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Capture, Copy, Fax & Collate Book Content With

Self-Serve Book Scanning Stations

KIC Family Scanners

Affordable Book Scanning for the 21st Century Library

Study, Report, Research Collaborate... Digitally

KIC book scanning systems are self-service digitization stations that make your entire library collection available digitally for about 1% of your library budget. KIC is an indispensable tool for research, study and production of enhanced from books, magazines and very large journals. It also has the additional benefit of obviating the need for conventional photocopy machines. Excerpts from a printed volume can be digitized thousands of times with no additional payments to publishers because KIC is digitize on demand, a welcome alternative to cost-prohibitive born-digital subscriptions! KIC offers models for every budget and every need.

KIC systems are available for use with a wide variety of scanners and digitizers ranging 25x18" scan area with preservation to 11x17", very high-speed scan stations that provide instant access on tablets, notebooks, smart devices and easy transfer to desktop PCs and servers. All KIC scan stations are ruggedly built for high-volume use and designed specifically for gentle treatment of books, and KIC's searchable PDF output files can be sent to email, USB drive, Cloud and/or sent wirelessly to smart devices. It's no wonder that DLSG's products are now accessible to over 70% of U.S. university students and faculty.

Click scanner Click Mini scanner Bookeye 4 scanner Bookeye 4 scanner BookEdge scanner
All KIC stations are available in tabletop or floor standing models to fit any space in your library.

Serving 70% of Students at US Universities

In the U.S. alone, DLSG book scanners are on 800 college and university campuses, including most of the top 100 and nearly all large campuses. With the introduction of the KIC Click Mini, KIC BookEdge and KIC Sprout, KIC is now affordable for virtually all institutions of higher learning and full-service public libraries. Last decade, libraries typically 'added' several KIC book scanning kiosks for patron, student, faculty and researcher use, but since 2010 libraries have begun to replace their entire patron-use copier fleets with self-serve book scanning systems.

A True Digital Age Multifunction System for Academic & Public Libraries

Book Scanning

Students at academic libraries want speed, and DLSG offers the fastest book scanners on the market. Patrons at public libraries need simplicity, and KIC provides three of the simplest possible user interfaces, one exclusively for scanning, one exclusively for copying and one exclusively for faxing. And KIC's best-of-breed power user interface is only a touch away.

Book Scanning
Copier Replacement

Copier Replacement

While multifunction copiers are partly digital, they are big mechanical machines with big maintenance issues and tiny touch screens. As a copier replacement, KIC eliminates copier failure/service problems and provides very large touch screens and view screens that are larger still. Organizing (collating, clipping, rotating, etc.) pages on a huge touch screen is much easier than shuffling paper.

The digital age has steadily driven down the demand in libraries for paper copies to levels that make it increasingly difficult to justify copiers. KIC self-service scanning systems reduce copier use further — to the point that attaching a small laser or ink jet printer is sufficient. Copier Replacement KIC systems also handle much larger materials than copiers, and they scan Self-Serve Fax books without damaging them. However, the most compelling benefit of KIC over copiers is KIC's speed, due mainly to its face-up scanning design, which is not only significantly faster, but far easier to use.

Self-Serve Fax

KIC's huge touch screen and larger view screen make faxing extra easy. Users can compose, review, clip, crop and change brightness and contrast of the pages of a fax before sending. KIC's step-by-step process is designed for easy operation by even the most timid users. All you need is an internet connection, and DLSG will provide the rest at a cost so low that fax revenue can pay for the KIC system in a few years or less.

KIC Coins

Printing copies and faxing have per page costs that normally must be passed on to the user. KIC has a free, built-in method of charging users for copies and faxes.

KIC Coins

Simply print wallet-size "KIC Coins" on regular letter-sized paper in any denomination that that you like, cut them out, and sell them to users at the circulation desk or wherever you collect fees for late book returns.

KIC Compatible with Copy Card & Cash Systems

KIC Compatible with Copy Card

All KIC system are compatible with all standard copy card and coin-op devices. Since KIC transfers images to users' computers electronically, costly expendables are avoided, even for color! The library can opt to keep all revenue it collects.

