Plustek OptiCard 821 Portable Photo/ID card/ Business Card Scanner

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Plustek OptiCard 821 Portable Photo/ID card/ Business Card Scanner


USB Powered ID Card, License and Small Item Scanner

The Plustek OptiCard 821, is a USB powered, palm-size, simplex mobile scanner that scans ID cards, drivers licenses, healthcare cards, documents, checks, embossed cards and small items up to A6 in size.

Rigid Card, Check and Small Item Scanning

The small footprint of the OptiCard 821 make this scanner ideal for front desk applications such as patient registration, pharmacy, banking, hotel and other applications where counter space is limited and ID cards, licenses and documents smaller than A6 size are scanned.

General Information
Manufacturer Plustek, Inc
Manufacturer Part Number 769-BBM30-C
Manufacturer Website Address
Brand Name Plustek
Product Line OptiCard
Product Model 821
Product Name OptiCard 821
Product Type Film Scanner
Technical Information
Large Format No
Image Sensor CIS
Optical Resolution 600 dpi
Hardware Resolution 600 x 600 dpi
Scan Color Color
Color Depth 48-bit
Grayscale Depth 16-bit
Maximum Color Scan Speed (sec) 8
Media Type Embossed Card
Media Size A6 4.13" x 5.83", 1.30" x 1.69", 4.13" x 19.69"
Maximum Scan Size 4.13" x 19.69"
Scanning Modes Simplex
Software Included
  • NewSoft Presto ! PageManager 7.10
  • Hotcard BizCard Finder 3.0
  • ABBYY FineReader 9.0 Sprint
  • Plustek DigiScan
  • Plustek DI Express 6
Power Description
Power Source USB
Operating Power Consumption 2.50 W
Physical Characteristics
Form Factor Portable
Height 1.5"
Width 6.9"
Depth 2.4"
Weight (Approximate) 6.70 oz
Package Contents
  • OptiCard 821
  • Software CD
System Requirements System Requirements IBM Compatible PC, with Pentium 166 MHz or faster CPU CD-ROM Driver One available USB Port 64 MB RAM (128 MB recommended) 350 MB free HDD space High Color graphic card (VGA or higher) Microsoft Windows 98, Me, 2000, XP, Vista
Certifications & Standards


Platform Supported PC

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Questions & Answers

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  • Does the Plustek opticard scanner attach to a printer through the interface from the USB port and what is available on your desktop or laptop?

    • It can be connected to the desktop using the USB port. The scanned information can be printed directly from the Desktop.

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** Most Oversize orders are delivered within 1-4 weeks. Some orders may take 6 weeks to be delivered.

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