Product Overview

See the high-speed, high-capacity iNSIGHT 1500c scanner in action!

iNSIGHT™ 1500c Standard Features

  • High-speed color digital cameras for optical mark read (OMR) and color image scanning in a single pass
  • 750 sheet autofeed; 750 sheet output tray (main); 250 sheet select stacker
  • Up to 15,000 sheets per hour
  • PC Controller included
  • Scans up to 16 mark levels, 256 grayscale levels, 16 million colors
  • Captures pencil or ink OMR marks, barcodes, handprint, images (complete form or image snippets such as comment clips, handwritten responses, student pictures, thumbprints, and much more)
  • Open feed path to reduce dust buildup

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Physical Document Transport: 55″ H x 48″ W x 29″ D (139.7 cm H x 121.3 cm W x 73.7 cm D)
Weight: Approximately 485 lbs. (219 kg)
Environmental Operating Temperature: 68°–80°F (15.6°C – 26.7°C)
Humidity: 40%–60%, noncondensating
Power Standard: 47–63 Hz ±5%, 100-240 VAC ±10%. Requires 15 amp dedicated
circuit, single phase
Communication PC controller supplied with scanner
Operations Maximum Speed: 15,000 8½” x 11″ (216 mm x 280 mm) sheets per hour
Read Head: OMR: Pencil (Infrared) and Ink (Red); Image: 240 dpi, 16 million colors
Hopper/Stacker Capacities: Input Hopper: 750 sheets; Output Stacker: 750-sheet main
and one 250-sheet select stacker
Controls: Computer keyboard is primary control, in addition to a convenient Ready button on the control panel
Status Indicators: Paper sensor status lights appear on the control panel
Forms: 3¼” x 7″ to 9″ x 12″ (82.5 mm x 177.8 mm to 229 mm x 305 mm); uses standard Scantron Mark Reflex® forms
Components Read Head: mark discriminating, self-calibrating read head, two-sided reflective read
Document Transport: Automatic feed, active sheet deskew, two output stackers
Options: Transport printer, Bar code reader

System Requirements

The iNSIGHT 1500c includes a Scantron-certified PC controller as an integral component. Although based on a standard PC framework, this controller includes proprietary software and/or hardware that have been installed, tested, and certified by Scantron to work with high-speed precision production scanners. The certified controller is considered to be a proprietary component of the scanner. The controller is warranted and supported as a scanner component. Contact a Scantron representative for further details.

What's the difference between pencil read and ink read?

A lot of scanners claim to read both pencil and ink marks, including us. But not all scanners support both pencil and ink forms. Due to the type of light source used to recognize marks, pencil forms can be very colorful, since the read-head will only recognize the pencil marks on those forms—the color of the form doesn’t matter. Pencil forms are often more visually engaging, but you lose the ability to support ink responses. On the other hand, ink forms use what’s known as a drop out color (usually some type of red or orange). That way, the scanner can ignore anything that’s red or orange, letting it read either pencil or ink marks from the form.

Why does this matter?

It matters because scanning accuracy depends on the read-head and processing software knowing what is part of the form and what is a mark. Scantron’s guaranteed scannable forms and industry-leading mark recognition software ensure that you get the same reliable results, regardless of which type of form you use.