In case you didn't know...

...what you can do with scanned images

Enhance Reports

Scan Page

Place books face-up on KIC Bookeye 4's large bed & capture two pages at a time - much faster than flatbed scanners and copiers.

Scan Page

Use whole pages or clip selected pictures, graphs, test, etc. using KIC's large touch screen.

Scan Page

Save scanned images to USB flash drive or cloud storage, send them via email address or transfer images directly to a tablet, notebook PC, or smart phone. Save scanned images

Scan Page

Enhance reports in a word processing program. Drag desired images from a flash drive, Cloud storage or email directly into a word processing program, or save images to your computer desktop and use the 'insert picture' function.

Scan Page

Once images are imported into a word processing program, you may want to resize or reposition them or select from several ways that your text can wrap around the pictures.

Personal & Family Documents

Personal & Family Documents

Library patrons bring loose paper from home to scan, fax and send via email or save to a USB device. A $5 USB thumb drive can store thousands of important documents.

Many citizens don't have a safe, reliable place to store and organize their important documents. Documents scanned at the local library can be viewed with any low cost smart phone.

For Study

For Study
For Study

Quickly scan many pages to take with you and study at your convenience in the comfort of your home where you can read, search, markup, and print at your leisure

Book Excerpts

With KIC in your library, instructors are no longer restricted to a single text book. They can freely assign many excerpts from many books without adding to the students' already high cost of text books.

Book Excerpts
Scan Page

Scan Journals for Research

Scan Journals for Research

Scan Artwork

Scan Artwork

Scan Large Maps & Drawings

Scan Large Maps

Beautiful Images – Fast and Easy, and Nondestructive

Face-Up Scanning is Faster

KIC Bookeye 4 walk-up scanning stations are face-up scanners that save a lot of time and reduce book spine damage because they capture two face-up pages of a book with each scan and do not require the user to flip the book twice for each page. KIC analyzes each image, and automatically splits it into two separate images. In addition, black edges are automatically removed and the content is straightened, producing clean, professional looking images - important for electronic reserves, course curriculum materials and research reports. These automatic image treatment functions also save a lot of faculty, administrator, and student time.

Face-Up Scanning
Face-up scanning is faster, easier, and it eliminates spine damage
Face-Up Scanning Text is clear and undistorted. KIC automatically adjusts margins for print-ready image quality.

Capture Area Comparison

The capture area of copiers is about half that of KIC Bookeye 4 while the capture area of typical consumer scanners is smaller still. With a 18 X 24 inch capture area, Bookeye 4 captures it all!

Capture Area Comparison

A – – – Competing face-up book scanner A 14x18.9"

B⋅⋅⋅⋅⋅⋅⋅ Competing face-up book scanner B 14x20.5"

Scan Over sized Reference Books

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With the view screen on the side,the Bookeye 4 neck provides an ideal bookstop for scanning very large reference books. KIC True 2 Touch provides full rotation capabilities so that you can scan in the orientation that suits you best.

Fast & Easy... Higher Productivity... Promotes Greater Use

The face-up scanning capability of KIC Bookeye 4 and KIC Click™ systems enables users to capture multiple pages far more easily than ever before - books no longer need to be flipped over to turn the page and then flipped back over for each scan or copy. KIC systems scan up to ten times faster than a typical flatbed scanner and over twice as fast as a high speed copier. In addition, it produces either color or black & white images for the same cost, which equates to substantial savings. Finally, KIC promotes a cleaner environment by reducing paper and toner use.

Scanning Speed Chart

Digitize on Demand VS Born Digital

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Unlike Born Digital material which must be purchased on a subscription basis, converting print to digital with KIC can be done on an unlimited basis.

KIC self-serve book scanning kiosks convert your huge investment in printed monograms and serials into digitize-ondemand collections at a cost that is an insignificant percentage of the value.

