Raven Pro Document Scanner Unboxing and Review

Now more than ever, digitizing your office and household is the most effective and efficient way to organize your files and have easy access to information. The effects of COVID-19 have resurfaced how dependent we can be on physical documents at our office place and how non-digital workflows provide little flexibility in times of change.

As you may have seen in my prior post, I’ve been using the Raven Original Scanner for many months to digitize mail and other documents and it has really helped reduce clutter, keep me organized and streamline locating documents with their advanced OCR technology.

I just recently received the new Raven Pro Document Scanner in their new all black color. I thought I was impressed before, but the Raven Pro is a real game changer as it provides all of the attributes of the Raven Original Scanner, but with unmatched performance. Let’s take a look at what makes the Raven Pro Scanner so much better.

Extreme Scan Speeds

The Raven Pro really excels with its scan speeds of up to 60 pages per minute at 200 and 300 dpi quality settings. This may seem fast when reading this, but I can’t emphasize how fast it really is once you see how quickly a stack of pages (can hold up to 100 at a time) gets scanned. This is a great benefit for offices or users that are scanning in larger volumes, or more frequently, as it definitely saves you time with the scanner going as fast as you can keep up. While it does slow down a bit at 400 dpi, it’s really still impressive. As expected, the 600 dpi does get quite slow, but that’s always been the case for scanners I’ve used in order to achieve such a high quality level.

Huge Touchscreen User Interface

Like the Raven Original, the Raven Pro Scanner has a massive LCD touchscreen display with the Raven application built in. The Raven Pro touchscreen is even larger, measuring 8 inches, making it an even better experience.

Raven has really done a nice job designing an interface that is simple, intuitive but still packed with functionality for everything I would want to do on my scanner. With the automatic updates, I know the interface will continue to evolve and improve.

Expansive Features

Since I last reviewed the Raven Original Scanner, Raven has added even more features and functionality, including several new destination options. In addition to being able to scan wirelessly to all destinations, you can scan to many destinations at the same time, and save custom destination group workflows. For example, I can save three custom groups that all include my personal email and Google Drive account, but each group saves to a different folder in Google Drive. Really helpful when I want to organize my documents during scanner and put into the right folders without having to touch a computer.

As previously mentioned, I love that with the touchscreen I can verify what I scanned, make edits and name the documents before sending. Raven recently added FTP, SMB network share and Quickbooks Online to their destination list, which seems to be constantly growing. There is also a History feature where I can look back at the status of scans I sent over the past 30 days, which is really helpful to make sure I know what was sent and if it was delivered successfully.

The Raven Pro Scanner also has a USB port on the back that I can use to hook up to a PC or Mac with the included drivers, although I’ve had no reason to need to do so with its standalone device capabilities. The scanner can also connect to your PC or Mac wirelessly using the drivers. The Pro Scanner connects to both Ethernet or WiFi (including the new 5ghz frequency) for internet connection.

Is the Raven Pro Scanner worth it?

In my review of the Raven Pro, I found it to be a great document scanner, particularly if you are looking for a high performance document scanner. While the Raven Original scanner is great for average use, the Raven Pro is a noticeable difference for higher usage. The fast scan speeds and a wide range of functionality, as well as the versatility of being completely wireless and not having a dependency on a computer or drivers, makes the Raven Pro unique and a good value compared to other network scanners of this caliber. The Raven Pro is now available in all black and in white on Amazon.com and Raven.com and the pricing is the same for both colors. Both stores offer free shipping and a one year warranty, as well as free technical support by phone, email and chat.

If you found that useful then why not read my review on the Raven Original Scanner?

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