Wired and wireless networking. Three-year warranty. Excellent scanning software. Good OCR accuracy. Fast scanning and saving to image files or searchable PDFs.
Software bundle could use bulking up. Short on mobile connectivity options.
The Panasonic KV-S1037X is a fast, accurate network document scanner, but a more comprehensive software bundle would make it a better data-collection solution.
Panasonic’s KV-S1037X ($795) is essentially an updated version of the company’s KV-S1026C-MKII document scanner we reviewed a few months ago. The enhancements here include network connectivity, support for USB 3.1, and a few other notable upgrades. One of the KV-S1037X’s most direct competitors, though, is an Editors’ Choice pick, Brother’s formidable ADS-2700W Wireless High-Speed Desktop Document Scanner, which is slightly less expensive and a bit faster and more accurate—emphasis, though, on the slightly. Still, on the whole, the entry-level KV-S1037X is speedy, good at OCR, and reliable as document scanners go, making it suitable for light-duty scanning in small offices, home offices, and workgroups. We’d just like to see some tweaks to its software bundle.