The unit has a built-in networked PC. For all intents and purposes, the ScanStation is like a scanning kiosk.
For the novice end user, the unit acts very much like a fax machine. Simply walk up
to the unit, stack up to twenty-five sheets of paper and push couple of buttons and you're done.
There are no confusing scanner dialogs, just a few logical choices (e.g. black and white or color).
As the unit is connected to the organization's network, the images are scanned and sent to a pre-specified location on the LAN (a personal folder or a shared drive), as a fax, as an email, over FTP to a specified location (e.g. SoftFile), or to a USB flash drive. As an attachment, you can even include a voice notation if you like.
The Kodak ScanStation 500 retails for about $2,495 and is worth every penny.