Brother International Corp. ( has expanded its compact scanner line-up with the addition of the DSmobile DS-700D with duplex color scanning capabilities.

The new scanner joins the DS-600, and provides monochrome and color scanning options. The enhanced DSmobile product line addresses the needs of small to mid-size businesses by helping to cost-effectively increase productivity by enabling busy office workers the ability to convert a large variety of hard-copy documents to electronic files for easy storage and organization, says Steve Feldstein, director of marketing for Brother Laser and Scanner products.

The DS-700D — which has an estimated street price of US$199.99 – boasts high-speed duplex scanning, which enables users toscan two-sided documents in a single pass. It can also scan all types of media — from paper documents and business cards, to thicker laminated materials such as insurance cards, driver licenses or ID cards.

The DS-600 and new DS-700D are both compact, lightweight and portable. They’re powered by an included USB cable; no battery or wall outlet is required. The scanners come with Presto! PageManager 9 and Presto! BizCard software foro Mac OS X and Windows.