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70% of students at US universities are served by DLSG products

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KIC and your print collections together can yield
thousands of digital copies of whatever students want

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KIC SmartDock ™

The Fastest, Easiest Way to Transfer Images to Tablets, Notebook PCs,
eReaders & Smart Phones

Use the optional KIC SmartDock to transfer 10-20 full-color pages per second to any smart device without using any of your institution's precious WiFi bandwidth.

Files automatically appear on the devices as they are scanned.

Introducing KIC to Your Patrons

For Public Libraries
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Touching [COPY] will activate a very simple 'copier' interface with a large copy button that scans and immediately prints.
KIC Interface
KIC has a special introductory interface. For the first year in a new location, KIC can be configured to display three of four simple buttons: [COPY][FAX][SCAN] and [POWER USER]
Touching [FAX] will activate a very simple 'fax machine' interface.

KIC Fleet Manager

MONITOR USAGE STATISTICS AT A GLANCE

KIC Fleet Manager
KIC Fleet Manager

Control, update and monitor your KIC systems remotely. To better serve your patrons, it is important to know which KIC systems are used the most and at what times during the day and week, and which are used the least. All usage statistics can help you to determine the best KIC configuration for each site. And to make it easier to navigate from KIC to KIC system, KIC Fleet Manager allows you to select a particular KIC system via either of two methods: a map or a list.

With 14 years serving libraries, KIC is the most stable product available today. However, DLSG engineers incessantly work to improve KIC and support the growing changing digital world. DLSG offers improved software regularly, and to make it easier to deploy updates, KIC Fleet Manager lets you update KIC systems remotely. For example, KIC Fleet Manager lets you turn KIC systems on and off on demand or on a schedule set by a central control panel.

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  • Live KIC Stations status
  • Real time statistics, including statistical analysis presented by easy-to-see charts
  • Real time revenue reports
  • Detailed single-unit statistics, including total scans, color options, most popular output methods, file formats
  • Live Event Log
  • Centralized settings manager
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Small Floorstand
Dual Screen Tabletop
Dual Screen Tabletop
Single Screen Tabletop
Single Screen Tabletop
True 2 Touch

True 2 Touch™ User Interface

Ease-of-use is a central feature of KIC. Its large, 24 inch touch screen with generously proportioned buttons occupying a very large portion of the touch screen are inviting even to the technically timid user. The user is walked through each process without being overwhelmed because options appear only at the moment they are needed.. If a flash drive is inserted, KIC detects this and the output options change to indicate that it will save to the flash drive. More sophisticated users can override defaults by manually selection.

Tabletop KIC models have all the capabilities of the floor-standing models. They also have their own tabletop version of the optional SmartDock fore wireless transfer of images, and ADF (auto-document feeder) scanner for scanning loose-leaf paper, which can be placed anywhere on the table. ADA compliance is achieved by purchasing a table with a 30 inch clearance to the floor and a 31 inch height. KIC tabletop models also offer an optional desktop configuration with a single 22" touch/preview display.

Floor-standing KIC models offer the full KIC self-serve digitization functionality in an elegant, contemporary design with efficient use of space and a compact footprint. KIC 22" touch screen, large preview screen, and scan bed are at the perfect height for wheelchair access.

KIC Interface

KIC's high speed is
 derived as much from
  its ultra-simple, true
   two-touch interface
    as from its support
     of face-up scanners
      that obviate the
       need to flip books
        over and over again
         during the capture
          process.

KIC's User Interface, Forgiving for Beginners

  • KIC is very agile, and allows the user to jump from about anywhere in the touch screen system to just about anywhere else, directly and usually with a single touch. This modern, 'modeless' design is easier to use, but difficult to create.
  • KIC's large buttons and controls and controls are easy to use, even for people with unsteady hands.
  • KIC gradually expands and contracts controls such as brightness, contrast and DPI so users can easily follow their screen activity.
  • KIC doesn't delete original images when you clip a photo or excerpt of text unless you tell it to.
  • Output to many different destinations in a single session.
  • Once you've scanned a document, you can change your mind as to where you would like it to output. For example, you may have wanted to save to USB, but learned your USB drive is full. Or you may scan so much that it exceeds your email limit. Or after scanning and collating a mass of research, you decide that you want to share the research with others.

