Brother ADS-2100e A4 Colour Scanner


Key Features
Back Key Features
  • USB
  • 50 Sheet ADF
  • Scan to: USB Pen, E-mail, OCR, File, Image, PDF, Android Phone
  • StarSapphire 400MHz Processor
  • 256MB RAM
  • Windows & Mac Compatible
  • Up to 1,200 x 1,200dpi Scan
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Brother ADS-2100eUp to 1,200 x 1,200dpiup to 24ppm Scan SpeedView£176.62
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Brother ADS-2100e
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Product Overview

Brother ADS-2100e in More Detail

The Brother ADS-2100e A4 colour scanner has been designed with small businesses in mind. The output is sufficient to scan up to 1,500 pages per day and the robust design is such that it can withstand a significant amount of handling. It has a dust cover which helps to keep it clean and working at an optimal level, and the output tray is large enough to keep the newly scanned documents tidy. This scanner is small and compact, ideal for offices with limited space available.

High-speed scanning made easy

The ‘one touch’ system makes scanning as simple as can be, producing a range of different formats including PDFs with searchable text, images or direct to print or file. The 600 x 600 dpi scans provide the ideal blend of quality and speed – with an output of 24 ppm (or 48 ppm for double sided scans) this scanner is ideal for busy work environments where time is money.

Time-saving features

With effective de-skew, re-orientation and blank page recognition technology, this scanner can handle any kind of document it comes across, including A3 originals, business cards and plastic originals. The 50-sheet automatic document feeder means that it can handle substantial workloads whilst keeping the originals in perfect condition, and the duplex scanning option makes it doubly efficient for double-sided documents.

Green credentials

The right-hand panel of the scanner features a USB slot so that users can prepare a scan, press a dedicated button and scan directly to a USB flash drive. This is a brilliant way to minimise unnecessary printing and it means that the scanner can be used by anyone in the office without interrupting the person whose computer it is connected to and it doesn’t need a dedicated PC in order to operate it. The Brother ADS-2100e also has Energy Star environmental accreditation.

What's in the Box?

What's in the Box?

  • Driver software for Windows® and Macintosh (DVD)
  • A3 carrier sheet
  • Nuance PDF Pro 7 (Windows)
  • Presto! Bizcard6.0 (Windows)
  • Presto! Bizcard 5.0 (Mac)
  • Nuance PaperPort 12SE (Windows)
  • Presto! Page manager 9.0 (Mac)
  • Control Centre 4.0 (Windows)
  • Control Centre 2.0 (Mac)
  • USB Cable
  • User Guide
Detailed Specification

Detailed Specification


Product Group Output A4


Scanner Resolution Enhanced Up to 1,200 x 1,200dpi Scan
Double Sided Scanning Automatic
Scan Facility Present Yes
Scan Speed up to 24ppm Scan Speed


Interface Type(s) USB

System Specification

Processor StarSapphire 400MHz Processor
Memory (Maximum) 256MB RAM


Operating Systems Supported Windows & Mac Compatible

Media Handling

Paper Handling Input 1 50 Sheet ADF
Paper Handling Input 2 Scan to: USB Pen, E-mail, OCR, File, Image, PDF, Android Phone
Automatic Document Feeder Automatic ADF

Barcodes & Labels

Barcode 4977766741880


Mono or Colour Printer Colour
Technology Scanner
Dimensions 299(w) x 220(d) x 179(h) mm - 3.3kg
Product Type Scanner
Carton Dimensions 383(w) x 291(d) x 285(h) mm - 5.4kg

In the Box

In The Box Driver software for Windows® and Macintosh (DVD),A3 carrier sheet,Nuance PDF Pro 7 (Windows), Presto! Bizcard6.0 (Windows), Presto! Bizcard 5.0 (Mac), Nuance PaperPort 12SE (Windows), Presto! Page manager 9.0 (Mac), Control Centre 4.0 (Windows), Control Centre 2.0 (Mac),USB Cable,User Guide
Questions & Answers

Customer Questions & Answers

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  • I need to scan directly from my office to an external email. Will this do that, and does the setup allow you to save multiple emails in its memory?

