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Preview: Contex Wide-Format Scanners

2 Aug, 2006 By: Henrik Vestermark

Company upgrades entire product line, offering better scan quality without increasing prices


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Contex just released an entirely new scanner line, offering new features and enhanced performance and replacing its existing product line. New scanner options range from the 25" TOUCAN G25 to the 54" MAGNUM G600. Most of the new scanners are available now. Two copier scanners, the Puma and COPYmate, will be available in limited quantities until their successors are available in early October under the new names PUMA G600 iJET and COPYmate G18 iJET. New scanners are also available under the Contex brands GTCO Calcomp and Vidar.p>

All new products are compliant with Europe's RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances) regulations as well as Energy Star guidelines. The RoHS manufacturing standard became mandatory in Europe on July 1, and the United States will soon follow with similar requirements. California is expected to mandate compliance by January 1, 2007.

In addition to complying with new environmental regulations, Contex has also improved its scanner controller technology, now in its eighth generation. The company is using new camera lenses that result in considerably fewer color aberrations, and it has improved its digital enhancement of image data. This is giving Contex scanners a boost in scan quality.  Read more >>

  

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