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Brother ADS-3000N

Brother ADS-3000N
Brand: Brother
Category: Document Scanners
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Our Rating

The overall rating is based on review by our experts

  • Features 5 / 10
  • Performance 5 / 10
  • Usability 6 / 10

The ImageCenter™ ADS-3000N High-Speed Desktop Scanner with Gigabit Ethernet and SuperSpeed USB 3.0 connectivity offers powerful features for mid- to large size workgroups that help simplify the way documents are captured, managed, processed, and delivered. Using the 50-page capacity auto document feeder, it captures single and double-sided documents in a single pass at speeds of up to 50ppm‡, making it perfect for scanning multi-page, two-sided business documents, as well as single-page documents up to 196″ long‡, receipts, business cards, photographs, and plastic cards. Easily scan to a wide variety of destinations, including OCR, email, print, network, FTP/SFTP, USB flash memory drive‡, Microsoft® SharePoint®, as well as mobile devices using the free Brother iPrint&Scan app‡.

The ImageCenter™ ADS-3000N boasts various integrated image optimization features, including multi-feed detection with paper jam sensor, background removal, blank page removal and deskew support, and many more. It also includes a powerful suite of scanning software, including advanced OCR, PDF editing, and desktop document management programs.

Plus, The ImageCenter™ ADS-3000N is compatible with Kofax VRS®‡. An industry leader in image processing software, Kofax VRS® dynamically evaluates each scanned page and automatically applies the correct image quality settings for maximum output enhancement, making the ADS-3000N the ideal scanning package for your business.

Main Features
  • High-Speed Scanning – Scans single and double-sided materials in a single pass, in both color and black/white, at up to 50ppm‡
  • Multi-Page Scanning – From the 50-sheet capacity auto document feeder (ADF)
  • Gigabit Ethernet Networking – Plus a SuperSpeed USB 3.0 interface for local connectivity
  • High-Precision Scanning – Up to 600 x 600 dpi optical resolution, 1200 x 1200 dpi interpolated
  • Versatile Scan-to Destinations – Including Network folders, FTP/SFTP, Microsoft® SharePoint®, and mobile devices via the free Brother iPrint&Scan app
  • Integrated Image Optimization Features – Including hole punch removal, background removal, blank page removal, deskew support, and more
  • Advanced Scanning Features – Such as 2-in-1 Mode for capturing 11″ x 17″ documents, and Continuous Scan Mode for scanning unlimited pages into a single file
  • Flexible Media Handling – Easily scans documents, photos, receipts, business and embossed plastic cards, and more – from business card size up to 8.5″(W) x 196″(L)
  • Bundled with a Powerful Software Suite – Including advanced OCR, PDF editing, and desktop document management programs
  • Kofax VRS® Compatible‡ – An industry leader in image processing software that automatically examines scanned materials and applies the appropriate image correction settings for optimal scan results
  • Windows®, Mac®, and Linux® compatible
  • Outstanding Support – Includes a one-year limited warranty plus free phone support for the life of the product


Robust, high-speed, high-capacity, networked desktop document scanner

The Brother ImageCenter™ADS-3000N High-Speed Desktop Scanner is a durable and reliable addition to your mid- to large-size workgroup which will help simplify the way documents are captured, managed, processed, and delivered. Ideally suited for office environments with voluminous scanning requirements, the ADS-3000N offers wired Gigabit Ethernet network connectivity as well as a SuperSpeed USB 3.0 interface for local connections. With color scan speeds of up to 50 ppm (100 ipm1), single-pass duplex (two-sided) scanning, a 50-sheet capacity automatic document feeder, and daily duty cycle of up to 5,000 pages2the ADS-3000N is designed to easily tackle higher volume document capture demands.

Image: Robust design and features optimal for mid-to large-size workgroups

Scan to a variety of local or shared destinations 

The ADS-3000N gives you the option to easily scan to a number of different destinations to help you manage your documents and workflow, including scanning to a file, an image, OCR software, or even to a printer. You can also scan to a USB flash drive5, as well as mobile devices using the free Brother iPrint&Scan app6. The ADS-3000N also includes the ability to scan directly toMicrosoft® SharePoint® via the included Control Center scan utility (Windows®only).


