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ADS-2100e Desktop Document Scanner

Perfect 2-sided document scanner for your desktop

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The ADS2100e is perfect for daily business scan requirements. Features include scan-to searchable PDF for quick referencing and one touch scanning direct to a computer or USB storage device.

Key Features

  • up to 24ppm/48ipm 2-sided scan
  • 50 sheet ADF
  • Direct Scan to PC and USB
  • Scan-to email, Image, Printer, File, SharePoint, OCR
  • TWAIN, WIA, ICA, SANE drivers

Overview

With 24 page per minute (48 images per minute) scan speed through the 50 sheet Automatic Document Feeder (ADF), the ADS-2100e is perfect for small to medium office environments. Scan and archive documents quickly and easily with scan-to Searchable PDF and a range of bundled software.

 

The multipage detection feature identifies paper feed errors; helping to preserve original documents and maintain clear scanned images, whilst the easy to use touch button panel enables scanning direct to a USB storage device or computer.

 

Industry Application

Brother Scanners for Healthcare

Healthcare

GP surgeries, hospitals, dental practices and other medical and healthcare organisations have an ever-increasing need to digitise information both accurately and securely. However, office space is often limited particularly at reception desks and security is always a key concern.

Brother Scanners for the Home Office

Home Office

Scanning for the home office allows space saving and gives peace of mind knowing that important files, photos and documents are backed up and can be accessed from mobile devices.

Brother Scanners for the Logistics Industry

Logistics

High volumes of daily delivery notes can be easily managed when converted into digital documents, resulting in faster turnaround times for clients, greater back-office efficiency and records management compliance for disaster recovery. Robust, reliable scanning is essential.

Specifications

Features and Specifications

Usage type Desktop
Control panel Rubber Keys
Multi feed sensor Yes
RAM 256 MB
USB interface Hi-Speed 2.0
With carton 383 W x 291 D x 285 H mm
With carton 5.4 kg
Without carton 299 W x 220 D x 179 H mm
Weight 3.3 kg
Operating Up to 18 watts
Ready mode 4 watts
Off 0.3 watts
Sleep mode Up to 1.5 watts
Sound power 62.5 dB
Sound pressure 49 dBA
Operating humidity 20 to 80%
Operating temperature 5 to 35℃
Carrier sheet Yes
Others Calibration Sheet
Plastic card carrier sheet Yes
Power supply cord Yes
Product safety guide Yes
Software disc Driver software for Windows® and Mac OS
USB cable Yes
User guide Yes
Quick setup guide Yes
Types and sizes Plain Paper, Thin Paper, Thick Paper, Thicker Paper, Recycled Paper, Business Card, Plastic Card
Weights 52 - 110 gsm (multiple sheets)
ADF media sizes Paper (multiple sheets): 51-215.9x70-355.6mm
2-Sided scan Yes
ADF 50
Scan to email, File, Image, OCR
Colour A4 scan speed 24 ppm
Greyscale 256 levels. 8 Bit.
ICA compatibility OS X 10.7.5, 10.8.x, 10.9.x, 10.10.x
Interpolated scan resolution 1200 x 1200 dpi
ISIS compatibility Windows
Multi feed detection Yes
Paper sensor Yes
SANE compatibility Linux
Scan resolution from ADF 600 x 600
TWAIN compatibility Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Vista, Windows XP
WIA compatibility Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP
Optional accessories A3 Carrier Sheet (CS-A3001) / ADF Pick Up Roller (PUR-A0001) / ADF Separation Pad (SP-A0001)
Plastic card carrier sheet CS-CA001
Warranty 12 months

Software

This product is equipped with a selection of out-of-the-box and downloadable software that makes scanning easier and improves the content of the final digital output:

Screen shot of New Soft Presto! Page Manager software

PageManager® version 9 SE (Mac)

Allows users to scan and organise digitised files with the ability to view, edit, send and save files as searchable PDF, HTML, RTF or TXT files.

Screen shot of Nuance PaperPort software

Nuance® PaperPort 12 SE (Windows®)

Combines fast, easy scanning with powerful PDF creation for simplified management of all your documents with the ability to view, edit and share PDF files.

Screen shot of Nuance PaperPort PDF Converter software

Nuance® PDF Converter Professional 8 (Windows®)

Simple to use software that lets you improve the way you create, convert and securely share PDF files.

