"
  - The Amazing Epson Warranty that shows how much they truly believe in their product(s)
  - The familiar/easy names that are produced for scanned documents, to ease in locating and filing
  - The ease of using your Android or Apple device to send directly to the scanner.


SUMMARY:

   Look, I admitted it...I had doubts in the beginning, but it goes to prove the old saying, "Never judge a book by it's cover".

   Taking that thought further, this Scanner meshes with the organized home user on through to the fast-paced bustling business, like, for example, my Real Estate agent and investor 'gangstas' reading this. You often have 2-sided contracts and deeds that need to be scanned in, and as a bonus, needs to fit in sometimes busy and cluttered offices (it folds up nice and neat).

   Taking a step back, you folks know what you need...it's not rocket science. You need reliability, speed, quality, and dependable with the manufacturer putting themselves in the line of fire to guarantee their product. I know for sure this is what you need come Q1 2018. Act wisely!


Have a Great Week, and Happy Rent-to-Owning !
Regards,
Rob Eisenstein
HomeRun Homes - Rent to Own Homes, since 2002
"Located at the Corner of Technology and Real Estate"
Rent to Own Homes and Real Estate Blog for HomeRun Homes: http://blogging.lease2buy.com
HomeRun Homes Websites: http://www.lease2buy.com and http://www.homerunhomes.com


TAGS: #Epson #Scanner #TWAIN #Printing #Office #RealEstate