Panasonic, Secaucus, NJ, recently introduced the KV-S1046C document scanner, which has a scanning speed of 45 pages per minute and can scan documents of various sizes and thicknesses.

The KV-S1046C scanner features a mode for scanning long papers, such as electrocardiograms. Designed to combine paper documents, along with up to three hard cards such as a driver’s license and insurance card, the scanner is often useful in reception areas at small health care practices at the point of patient check-in.

Intended for medium-size physician practice settings, including reception areas, the scanner comes equipped with an ultrasonic sensor that prevents double-feeding problems. When scanning stops due to documents that trigger the sensor, such as envelopes or sticky notes, users can simply press the skip key to resume scanning.