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Is there such a thing as a scanner with an automatic document feeder and a duplexer, that will scan to a USB memory stick?

Other requirements, must be able to save as PDF (inc multipage PDF) or JPG.

Network connectivity would be nice, direct PC connection not required.

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Man, I wish this question wasn't closed.. This problem has been plaguing me for a while. –  Evan Carroll Aug 28 '12 at 21:20
    
What exchange can this question be asked on? –  wberry Oct 14 '12 at 18:12
    
@wberry I believe shopping questions are off topic on all the SE sites now, but FWIW I never did find an exact match for my requirements. –  Bryan Oct 14 '12 at 23:23

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USB means the ultimate in simplicity and versatility. Print quickly - without using a PC - by connecting any PictBridge™ camera or phone directly to the printer. You can also connect USB memory to the printer and print instantly. Even when you don’t have access to a PC, you can save what you scanned directly to a USB memory.

Quote from Samsung re their CLX3175-FN

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no duplex though. –  Molly7244 Nov 27 '09 at 15:20
    
I should have also stated that I didn't really want the overhead of a MFP, as the printing functionality will never be used, however it's looking like a dedicated scanner that does what I want simply doesn't exist. I'll probably just install a dedicated scanning station - i.e. scanner with an ADF, connected via USB to a networked PC with a custom replacement shell that allows users to scan direct to their home directory. –  Bryan Nov 30 '09 at 13:28
    
Accepted as the best match to my spec. –  Bryan Nov 30 '09 at 13:28

The Kodak ScanStation 100 will do what you want. You can scan directly to a USB drive without having the scanner attached to a pc. The ScanStation is a standalone networked device that has an embedded version of XP running on the device. You can scan to FTP, email, a network share or a USB drive directly attached to the scanner. It will save files as pdf, jpg or tiff. We have used this device for approximately 3 years. It is about $2500 USD for the basic device.

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No there is no such scanner

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Unless i'm misreading your requirements, the Fujitsu ScanSnap S1500 or one of it's brethren might work. I have the S1500 and it does full color duplex scanning with ADF to wherever you want, with optional PDF, OCR, etc. It is small (about the size of a bread box), very fast, currently about $420 street price for just the scanner or $440 for the Deluxe Bundle. The Deluxe Bundle comes with Acrobat 9 Standard, CardMinder business card software, and Rack2-Filer V5.0, so it's well-worth the extra $20.

ScanSnap S1500 Closed ScanSnap S1500 Open

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the Fujitsu requires a windows pc, and cannot scan to a usb memory stick without pc. –  Wimmel Apr 29 '11 at 7:37

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