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Brother ADS-2400N Document Scanner Review – PC Connected and Network

The ImageCenter’s Brother ADS-2400N Desktop Scanner with Gigabit Ethernet Networking provides advanced features for mid-to-large-sized workgroups that help streamline how documents are captured, handled, processed and distributed. Using the 50-page automatic document feeder, it scans single-and double-sided documents in a single cycle at speeds up to 30 ppm, making it ideal for scanning multi-page, multiple-sided official documents, as well as one-page documents up to 196′′ long certificates, business cards.

Looking at just its size, the Brother ImageCenter ADS-2400N might be confused for a personal document scanner. But if you look at its size and features such as the 50-sheet automatic document feeder (ADF), the 2,500 page-per-day service period, and its maximum speeds of 30 pages a minute (ppm) and 60 frames per minute, it’s evident why brother claims the ADS-2400N is targeted at workgroups and small offices. It lacks certain traditional qualities, but it also incorporates some of its own, such as being able to scan a USB key directly, that can compensate for what is lacking.

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Brother ADS-2400N Document Scanner, USB 2.0/Network, Business...
  • 2-SIDED SCANNING: Scans single and double-sided documents in a single pass, in both colour and...
  • CONNECTIVITY: Gigabit Ethernet wired network and Hi-Speed USB 2.0 connectivity.
  • VERSATILITY: Easily scans business and embossed plastic I.D. cards, receipts, photos and documents...
  • EFFICIENCY: Supports clear, accurate scanning at up to 1200 x 1200dpi (interpolated) resolution....
  • INDUSTRY LEADING SOFTWARE: Free premium software essentials bundle including ABBYY FineReader...

Last update on 2021-10-17 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

The ADS-2400N is measuring at  9.8 x 12.1 x 10.2 inches (HWD) and 9 pounds 13 ounces, but lightweight enough to hold on your desk. Physical configuration is traditional, except for choosing to directly connect to a PC via USB or to connect to a network via Ethernet. While deciding which connection to use, consider the fact that brother suggests you will get better scans from the USB connection. However, if you like to reap the benefits of Brother’s free mobile device scanning apps, you will need to install the scanner on a network so that your phone or tablet will connect to it via a Wi-Fi entry point. I configured it both ways but my timing experiments were running over a USB connection.

Setting up the driver and Brother’s scan utility over both a USB and an Ethernet interface is common. Installing the included software packages is not. Instead of delivering the software on a disc Brother is pursuing a new trend of making you download the software.

Brother ADS-2400N offers you the ability to conveniently scan to multiple destinations to help you navigate your documents and procedure, like scanning to a file, a photograph, OCR software or even a printer. Using the free Brother iPrint&Scan app6, you may also scan to a USB flash drive5 and portable devices. The ADS-2400N also offers the ability to scan directly to Microsoft SharePoint via the scan utility included.

With versatile media processing features, the Brother ADS-2400N can digitize items varying from embossed plastic cards to papers up to 196 inches long at resolutions of up to 1200 x 1200 dpi (interpolated) and 600 x 600 dpi (optical). It also includes several built-in image optimization tools to help maximize output efficiency including the elimination of hole punch, edge cleanup despeckle, removal of background and much more. Advanced scanning features further improve scanning flexibility, such as2-in-1 mode to scan 11′′x 17′′ documents and Continuous scanning mode to scan infinite pages into a single file.

The ADS-2400N is also compatible with the software like Kofax Express and Kofax VRS Elite. Patented image processing and optimization software from Kofax help shorten the time required in manual document preparing and automatically increases the quality of scanned images, significantly improving both manual scanning reliability and document capture process productivity.

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Brother ADS-2400N Document Scanner, USB 2.0/Network, Business...
  • 2-SIDED SCANNING: Scans single and double-sided documents in a single pass, in both colour and...
  • CONNECTIVITY: Gigabit Ethernet wired network and Hi-Speed USB 2.0 connectivity.
  • VERSATILITY: Easily scans business and embossed plastic I.D. cards, receipts, photos and documents...
  • EFFICIENCY: Supports clear, accurate scanning at up to 1200 x 1200dpi (interpolated) resolution....
  • INDUSTRY LEADING SOFTWARE: Free premium software essentials bundle including ABBYY FineReader...

Last update on 2021-10-17 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

Key features and benefits

  • Versatile media management: It conveniently scans documents photographs, certificates, business and plastic cards, and more from the size of the business card to 8.5′′(W) x 196′′(L).
  • Secure Function Lock (SFL) is a security function which can disable or enable configuration settings and allow user restrictions to be put in place. SFL allows administrators to restrict scanner settings per user, allowing for function management and improved security.
  • ABBYY FineReader Sprint v.12 helps you easily merge scans, PDFs and mobile phone photos into a single PDF and convert them into editable formats. So you can rearrange, add or remove pages with just a few clicks.
  • Brother iPrint & Scan App: Brother’s free app allows you to scan documents from the ADS-2800W directly to your smartphone or tablet.
  • The ADS-2400N supports TWAIN and ISIS drivers for software integration and image processing functionality. Image processing functions prepare and clean scanned documents, improving the quality of the scanned image for storing, editing, sharing and OCR (optical character recognition) requirements. Business-critical documents are easy to read and reference when archiving for disaster recovery.

