6 Tips to Use the IRIScan™ Desk 5 camera for Distance Learning

Find out how to use this camera for distance learning. It is ideal for interactive virtual classes, as well as for recording online tutorials or lessons.

Do live demonstration
Do live demonstrations

The IRIScan™ Desk camera scanner can function as a visual presenter. It is perfect for home based teachers who need to do remote classes and tutoring. Thanks to the "multi-camera" mode, they can film both the textbook under the camera scanner, as well as their own image coming from the webcam.

Read texts together
Read texts together

Film and capture your many textbooks and encyclopedia with the camera scanner perfectly suited for distance learning. Show a clear picture of your books during your lessons, and read them simultaneously with your students.

Make notes together
Make notes together

When you are explaining a complicated equation, or when you are demonstrating a science experiment, it is common to have to write notes in front of your students. Thanks to this camera which films the document placed below, they will be able to see everything you write live during virtual classes!

Do brainstorming
Do brainstorming sessions

This camera dedicated to distance learning, usable as a visual presenter, allows you to boost your creativity. Write, draw, explain, create graphs, ... Anything is possible! Your ideas are broadcasted live on screen during your virtual classes.

Share science up close
Share science up close

During your laboratory classes and scientific tutorials, show all the scientific experiences in live motion thanks to this visual presenter. Place the items near the scanner camera, everything will be broadcasted to your students.

Visual presenter for classrooms
Visual presenter for classrooms

This smart device allows any teacher to project the image of a paper document (encyclopedia, book, sheet, ...) on a whiteboard. Use it like any projector during your classes : this will add a new dimension to your lessons!

Camera compatible with various video conferencing apps

Camera compatible with various video conferencing apps

The IRIScan™ Desk 5 visual presenter is particularly interesting for anyone using Skype, Microsoft Teams, Zoom, etc. on a daily basis, either for distance learning or teleworking! Broadcast your webcam and the image of your IRIScan™ Desk camera-scanner simultaneously in Teams, Skype, Zoom and Google Meet for more interactivity than ever before!

A visual presenter that puts versatility above all

A visual presenter that puts versatility above all

In addition to being a useful camera for interactivity during virtual classes, the IRIScan™ Desk is also a document scanner, of which here are some features:

  • - Document camera picture-in-picture
  • - Desktop interactive teaching
  • - 1 click record lessons
  • - Book & Document Scanner
  • - A3 large books
  • - Text to speech
  • - Barcode
  • - Id cards
  • - Business cards to Microsoft Outlook
  • - OCR & PDF automatic creation

Take the stress out of distance learning

Take the stress out of distance learning

Don't be nervous about organizing your virtual classes anymore! The built-in free software makes it easy for you to use this tool during your video conferences. This visual presenter will allow you to give lessons in an interactive and multi-screen way, at an unbeatable price.

One-click record mode, easy as ABC!

One-click record mode, easy as ABC!

The IRIScan™ Desk camera offers an innovative feature: simultaneous multi-camera video recording. It allows you to simultaneously record the image of the IRIScan™ Desk and that of your webcam (while capturing sound!). The video recorded will contain the images of both cameras, in a single video. You can export the video to your favourite format (.AVI, .MP4, .FLV, .WMV), with a simple click.

IRIScan™ Desk: two versions to discover immediately

Use this comparison table to discover the technical specifications of both versions of this innovative desktop camera scanner. See their different features at a glance and choose the one that suits you best.

IRIScan Desk 5

IRIScan Desk

$199

  • Camera Resolution: 8 MP
  • Scanning size: up to A4
  • OCR languages: 138 languages
  • USB Powered
  • Convert to PDF, Word, Excel
  • Document scanning
  • Book scanning (Pocket size only)
  • Multi camera recording

IRIScan Desk 5 Pro

IRIScan Desk

$259 $299

  • Camera Resolution: 12 MP
  • Scanning size: up to A3
  • OCR languages: 138 languages
  • USB Powered
  • Convert to PDF, Word, Excel
  • Document scanning
  • Book scanning
  • Multi camera recording
  • Autofocus
  • Barcode scanning
  • ID & Passport scanning
  • Business Card scanning (Cardiris)
  • External capture button

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IRIScan Desk 5 - Resources

Frequently-Asked Questions
What are the scanning speeds

Scanning an A4 page
Just scanning Scanning + Export to PDF image Scanning + Export to indexed PDF
Black and white 2.60 sec 3.02 sec 6 sec
Grey scale 2.70 sec 2.62 sec 6 sec
Colour 3.20 sec 3.20 sec 12 sec


Scanning a double page of a pocket-sized paperback book
Just scanning Export to PDF image Scanning + Export to PDF image
Black and white 5.10 sec 0.70 sec 5.80 sec
Grey scale 4.40 sec 0.70 sec 5.10 sec
Colour 4.40 sec 1.00 sec 5.40 sec


