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Using OCR scanning

Optimal Character Recognition (OCR) scanning allows your scanner to convert scanned images into text format. This is the perfect solution for documents that need to be edited or simply need to be presented more professionally than a handwritten document.

As it becomes more important for businesses to keep clear and accurate records, OCR scanning presents a great solution by producing digitised records in editable text formats that are easy to read.

For industries where handwritten notes frequently need to be recorded, such as healthcare or education, OCR scanning is particularly useful. Healthcare professionals can use OCR scanning to upload patient notes or records easily to hospital databases. Businesses can easily input handwritten customer feedback into data sets. Even students can benefit from OCR scanning, easily turning notes in to text documents.

Brother ADS-2200 desktop scanner next to a notebook computer running OCR software with a businesswoman in the background

Choosing an OCR capable scanner

Many of our scanners can be OCR enabled through additional software, such as BizCard OCR, which is included with a selection of our document scanners like the ADS-2200.

When choosing a scanner for OCR scanning, you’ll want a solution that can produce high-quality images, enabling the OCR software to recognise text. Brother has a range of OCR compatible scanners that produce high DPI resolution scans, perfect for converting to text or simply collecting high quality document scans.

Consider choosing a document scanner that includes OCR software, so that you’ll be ready to scan documents into text formats straight away.

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For small and medium businesses requiring a flexible scanner that can be placed anywhere in the office. 

  • Double sided scan speeds up to 40 pages per minute* (*With latest firmware update)
  • Gigabit Ethernet wired network, Hi-Speed USB 2.0 and Wi-Fi connectivity
  • 50 sheet mixed batch document capacity from double-sided A4 paper to embossed plastic cards
  • One-touch shortcuts on large 9.3cm colour LCD touchscreen
  • Driver compatibility with TWAIN, ISIS, WIA, ICA and SANE drivers for optimum performance
  • Free premium software essentials bundle including ABBYY FineReader Sprint, ABBYY PDF Transformer+ and Nuance PaperPort
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SRP £466.80 Inc. VAT | SRP £389.00 Ex. VAT

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Scan and go with the DSmobile DS-640. Ideal for scanning single-sided documents when on the move or when you have limited desk space.

Brother DSmobile DS-640, portable document scanner

  • Compact and lightweight for portability
  • Easily scan documents up to 15 pages per minute
  • Powered directly with USB 3.0 for portability
  • Easily scan A4 documents, receipts and ID cards
  • Industry leading software
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SRP £118.80 Inc. VAT | SRP £99.00 Ex. VAT

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Wireless scan and go with the DSmobile DS-940DW. Versatile and truly portable with built-in rechargeable battery. Staying on top of your paperwork when you are out of the office is simple.

Brother DSmobile DS-940DW wireless, portable document scanner

  • Portable with built-in rechargeable battery
  • View and share documents with Brother’s mobile app
  • Built-in card reader
  • Space saving "U-path" paper feed system
  • Ideal for compact spaces with unique paper-feed system
  • Easily scan 2-sided documents up to 15 pages per minute
  • Flexible connectivity with and USB 3.0 for ease of sharing
  • Easily scan A4 documents, receipts and ID cards
  • Industry leading software
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SRP £192.00 Inc. VAT | SRP £160.00 Ex. VAT

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Scan 2-sided and go with the DSmobile DS-740D. Simple to use, this is a great choice for scanning when you are out of the office or where office space is limited.

Brother DSmobile DS-740D, 2-sided portable document scanner

  • Ideal for compact spaces with unique paper-feed system
  • Fast 2-sided document scanning
  • Easily scan up to 15 pages per minute
  • Powered directly with USB 3.0 for portability
  • Easily scan A4 documents, receipts and ID cards
  • Industry leading software
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SRP £156.00 Inc. VAT | SRP £130.00 Ex. VAT

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Small but powerful 35ppm 2-sided desktop document scanner

  • Fast 35ppm/70ipm 2-sided colour scan speeds
  • Versatile paper handling (including receipts and plastic ID cards) via 50-sheet mixed media auto-feeder
  • Scan to searchable PDF, file, email, OCR, image and USB host drive
  • Hi-speed USB 2.0 for easy connectivity
  • Includes powerful document management and business card software for Windows and Mac
  • Supports clear, accurate scanning at up to 1200 x 1200dpi (interpolated) resolution
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SRP £358.80 Inc. VAT | SRP £299.00 Ex. VAT

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 2-side scanner with wired and wireless connectivity plus colour touchscreen 

  • Wired LAN, Wi-Fi network and Hi-Speed USB 2.0 connectivity for easy connectivity to computers, laptops and mobile devices
  • Simple operation and efficient shortcut creation via 7.1cm LCD colour touchscreen
  • Fast 35ppm/70ipm 2-sided colour scan speeds with simple auto start scan option
  • Versatile paper handling (including receipts and plastic ID cards) via 50-sheet mixed media auto-feeder
  • Scan to searchable PDF, file, email, email server, OCR, image, network, SFTP, FTP and USB host drive
  • Includes powerful document management and business card software for Windows and Mac
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SRP £394.80 Inc. VAT | SRP £329.00 Ex. VAT

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