USB 3.0 Capabilities
USB 3.0 is the fastest growing interface for microfilm scanners. USB 3.0 is a reliable, stable interface that is easy to use and more than 10 times faster than USB 2.0. Today only the Konica Minolta SL 1000 (no longer sold in the US) continues to use USB 2.0.
Does the slower USB 2.0 interface affect scanner performance?
Yes, the entire scanner runs slower. The most noticeable effect on performance will be at start up, software stability and when using functions and features that involve the camera.
USB 3.0 brings Super Speed performance to ScanPro scanners
USB 3.0 is the latest specification of the proven and reliable USB standard that has been an industry staple for many years. USB3 was first introduced in 2008 and provides for data transfer speeds up to 5.0 gigabits per second (Gbits/s). That is about ten times faster than USB 2.0. That increase in speed performance available with USB3 means that the ScanPro microfilm scanner and the computer can work together much more quickly and effectively. The most noticeable effect on performance will be when using functions and features that involve the camera, for example: focus, optical zoom, brightness, OCR and automatic scanning. You will also see a speed performance increase in the optional software packages, AUTO-Scan® Pro and the PowerScan Productivity Suite. Everything operates faster with super speed USB3.
Existing ScanPro scanners can be upgraded to USB3 at any time. This protects your investment from technology obsolesce. No other scanner manufacturer provides this capability.