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Compact Color Desktop Scanner with Duplex and Web Connectivity



Compact Color Desktop Scanner with Duplex and Web Connectivity

About the Product

The Brother ImageCenter ADS-1500W wireless compact desktop scanner offers powerful features for your home office or small business. Using the 20-page capacity auto document feeder, this scanner can 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. Supports scanning to a wide variety of destinations including cloud services‡ such as Google Drive™, Evernote® and OneDrive, as well as mobile devices‡. 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).
  • Wide Compatibility. Windows, Mac®, and Linux® compatible‡.
  • 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.


Daily Duty Cycle‡ (max. pages) up to 500 scans per day
Media Types Plain
Media Weights: Multiple Sheets (min/max) 14 lb. - 29 lb.
Media Weights: Single Sheets (min/max) 14 lb. - 53 lb.
Paper Capacity (max. sheets) 20
Paper Size (min) 2" X 2.76"
Paper Size: Multiple Sheets (max.) 8.5" x 11.7"
Paper Size: Single Sheet‡ (max.) 8.5" x 34"
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
Automatic Document Feeder Capacity (max. pages) 20-sheet capacity ADF
LCD Display 2.7" color Touchscreen
Programmable Shortcut Buttons 12
Scanner Type Sheetfed
Duplex Scan Speeds (black & color) (max ipm)‡ 36
Duplex Scanning Yes
Image Sensor Dual CIS
Included Software Nuance® PaperPort® SE with OCR for Windows, Brother ControlCenter2 with OCR for Mac®, Presto!® PageManager® with OCR for Mac®
Interpolated Scan Resolution (max. dpi) Up to 1200 x 1200 dpi
Optical Scan Resolution (max. dpi) Up to 600 x 600 dpi
Scan Drivers Included‡ TWAIN, WIA, ICA, ISIS, SANE
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
Simplex Scan Speeds (black & color) (max ppm)‡ 18
Paper Jam Sensor N/A
Wireless Network Security WEP 64/128 bit, SSID (32 chr), WPA/PSK (TKIP/AES), WPA2-PSK (AES)
Bluetooth Compatibility No
Cloud Services (Web Connect)‡ GOOGLE DRIVE™/GOOGLE DRIVE for Business, ONENOTE, 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 N/A
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) Side
Wi-Fi Certified Yes
Carton Dimensions (W" x D" x H") 15.0" x 6.7" x 8.0"
Carton Weight (lbs) 5.72
Unit Dimensions (W" x D" x H") 11.2" x 4.1" x 3.3"
Unit Weight (lbs) 3.5
ENERGY STAR® Certified Yes
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
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
Warranty 1 Year Limited

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BR-Receipts BR-Receipts software available via download from Brother Online (only available in the USA). Visit for download details. Quicken and QuickBooks are trademarks and service marks of Intuit Inc., registered in the United States and other countries.
Daily Duty Cycle ‡ Maximum number of scanned pages per day can be used to compare designed durability between like Brother products. For maximum product life, it is best to choose a scanner with a daily duty cycle that exceeds your requirements.
Direct Scanning Destinations ‡ Direct-to-cloud scanning requires Internet connectivity and account with desired service. . All referenced trademarks and registered trademarks are the property of their respective companies. ©2017 Google LLC. All rights reserved. GOOGLE DRIVE, and GOOGLE APPS for BUSINESS are trademarks of Google LLC. EVERNOTE is a trademark of Evernote Corporation and used under a license.
Mobile Device Compatibility‡ Requires connection to a wireless network.
Operating System Compatibility ‡ For complete OS compatibility visit
Scan Drivers Included ‡ SANE driver available for download from Brother Solutions Center. Visit
Scanning Speed ‡ (ppm) Color and monochrome scan speed with all advanced features turned off, LTR at 300dpi.
USB Direct Interface USB flash memory drive not included.
Web Connect‡ Requires Internet connection and an account with a desired service. All referenced trademarks and registered trademarks are the property of their respective companies. ©2017 Google LLC. All rights reserved. GOOGLE DRIVE, and GOOGLE APPS for BUSINESS are trademarks of Google LLC. EVERNOTE is a trademark of Evernote Corporation and used under a license.
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