To help you make an informed decision, we have listed the major differences between the Raven Original and the Raven Pro scanners below:
1. Physical differences
Our Raven Pro scanner is slightly larger than the Original with dimensions of 12.44L x 8.15W x 7.01H inches versus the dimensions of the Original 12.53L x 6.69W x 7.45H inches.
2. Scanning speed
One of the most notable differences between our two models is their scanning speed. Our latest Original model can scan up to 30 pages per minute (PPM); whereas our Pro model can scan up to 60 PPM. Scanning settings such as the side of the scans (one-sided or two-sided), Color (Black & White, Grayscale, or Color), and Quality (200, 300, 400, 600 DPI) can affect overall scanning speed.
3. Scanner features
The Raven Pro model automatically orients pages (rotates) during scan processing, avoiding the need to rotate pages after scanning. Both scanner models support automatic blank page removal, auto deskewing and an automatic document feeder.
The Raven Pro has a document feeder capacity of 100 sheets, where the Raven Original has a document feeder capacity of 50 sheets.
4. Scanning methods
Both models can scan directly to any of our supported destinations which include Raven Cloud, email, fax, USB flash drives, Google Drive, Evernote, Dropbox, Box, Microsoft Sharepoint, Microsoft OneDrive and Quickbooks Online.
Scanning to your computer using TWAIN drivers
Our Raven Pro and Raven Original models can scan to a Windows PC and Mac computer using TWAIN or ICA drivers by downloading Raven Desktop. After you install Raven Desktop, you will be able to control the scanner from your computer using Raven Desktop, or by using any third-party scanning application that is TWAIN compatible.
Scanning to your computer using a local network folder (SMB)
Both the Raven Original and the Raven Pro can scan directly to a local network folder on your computer. Note that an initial setup is required. This feature is now available for both Windows PC and Mac computers.