Two Large Screens for Simplicity & Power

It's easy to undervalue screen size. For 20 years, all cellphone makers relentlessly pursued smaller and smaller screens until very recently when one company reversed that trend. They realized that people want the largest screen that will fit in their pocket/purse and hand. This is because display screens are our window to the digital world, and touch screens give us control over that world.

As big as self-serve scanning systems are, it makes sense to have a very large touch screen. And with the low prices for high quality displays, it is compelling to add a separate display screen. In 2002, DLSG realized this, when the first KIC system was designed. Today, with nearly 10 years more experience than any other vendor, DLSG has the most understandable, easy to use and powerful user interface for self-serve book scanning, and it's based on dual screens.

The view screen shows very large, clear images of what you scanned, allowing the touch screen to have big, easy to understand buttons and other controls.

Display screens are our portals into the digital world, and touch screens are the easiest way to control that world. That's why DLSG provides large, 24 inch, full HD displays and equally large touch screens with most of its KIC systems.
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Dual Screen Touch & View

KIC Bookeye vs. Copiers – How KIC Compares

Copiers are Outmoded

Since the first KIC was delivered to an academic library in 2004, the days of photocopiers for patron use in academic libraries and even public libraries were numbered. And now with the rapid explosion of tablet computers and electronic readers, the demand in academic libraries for electronic copies has substantially outstripped the demand for printed copies. The demand for electronic copies in public libraries is also reaching a tipping point.

The ability to capture virtually unlimited numbers of pages of research into a tablet or electronic reader and search through that material on the Internet with a tablet, eReader or notebook PC that can be used just about anywhere is highly convenient and immensely valuable. In this digital age, academic libraries are compelled to go hybrid for three reasons: 1) the high demand for digital content; 2) their existing print collections contain vast amounts of information that cannot be found on the Internet; and 3) students are receptive to the price of electronic copies - typically free.

So how do the costs of KIC systems compare with those of photo copiers? There are three main factors that keep the cost of photo- copies high: 1) each copy requires paper, toner and ink; 2) photo-copiers require a lot of maintenance due to the number of moving parts; and 3) all major photocopier brands use a distributed service model.

In contrast, these costs are lower for KIC because KIC has split the scan/copy functions into three separate machines, choosing the best of breed for each. As a result, KIC offers the best book scanners by themselves or with a loose-leaf paper (ADF) scanner. Virtually any off-the-shelf laser or inkjet printer can be added to any KIC system, so you can optimize costs and speeds, and offer affordable color.

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ADF attachment scans 40 loose-leaf pages/min (20 sheets per minute)

KIC Bookeye 4 Scanners vs. Copiers

This graph compares the total costs of one color KIC Bookeye 4 system with three color copiers and with three black and white copiers. Both copiers are the kinds typically seen in academic libraries. One KIC Bookeye 4 is compared with three copiers because its face-up operation yields well over two times the performance of a typical copier. The costs are broken into three main areas: equipment and maintenance, consumables, and patron usage time. With KIC, electronic output is assumed to be preferred over print 90% of the time. That ratio has ranged from 75-95% electronic in 2012, but is certain to rise in the future

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A five Year Comparison at a Usage Rate of 150,000 pages per year

The KIC numbers above represent a five-year saving in excess of $143,000!

No More Book Spine Damage!

Thick books with stiff spines and content that runs deep into the bookfold are often damaged when copied. KIC Bookeye 4 easily captures content without damaging book spines.

KIC automatically removes black edges, straightens content, and produces clean, professional looking images – important for electronic reserves, course curriculum materials and research reports. These automatic image treatment functions also save a lot of administrator, faculty, and student time.

No More Book Spine Damage

Thick Books... No Problem

KIC Bookeye 4 handles thick books beautifully. Its contour finding laser allows it to flatten even the most curved books and produce text that is clear and undistorted. KIC automatically adds margins for print-ready image quality.