New Soft Presto Bizcard contact management software business card workflow examples

NewSoft® Presto!® BizCard 6 (Windows® & Mac)

Quickly and easily converts contact information on business cards into a convenient, searchable, digital database that can be easily synchronised between PCs, notebooks and mobile devices.

Brother Control Centre 4 software for ADS-2100

Brother Control Center 4 (Windows®) & Control Center 2 (Mac)

Managing the Scan to functions (image, OCR, email and File). Advanced functions include: Auto Deskew, Skip Blank Page, Auto Image rotation and Bleed through prevention/ remove.

Ratings and Reviews

Customer reviews

ADS-2100e is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 42.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from So easy to set up I purchased a mid-range scanner for the office. It was so easy to set up. Bonus? It scans BOTH sides of the paper (I didn't know beforehand).
Date published: 2017-07-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Easy to set up and to use I purchased my Brother ADS-2100e approximately three months ago and could not be happier. It is in constant use with scanning and emailing documents now a big part of my business
Date published: 2017-05-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE IT Easy to install and even easier to use. Really quick and makes my life SSSSOooooo much quicker and easier.
Date published: 2017-05-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So easy to use Fantastic desktop scanner, so easy to use, small footprint.
Date published: 2017-04-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from ADS-2100 Scanner This equipment is fast and easy to use with excellent quality reproduction
Date published: 2017-03-01
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Quick but skips pages Scans ok but it could be better at auto naming pages. Image quality ok but not great
Date published: 2017-01-16
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Fehlkauf Kein effektives Arbeiten möglich. Der Blatteinzug ist so schnell, dass die Blätter teilweise schräg eingezogen werden. Die Rechengeschwindigkeit ist extrem langsam. Bis die eingescannten Seiten auf dem Bildschirm erscheinen dauert ewig. Alter Scanner wurde wieder installiert.
Date published: 2017-01-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super Gerät zum Günstigen Preis. Hab das Gerät für meine persönliche Archivierung im Einsatz. Verrichtet klaglos einen Dienst.
Date published: 2017-01-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfekter Scanner Gutes Preis/Leistungsverhältnis, hält was er verspricht. Würde ich wieder kaufen.
Date published: 2017-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Schneller Scan in guter Qualität,keine Papierstaus Ich nutze meinen ADS-2100 regelmäßig um Dokumente für die Arbeit einzuscannen. Dies geht immer sehr schnell und ohne Papierstaus. Die Software ist einfach zu bedienen und selbsterklärend. Ok, Geräusche macht er schon-aber das Papier muss halt auch bewegt werden. Für den Fall der Fälle gibt Brother 3 Jahre Garantie. Ich denke jedoch nicht das ich diese nutzen muss. Ich bereue meinen Kauf nicht und bin mit dem Scanner sehr zufrieden.
Date published: 2017-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from ADS-2100e Sehr guter, und schneller Scanner. Nutze das Gerät im Büroeinsatz, und dort tut es seinen Dienst perfekt. Durch die stabile Twin Schnittstelle greifen auch mein Dokumentenarchiv sowie DMS System problemlos auf den Scanner zu. Klare Kaufempfehlung für das Gerät.
Date published: 2017-01-03
Rated 2 out of 5 by from great scanning but poor integration with windows10 whilst it works very well when detected, I have had to reinstall drivers four times because the device stops being recognised by windows every time there is an update. No other usb device including brother label printer has this problem.
Date published: 2016-12-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Funktioniert zuverlässig und zügig Scanne Dokumente und Belege für meine "digitale" Ablage. Wenn mich die Doppeleinzugserkennung nicht ab und an (z.B. bei Dokumenten mit eingebetteten Adressaufklebern) etwas stören würde wüsste ich nichts negatives zu schreiben.
Date published: 2016-12-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Sehr zügigies scannen und PDF erstellen. Das Gerät macht seine Arbeit gut. Erst habe ich ein Display und Tasten für die konfiguration direkt am Gerät vermisst, aber wenn man sich einmal mit der Software zur Konfiguration befasst hat läuft alles. Ist halt Gewöhnungssache, ist aber bedienerfreundlich und keine Wissenschaft.
