Compare Desktop & Full Sheet, High-Speed Scanners

The Apperson brand of scanners are relied upon by tens of thousands of institutions and instructors and by millions of students worldwide. Whether you are in need of a stand alone Test Score Machine to quickly grade exams or in need of more in-depth item analysis reporting to aid in evaluating outcomes, there is an Apperson scanner to meet your needs.

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Test Score Machines Full Sheet, High-Speed Scanners

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DataLink 600 / 600 FC

Both models support Apperson forms with Student ID capture while the 600-FC also scores most Scantron answer sheets.

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DataLink 1200

Small but powerful. The most chosen scanner within the higher education community.

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DataLink 3000

This auto-feed scanner scans 150 question exams at a rate of up to 60 exams per minute.

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Sekonic 1800

Small enough for use as a desktop scanner.

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Sekonic 3500

Perfect for department using full size General Purpose answer sheets.

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Sekonic 6500

High speed scanning with reject tray. Perfect for a Training Center.

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Speed 35 ppm / 2100 pph 35 ppm / 2100 pph 50 ppm / 3000 pph 30 ppm / 1800 pph 59 ppm / 3500 pph 91 ppm / 5500 pph
Channels 6 12 19 48 48 48
Read Head Simplex reflective, pencil read Simplex reflective, pencil read Simplex reflective, pencil read Single-sided read or Dual-sided read Single-sided read or Dual-sided read Single-sided read or Dual-sided read
Document Transport Manual Feed Manual Feed Auto Feed Auto Feed Auto Feed Auto Feed
Automated Document Feeder (ADF)  N/A  N/A  250 50 Forms 500 Forms 500 Forms
Form Output Stacker  50  50  250 100 forms 500 Forms 500 Forms (accept) / 150 (reject)
Mark Discrimination 16 Levels 16 Levels 16 Levels 16 Levels 16 Levels 16 Levels
Mark Implements  Pencil  Pencil  Pencil Pencil or Optional Pencil + Pen Pencil or Optional Pencil + Pen Pencil or Optional Pencil + Pen
Mark Position  360  720  1,140 Under 5,184 (per each page) 5,232 (per each page) 5,232 (per each page)
Mark Shapes Rectangles, Ovals & Circles  Rectangles, Ovals & Circles  Rectangles, Ovals & Circles Rectangle, Ovals and Circles Rectangle, Ovals and Circles Rectangle, Ovals and Circles
DataLink 600
DataLink 1200
DataLink 3000
Sekonic 1800
Sekonic 3500
Sekonic 6500
Calibration  Manual  Manual  Manual Manual Automatic Automatic
Max Student ID  6 digit 12 digit 19 digit 10+ digit 10+ digit 10+ digit
Max Questions Per Test 200 200 150 200 200 200
Stand-Alone Item Analysis Yes Yes Yes  No  No  No
OMR Scanner  Yes Yes Yes Yes  Yes Yes
Pre-Mark Software Compatible No Yes Yes  No  No  No
Integrated Bar Code Reader  No No Yes Optional Optional Optional
Scanner Dimensions (WxHxD) 20″ x 6″ x 7″ 20″ x 6″ x 7″ 8.5″ x 6″ x 2.75″ 12.9″ x 5″ x 28.7″ 14″ x 9″ x 22.5″ 14″ x 15″ x 31.5″
Scanner Weight 3 lbs 3 lbs 7 lbs 10.8 lbs 38 lbs 80 lbs
DataLink 600
DataLink 1200
DataLink 3000
Sekonic 1800
Sekonic 3500
Sekonic 6500
Min. Doc. Size 3 1/2″ x 6″ 3 1/2″ x 6″ 5 1/2″ x 7″ 2.5″ x 4.3″ 2.5″ x 4.33″/td> 2.5″ x 4.33″
Max. Doc. Size 8 1/2″ x 12″ 8 1/2″ x 12″ 5 1/2″ x 12″ 9″ x 14″ 9″ x 14″ 9″ x 14″
Utility Software DataLink Connect DataLink Connect DataLink Connect DataLink Select, Remark Classic OMR DataLink Select, Remark Classic OMR DataLink Select, Remark Classic OMR
PC/Mac Compatible  PC & Mac PC & Mac PC & Mac PC only PC only PC only
Printer Yes Yes Yes Optional Optional Included
Printing Type Ink-jet Technology Ink-jet Technology Ink-jet Technology Ink-jet Technology Ink-jet Technology Ink-jet Technology

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