Image: Versatile “scan to” options with easy to use one-touch scan buttons.

Advanced document capture solutions designed for businesses

With flexible media handling capabilities, the ADS-3000N can digitize materials ranging from embossed plastic cards to documents up to 196 inches long3 at resolutions of up to 1200×1200 dpi (interpolated) and 600×600 (optical). It also includes a variety of integrated image optimization features to help maximize output quality, including hole punch removal, edge cleanup, despeckle, background removal and more. Advanced scanning features further enhance capture versatility, including paper jam sensor, 2-in-1 Mode for capturing 11″ x 17″ documents, and Continuous Scan Mode for scanning unlimited pages into a single file.

The ADS-3000N is also compatible with Kofax® Express and Kofax VRS® Elite software4. Kofax’s patented image enhancement and optimization software helps reduce the time involved in manual document preparation and automatically enhances the quality of scanned images, dramatically improving both manual scanning productivity and the efficiency of document capture processes.

Bundled with a powerful suite of scanning software to enhance document capture processes

Aiding businesses to manage their document-driven processes more efficiently and productively, the ADS-3000N comes bundled with a robust suite of scanning software:

ABBYY® FineReader Professional: 

  • Converts documents into editable formats, including Microsoft® Office and searchable PDF, with a recognition accuracy of up to 99.8%7
  • Preserves the structure of multi-page documents and retains virtually all document layout elements
  • Retrieve and save documents to cloud services, including Microsoft OneDrive® and SharePoint®, Dropbox, and Google Drive

ABBYY® PDF Transformer+ (Windows® only): 

  • Intuitive editing tools enable text editing directly within any PDF
  • Protect PDFs with encrypted passwords to control access and usage
  • Quickly merge documents of different file formats into a single PDF file

Nuance™ PaperPort™  14 SE (Windows® only): 

  • Organize and manage all documents in one easy-to-use software application
  • All-in-One Search lets you easily find scanned paper, PDF documents and digital photos anywhere on your computer
  • Perfect for forms, bills, legal paperwork, tax information, receipts, warranties, and other important documents 

Brother Control Center:

  • Configure advanced scan settings for different scan-to destinations and store them for frequent use (i.e., dpi resolution, file format, duplex scanning)
  • Allows for scanning directly to Microsoft® SharePoint® (Windows® only)

Image: Includes a powerful software suite plus various image optimization and advanced scanning features to help maximize business capture efficiency

Brother is At Your Side with outstanding customer support

We offer a one-year limited warranty on the ADS-3000N and stand behind your purchase with FREE phone support for the life of your product. Whether you have a product question or a technical issue, Brother is Always At Your Side.


General Specification

Technology Dual CIS
Document feeding mode ADF
Optical Resolution (dpi) 1200
Grayscale mode 8-bit
Color mode 24 bit
Dimensions (WxDxH) 12.1" x 10.2" x 9.8 "
Weight 4.45 kg
Interface USB 2.0
Recommended Daily Volume Up to 5,000 scans per day
OS Support Windows® XP (32-bit only), Windows Vista®, Windows® 7, Windows® 8, Windows® 8.1, Windows® 10, Mac® OS X v10.8.x and up, Linux®
Bundled Software ABBYY® FineReader® Professional 11, ABBYY® PDF Transformer Plus (Windows®), Nuance™ PaperPort™ 14SE (Windows®), Control Center 4 (Windows®), Control Center 2 (Mac®)


Ultrasonic paper jam detection Yes
Long Paper Mode Yes
Card Scan Yes

Scan Size

ADF Minimum 2.0" (W) x 2.0" (L)
ADF Maximum 8.5" x 196"‡
ADF Capacity 50

Scanning Speed

ADF Speed (ppm) ADF Speed pages per minute 50 PPM


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