Using your Scanner

Using your Scanner
CE Conformity and FCC Statement ………………………………….
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits of the European Council Directive on the
approximation of the member states relating to electromagnetic compatibility according to EN
55022/55024 Part 15 B
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15
of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a
residential energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference
to radio communications.
However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does
cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and
on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:
Reorient the receiving antenna
Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver
Move the computer away from the receiver
Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the
receiver is connected
Trademarks
Windows, Windows Me, 2000, XP and Vista and Microsoft are the registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. Adobe
ACROBAT and Adobe PDF Signature are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated in the
United States and/or other countries.
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Contents ………………………………….
CE conformity and FCC Statement …………………………1
Introduction to your Ambir Scanner ………………………2
Installation of Software & Hardware ………………………3
Initial Calibration with DocketSCAN……..…………….…. 7
Using Your Scanner ……….……..…………………..…….. 8
Tips & Cautions ……………………………………………10
Technical Support & Product Warranty Information ……....11
Welcome………………………………….
Thank you for purchasing an Ambir document scanner!
We have designed this product to provide you with a simple but effective
tool to capture, manage and archive documents of many types. We
encourage you to read this short, but important, User Guide carefully.
Your Ambir scanner has the latest technology and compatible drivers.
These drivers have been certified by Microsoft and tested to be in
compliance with their Windows 2000 (SP4), Windows XP (SP2) and Vista
operating systems. We also feature a TWAIN 1.9 compatible driver that
will work with thousands of imaging applications. If you experience any
difficulty with these drivers, please check our website
www.ambir.com/drivers to verify that you are using the latest version.
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Installation of Software & Hardware ……………………….
FOR BEST RESULTS PLEASE INSTALL THE SOFTWARE FROM THE
CD PROVIDED BEFORE PLUGGING IN YOUR SCANNER.
Note: As a caution, a RED warning label has been placed over the large end of the USB plug
to remind you to install the software CD first. Please remove this warning label prior to
plugging in the scanner cable after you have installed the software.
STEP 1
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Install Software
a) Insert the installation CD that came with your Ambir scanner.
The installation program should begin automatically.
b) If your CD does not start automatically, please double-click the MY COMPUTER icon
on your Windows desktop, then double-click the CD icon.
If this installation program does not begin, then double-click the SETUP icon.
c) Follow the on screen step-by-step InstallShield Wizard instruction to install the
COMPLETE scanner drivers and DocketSCAN® software featuring the
ADOBE® PDF Scan Technology on your computer.
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d) At the end of the installation process, you will be given the option of either installing the
ADOBE Acrobat Reader 7.0 or printing the user guide.
e) If you do not already have ADOBE Reader 7.0 installed, you should select the “Install
Adobe Reader 7.0” button before you click FINISH. You may also print out the User
Guide after installing the Adobe Reader for your future reference.
If you choose to install ADOBE Reader 7.0 you will see the screen below shortly; please
follow the instructions to install the software.
Note:
After you have completed all software installations, we strongly recommend that you
restart your computer even though you are not requested by Windows to do so.
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f)
If you should need to un-install the software, you may simply insert the
original installation CD and run the setup again. At this time you will be given three
options. Select the REMOVE option and all previously installed Scanner software will
be removed from your computer with the exception of the Adobe Reader 7.0.
STEP 2
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Install Hardware
After you have installed the software and restarted your computer:
a) Connect the USB cable from the scanner to your USB port on your computer
as shown below. If necessary, please check your computer’s user guide to identify
the available USB ports and their locations.
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b) Under Windows 2000, XP and Vista operating systems,
the computer will automatically detect the new
hardware device and advise you to follow the
Hardware Wizard installation (see below).
c) Follow the step-by-step Wizard installation and finish your hardware installation.
d) When you finish your Hardware Wizard installation, the computer will automatically detect
the new hardware device installed and it will be ready for use.
Note: Under Windows Me, you may be required to browse to the installation CD where
Windows will retrieve additional driver components to complete the installation.
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Initial Calibration with DocketSCAN® ………………………
NOTE: Calibration is a critical step in setting up your scanner. It allows the image quality to
be optimally balanced for your computer and scanner combination. If at any time you switch
the computer that you use with your scanner, or change scanners, you will be required to
recalibrate your scanner.
STEP 1
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Launch DocketSCAN®
To open the DocketSCAN® application you can either double-click the Adobe PDF
short cut icon on your desktop
or the “Taskbar tray” icon
right-hand corner of the Windows Desktop).
(usually in the lower
Once you have launched DocketSCAN®, you should select the SCAN button and the
step-by-step calibration instructions will appear in a succession of prompts.
This calibration process will require the special black and white calibration sheet that
was included with your scanner. When calibrating, make sure the page with the black
bars are facing down and note the direction of the arrows for proper insertion. When
the calibration process has been completed successfully, you will see the message above; if
you do not see this message you will need to recalibrate.
If you switch scanners or your image quality has become unsatisfactory, you can
recalibrate your scanner by choosing the CUSTOM button in the DocketSCAN® window
and select the Calibrate button.
Should you lose the black and white calibration paper that was included with your
Ambir scanner, you can simply use any plain white (the brighter the white the better)
piece of letter size (or A4) printer paper to perform the calibration. Simply fold the
paper in half and insert the folded end into the scanner first when calibrating.