KIC Bookeye Scans 3 Times Faster

Statistics from five million scanning sessions across America revealed a median session length of 23 pages. So, most of the time spent during a KIC session is spent scanning. Face up scanning has been proven to be three times faster than face down scanning. So why is speed so important

  • It's economical. One KIC Bookeye can replace multiple copiers or other face-down scanning machines.
  • It gives patrons another reason to visit your library.
  • It's green. The faster it is, the more use it will get and the less the copier will be used.

Color Images are Free

In the digital world, there is no paper, toner or ink, so libraries rarely charge for images, whether black and white or color.

Color Images are Free

Color Copies for Less

Over the years, many libraries experimented with color copiers, but could never find a formula that worked. If the fees were low, patrons would copy materials with so much color that the library would spend more on ink than the fees they were collecting. If the fees were too high, the usage would be so low that the cost of the machine couldn't be justified.

KIC calculates the amount of color in an image before it is printed. So the fee for copies with a little bit of color can be the same as the fee for black and white copies. If a copy has a lot of color, the fee can be increased in proportion to the cost of the color ink or toner. This wonderful feature should be a simple, easy byproduct of the digital age, and it is with KIC.

Your Choice : Scan Face-Down or Face-Up

Faster is also Easier

Face-up book scanning is far easier on both patrons and books and quite a bit faster than face-down scanning.

Scanning books face-up makes it much easier to keep track of what pages you've scanned. With KIC Click, Click Mini and other face-up scanners, books stay face up, so you can see what you're scanning as you scan it. This extra visibility eliminates the age old problem of skipping pages and scanning pages out of order which can occur with face-down scanners.

The following photo sequences show the reason that face-down scanning system are typically 1/3 the speed of face-up systems. The book flipping necessary to scan a book on a face-down scanner like the KIC BookEdge is shown in the photo sequence below. It's a workout both for the book and the patron.

The ergonomic design of the face-up scanning systems involves only the basic movement required to set a book down and turn a page.

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Face-Down Capture [a seven-step procedure]

Face Down a seven-step procedure
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Face-Up Capture [a two-step procedure ]

Face Up
a two-step procedure

The sequence above shows just how much work is required to use a face-down scanner to scan multiple pages.

In contrast, the sequence on the left shows the relative speed and ease of face-up scanning systems that do not require the user to ?ip over the book being scanned. Once placing the book, the user simply turns pages and presses the scan button (or foot pedal) to scan two pages at a time.

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The Hybrid Library

To fully earn the 'hybrid library' designation, a library's existing print collections must be available in digital format. KIC systems allow your students and faculty to select material for quick and easy self-serve digitization, providing a valuable conduit between your print collections and patron tablets, PCs, eReaders and smart devices.

KIC's self-serve digitize-on-demand capabilities leverage your library's most valuable assets - its print collections.

Digital images don't have the limitations of physical copies. They can instantly be shared with fellow researchers around the world via email or Cloud, dramatically facilitating collaboration.

Digital images don't have the limitations of physical copies. They can instantly be shared with fellow researchers around the world via email or Cloud, dramatically facilitating collaboration.

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A Message to Students

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Higher education libraries across America hold $100 Billion in scholarly knowledge, the majority of which can't be found on the internet. This knowledge has been amassed through careful selection over many years and is augmented at substantial expense every year. And, thanks to U.S. copyright law, this knowledge is free to scan an unlimited number of times, or until the books disintegrate.

Because of this, 70% of students at US universities, over 800 major university campuses across America, have added high-speed self-serve book scanning machines to their library floors; machines that create digital content at rates of 5 to 20 pages per minute. These self-serve Knowledge Imaging Centers are much gentler on books and produce higher-quality digital content than the paper reprints produced by paper copiers. The images can cost as little as 1¢ per page and are readable on tablets & smart phones as well as notebooks and regular PCs. The images can be printed at any time for those who still prefer hard copy.

So what's the problem?

