Scanners with an automatic sheet feeder (ADF) for fast capture of batches of single page documents. Some scanner models in this category offer an additionally integrated flatbed scanner allowing to scan bound documents like books or magazines.
Stand-alone network scanners do not require a dedicated PC to operate. The system administrator can set up different scanning profiles allowing multiple users to digitize different documents depending on their individual needs.
Flatbed scanners allow the operators to digitize both single document sheets as well as bound documents (e.g. books) or very thick materials (e.g. carton) which otherwise could not be captured by a scanner using an automatic document feeder.