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ADS-1800W Wireless Desktop Document Scanner

Powerful yet compact and portable, scanning from any location just got easier with the ADS-1800W desktop document scanner. 

$649.95 RRP (Inc. GST)
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Powerful yet compact and portable, scanning from any location just got easier with the ADS-1800W. Compatible with external powerbanks, effortlessly scan your documents when and where it is most convenient for you.

Together with wireless connectivity, you can easily connect and scan using your mobile phone or tablet and enjoy seamless workflows with powerful PDF editing and document management software.

Key Features

  • 20-sheet Automatic Document Feeder (ADF)
  • 2-sided scanning up to 60ipm (30ppm) at 300 dpi
  • Large 7.1cm touchscreen
  • Power directly via USB Type-C
  • Create up to 20 one-touch scan activity shortcuts
  • Dedicated plastic ID card slot

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  • 4-Year Return-to-Base Warranty
  • 24_7 Helpdesk



Freedom to scan from anywhere

Compatible with most external batteries or power banks, there is no need for the ADS-1800W to be connected to a laptop or PC to scan your documents from any location. With wireless network connectivity and cloud scanning built in, you can truly scan from anywhere.


Seamless performance, every time

No matter where you scan from, you will get the same high performance, every time. With scan speeds of up to 60 sides per minute (2-sided), documents are saved quickly and effortlessly to file, email server, USB host, network or you can scan them directly to your PC.


Intelligent and effortless

With one-touch scanning, reduce the time you spend on repetitive tasks and set up shortcuts to frequently used locations. So you can be confident that all your documents are reliably saved to the right place, every time.


Versatile media handling

The time-saving 20-sheet Automatic Document Feeder (ADF) manages various sizes and thicknesses of paper (up to 128gsm) with ease. Whilst the dedicated card slot comfortably handles plastic ID cards.


Industry-leading software

Available as standard, Power PDF provides you with the flexibility to easily convert, edit and share documents in seconds. Together with Kofax PaperPort, a document management solution, workflows can be created so that you can share, search and organise documents with ease and accuracy.

Industry Uses

Brother Scanners in Education


Schools, colleges, universities and other offices within the education sector can improve efficiencies by scanning and automating paper based processes so they can be seamlessly integrated into their own student record and back office document systems.

Brother Scanners for Finance

Legal & Finance

With the Brother scanners, legal firms can significantly cut down their admin time dealing with the thousands of documents they need to collect, store and share.

Finance and insurance companies have an increasing need for paperless document management whether for compliance, internal collaboration or customer requirements. Scanning helps reduces the time and effort in long term storage and management of contracts. Brother scanners help bridge the gap between paper processes and effective digitisation.

Brother Scanners for the Government and Public Offices


Government and other public offices can manage personal information efficiently by converting a wide range of paper documents into searchable, secure and compliant digital data archives. For this task, scanners must cater for high volumes and compliance with rigid security/data protection requirements while remaining cost effective.

Brother Scanners for Healthcare


GP surgeries, hospitals, dental practices and other medical and healthcare organisations have an ever-increasing need to digitise information both accurately and securely. However, office space is often limited particularly at reception desks and security is always a key concern.

Brother Scanners for the Home Office

Home Office

Scanning for the home office allows space saving and gives peace of mind knowing that important files, photos and documents are backed up and can be accessed from mobile devices.

Brother Scanners for the Logistics Industry


High volumes of daily delivery notes can be easily managed when converted into digital documents, resulting in faster turnaround times for clients, greater back-office efficiency and records management compliance for disaster recovery. Robust, reliable scanning is essential.

Brother Scanners for the Office Environment


Offices can benefit from scanning a wide range of business documents helping reduce costly storage space and improve business efficiencies. Cut down on insecure hard copies, meet environmental targets, achieve HR data compliance guidelines, enable simple document collaboration and improve business efficiencies.

Brother Scanners for Retail


Retailers can convert a wide range of daily transactional documents into digital assets quickly and accurately while sales dockets, orders and invoices can be scanned in the moment giving the business owner or manager peace of mind. Scans can be integrated with sales management platforms or shared to internal or external network folders, USB drives or cloud platforms.