The following message will be displayed (see below).
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Using your Scanner ……………………………………
There are two easy ways for you to scan and manage your documents and images with
your Ambir scanner.
1)
The first is by utilizing the document manager control panel. (shown
below) that allows you to select from the most common paper sizes, image
settings and basic file output information (location & name of your document).
These files are always saved as ADOBE ACROBAT (PDF) format files.
2) The second way is through the TWAIN control panel, which you can find by pressing
the Custom button on the DocketSCAN control panel. The TWAIN control panel
(shown below) allows you to control all details and settings of the scanner. This type
of fine-tuning of your scans may be required for some of your document needs.
3)
Please notice the Page Tabs at the top of the TWAIN control panel; they are:
Pre-defined Setting, Custom Settings, Information, and Language. Take a
moment to explore these tabs and their function. The Information tab provides
important information regarding the software driver version. This may be
required if you want to determine if the software you are using is the latest version.
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The Pre-defined Setting tab allows you to quickly choose the most frequent and
Commonly used scan setting. These are designed for your convenience. The
settings are viewed once you click “Acquire” and can be easily launched by selecting
their respective user interface.
The Custom Settings control panel allows you to change the settings to the detailed
specifications that you feel are required. You can adjust the Mode, Resolution, Filter
(None or De-screen) together with scanning size. In addition, you can also adjust the
Brightness, Contrast, Color (Gamma), Highlight and Shadow of the image with the 5
slide-bar controls. If you want to return to the original slide-bar control settings,
press the RESET button, which restores these to the scanner default settings. Once
your settings are defined, select either “Preview” to take a quick look at how your
image will look in the scanning window or ress “SCAN” to initiate the final scanning.
Using the Ambir Scanner with other application programs
Your Ambir scanner is fully TWAIN compliant, so you can use it with literally
thousands of applications that use TWAIN device input. From desktop publishing to
games, and from faxing to business card scanning, you will discover many useful
applications for your scanner. Simply select the scanner source from your program’s
“source” options and look for your Ambir scanner in the list. Sometimes these
“source” scanner options may be found under TWAIN devices available.
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Tips & Cautions …………………………………
Your Ambir scanner will provide you with long and productive service. We encourage you to
follow the suggestions below to improve the convenience and quality of your scanning and
document management experience.
Please do not introduce stapled items or pages into your Ambir scanner.
Please do not scan documents that have chipped or un-dried White-Out.
Please do not insert any type of adhesive material, even POST-IT paper.
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Make sure the leading edge of your documents are very straight (not wrinkled or
folded) and are inserted level to the intake slot. If your document does have a fold,
sharp-bend or is wrinkled, please use the document sleeve included in the scanner
package.
☺ Clean the scanner with the included cleaning paper and 70% isopropyl alcohol (not
included). Place a few drops of the alcohol in the middle of the cleaning paper then go
to the Calibrate Menu and select CLEAN.
Your scanner will automatically pass the cleaning material over the internal image
sensor to clean it.
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Technical Support & Warranty ……………………………
FREE SUPPORT THROUGH EMAIL & WEB
Visit Ambir’s website at www.ambir.com. Click the Support tab at the top of the page for access to
valuable information including: Installation guides, FAQs, troubleshooting tips, driver downloads;
you may also communicate your scanner issues via email at: support@ambir.com.
TECHNICAL SUPPORT BY TELEPHONE
Support is available at 630.530.5400 opt 3 (9:00 A.M. - 6:00 P.M. U.S. Central Standard Time Monday Friday)
For all Ambir Scanners, you can speak directly to a technical support representative or leave a message
for call-back. You will be connected to a highly trained, friendly and professional support agent who
will work with you to resolve your issue. For expediency, when you call please be in front of your
system with your software and documentation handy for troubleshooting.
* We will make every effort to resond to telephone support calls within 1 business day, however we
strongly suggest that you make initial contact via email, with an explanation of the problem you are
experiencing and a call back number if is necessary for us to speak to you directly.
Product Warranty Information ………………………………
Statement of Limited Warranty for the United States, Canada and European Economic
Community
Scanner model – PS465, PS665, DS485 or DS685
Warranty Period – 1 year
*Contact your place of purchase for warranty service information
Scanner Warranty
The manufacturer warrants that each scanner is free from defects in materials and workmanship and
conforms to the manufacturers published specifications. The warranty period for a scanner is a
specified, fixed period commencing on its date of purchase, as evidenced by your original sales
receipt.
Extent of Warranty
The warranty does not cover the repair or exchange of a scanner resulting from misuse, accident,
modification, unsuitable physical or operating environment, improper maintenance or failure caused
by a product for which the manufacturer is not responsible. The warranty is voided by removal of
alteration of scanner parts or identification labels.
Items not covered by the warranty
Host computer operating systems, application programs or hardware configurations are not covered.
For customer service or further warranty information please email support@ambir.com.
Please provide model name and number, place and date of purchase, your name and daytime
telephone number and a description of the difficulty you are experiencing. You will normally
receive a written email response or call-back with 1 business day.
Ambir Technology
918 N Oaklawn Ave
Elmhurst Il 60126 USA
Main Number +1-630-530-5400
Technical Support +1-630-530-5400 option 3
sales@ambir.com
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