Using a Fujitsu fi-5110c Scanner with an iMac. 3rd Pary Apps for this??

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  1. BaronvdB macrumors 6502

    BaronvdB

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    Hi Guys, i'm switching from PC to a 24" iMac and would like to know if anyone knows of a way to use my current scanner with a mac since I spent like $700 on the scanner.

    I contacted Fujitsu directly (see chat log below) and they were not much help, even though in their knowledge base they do mention that there are 3rd party developers out there that make using the workgroup scanners with a Mac possible.

    Also, I'm looking for a document management software to replace PaperPort 10 that I use currently.

    Has anyone here tried ScanTango??

    Here's the Chat Log:

    Giancarlo: Welcome to our FCPA live chat service. How may I assist you?

    me: I have a fi-5110C Sheet-Fed Scanner and want to use it with my mac running leopard. Your knowledge base (see below) said to contact you to find out how.

    11. Do you make any scanners that work with Mac's? Yes, the Fujitsu ScanSnap fi-5110EOXM 15ppm duplex color scanner is specifically designed for the Macintosh platform. It has one touch scanning to Portable Document Format (PDF) and comes bundled with Adobe Acrobat for Mac. The ScanSnap fi-5110EOXM offers everything you need in one box to scan, store and retrieve your paper documents. For more information please click here. In addition, there are several third party software developers that have developed drivers and applications that are Macintosh compatible and work with our departmental, workgroup and production scanners. Please contact us for more information.

    Giancarlo: The fi-5110C will not work on a Mac

    Giancarlo: That reference is to another version of a scanner, the fi-5110EOXM

    me: In the last half of that paragraph it mentions 3rd party developers that have developed drivers & application that are mac compatible and work with your regular workgroup scanners.

    me: i'm just trying to find out who the 3rd party software developers are.
    Giancarlo: You need to contact a Mac dealer and just tell them you have a PC based device.

    me: it says to contact you guys for more info...is there anyone else there they may have some info?

    Giancarlo: No
     
  2. staytuspro macrumors newbie

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    similar problem with Fujitsu s300

    I am having similar problems with finding out information about the Fujitsu ScanSnap s300 portable scanner. Looks like a great product, i really want one if it will work with leopard. It is for sale in a lot of apple related places, but I had trouble finding conclusive info about compatibility. If anyone is using one, let us know how. Thanks.
     
  3. davegoody macrumors 6502

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    Vuescan ????

    Hi there . . . . . have you tried Vuescan, search for it - there is a free trial download so nothing to lose, it worked fine for my unsupported Canon scanner !
     
  4. staytuspro macrumors newbie

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    Doesn't work with the s300

    Vuescan is great, one of the only things that made my old HP kind of work. The new update didn't work with the Fujitsu, at least not for me. There must be someone successful around, some of the Fujitsu software is designed for osx, so I imagine the drivers are similar.

    As a long time reader, I have always been able to answer my questions from searching these forums. This is the one issue I haven't found any discussion about.

    One more quick note on the Fujitsu s300 is that I would highly recommend it to anyone who finds themselves constantly buried in paper. This scanner works better than any other portable I have seen, and its tiny. Even on windows machines it effortlessly prints into search able pdfs. It probably saves me 20 hours a week at my job.

    Now only I didn't have to schlep another laptop around for documents. :)
     
  5. BaronvdB thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Bump...anybody have any other ideas..i've tried vuescan & yep! and it doesn't even show my scanner being connected (even though it is)...this is annoying.
     
  6. BaronvdB thread starter macrumors 6502

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  7. cmcbridejr macrumors 6502a

    cmcbridejr

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    There are only two drivers for scanners - TWAIN and ISIS.

    So any application that uses those drivers will work.
     
  8. LeoLion macrumors newbie

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    Two solid years on and another user has the same issue with the same scanner.

    I need to use the fi5110C at work and I can't find any drivers to get this working on my mac (Snow Leopard).

    Anybody got a link to something that should do the trick?

    Thanks in advance y'all :)
     
  9. Richyfroms macrumors newbie

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    Scan software for fi-5110c

    Try scantango.com. I have the same scanner and it works a treat.
     
  10. LeoLion macrumors newbie

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  11. Richyfroms macrumors newbie

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    A lower cost option would be to install parallels or fusion.
     
  12. PTejada macrumors newbie

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    Here is a link to a solution that worked for me.

    http://techenvy.com/hack/mac-osx-drivers-for-windows-scansnap

    I followed all of the instructions even though the fi-5110 is not listed in the article. Basically the fix removes the model check from the install and installs the Mac drivers as if a it detected a Mac model.

    :D
     

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