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Brother ADS1000W Compact Color Desktop Scanner with Duplex and Wireless Networking

Brother ADS1000W Compact Color Desktop Scanner with Duplex and Wireless Networking

Brother ADS1000W Compact Color Desktop Scanner with Duplex and Wireless Networking
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( stars, based on 319 reviews)

Product Description

Automatic document feeder holds up to 20 sheets of paper.
Compact scanner measures just 11.2” long x 4.1” deep with the document feeder closed.
Easily navigate menus, settings, and scanning destinations with the TouchPanel Display.
Wireless Enabled Duplex Document Scanner Packs Business-focused Features, Including an Automatic Document Feeder and an Easy-to-use TouchPanel Display into a Compact, Desk-friendly Size.

The Brother ImageCenter ADS-1000W Desktop Scanner offers powerful features for business including two-sided scanning, wireless 802.11 b/g/n network connectivity, a TouchScreen display, and an up to 20-page capacity auto document feeder, all in a compact design. It captures single- and double-sided documents in a single pass at speeds of up to 16ppm1. Great for scanning multi-page, two-sided business documents, as well as documents up to 34” long2, receipts, business cards, photographs, and laminated identification cards via the rear card slot.

Advanced scanning functionality in a space-saving design.

The ADS-1000W connects to your wireless network, or to a single machine via USB interface, to scan at up to 1200x1200 dpi (interpolated) and 600x600 dpi resolution (optical). Its compact footprint, along with advanced scanning features such as deskew support, blank page removal, auto image rotation and background removal, make it great for a home office or small business that regularly scans and digitizes printed information, but may not have space for a larger scanner.

Scanning to a variety of local or shared destinations thanks to the easy-to-use TouchPanel display.

The ADS-1000W gives you the option to scan to a number of different destinations to help you manage your documents and workflow. You can also scan to your USB flash drive3, or to compatible mobile devices using the free Brother iPrint&Scan app4, or scan to a file, email, or image. You can also scan to a shared folder, email server, or FTP, to save, distribute, and share information.

Bundled with a robust suite of scanning software to enhance document management.

The ADS-1000W includes an enhanced package of scanning software to help you manage and distribute information and reduce the need to store and reference hard copy documents:

Nuance PaperPort 12 SE (Windows) and Presto! PageManager 9 (Mac)
  • Manage all of your scanned documents, as well as the other documents on your computer
  • Scan to Microsoft Office formats, as well as Microsoft SharePoint (Windows only)
  • Scan, convert, organize, repurpose, and share PDF documents
  • Quickly merge multiple files of differing formats from various folders into one multi-page PDF
  • Scan to E-mail, Folder, OCR, and searchable PDF
Presto! BizCard (Windows/Mac)
  • Scan and export contact information from business cards directly to Microsoft Outlook and other contact management systems
  • Sort contacts by company group, category, and first or last name
Brother Control Center (Windows/Mac)
  • Configure advanced scan settings for different scan-to destinations and store them for frequent use (ie: dpi resolution, file format, duplex scanning)
Includes BR-Receipts - Quicken and Quickbooks compatible receipt management software.

The ADS-1000W includes BR-Receipts software that captures information from scanned receipts. BR-Receipts also lets you export your receipt data into Quicken and Quickbooks software to help simplify bookkeeping and reporting5.

Brother Scanners are compatible with the way you do business.

The ADS-1000W features industry-standard drivers, including TWAIN, WIA, ICA, ISIS, and SANE, to help enable easy integration for scanning documents into a wide variety of popular applications. Plus, it’s compatible with Windows, Mac, and Linux operating systems!

Brother is at your side with outstanding customer support.

We offer a one-year limited warranty on the ADS-1000W and stand behind your purchase with FREE phone support for the life of your product. Whether you have a product question or a technical issue, Brother is always at your side.

  1. Color and monochrome scan speed, letter size paper at 300dpi. See www.brother-usa.com for details.
  2. Single sheet, single-sided, 14-29lb bond.
  3. USB flash memory drive not included.
  4. Requires connection to a wireless network. See www.brother.com for details, availability, and mobile device compatibility. The Brother iPrint&Scan free app download is not available in all countries.
  5. BR-Receipts software available via download from Brother Online (only available in the USA).

Product Details

  • Color: Black
  • Brand: Brother
  • Model: ADS1000W
  • Fabric type: N/A
  • Platforms: Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Enterprise, Windows Vista Home Basic, Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows Vista Ultimate, Windows XP Home Edition, Windows XP Professional, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion
  • Number of items: 1
  • Dimensions: 3.30" h x 11.20" w x 4.10" l, 3.30 pounds
  • Display size: 11.2


  • Scans single and double-sided documents in a single pass, in both color and black/white, at up to 16 ppm. Duplex Scan Speed (ipm) : 32.
  • Wireless network connectivity, plus USB interface for local connections and Easy-to-use TouchPanel display allows one-touch scanning to common destinations
  • operating system compatibility :Windows® XP, Windows Vista®, Windows® 7, Windows® 8, Mac® OS X v10.6.8 - v10.8.x, Linux®
  • Easily scans business and embossed plastic I.D. cards, receipts, photos, and documents up to 34"
  • in length through the 20-page auto document feeder
  • Bundled with a valuable suite of scanning software, including desktop document, receipt and business card management programs