Paper copiers are as necessary as ever in administrative areas across campus, but copier companies don't want to give up that one place they no longer belong, the library floor.

Meanwhile, book spines are being damaged, paper is being wasted, and students are not seeing their libraries as the vast free sources for scholarly knowledge that they are.

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What can be done?

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Fortunately, academic libraries exist to serve students. The first step is for students to inform the libraries as to just how important it is to switch from paper copiers to digital book scanners that can print if desired. The next step depends on circumstances at your particular institution. Every year, libraries spend many times more money on printed books and journals than the cost of an entire fleet of new high-speed scanners. But some libraries have no control ever any of that budget money. At these institutions, faculty specifies what is purchased. So, the library must use other funds to purchase these units. If yours is such an institution, it is especially important to convey just how much students value getting unlimited, free digital content from their libraries, and that it's worth the effort to source together the necessary funds from various other budgets.

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Another means of acquiring KIC systems is to use student-administered funds (i.e. student technology funds). These non-library funds can be used to purchase a pilot set of one small KIC, one medium KIC and one large KIC. Once they're in the library, their popularity with students will make it much easier to justify all the efforts necessary to piece together the funds and to tell the entrenched copier companies that the library floor is no longer their domain.

Alternately a relatively small portion of these funds can be used to upgrade from basic Knowledge Imaging Centers (copier replacement kiosks) that scan 5 pages per minute to bigger, faster KIC systems that scan up to 20 pages per minute.

Resource Sharing

We know the importance of resource sharing. To help squeeze more value out of your investment, KIC can be configured to support the BSCAN Interlibrary Loan system, the Opus Digitization Workflow system, and general ad hoc scanning.

Use a USB flash drive to enable other types of scanning at a KIC station and temporarily access shared folders on a network. When you unplug the USB, the KIC station automatically returns to its regular self-serve scanning station functionality.

For general purpose scanning by administrators and faculty, simply write a department password file to a flash drive. When a user inserts the USB 'key', KIC recognizes the password and allows the user to save scanned images to shared folders.

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Premium Maintenance Plan

Image Access has an unmatched service and support record. It is impossible to affordably provide service personnel living in every city and town across America that are highly trained on the very special technologies needed by libraries. Instead, DLSG designs remote serviceability into its products and has perfected remote diagnosis and when possible, repair.

world map world map The resulting savings allows DLSG to frequently and promptly provide loaner/swap-out equipment and to go on site whenever necessary to maintain and repair equipment, minimizing interruptions in service.

The KIC Product Family

Your dollars go further with our complete KIC product line. Every institution would like to have at least one large KIC system, especially for reading rooms and reference sections, but not all library floor locations require a large system. Our array of products lets you get as many bigger systems as you need and fill out the rest with lower-cost systems.

KIC Bookeye 4 V2
Tabletop Models
Scanner
Floorstand Model
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KIC Bookeye 4 V3
Tabletop Models
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Floorstand Model
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KIC Click Mini
Tabletop Models
Scanner
Floorstand Model
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KIC Click
Tabletop Models
Scanner
Floorstand Model
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KIC Sprout
Tabletop Models
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KIC BookEdge
Tabletop Models
Scanner
Floorstand Model
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Max Scan Area
24.4 x 18"
Scan Area
18.9 x 15.3"
Scan Area
19.2 x 12.3"
Scan Area
22 x 16"
Scan Area
16.7 x 12"
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17 x 11.8"
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Bound Volume Scanning Speed in Pages Per Minute
24 PPM
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30 PPM
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40 PPM
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7 PPM
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Resource Sharing:
Archive (High Resolution)
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Material Creation
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Scalable
Oversize Flat & Large Books
Face-up Scanning
Flatbed with Book Edge
120° Book Cradle
Scan Follows Book Contours
Face-up: Flat and V-Cradle
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Features Common to All KIC System

