Brother PDS-5000 Industrial-Professional Documents Scanner

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Key Features
  • Form Factor: none
  • Max Document Size: 236 in
  • Supported Document Size Details: Long document - up to 8.58 in x 236 in
    Up to 8.6 in x 14 in
  • Supported Document Type: Plain paper, business card, plastic card
  • Feeder Capacity: 100 sheets
  • Document Feeder Type: Manual, automatic, automatic (optional)
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Genuine product

A high-volume sheet-fed document scanner designed for heavy workloads in medium-to-large offices and workgroups, the Brother PDS-5000 High-Speed Color Desktop Scanner is fast and accurate.

Design and Features

At 7.2 by 12.4 by 7.3 inches (HWD) with its trays closed and weighing 10.3 pounds, the PDS-5000 is about the same size as the ScanJet 7000 (7.5 by 12.2 by 7.8 inches, 8.4 pounds), but a couple pounds heavier. (yet another Editors' Choice) matches the ScanJet with an 80-sheet ADF.


The PDS-5000's control panel has a 2-line monochrome LCD that allows you to choose predefined profiles and execute them from the scanner itself. Otherwise, the panel is quite simple, consisting of just four buttons: Power, Scroll Up/Down (for scrolling through profiles), Cancel, and Start. All other options, such as resolution, one- or two-sided scanning, and destination, are controlled from the bundled software (see Setup and Software, next). The PDS-5000's highest resolution is 600dpi, and supported file formats are: PDF, TIFF, JPEG, and Microsoft Word and Excel. Workflow destinations include OCR, e-mail, FTP, network folders, printer, and Microsoft SharePoint. Output is Kofax VRS certified (though the Kofax software is not included), and batch barcode scanning helps with sorting and searching in high volume batch-scanning environments. (Kofax evaluates and enhances poor scans for increased accuracy.) The PDS-5000 connects to a single PC via USB 3.0. 

Setup and Software

Setting up the hardware is as simple as folding and extending up the ADF, pulling out the output tray, and plugging in the power cable. Installing the software is easy, too, though you do have several choices. In addition to the default drivers and applications, which include Brother's DS Capture and Button Manager scanning interface utilities, the PDS-5000 also comes with Nuance OmniPage SE 18 (OCR), EMC QuickScan Pro (another scanning interface), and Presto! PageManager Pro, which is a combination scanning utility/document manager for Macs.

DS Capture is essentially the driver for the scanner, but it has its own feature-rich interface and the ability to integrate with document management frontends and other software. If you have, for instance, Adobe Acrobat DC installed on your PC, DS Capture allows you to show and apply that program's robust PDF creation and management features to your scans from inside the DS Capture interface. The primary scanning utility, though, is Button Manager. A terminate-and-stay-resident (TSR) program that lies dormant in the hidden icons section of the Windows system tray, Button Manager comes alive when you connect the scanner to a PC (or wake the scanner up). It consists of eight predefined buttons, such as Scan to File, Scan to App, Email, FTP, and so on, with a powerful set of configuration options behind each profile, that you access by right-clicking a specific button. These are also the profiles that you access from the scanner's control panel. You can edit the predefined profiles and create your own. While the backend where the profiles are configured is extensive enough to be complicated, the interface displays only a column of buttons, making it one of the slicker scanning utilities I've seen.


Brother PDS-5000 High-Speed Color Desktop Scanner



The other two programs, OmniPage and QuickScan Pro, are, since Button Manager can do everything they do and more, convenience add-ons. OmniPage is a popular industry-standard OCR program, and QuickScan Pro is an alternative for setting up, well, quick scans, without editing or creating new profiles in Button Manager. As mentioned, the PDS-5000's software bundle doesn't include document or business card archiving programs.


Brother rates the PDS-5000 at 60 pages per minute (ppm) for simplex (one-sided) scans and 120 images per minute (ipm) for duplex (two-sided) scans. Each image is a separate scan. These ratings measure how long after you press Start (on the scanner, or click Scan in the interface utility) it takes the hardware to physically scan a stack of pages, minus the time required to process and save them to a file, which for our tests is either image or searchable PDF. 

Without the lag time (the time to process and save the PDF file), the PDS-5000 matched its ratings exactly, and it slowed down only a little, to 113.2ipm, when scanning in duplex mode and saving to image PDF. It matched its rating of 60ppm when scanning and saving single-sided pages to image PDF, though. 


Scanning to the more versatile searchable PDF format is where the PDS-5000 (as well as other Brother scanners and several competing models) came in way under its ratings. It scanned and saved our two-sided 25-page test document in 1 minute, 19 seconds, which was 54 seconds slower than when scanning to image PDF. Keeping in mind that converting to searchable text and saving the file occurs in software, not the scanner itself, the ScanJet 7000 managed 44 seconds on this portion of the test, and the DR-M160II scanned, processed, and saved the same pages in 32 seconds. If indeed you scan thousands of pages a day with one of these machines, that additional processing time quickly adds up to something significant.


Brother PDS-5000 High-Speed Color Desktop Scanner


Blazingly Fast Batches

The Brother PDS-5000 is fast and it comes with very robust software. Accuracy is acceptable for most business applications.

Key Features


  • Form Factor: none


  • Max Document Size: 236 in
  • Supported Document Size Details: Long document - up to 8.58 in x 236 in
    Up to 8.6 in x 14 in
  • Supported Document Type: Plain paper, business card, plastic card
  • Feeder Capacity: 100 sheets
  • Document Feeder Type: Manual, automatic, automatic (optional)


  • Color Category: black


  • ENERGY STAR Certified: Yes


  • Optical Resolution: 600 dpi x 600 dpi
  • Automatic Duplexing: Yes
  • Type: document scanner
  • Scanner Speed Details: 60 ppm - black&white
    60 ppm - color
    120 ipm - duplex - black&white
    120 ipm - duplex - color
  • Interface Type: USB 3.0
  • Form Factor: desktop
  • Scan Mode: single-pass
  • Input Type: color
  • Scan Element Type: Dual CCD
  • Max V-Document Size: 236 m
  • Max H-Optical Resolution: 600 dpi
  • Max V-Optical Resolution: 600 dpi
  • Max Document Scan Speed B/W: 60 ppm
  • Supported Document Type: business card, plain paper, plastic card
  • Document Feeder Type: automatic, automatic (optional), manual
  • Feeder Capacity: 100 sheets
  • Duty Cycle: 6000 scans per day
  • Scanner Features: 2 line x 16 character LCD, Blank Page Removal, Color Dropout, Embossed Card Scanning Capability, Kofax VRS compatibility, MultiStream Technology, Punch Hole Removal, Remove Background, Ultrasonic Multi Feed Detection, batch bar code separation, despeckle, edge cleanup, reversing roller
  • Compliant Standards: ICA, ISIS, SANE, TWAIN, WIA


  • Interface: USB 3.0


  • OS Required: Apple MacOS, Linux, Microsoft Windows


  • Scanning Mode: long document
  • Max Document Size: 8.58 in x 236 in, 8.6 in x 14 in


  • Speed: 120 ipm, 60 ppm
  • Duplex: duplex
  • Mode: black&white, color
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