Customer Reviews

Most helpful customer reviews

0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.
4The installation booklet was a good guide; some illustrations did not match my system ...
By Steve in Bozeman Montana
It's cute, compact and seems to work well with my laptop running Windows 7.
Others have warned about software installation aspects; I saw some of these but they were not a problem. Because I'm using this while traveling, I installed only the USB cable hookup to work with my laptop. Yes, there is a self contained program apparently written in C++ that must be read from the installation disk to the computer and that takes a few minutes, but presumably that allows installation in situations where an internet connection is not available. Perhaps this and other aspects are old fashioned or basic, but modern computers should still be able to run them. The installation booklet was a good guide; some illustrations did not match my system exactly, but close enough.
Note: It says to leave the scanner unconnected to the computer until told to connect it.

To be perfect, it would come with optical character recognition software so that I could scan an old document or one sent to me for review and then load it into a word processing software so I could make editing directly on the document (which I was able to do in my old office setting with a network full of software and equipment). I've not yet done double sided scanning, but other reviewers seemed to have done that OK.

143 of 151 people found the following review helpful.
5Thorough Review: Speed, features, wireless, and size.
By Darin Grey
Scans super fast, ADF(automatic document feeder) works great, paper should be straight without crumbled edges to ensure good feed scans. Stand-alone product can scan directly to USB drive(not provided) or a running computer. This model does not scan to email or ftp as a stand-alone...to scan to email or ftp you'll need to use the provided software on your computer to do so. (this is important to know as I thought differently when I purchased, but still rated 5 stars based on it's other options).

To setup the item, I used a wireless laptop with a usb connected for preliminary setup. The software found the unit, found the wireless SSID name, and applied my settings to the device. From my Windows 7 desktop and Windows 8 laptops it found the device rather easily as well (once it was connected to the wireless network). For example (Windows 7) You just go to "Start" ->"control panel" -> "View devices and printers" -> "add a device" -> "find the ADS-1000W" and add it. Then use the software in the package or your own favorite software to scan and create PDF's, JPGs etc.

Speed: When scanning black and white images over the wireless the sheets feed through super quick and it gets transmitted to the computer or usb stick(not provided) very quick too... Business speed ready in my opinion. As for full hi-resolution color, it scans a bit slower(but still fast compared to others) but it transmits over the wireless a little too slow due to the size of the PDF or JPG it's transmitting over your wireless network. If you're scanning 2 or 3 hi-res images the time to transmit it to your computer via wireless is tolerable, but if you plan on scanning 10 to 15 hi-res images/documents to one PDF, plugging in the direct USB connection might be your best bet. (I didn't try the 10 to 15 hi-res documents to test out the speed, I'm only estimating based on the 2 hi-res color documents time to transmit over wirreless to my PC.)

I've personally tested this device on Windows 7 Pro and Windows 8 Standard and used 1 gig USB drive for direct scanning in stand-alone mode. (stand-alone mode meaning no computer necessary)

ONE MORE GREAT FEATURE: when scanning to a LOCAL USB drive in stand-alone mode, the scanner scans both sides of the document at once which SAVES huge amounts of time on duplex documents. The unit is perfect desktop size. The paper feeder has hinges which allows it to fold down and close up to a small rectangular box (great for travel or just desk space savings) which automatically tells the device to go in standby mode. Also, when you unfold the paper feeder, it has two extra supports that extend the paper feeder another 6 inches beyond what the stock picture shows which gives the paper more support when you have a larger stack of 8.5 x 11. This extension allows for better paper support to keep the papers straight while being fed into the machine. This model DOES not have a LCD digital display (another model above this I think does, but it's not necessary), It has a smooth touch pad like a laptop that has 6 static icons that light up for different functions (like scan directly to usb, start scan, scan to pc1,scan to pc2, stop scan, usb is connected).

Sheet feeder holds 20 sheets I think the specs say so if you scan a large number of documents then you might want to look at the 50 sheet feeder option on another Brother model. For small contracts and home documents it works perfect. They also include a clear "wrapping sheet" that is used to scan different sized items such a receipts. This clear sheet keeps small receipts from getting jammed. I also noticed on the back it has a place to scan cards like licenses, business cards etc. I haven't tried that option yet though.

Overall great product with business like speed, great options, great quality in a small compact unit.

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful.
3Bad document feeder, may damage your documents
By Somewhere in the midwest
It looks like the document feeder is not well built, and the documents are not fed to the scanner straight. Because of this, scanned documents keep having skews, or even distortion -- skew angles of the upper part and lower part are different. In the worst case, the scanner gets jammed, and your documents will be damaged.

Over the time, the skews are getting worse, and more often documents are damaged. If you are scanning sensitive materials, be sure you make a copy from a reliable copier before.

A few more complaints about this scanner. Even though this machine is compact, it doesn't save a lot of space because there should be some free space in front of the scanner. This scanner doesn't have any paper holder, so after the scan, you will see a lot of paper mess. And blank page skip doesn't really work. The scanner doesn't think it's a blank page if there is a fold, but realistically, most documents you are going to scan will have a fold.

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