ImageCenter ADS-1500W

Compact Color Desktop Scanner with Duplex and Web Connectivity

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  • Scan single and double-sided in one pass!
  • Color and B&W, up to 18 pages per minute.‡
  • Touchscreen display and wireless connectivity
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The Brother ImageCenter ADS-1500W Desktop Scanner offers powerful features for your home office or small business in a sleek, compact design. Using the 20-page capacity auto document feeder, this scanner is able to capture single and double-sided documents in a single pass at speeds of up to 18ppm‡, making it perfect for scanning multi-page, two-sided business documents, as well as single-page documents up to 34" long, receipts, business cards, photographs, and embossed plastic cards using the rear card slot. Wireless networking and Web Connect enable simple scanning to a wide variety of destinations including cloud applications‡ such as GOOGLE DOCS™, EVERNOTE®, Box, FLICKR®, Microsoft OneDrive and OneNote, as well as mobile devices using the free iPrint&Scan app‡, directly from the easy-to-use 2.7" color TouchScreen display. The included suite of scanning software, including receipt, desktop document and business card management programs as well as PDF conversion software, makes the ADS-1500W the complete scanning package for your small office.

Main Features
  • Fast Scan Speeds - Scans single and double-sided materials in a single pass, in both color and black/white, at up to 18ppm‡
  • High-Precision Scanning - Up to 600 x 600 dpi optical resolution, 1200 x 1200 dpi interpolated
  • Multi-Page Scanning - From the 20-sheet capacity auto document feeder (ADF)
  • Windows®, Mac®, and Linux® compatible For complete OS compatibility visit
  • Versatile Media Handling - Easily scans documents, photos, receipts, business and embossed plastic cards, and more - from business card size up to 8.5"(W) x 34"(L)
  • Enhanced Scan-to Destinations - Including Network folders, cloud applications‡, and mobile devices via the free Brother iPrint&Scan app‡
  • Advanced Scanning Features - Including background removal, blank page removal, deskew support, auto crop, and auto image rotation
  • Bundled with a Valuable Software Suite - Including PDF conversion, desktop document and business card management, OCR, and receipt management programs‡
  • Wireless Networking and Web Connect‡ - Enables direct scanning to a variety of cloud applications including GOOGLE Drive™, EVERNOTE®, Box, and DROPBOX
  • 2.7" Color TouchScreen Display - With 12 programmable shortcuts for one-touch scanning to common destinations
  • Receipt Management Software - Includes BR-Receipts‡, offering organization of scanned receipts and data exporting to Quicken® and QuickBooks®
  • At your side support - Free online, call or live chat support for the life of your product

Document Handling

Acceptable Media Types
Daily Duty Cycle‡
up to 500 scans per day
Maximum Paper Capacity (sheets)
Maximum Paper Size: Multiple Sheets
8.5" x 11.7"
Maximum Paper Size: Single Sheet‡
8.5" x 34"
Media Weights: Multiple Sheets
14 lb. - 29 lb.
Media Weights: Single Sheets
14 lb. - 53 lb.
Minimum Paper Size
2" X 2.76"
Plastic Card Sizes (Min/Max)
2.0"(W) x 2.76"(L) / 2.17"(W) x 3.74"(L)
Plastic Card Thickness
0.4mm - 0.76mm / Embossed up to 1.4mm


Direct Scanning Destinations‡
File, Image, E-mail, E-Mail Server, FTP/SFTP, OCR, Print, Network, Mobile Devices, Google Drive, Evernote/Evernote for Business, Dropbox, Box/Box for Business
Document Viewer Software
Nuance™ Paperport™ with OCR for Windows, Nuance™ , Brother ControlCenter2 with OCR for Mac®, Presto!® PageManager® for Mac®
Duplex Scanning
Image Sensor
Dual CIS
Maximum Black Scan Speed: Duplex‡ (ppm)
Maximum Black Scan Speed: Simplex‡ (ppm)
Maximum Color Scan Speed: Duplex‡ (ppm)
Maximum Color Scan Speed: Simplex‡ (ppm)
Maximum Interpolated Scan Resolution
Up to 1200 x 1200 dpi
Optical Scan Resolution
Up to 600 x 600 dpi
Scan Driver Compatibility
Scan Drivers Included‡
Scan File Formats
JPEG (JPG), PDF Single-page/Multi-page (PDF/A, High Compression PDF, TIFF Single-page/Multi-page (TIF), Text (TXT)
Scan To Feature
E-mail, Image, OCR, File, FTP, USB, Cloud Services (Web Connect)‡
Scanning Capability
Black and White, Color
Scanning Modes
24-Bit Color, 8-Bit Gray Scale, 1-Bit Monochrome


Automatic Document Feeder
20-sheet capacity ADF
LCD Display
2.7" color TouchScreen display
Programmable Shortcut Buttons
Scanner Type

Advanced Scan Features

Paper Jam Sensor

Security Features

Wireless Network Security
WEP 64/128 bit, SSID (32 chr), WPA/PSK (TKIP/AES), WPA2-PSK (AES)

Connectivity & Compatibility

Bluetooth Compatibility
Cloud Services (Web Connect)‡
BOX/BOX for Business, EVERNOTE®/EVERNOTE Business, ONEDRIVE/ONEDRIVE for Business, DROPBOX/DROPBOX for Business, Google Apps for Business™
Mobile Device Compatibility‡
Brother iPrint&Scan
Near Field Communications
Standard Interface(s)
Wireless 802.11 b/g/n, Hi-Speed USB 2.0
Supported Network Protocols (IPv4)
ARP, RARP, BOOTP, DHCP, APIPA (Auto IP), WINS/NetBIOS Name Resolution, DNS Resolver, mDNS, LLMNR Responder, Custom Raw Port/Port 9100, FTP Client and Server, SNMPv1/v2c, HTTP/HTTPS Server, TFTP Client and Server, ICMP, Web Services (Print/Scan), SNTP Client
USB Host Location(s)
Wi-Fi Certified


Unit Dimensions (W" x D" x H")
11.2" x 4.1" x 3.3"
Unit Weight (lbs)
Carton Width
Carton Height
Carton Length
Carton Weight
5.72 lbs


ENERGY STAR® Certified
Operating Environment: Humidity
15% - 85%
Operating Environment: Temperature
41°F - 95°F (5°C - 35°C)
Power Consumption - Power Off/Ready/Scanning/Sleep
Ready = 4.0W / Deep Sleep = 1.5W / Scanning = 14W
Power Source
AC Adapter

What's Included

Carton Contents
ADS-1500W Scanner, AC Adapter, USB Cable, Receipt Carrier Sheet, Quick Setup Guide, Installation DVD, User's Guide (accessible from DVD), Warranty Sheet, and Product Registration Sheet
1 Year Limited
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