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 Original model can scan up to 17 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, and Microsoft OneDrive.
Scanning to your computer using TWAIN drivers
Our Raven Pro™ can scan to a Windows PC and Mac computer using TWAIN drivers, a third-party scanning application, and a USB A to B cable. You are also able to scan wirelessly via Network TWAIN when scanning to a Windows PC.
With the Raven Original™, you can scan wirelessly to a Windows PC using Network TWAIN and a third-party scanning application. Support to scan directly to a Mac computer using the original model is still under development and will be released within the next few months.
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.