There is no need to install software at multiple places, as the Brother ADS-2400N enables you to transfer documents directly across teams, agencies, and remote offices, by uploading them to a network address, email target, file, photograph, USB SharePoint or OCR software.

The ADS-2400N provides efficiency in the work station with both protected wired and wireless access, as it can be placed across the workplace in different areas and wherever it is comfortable.

The ADS-2400N is the perfect scanning option for small to medium businesses, with Hi-Speed USB 2.0 compatibility, quick colour scanning at up to 60 impressions per minute (30 sheets per minute) and a 50 sheet automated document feeder.

Sale
Brother ADS-2400N Document Scanner, USB 2.0/Network, Business...
  • 2-SIDED SCANNING: Scans single and double-sided documents in a single pass, in both colour and...
  • CONNECTIVITY: Gigabit Ethernet wired network and Hi-Speed USB 2.0 connectivity.
  • VERSATILITY: Easily scans business and embossed plastic I.D. cards, receipts, photos and documents...
  • EFFICIENCY: Supports clear, accurate scanning at up to 1200 x 1200dpi (interpolated) resolution....
  • INDUSTRY LEADING SOFTWARE: Free premium software essentials bundle including ABBYY FineReader...

Last update on 2021-10-17 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

Pros

  • The Scan to USB Host feature allows up to 64 GB of access to an external storage flash drive.
  • It’s ideal for placement on the end of a collection of desks, and it’s also remarkably quiet in its operation.
  • This is simple to use and is effective. Just plug in the power and Ethernet, and it’ll automatically be recognised on your network.
  • It can handle plain, thin, thick and recycled paper easily, as well as business cards and plastic cards too.
  • The Brother ADS-2400N is certainly a handy device to have in the office.

Cons

  • Scan utility of this scanner offers only limited ability to choose scan profiles when starting scans from the front panel.

Some additional features

  1. Brother Solutions Interface (BSI): It is a software interface that helps third-party developers to create custom applications for Brother products, or to integrate them. To provide new features, personalized menus and displays can be developed–helping customers enhance processes and reducing waste and danger.
  2. Nuance PaperPort 14SE (Windows): With the ability to view, modify and exchange PDF files, Nuance PaperPort 14SE (Windows) allows for quick, simple scanning with powerful PDF creation simplifying the management of all your documents.
  3. ABBYY PDF Transformer+: It provides everything you need to use PDF files for your daily work. You can edit or comment, add security for passwords, exchange PDFs with coworkers, build, transform or simply read PDFs.
  4. Brother Control Center 4 (Windows) / Control Center 2 (Mac): It manages the ‘ Scan-to ‘ features such as image, OCR, email and file. Advanced features include Auto Deskew, Skip Blank Page and Auto Image Rotation.
  5. BRAdmin Pro 3: This software allows sysadmins to access and control their networked Brother device status.

The Brother utility and the front-panel buttons on the ADS-2400N operate slightly different from those on other scanners. The functionality arrives with five profiles that are already defined and enable you to change them and build up to 15 more. Whether you connect the ADS-2400N via USB or Ethernet, you can pick any of them from the software itself, then start scanning by selecting a Scan button on display. Unlike many other scanners, though, you can not choose which profile you want when scanning from the front panel.

The front panel provides five scanning buttons: three for scanning over a network, one for scanning over a USB connection and one for scanning to a USB memory key on the left side of the device, plugged into the Type-A port. You can place a document in the ADF to begin a scan and push the appropriate button. However, with each button, you have to use a single profile that you have previously allocated through the Brother utility.

Sale
Brother ADS-2400N Document Scanner, USB 2.0/Network, Business...
  • 2-SIDED SCANNING: Scans single and double-sided documents in a single pass, in both colour and...
  • CONNECTIVITY: Gigabit Ethernet wired network and Hi-Speed USB 2.0 connectivity.
  • VERSATILITY: Easily scans business and embossed plastic I.D. cards, receipts, photos and documents...
  • EFFICIENCY: Supports clear, accurate scanning at up to 1200 x 1200dpi (interpolated) resolution....
  • INDUSTRY LEADING SOFTWARE: Free premium software essentials bundle including ABBYY FineReader...

Last update on 2021-10-17 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

This strategy will work without complications if, for much of the scans, you use the same profile to any particular destination with one profile allocated to each button and each network scan button configured to scan to a different device on the network. However, if you have to use multiple profiles from scan to scan, you will need to check and potentially change, the assignment of the button every time, making it difficult to initiate scans from the front screen.

The biggest justification for using the Brother ADS-2400N is that you need an affordable network scanner, you want to scan to mobile devices or both. Further than that, its speed consistency, OCR functionality and included features, in any case, make it a fair selection. Make sure to also find the Brother ADS-3000N for network scanning, which is a quicker, more costly ADS-2400N variant. The Epson DS-510 and the Canon DR-C225 are both worth researching as alternatives to a USB-connected scanner, specifically for their quicker scanning speed to sPDF format, and their smaller size if you want a scanner that can easily fit on your table.