Specification Details

Features and Specifications

AC adaptor Yes
Usage type Desktop, Mobile
Scanner type Dual CIS
Display size 7.1cm touchscreen
Output file format Tiff (BW: G3/G4/LZW, Colour & Gray: Jpeg/LZW), JPEG (Grayscale/Colour), (Standard) PDF, Secured PDF, Signed PDF, PDF/A-1b (BW/Grayscale/Colour)
RAM 512 MB
Maximum daily duty cycle 1,000 sheets
Maximum monthly duty cycle 10,000 sheets
Connectivity Wireless, USB
AirPrint Yes
External IC Card Reader Yes
USB Host Yes
Web Connect Yes - connect with 3rd party services
USB interface Type-C 3.2 Gen1
Wi-Fi Direct Yes
Wired network interface N/A
Wireless network interface 2.4GHz build-in Infrastructure Mode : IEEE 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi Direct : 802.11g/n
iPrint & Scan Yes
Carton dimensions W369 x D158 x H200mm
Dimensions without carton W288 x H85 x D101mm (Input Tray-closed). W288 x H205 x D211mm (Input tray-extended)
Weight Approximately 1.42kg
Power consumption - networked standby AC: Approximately 2.0W
Power consumption - off AC: Approximately 0.1 W, DC: Approximately 0.1 W
Power consumption - ready mode AC: Approximately 6.4 W. DC: Approximately 5.2 W
Power consumption - scanning AC: Approximately 12 W, DC: Approximately 10 W
Power Consumption - sleep mode AC: Approximately 1.5 W. DC: Approximately 1.1 W
Sleep Mode (Power Saving Mode) Yes
Operating humidity 20 to 80%
Operating temperature 5 to 35℃
Storage humidity 10 to 90%
Storage temperature 0 to 40℃
Sound power 62dB (scanning)
Paper input / ADF 20 sheets
Paper output Optional output tray available
Types and sizes Plain Paper, Thin Paper, Thick Paper, Thicker Paper, Recycled Paper, Business Card, Plastic Card
Weights 51.8 to 128gsm
ADF media sizes Width: 50.8 to 215.9 mm (2.0" to 8.5") Length: 70 to 355.6 mm (2.76" to 14.0") Maximum length: 5000mm (197”), 300dpi / Simplex (single paper)
AirPrint Scan Yes
Network Security - Email SMTP-AUTH, TLS (SMTP), SSL(SMTP)
Network Security - Wireless SMTP-AUTH, SSL/TLS (HTTPS, SMTP), SNMP v3, SSH, 802.1x (EAP-FAST, PEAP, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS)
IPv4 DHCP, APIPA (Auto IP), WINS/NetBIOS name resolution, DNS Resolver, mDNS, LLMNR responder, SMTP Client, FTP/SFTP Client, SMB Client(SMB1.0/2.0/2.1) (=CIFS Client), SNMPv1/v2c/v3, HTTP/HTTPS server, ICMP, Web Services(Scan), SNTP Client
IPv6 RA, DNS Resolver, mDNS, LLMNR responder, SMTP Client, FTP Client, SMB Client(SMB1.0/2.0/2.1) (=CIFS Client), HTTP/HTTPS server, ICMPv6, Web Services(Scan), SNTP Client, SNMPv1/v2c/v3
Wi-Fi Direct™ Yes
Wireless network security WEP 64/128 bit, WPA-PSK (TKIP/AES), WPA2-PSK (TKIP/AES), WPA3-SAE (AES)
ISIS compatibility No
SANE compatibility Yes
Macintosh Mac OS 11x, Mac OS 12x, Mac OS 13x
Supported Windows: Brother iPrint & Scan for Desktop, Kofax PaperPort 14SE with OCR, Kofax Power PDF Standard v5, Remote Setup, Newsoft Presto BizCard 6, Newsoft Image Folio. MacOS: Brother iPrint&Scan for Desktop, Kofax Power PDF Standard v3, Remote Setup, Newsoft Presto BizCard 7, Newsoft Image Folio. WAN Management Software: BRAdmin Light, Brother BRAdmin Professional.
Windows Windows 11, Windows 10
2-Sided scan Yes
Colour Depth 48 bit int. / 24 bit ext.
Mono Duplex Scanning Speed 60ipm (30ppm) at 300dpi
Output file format Tiff (BW: G3/G4/LZW, Colour & Gray: Jpeg/LZW) JPEG (Grayscale/Colour) (Standard)PDF, Secured PDF, Signed PDF, PDF/A-1b (BW/Grayscale/Colour)
Scanner Driver - Mac AirPrint Scan
Scanner Driver - Windows TWAIN, WIA
1 to 2 scan Yes - PC
2 in 1 scan Yes - PC
Card slot Yes
Continuous scan Yes
Output tray Optional
Scan to Cloud - firm/PC, E-mail server - firm, FTP/SFTP - firm/PC, HTTPS - firm, Network - firm, PC - firm, Sharepoint - firm/PC, USB memory - firm, Workflow - PC
Duplex Scanning Speed Colour 60ipm (30ppm) at 300dpi
Automatic document feeder Yes
Resolution Interporated: Max 1200 x 1200 dpi. From ADF (optical): Max 600 x 600 dpi
Greyscale 256 levels
Active directory authentication (user authentication) Yes
Secure function lock v3 Yes
Secure printing with SSL Yes
Setting lock Yes
Syslog Yes
AC adaptor Yes
Optional accessories Output tray
Pickup roller for ADF Yes
Receipt carrier sheet Yes
Separation pad for ADF Yes

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