Output Formats: Basic PDF, JPEG, PNG, MP3 Audio(TTS), Google Docs, Cloud, Dropbox... USB, Email, FTP, Admin Folder, Smart Dock™, Tablets, eReaders and Smart Phones.
Copier Replacement Capabilities: Collate, Black&White Color, Automatic Document Feeder Option, Multiple Shared Printers, Charge for Prints via Blackboard, ITC Sys, CBord, Diebold, Copicard, Danyl Sys, Debitek, Gen Meters, Jamex, Pharos, Vendapin, Virtual Cash, etc.
User Interface Features: True 2 Touch™, Separate Preview Screen, Full-Size Preview, Large Touch Screen (24 inches), ADA Support.
Image Editing Features: KIC Composer, KIC AutoNote, Collate, Clip, Rotate, Crop, Split Left & Right Pages, Deskew, Correct Book Curve.
Optics: 24 Bit Color, 260-300 dpi Output.

Bookeye® 3 R2 Scanner

Creative Technology. Fast Scans. Brilliant Results.

For more than 13 years, the Bookeye® brand has been recognized worldwide as a synonym for gentle digitization of valuable books. With their overhead scanning methodology, Bookeyes scan subject matter right side up.

Combined with a motorized book cradle, integrated glass plate and LED illumination, the Bookeye® 3 is ideal for capturing bound documents, e.g. books, valuable scripts, folders, drawings, plans and much more.

Documents remain in their "natural" state on the scan surface. They do not need to be unbound, separated or carefully positioned. The automatic book fold correction effectively reduces annoying shadows and distortions of thick bound documents.

The operator preserves the original document and achieves optimal reproduction quality. An optional book holder supports extremely fragile books. Gray scale units can be upgraded to color after purchase.

Bookeye® 3 is an efficient solution distinguished by high scan speed, durable lamps and nearly no consumables; guaranteeing efficient production with a quick return on investment. Bookeye® 3 includes several first of its kind technological advancements such as laser-assisted profile detection and high performance LED illumination along with precise scan lenses and CCD image sensors to set new standards in scanning speed and quality.

Motorized Book Cradle is Gentle on Delicate Materials

The Bookeye® 3 book scanner is outfitted with a motorized book cradle that includes three types of adjustment controls. With the press of a button, the adjustable cradle plates bring both sides of an open book to the same level, directly under the glass plate, allowing the camera to capture the document with optimal clarity.

The scan results are of a considerably higher quality than scanning without a book cradle. The cradle plates also optimally adjust to the width of the book's spine without exerting unnecessary pressure on the book.

Key Features of Bookeye 3 R2

  • Compatible with Windows, Linux, Mac OS, Unix
  • Laser-assisted auto-focus and profile detection
  • Print on any network printer
  • Remote maintenance and analysis

Applications

  • Newspapers, periodicals, tabloids, catalogs and magazines
  • Books and delicate materials
  • Bound and stapled documents

More Features

High Speed Scanning: 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). Learn more

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

Easy to Use: Single button scanning, optional foot pedal, touch display, automatic laser-assisted profile detection and automatic format recognition ensure uncompromised scan results.

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

Clear, Crisp, Colorful Scans: Fast scanning in B&W, grayscale and color, high-quality resolution of up to 600 dpi. 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. Learn more

State of the Art Illumination: Bookeye'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: Bookeye 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: Bookeye 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 Bookeye 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.

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

User Statistics Monitoring: Bookeye 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.