Date published: 2016-12-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super Gerät Ich habe seid einiger Zeit das Gerät in Nutzung, hauptsächlich zur Verwaltung meiner Vereine. Problem war ja immer die umfängliche Information der Vorstandsmitglieder über eingehende Post oder andere schriftliche Informationen. Das hat sich jetzt grundlegend verändert, extrem schnell sind jetzt Dokumente gescannt und per Mail versandt. Besonders gut finde ich, dass das Gerät gleichzeitig Vorder- und Rückseite einscannt. Ein wenig gewöhnungsbedürftig ist das Einlegen der Seiten, kopfüber und die erste Seite nach hinten, da hat man sich schnell daran gewöhnt, leere Seiten werden auf Wunsch sofort ausgeblendet. Die Seiten werden in einem PDF-Dokument zusammengefasst. Es ist aber auch ein Scann als Bild einstellbar. Die Softwarelösung ist hervorragend gelöst und bietet umfangreiche Möglichkeiten, zum Beispiel Scann direkt in das Mailprogramm als Datei. Es sind aber auch noch weitere Möglichkeiten Vorhanden, als Bild oder Text oder als sofortiger Ausdruck. Das Gerät ist auch als selbständige Einheit ohne Computeranschluss nutzbar. Die Voreinstellungen müssen jedoch einmalig per USB-Anschluss vorgenommen werden. In diesem Fall kann auf einen USB-Stick gescannt werden. Am Gerät kann bei USB-Anschluss gewählt werden ob per Computer oder USB-Stick gescannt werden soll. Die Scannqualität ist hervorragend. Ich hätte aus jetziger Sicht das Gerät mit WLAN kaufen sollen, da ist man nicht mehr an die Länge des USB-Kabels gebunden, denn auf dem Schreibtisch ist meist der Platz knapp. wobei der Scanner nur so viel Platz wie ein kleiner Drucker benötigt. Ich bin begeistert und würde das Gerät jederzeit wieder kaufen, es erleichtert den Büroalltag ungemein. Das einscannen geht sehr schnell.
Date published: 2016-12-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from sehr gutes preis.- leistungsverhältniss vergleichbar günstigster dokumentenscanner am markt
Date published: 2016-12-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Solides Gerät Gut und schnelles Scannen, nur die Scan-Oberfläche könnte besser sein.
Date published: 2016-12-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sehr einfache Bedienung Sehr einfache Bedienung, schneller und vor allem korrekter Einzug, empfehlenswert
Date published: 2016-12-20
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Does not work on Windows 10 Unfortunately I could not install this on my computer, as the drivers do not seem to work for Windows 10 (Clean install, not an upgrade). I had to install it on the only Windows 8.1 computer I had left in the house (where it installed fine on the first attempt). Apart from that, the scanner works ok - one issue is that scanning the same page multiple times seems to generate some "noise" (small spots all over the page) when scanning in some instances, but not others. Does not seem to be any "post-processing" feature to clean up the scans that you can enable.
Date published: 2016-10-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great features I bought the duplex scanner about a month ago and I am very happy with the functions that are available
Date published: 2016-07-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Compact. Does the job well. Compact. Suits my needs. Great choice, looks good and takes up little real estate.
Date published: 2016-07-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fast and easy scanning This product is the perfect tool for going paperless at home, with a direct scanning button or the ability to set up quick scan button through the software. It scans both sides of the page with one pass and is super speedy. Thoroughly recommend this product.
Date published: 2016-06-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from ABFAB Great Little Unit. Works great, quick, clean no fuss.
Date published: 2016-04-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ease of use so easy to use and so conveniently located, no longer need to walk to another room
Date published: 2016-02-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic! I bought this last year and have used it frequently. Best scanner ever!
Date published: 2016-02-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great value scanner I purchased this to scan hundreds of double sided documents. And it did its job. The accompanying software was good. The only issue I had was that I could not scan more than 5-8 pages at a time as they would jam the scanner. Not sure if it was due to the paper being stapled earlier. Overall it saved me lots of time.
Date published: 2015-12-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very Handy Device Have always wanted a document scanner as I was constantly going to Office Works to get small documents converted to PDF's. The Brother scanner has solved all of this and I like the ability to scan directly to a USB key. Overall - a great little unit.
Date published: 2015-12-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great compact scanner Good optioned compact machine and the best I have owned compared to other brands over the years.
Date published: 2015-11-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from very good scanner I have been scanning papers trying to get rid of old unnecessary files. The machine works fantastically. If it does jam, it is so easy to fix I find it an easy machine to use; I never had a printer so forgiving
Date published: 2015-10-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fast and easy to use I needed to be able to scan a lot of documents quickly, this is perfect.
Date published: 2015-10-27
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