What are the limitations and best practices

  • Please always use the black mat supplied with the device.
  • The best OCR results are obtained from a matte document; a shiny surface may produce results of lower quality.
  • The best results are obtained in standard work environment lighting conditions; too much brightness can affect the quality of the result (direct sunlight, for example, does not suit the scanner).
  • The available book export formats are as follows: PDF image, indexed PDF image & text, JPEG, and ePub. Audio formats (MP3 and WAV) are available as an option with Readiris Corporate.
  • This scanner is not optimised for photo scanning.
  • A “passport holder” (available as an option for ease of use and optimised results) helps with passport scanning.
  • IRISPowerscan™ (optional) must be installed if you wish to extract meta data from official documents (passports, ID cards, health cards, etc.).
Technical characteristics of the scanner
IRIScan Desk 5

- Scanning technology: CMOS 8MP sensor
- Maximum resolution: 3264 x 2448 pixels
- Document format: A4 (297 x 210 mm / Landscape)
- Scanning speed: 2 seconds per page in colour mode 30 pages/min
- Built-in LED lamps: 4
- Output resolution: 300 dpi
- Output level: Colour / Black and white / Grey scale
- Interface / Drivers: USB 2.0 Type B x 1 (for PC connection) - USB 2.0 Type A x 1 (for USB extension)
- Electrical power supply: 5-V power supply via USB
- Output formats: Document: JPG, PDF (Image), PDF (Indexed), PDF (Text), Word, TXT, Excel, e-book: ePub
- Dimensions (H x L x D): Folded: 267 (H) x 85 (L) x 75 (D) mm / (10.5 x 3.34 x 2.95 inches) Normal: 267 (H) x 85 (L) x 221 (D) mm / (10.5 x 3.34 x 8.71 inches)
- Weight: 700 g
- Recommended daily scanning volume: Up to 500 pages a day

IRIScan™ Desk 5 Pro

- Scanning technology: CMOS 12-megapixel sensor
- Maximum resolution: 4032 x 3024 pixels
- Document format: A3 (420 x 290 mm / Landscape)
- Scanning speed: 2 seconds per page in colour mode - 30 pages/min
- Adjustment: Fixed
- Video recording resolution: 2048x1536 (QXGA), 1600 x 1200 (UXGA), 1280 X 1024 (SXGA), 640 x 480 (VGA)
- Built-in LED lamps: 4
- Output resolution: 300 dpi
- Output level: Colour / Black and white / Grey scale
- Interface / Drivers: USB 2.0 Type B x 1 (for PC connection) - USB 2.0 Type A x 1 (for USB extension)
- Electrical power supply: 5-V power supply via USB
- Output formats: Document: JPG, PDF (Image), PDF (Indexed), PDF (Text), Word, TXT, Excel, e-book: EPUB, Video : AVI, MPEG, FLV, WMV
- Dimensions (H x L x D): Folded: 375 (H) x 85 (L) x 75 (D) mm / (14.76 x 3.34 x 2.95 inches) Normal: 375 (H) x 85 (L) x 270 (D) mm / (14.76 x 3.34 x 10.62 inches)
- Weight: 800 g / 1.76 pound
- Recommended daily scanning volume: Up to 500 pages per day
Required system configuration:

Windows® software suite
-Processor: Intel® Core 2 Duo or higher
- Graphics card: Intel® Standard Graphics or higher graphics cards with 512 RAM
- RAM: 2 GB
- Hard disk space: 2 GB
-USB: USB2.0 port
-Windows® operating system: Windows® 7, 8, 10

The software packages and user guides are not included in the box. To download them, go to: www.irislink.com/start

Contents of the box
IRIScan Desk 5

Box dimensions (H x L x D): 14x 40 x14 cm
Box weight: Approximately 1.37 kg
Box languages: German, English, Arabic, Spanish, French, Italian, Dutch, Portuguese, and Russian
Contents of the box: Camera scanner • USB cable • Scanning mat • Quick start guide

IRIScan Desk 5 Pro

Box dimensions (H x L x D): 140 x 490 x 140 mm
Box weight: Approximately 1.47 kg
Box languages: German, English, Arabic, Spanish, French, Italian, Dutch, Portuguese, and Russian
Contents of the box: Camera scanner • USB cable • Scanning mat • Quick start guide

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Quick Reference Guide
IRIScan Desk 5

- Product name: IRIScan™ Desk 5
SKU Ref.: 459524
EAN code: 5420079900820
UPC-A code: 765010744985
Personalised code: 847190

IRIScan Desk 5 Pro

Product name: IRIScan™ Desk 5 Pro
SKU Ref.: 459838
EAN code: 5420079900837
UPC-A code: 765010748303
Personalised code: 847190
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