PFU (EMEA) announces series of PC-free updates to ScanSnap Home


London, November 23, 2023

PFU (EMEA) Limited today announces a major update to its mobile application for ScanSnap, ScanSnap Home (for mobile), marking the first step towards achieving seamless PC-free ScanSnap functionality.

This is the first in a series of planned updates, introducing support for individual cloud linkages and email transmission settings for ScanSnap models equipped with a touch screen as well as official support for Chromebook. Previously, such configurations required adjustments using a PC application, and these updates are planned to ensure the effortless use of ScanSnap in a PC-free environment.

“In this fast-moving world, convenience is king. We’re excited to be bringing these updates to our ScanSnap customers to further enhance their scanning experience on the move,” comments Hiroaki Kashiwagi, President, and CEO of PFU (EMEA) Limited. “Our ScanSnap brand continues to see considerable market success around the world and in time, ScanSnap will seamlessly bridge the gap between locations and devices, offering a lifestyle that is both intelligent and comfortable,” continues Kashiwagi.


The following update schedule for ScanSnap Home will be as follows:

    • From October 31, 2023:
      • Simple ScanSnap cloud setup
        • Previously exclusive to the PC version of ScanSnap Home, individual cloud-saving settings for ScanSnap models equipped with a touch screen can now be accessed and configured from the mobile version of ScanSnap Home. This update enables users of ScanSnap equipped with a touch screen (ScanSnap iX1600 or iX1500) to set multiple icons with any cloud service as the destination directly from the mobile app.
      • Use of ScanSnap on Chromebook
        • Users can now conveniently use ScanSnap on Chromebook, a device recognized for its quick startup and excellent security. Chromebooks are commonly utilized in educational settings and chosen as a first-time PC for such reasons.


    • From January 2024:
      • Automatic orientation correction
        • A feature that automatically recognizes and corrects the vertical and horizontal orientation of original documents will be available in a mobile environment.


    • From Spring 2024:
      • Support for creating searchable PDFs
        • This feature facilitates keyword searches by recognising text within the document, enabling a swift and efficient document retrieval process.
      • Support for automatic file name generation
        • This feature allows the content of the scanned document to be incorporated into the file name, simplifying the identification of the desired file in the list.


    • Other planned future updates (Date TBC):
      • Support for front and back merging of bi-folded documents (A3, B4)
        • The front and back merging function, which combines the front and back sides of a large document such as A3 or B4 when folded in half and scanned, will also be available on smartphones and tablets.
      • Support for photo correction features
        • The following photo functions will be available on smartphones and tablets: automatic rotation based on facial recognition, adjustments for optimal brightness and contrast in photos, fading correction for photos degraded by sunlight, and removal of red-eye effect from flash photography.


About the existing mobile apps

The existing mobile apps, ScanSnap Connect Application and ScanSnap Cloud App are scheduled to be discontinued around August 2024.

About PFU

Since its founding in 1960, PFU has been headquartered in Ishikawa, Japan and expanding its business globally. In 2022, PFU joined the Ricoh Group. Based on the technologies cultivated through computer development, we provide a total range of IT-related products and services, including hardware such as image scanners and embedded computers, security and document management software and services, IT infrastructure building, and multi-vendor services in partnership with other companies.

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About Ricoh

Ricoh is a leading provider of integrated digital services and print and imaging solutions designed to support digital transformation of workplaces, workspaces and optimize business performance.

Headquartered in Tokyo, Ricoh’s global operation reaches customers in approximately 200 countries and regions, supported by cultivated knowledge, technologies, and organizational capabilities nurtured over its 85-year history. In the financial year ended March 2023, Ricoh Group had worldwide sales of 2,134 billion yen (approx. 16.0 billion USD).

It is Ricoh’s mission and vision to empower individuals to find fulfillment through Work by understanding and transforming how people work so we can unleash their potential and creativity to realize a sustainable future.

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Date: November 23, 2023
City: London
Company: PFU (EMEA) Limited