Ringdale has just announced that it will make available its ModuLAN DocuSender device that boasts the capability to scan to e-mail or scan to fax without the need for a computer acting as the middleman. This is truly a unique device that is compatible with the more popular USB-based scanners, targeting both home and office use. It comes in a rather compact package and hooks up directly to an Ethernet network, a phone line via Ringdale’s PCMCIA modem technology as well as a compatible scanner. The user will then be able to scan the document to an e-mail address or fax number with the DocuSender’s touch panel keypad with digital display.
The DocuSender is also the latest product from Ringdale’s line up of modular devices that aim to usher in the paperless age to offices worldwide. While I think this is a novel and noble idea, I am one of those who believe that it is impossible to go 100% paperless at the office or anywhere else in the world. Still, this is one way you can help prevent new trees being felled each day just to fuel your paper usage. The DocuSender compliments the ModuLAN FaxReceiver that converts incoming faxes into e-mails while sending them straight to your inbox – minus the PC, of course. According to Klaus Bollmann, CEO, Ringdale, “We are pleased to offer our latest product in the ModuLAN line to help organizations become more efficient. With DocuSender, companies now have the flexibility to put a document scan station anywhere in the office, which increases user productivity and availability.”
The Ringdale DocuSender is currently compatible with the following scanner models – Visioneer 9750 PDF, 9650 and 9450; Visioneer Patriot series 780, 680, 470 and 430; Xerox DocuMate series 632, 520, 272 and 152; and Fujitsu(R) fi-5220C and fi-5015C. The DocuSender retails for $799.00 each.