The difference between the Sansan Scanner and the ScanSnap iX500 Sansan Edition is the experience you can get from using them.
The Sansan Scanner is a rental model directly ordered from Sansan for a monthly fee. It includes
-a Tablet PC
-the Scanner App.
With the Sansan Scanner, there is no need to use the Smartphone Application when you scan business cards. You simply find your name on the Tablet PC, press the scan button, and then the cards are scanned.
The ScanSnap iX500 Sansan Edition is a model you buy from Amazon, a wholesaler, or from a shop.
When you scan business cards with this, you need to open up the Application on your smartphone, and if you are not in a place with smartphone transmission, you cannot send the cards you scanned to the Center.
However, the actual speed of scanning is the same as the rental model.
For how to use the business card scanning function of the ScanSnap iX500 Sansan Edition, please see here
The Sansan Scanner and the ScanSnap iX500 Sansan Edition can be used together.