Contex has always led the market in image quality, and the new HD Ultra continues this tradition. The scanner provides true 1200 dpi optical resolution and comes with five cameras featuring the latest-generation Toshiba high-resolution four-channel CCD. The new camera design uses glass-filled polycarbonate to ensure high precision and temperature stability. Both are important factors to keep image quality at optimal levels. All cameras are electronically precision-aligned and have custom-built Fuji optics, carrying the best quality stamp in the industry. The HD Ultra camera design also has improved focal distance, which has been reduced by 50% with fewer mirrors. It also includes new high-speed all-digital LVDS camera interface. HD Ultra supports full RGB color.
"As more government agencies require documents to be delivered digitally, the new Contex wide-format scanners make this transition easy by delivering a solution at an affordable price, without compromising the specs or features," said Boy Co, President, American Technologies Inc., a Phillippine-based distributor of Contex scanning solutions.
Another key innovation for achieving the industry's best image quality is AccuColor. This feature introduces 48-bit data processing for all steps: from scanner data capture and scanner data processing, through PC data processing. Other scanners typically offer 48-bit only on the scanner capture, and 24-bit data processing at all other steps. AccuColor delivers improved color fidelity and reduced noise on the scanned images.
Fastest High-End Scanner in Market
Having the industry's fastest scanner means being able to complete more jobs in less time. Capable of delivering a file for immediate use, the HD Ultra scans 12 inches per second in grayscale and 6 inches per second in color, making it the most productive scanner available. In real-time performance, the scanner turns out 597 color or 901 mono scans per hour (A1 landscape). This speed is facilitated by the optimized Gigabit Ethernet technology, which triples data transfer compared to USB 2, delivering a stunning 80MB data transfer per second. No other scanner in the market transfers more than 100MB of image data from the scanner to the PC in less than 2 seconds.
Energy Star-compliant, the HD Ultra requires less than 4.3W in stand-by and has instant-on scanning with only 2 seconds of wake-up time. Built to last, it is designed to produce at least 2 million scans. The wide-format scanner also comes with instant integration with leading printers and can be used to output to any office color printer or copier.
"The HD Ultra is the most productive wide-format scanner on the market. Users will appreciate its outstanding image quality and flexibility to integrate the wide-format scanner with printers," said Thomas Rauh, Business Unit Manager, Kisters AG, a Germany-based distributor of Contex scanning solutions.
The HD Ultra comes with ATAC Technology (Automatic Thickness Adjustment Control) for thick, rigid documents. It can scan up to 0.6" (15 mm)-thick originals, such as posters mounted on foam boards or gator boards. Additionally, the scanner's "All Wheel Drive" (AWD) design for fragile and old media provides a perfectly straight scanning path with an optimal hold across the whole width of large documents, which prevents image distortion and damage to fragile originals.
"Nextimage is an important tool for wide-format scanning, and the new features enhance users' productivity. Project managers, for example, will appreciate the time savings with both the new batch scanning capability and the quick button for scanning different types of jobs. Saving multiple scans to a single PDF file is also a great plus," said David Cheng, National Manager - Print & Finishing Solutions, GBC Australia, a market leader in document finishing and business mailing solutions.