    The Brother ADS-2100e is only a USB scanner. This means that it can only scan to email via a USB connection, which will open the default Email App on the computer. It is also not able to store any addresses. However, the Brother ADS-2800W is a wireless scanner, which supports scanning to an Email Server which also features an address book to save any Email contacts. If you would like any other recommendations, our printer team would be happy to help on 0800 840 1992.

    On 20/02/2018 13:02:22
  • if I put 50 sheets in ADF will it save each one as a single pdf or do I have to feed each one separately .

    Hi, the Brother ADS-2100e creates a single pdf, however if you scan into paper port, which is free to download, enables you to use a command called "in stack" which will create the 50 single pdf's you wish to have.

    On 18/01/2018 10:31:22
  • Hi, Is the following scanner is TWAIN compatible? If it's not, please can you advise me on a similar price scanner that is TWAIN compatible? Thanks, Fay

    The Brother ADS-2100e is TWAIN compatible and the drivers for this scanner can be found and downloaded directly from the Brother website.

    On 21/11/2016 16:36:42
Customer Reviews Healthcare Case Study

Overall Customer Rating

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  • Reg David 22 January 2015 3.75 / 5 Value 4 Features 4 Quality 4 Performance 3 GOOD SERVICE

    I have just received the Scanner and have not used it as yet however the service I received from Printerland is Good and would recomend them


Farley Road Medical Practice - Case Study

Farley Road Medical Practice needed a cost effective solution for scanning patient information directly into Docman which will read the documents and allocate to the correct patient records in EMIS web.

Brother’s ADS-2100 2-sided desktop scanner is the perfect solution, connected to Docman, to digitise, share and archive documentation quickly and effectively.

Farley Road Medical Practice scan every piece of patient documentation into Docman and EMIS web so it is immediately accessible to everyone, saving time and money and helping to improve patient care.

Overview of customer and their challenges

Farley Road Medical Practice is a busy GP practice across two sites and supporting 11,500 patients with 7 GPs, 5 nurses and 1 healthcare assistant.

They were already using a desktop scanner to scan patient documentation but were happy to trial Brother’s ADS-2100 to see if they could improve efficiency by sharing documentation across the clinics and reducing costs. Any scanning solution had to work seamlessly with Docman version 7, the comprehensive electronic document management system that benefits over 5,500 GP practices working seamlessly with the practices clinical system.

Any scanning solution had to work seamlessly with Docman version 7 and the practices clinical system EMIS web. Docman is the comprehensive electronic document managememt system that benefits over 5,500 GP practices, that works by reading all of the scanned documents and saving them to patient’s records.


Brother’s ADS-2100 desktop scanner is designed to digitise, share and archive documents quickly and efficiently. With high speed scans of 24ppm, 50 sheet automatic document feeder and ‘One Touch’ operation, it will make light work of most archiving projects. It also works seamlessly with most clinical software systems.


Farley Road Medical Practice, has to deal with a vast amount of patient paperwork, from discharge letters, outpatient letters, prescriptions, hand written requests, and hospital documentation.

Tracy Keogh, Practice Manager at Farley Road Medical Practice says, “Dealing with the paperwork we receive was a massive problem for us before we started scanning. 70% of the communication we receive from hospitals still arrives by post. Letters can go missing and get passed around departments, proving an ineffecient way of working. Now everything is scanned the moment it comes in. If it has a patients name on it, it’s scanned and saved immediately through Docman (version 7) into our clinical software, EMIS web to the patient’s electronic files. It means that information can be available to the practice through the Docman system andelectronically work flowed across departments. It speeds up our entire administration process and ensures that doctors have all the information they need at their fingertips.”

Staff at Farley Road Medical Practice have found Brother’sADS-2100 easy to use and it is now an integral part of their daily workflow. Tracy Keogh continues, “There are so many benefits using Brother’s scanning machine. Every piece of documentation is now securely stored for doctors, nurses and admin staff to see immediately. It can then be shared across sites or forward for action and we no longer have to rely on illegible handwritten messages. The whole process is efficient, speeding up patient diagnosis and waiting times.”

All print speeds, running cost calculations and consumable life cycles are MANUFACTURER ESTIMATES based on 5% per page coverage. Images are used for illustration purposes only

Running Costs

-All consumable life cycles are manufacturer estimates based on 5% coverage per A4 page

*Estimation based on toner/ink cartridges only and excludes long life components such as image drums and fusers.

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