Fast and accurate for OCR work, the network-ready Panasonic KV-S1057C-MKII is a solid sheet-feed document scanner, but its software bundle needs bulking up if your business doesn’t have a document-archiving back end in place.
An update to the Panasonic KV-S1057C we reviewed back in early 2015, the KV-S1057C-MKII ($1,089) is a high-volume sheet-feed document scanner for small and midsize offices, as well as large enterprises with medium-to-heavy scan workflows. This upgrade adds Ethernet support and an enhanced ability to scan thick plastic cards, passports, and mixed media. Like 2015’s KV-S1057C, the KV-S1057C-MKII is fast and accurate when converting to editable text. A few formidable heavy-duty desktop scanners that have hit the market recently, such as the Editors’ Choice Kodak Alaris S2060w, offer up some mighty stiff competition, however. The KV-S1057C-MKII is a solid alternative for demanding document-scan situations, but it falls just short of dislodging the Alaris as our top pick.