Contex A/S is bringing innovation to the wide-format scanning market with several new products and updates that feature never-before-seen technology. Among the new entries is the SD3600 wide-format scanner series, which comes with patented CIS scanning technology for enhanced image quality of scanned technical drawings and maps. Contex also upgraded its Nextimage scanning and image enhancement software, which now includes first-to-market accounting features and multi-page file functionality.
Creating great excitement in the wide-format market is Contex's newest powerhouse, the HD Ultra, a 36- and 42-inch wide-format scanner with CCD technology. In addition to exceptional speed and productivity, this scanner offers superior image quality and versatility. The market has responded positively to the HD Ultra; the reseller channel, customers, and the company's team of scanning solutions experts have all offered rave reviews.
HD Ultra Raises the Bar
The HD Ultra is designed for various industries - including reprographics and copy shops, engineering, GIS professionals, architecture and construction companies, utilities, manufacturing, and government -- that archive and preserve various types of documents, images, and drawings. The wide-format scanner helps these users to work more efficiently and to collaborate better with clients and colleagues.
The HD Ultra offers the most efficient way for users to scan, copy, file, and preserve wide-format images, drawings, documents, and records. The scanner's innovative paper-handling is a first in the large format imaging market. SnapSize, Contex's new automatic size detection software, registers any standard-size document as it is fed into the scanner, then automatically optimizes the scanner's setup for that particular document. This feature saves valuable time and ensures a clean, accurate scan.
Intelligent automatic camera calibration, programmable one-touch buttons, and easy network connectivity are among the features that separate the HD Ultra from the competition. Other productivity features include the new FlexFeed, right-side document loading that is easier and faster than center-loading. Additionally, new funnel-shaped feeding simplifies scanning curled originals, and removable paper return guides eliminate the need for rewinding paper.
"The HD Ultra delivers significant productivity gains, with faster overall scan speeds and fewer re-scans due to misfeeds. Our customers will appreciate the overall image quality, FlexFeed capability, and scalability of this new scanner," said Richard Gigl, Vice President of Sales & Marketing, National / Azon Equipment, a U.S.-based distributor of Contex scanning solutions.
Users will appreciate the time savings provided by new features introduced with the HD Ultra. For example, FlexDoc makes it easy to scan documents, regardless of the thickness or condition, with both automatic thickness adjustment control and contour correction. A paper pressure slider allows for scanning both thin newspaper and thick foam boards on the same scanner.
Connecting to a LAN is also easier thanks to the Gigabit Ethernet port and SmartShare, which allows any workgroup computer to control the scanner. This feature eliminates bottlenecks that typically happen when a scanner is restricted to a single computer.