Fujitsu fi-5900C Mid-Volume Production Scanner

I was the proud, and extremely passionate, product marketing manager for the life cycle of the Fujitsu fi-5900C Mid-Volume Production (MVP) Scanner in the United States, Mexico and Latin America.  In the Mid-Volume Production Scanning segment Fujitsu had historically been #3 market share or often worst behind Kodak and Bell & Howell.

The truth of the matter is that I was lucky with timing, but it was also a lot of hard work, team effort and excellent execution of a plan and we eventually achieved #1 market share in MVP for the first time ever.  I proudly helped establish Fujitsu as a player, in fact, THE #1 player for years and when I left the company in 2011 we were still #1 in spite of Kodak acquiring Bell & Howell.

Below is a collection of image memories of the awesome fi-5900C which revolutionized the industry!

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4 Responses so far.

  1. admin says:

    The daily duty cycle of the fi-5950 is over 100,000 pages per day but that’s just not realistic considering that physically people still have to load paper in at least 500 page increments. I’ve witnessed several very well-run operations and I think 60,000 pages per day is all the is physically capable. The scanner itself certainly can handle it as long as it’s properly maintained.

  2. Abiodun says:

    What is the realistic number of pages fi5950 can scan in a day?

  3. admin says:

    Hi Refloyd,

    Thanks for your question. I can honestly say that the fi-5900C is capable of handling tens-of-millions of pages. I hate to put a specific number on the total life span because, as always, it depends.

    I’ve seen scanners with 20+ million pages that were still running well. The real trick is to keep them clean. Just like a car they need maintenance. Keep the rollers clean, get rid of paper-dust and have a thorough cleaning by a trained technician every-so-often. The fi-5900C is a remarkable scanner and the team that engineered this revolutionary scanner will support it forever.

    Please let me know if you have any additional questions or comments.

    Thanks,
    Kevin

  4. Hi Kevin,

    What is the maximum recommended Total page count (life span) for the Fujitsu fi-5900C?

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