Document Formats
Autoformat Size Recognition 25.2 x 20.5 inches (640 x 520 mm)
DIN Formats > DIN A2
US ANSI Formats Legal, Letter
User defined Formats
Document Specification
Optical Resolution 600 x 400 dpi
Performance Specification
Scan Speed (24 bit) 5 seconds for full bed at 300 dpi
7 seconds for full bed at 600 dpi
Technical Specifications
Color Depth 36 bit color, 12 Bit gray scale
Scan Output 24 bit color, 8 bit gray scale, bitonal, photo mode
File Formats JPEG, PNM, TIFF, TIFF G4 (CCITT), PDF (optional)
Interface 1 GBit Fast Ethernet with TCP/IP
Camera 4x CCD camera, 22,800 pixels
Light Source White LEDs, classificated to IEC 60825-1: class 1, no IR/UV emission
Dimensions and Weight
Dimensions of Scanner (H x W x D)
With Lamps attached
41.9 x 50 x 27.6 inches
(1065 x 1270 x 700 mm)
Without Lamps attached 41.9 x 26.4 x 27.6 inches
(1065 x 670 x 700 mm)
Weight of Scanner ≈ 143 lbs (65 kg)
Electrical Specifications
Electrical Connection 100 - 240V AC, 50/60 Hz
Power Consumption 6 W (Stand-by)
90 W (Ready to scan)
260 W (Scanning)
Ambient Conditions
Operating Temperature 41 to 104° F
Relative Humidity 20 to 80 % (non-condensed)
Noise Level 50 dbA (Scanning)
30 dbA (Stand-by)
Accessories
Foot switch optional
Options and Functions
Software Options Upgrade to color
Hardware Options Foot pedal
Table for external Monitor
White Backplate
Functions Digital color balance
Automatic black value
Automatic white balance
Web-based firmware updates
Compliance Logo EN

ENERGY STAR qualified products and practices help you save money and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by meeting strict energy efficiency guidelines set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy.

Compliance Logo Celtlus

The cETLus Listing Mark is used for products going into the Canadian and US markets. Products with the cETLus mark have been examined and have passed tests determining compliance with device safety requirements. The standards for IT-equipment are ul 60950 for the US market and CSA.C22.2 No 60950 for the Canadian market.

Compliance Logo ETL EU

The ETL-EU Listing Mark is used for products going into the European market (shown by the "EU" in the mark). Products with the ETL-EU mark have been examined and successfully passed tests according the requirements for device safety. The standards for IT equipment are IEC 60950-1 and EN 60950-1, or the new standards (from 2014) IEC 62368-1 and EN 62368.

Compliance Logo CCC

The China Compulsory Certificate (CCC mark) is a compulsory safety mark for a wide range of products imported and sold in the Chinese market. It became effective on August 1, 2003, when China became a member of the WTO (World Trade Organisation). The CCC mark is required for both Chinese manufactured and foreign imported merchandise. The CCC certificate must be renewed annually as part of a follow-up certification which includes a factory audit.

Compliance Logo bis

BIS is the acronym for Bureau of Indian Standards.

Relevant safety standards for India are:

  • IS 13252-1:2010
  • IEC 60950-1

The BIS mark is a requirement for manufacturer who intend to export their products to the Indian market. Tests executed by accredited laboratories ensure that the tested device fulfils all safety relevant requirements of the above named standards.

Compliance Logo CE

2004/108/EG (Electromagnetic compatibility):

  • EN 55022:2010 Class A
  • EN 61000-3-2
  • EN 61000-3-3
  • EN 55024:2010 Criteria Class A and B
  • EN 61000-4-2
  • EN 61000-4-3
  • EN 61000-4-4
  • EN 61000-4-5
  • EN 61000-4-6
  • EN61000-4-11

2006/95/EG (Low voltage guideline):
Tested according to the following standards

  • IEC 60950-1:2005
  • IEC 62368-1:2014 (for devices tested as of 2014)
  • EN 60950-1 (European Standard)
  • UL 60950-1:2007 (US Standard)
  • CAN/CSA C22.2 No. 60950-1:2007 (Canadian Standard)
    for Safety of Information Technology Equipment
Compliance Logo FCC

FCC Declaration:
FCC 47 CFR Ch.1 Part 15
This device complies with Part 15, Class B of the FCC Rules. Operation of this product is subject to the following two conditions:

  • (1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and
  • (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
Compliance Logo WEEE

DE 15679937
WEEE is the European Community directive 2002/96/EC on waste for electrical and electronic equipment which, together with the RoHS Directive 2002/95/EC, became European Law in February 2003, setting collection, recycling and recovery targets for all types of electrical goods.

Compliance Logo ROHS

This device is in compliance with the requirements of RoHS-guidelines (Restriction of use of certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment.)