WideTEK 36DS

The WideTEK 36 DS is the world's first wide format scanner for duplex digitization of newspapers and other double-sided printed documents up to 36 inches (915 mm) in width. This compact device needs only four seconds to scan the front and back sides of a newspaper page (at 300 dpi).

The idea of double-sided scanning in one production step primarily means less production effort: The document no longer needs to be flipped over and scanned again on the other side. That makes the scanner an ideal companion for press clipping, archiving and library services.

The scanner features two camera boxes, both consisting of three CCD systems, integrated into the upper and lower part of the device – only a few inches from each other. The WideTEK 36 DS captures both sides of the newspaper at the same time. After scanning, software separates the scanned document into four single images; capturing the left and right sides on the front and back of the newspaper – all in a single step.

The scanner is equipped with two processor units. This allows an extremely fast data throughput. The patented stitching procedure and the optical resolution of 1200 x 600 dpi guarantee brilliant scan results.

The mechanical construction of the WideTEK 36 DS is also a highlight. The more extensive mechanics and additional camera and light units were integrated into the device without dramatically enlarging its dimensions. The duplex scanner is only 13 centimetres larger than the compact WideTEK 36.

The complete camera optical system is integrated in a hermetically sealed housing. Once optimally adjusted, it remains stable, dust-free and requires virtually no maintenance.

Special transport rollers, with individually spring loaded ball bearing pairs serving as pressure points; ensure the best possible gentle document transport. WideTEK 36 DS digitizes even historical and fragile documents without damage to the source document.

 

Features

Easy installation via Scan2Net® Technology
Gigabit ethernet connectivity
Comfortable operation via touch screen or web browser
Rotation while scanning and auto-page location detection
Easy and convenient face-up scanning
Print on any network printer, save to USB or send via email or FTP
Compatible with all platforms — Windows, Linux, Mac OS, Unix
Remote maintenance and analysis

 

For demanding applications in a wide range of markets

Construction drawings, drawings and long measurements charts and diagrams
Detailed architectural drawings
Maps - e.g. road maps and street maps
Color posters, displays and large format photographs
Large format and extra-long documents
Newspapers and tabloids - e.g. graphical designs, advertisements

 

More Features

High Speed Scanning: Image Access scanners always run at rated speeds regardless of how powerful your computer is. We do a full scan into the scanner memory at full speed, without any stops. We're the only scanner company that does that. Only the time between scanning and output are dependent upon the transfer speed of the network and the computer, and even our transfer rate is twice as fast as competing products because data is transferred to your workstation at 1 Gigabit speeds, while other scanners use significantly slower transfer rates (1/2 Gigabit or less).

Works Well With Others: Create JPEG, PDF (both searchable and image-only), or TIFF file formats and email or save to USB or network (PC, server, FTP).

Easy to Use: Single button scanning, optional foot pedal, built in touch display

Great Durability: WideTEK's metal casing resists scratches and dents, and its hermetically sealed optical components translate to less maintenance. We've even designed the case so that it works only with the WideTEK's tools that ship with each unit.

High Duty Cycle: WideTEK scanners are designed for high-volume, professional use. Their duty cycles far exceed that of desktop scanners.

Minimal Space: WideTEK's footprint isn't much larger than the maximum paper width it scans. With a footprint of only 43 x 27 inches, it takes surprisingly little space for full- scale operation.

Clear, Crisp, Colorful Scans: Fast scanning in B&W, grayscale and color, high-quality resolution of up to 1200 by 600 dpi. WideTEK's optics include multiple CCD arrays sealed in an airtight camera box for dust-free and quiet operation. We've made it our business for over 15 years now to be experts in image resolution, and since there is some confusion among users regarding this matter, we've provided a white paper that debunks some longstanding myths.

State of the Art Illumination: WideTEK's bright white LED illumination lasts significantly longer than other lighting systems. LED lights also consume less power and produce far less heat.

Easy Setup: WideTEK scanners connect over your network using standard IP (Internet Protocol) addresses and can be operated by a standard browser without drivers or add-on cards.

No Warm Up Time: WideTEK scanners are ready to scan anytime you are. Other scanners can require several minutes to warm up before use.

Room to Grow: Firmware upgrades are available online and are directly downloadable to the WideTEK using a standard browser.

Environmentally Responsible: We all know that scanning and saving images to email, USB, etc., rather than photocopying or printing saves paper and toner, but it's hard to get a feel for just how much savings are likely. Click here to see an annual report from MIT describing their savings.

Remote Scanner Management: You're in full control from any browser. Change any and all scanner settings remotely or using WideTEK's built-in touch screen.

Usage Statistics Monitoring: WideTEK lets you manage and monitor the usage, statistics and settings of each scanner you own. The reports are automatically uploaded and available online from your web browser.