Tachograph Scanner Alternatives in 2021: Panasonic Scanners Announce Withdrawal

Panasonic have announced that they will cease to produce document scanners by 2023, with the technology giant pulling out of the document management industry altogether by 2027.

For a long time, Panasonic have produced a great range of both A4 document scanners and A3 document scanners. Their A4 range have been favoured by those looking for cheap scanners or by users who specifically need to scan tachograph charts (typically these customers were in the transport, haulage, and logistics sector).

The offer of extended 3-year warranties on all A4 Panasonic scanners will end on March 31st 2021 and whilst Panasonic will still honour these and any other agreed warranty periods up to 2027, we have compiled a list of alternative scanners that you may wish to consider, had you been in the market for a Panasonic document scanner.

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Kodak Alaris Document Scanners & Tachograph Scanners

First off, Kodak Alaris have one of the most widely recognised standings in the world of document management. Their excellent range of A4 document scanners and A4 document scanners come bundled with a software package called Perfect Page, which auto-enhances the image of any scanned document – be it a paper-based business document or a scanned photograph. Kodak Alaris scanners are also extremely efficient for the scanning of tachograph charts and do not need any modification in order to do so.

Kodak Alaris E1035 A4 Document Scanner
Kodak Alaris S2060w A4 Wireless Scanner
Kodak Alaris S2085F A4 Production Scanner with Flatbed
Kodak Alaris ScanStation 730EX Plus Network Scanner
Kodak Alaris S3060 A3 Document Scanner

Cheap document scanners

However, if you were simply looking for a cheap document scanner with A4 sheet-fed ADF functionality, there are a variety to choose from. All the major manufacturers of document scanners produce relatively low-cost options with a range of features. We have chosen our top five budget A4 scanners below:

Canon DR-C230 A4 Document Scanner

This Canon document scanner is perfect for those looking for a simple scanner with easy to use software. Will scan at 30ppm (pages per minute) and folds into a very compact shape when not in use.

Brother ADS-2700W A4 Wireless Networkable Scanner

Brother produce a great range of wireless document scanners which save space in a home or small office environment. The ADS-2700W features an LCD display for even more control and visibility.

Epson Workforce DS-410 A4 Document Scanner

The DS-410 is Epson’s entry-level ADF desktop scanner, and the cheapest desktop scanner in its range, but still comes bundled with a 5-year warranty and Document Capture Pro – a comprehensive document capture solution

Fujitsu ScanSnap iX1400 A4 Document Scanner

The newest scanner on this list, the popular ScanSnap range added two models to its catalogue in February 2021. The ScanSnap iX1400 is the most basic and cheap scanner, but still packs a quick 40ppm scan speed and the use of ScanSnap Home – intelligent document capture software. Perfect choice for home users with a variety of documents to scan.

Contact The Scanner Shop

If you have any questions about your Panasonic document scanner and would like to replace it or purchase an entirely new document scanner, please do not hesitate to contact The Scanner Shop or read more of our blog posts for further information regarding document scanners