KV-N1028X : William Harrel – Journalist

My review of the Panasonic KV-N1028X Desktop Document Scanner at PCMag

  • PROS

    Superb OCR accuracy. Customizable touch screen. Comprehensive software. Competitive speed when scanning to image files and searchable PDF. Wired and wireless networking. Three-year warranty.

  • CONS

    Individual workstation licenses sold separately. A bit pricey.

  • BOTTOM LINE

    The Panasonic KV-N1028X is a snappy and exceptionally accurate networkable document scanner, designed primarily for enterprise environments.

A direct competitor to our Editors’ Choice Kodak Alaris S2060w, the Panasonic KV-N1028X Document Scanner ($1,495) is a strong effort for a networkable sheet-feed scanner. It’s designed for light to moderate scanning in a small or midsize office, or as one of several data-collection stations in a larger enterprise. Like the Alaris S2060w$1,056.85 at Jet.com, it has a touch screen on the front panel for operating the scanner without a PC or mobile device, as well as both wired and wireless networking. While it’s a little slow at converting scanned text to editable text, it managed some of the highest optical character recognition (OCR) accuracy scores to date. We found little to fault in the KV-N1028X, but nothing about it quite topples the Alaris from its top-choice spot. That said, the KV-N1028X is a fine network-ready scanner and a strong alternative to our current Editors’ Choice model.

My review of the Panasonic KV-N1028X Sheet-Feed Desktop Document Scanner at PCMag