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KIC Sprout Pro by HP G2

Immersive 2D & 3D Scanning Stations

Sprout Pro by HP G2

Print, Fax, Scan, POD and Now 3D Capture

KIC book scanning kiosks replaces multi function copiers, digitizes students study materials, personal & family archives, allows patrons to create full color, hardbound books, and now captures 3D images of objects to share with friends, for archival, and to print 3D copies.


How use Sprout

A True Digital Age Multifunction System for Academic Public Libraries


Book Scanning

No one likes tedious work and slow machines. DLSG off ers 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

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. Scan Copy Fax KIC systems also handle much larger materials than copiers, and they scan 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.

Copier Replacement

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.

Self-Serve Fax

KIC Makes Your Print Collections Searchable

Search hundreds of pages of PDF or text files created in just minutes using KIC for Sprout Pro by HP

Users need only locate the volume(s) that they expect to contain the information they are seeking, scan selected sections and output either a searchable PDF file or a text file. These files can easily be searched for various keywords.

Keyword searching is becoming an indispensable capability that significantly improves the quality and efficiency of researching print collections.

  • Access more sources DIGITALLY
  • Find information faster
  • Deliver results in digital form
  • Get your research in digital form
KIC for Sprout Pro by HP Scanners

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Scan selected excerpts from multiply sources in just minutes

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Output text or searchable PDF directly to a tablet, e-reader, PC or smart phone.

KIC makes your collection searchable
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Search all scanned pages in an instant for various key words and...

KIC User Interface Forgiving for Beginners

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  • KIC is very agile, and allows the user to jump from just 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 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.
  • Output to many diff erent destinations in a single session.

For Public Libraries

Introducing KIC to Your Patrons

For Public Libraries
KIC Interface KIC Interface
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.

Two Large Screens for Simplicity & Power

It’s easy to undervalue screen size. For 20 years, all cellphone makers re- lent lessly pursued smaller and smaller screens until very recently when one company reversed that trend. They realized that people want the largest screen that will fi t in their pocket/purse and hand. Why? 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. In 2002, DLSG realized this, when the fi rst 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 employs dual screens.

The view screen shows very large, clear images of what has been scanned, allowing the touch screen to have big, easy to understand but- tons and other controls.

KIC Sprout by HP

KIC vs. Copiers - How KIC Compares

KIC Face-up Book Scanners
Scan 3x-6x Faster than Copiers

Replacing a Copier/MFC with a KIC can save Thousands of Hours of Student, Faculty & Researcher Time

Statistics from fi ve 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.

Why is speed so important?

  • It’s economical. One KIC can replace multiple copi- ers 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.

Adding KICs to Library Floors
Increases Digital Output from 1% to 70%,
Dramatically Reducing Wasteful &
Expensive Paper Output

KIC + MFC vs MFC

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.

Photocopier

Face-Down Capture [a seven-step procedure]

Face Down a seven-step procedure
KIC Scanners

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 flip 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.

Cost Comparisons

No More Book Spine Damage!

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

KIC automatically removes black edges, straightens content, and produces clean, profes- sional looking images.

These automatic image treatment functions also save a lot of administra- tor, faculty, and student time.

No More Book Spine Damage
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Thick Books?...No Problem

KIC for Sprout Pro by HP 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 Payment System

Built-in Debit Payment System for KIC Systems

KIC Coin is a digital-age fee collection system included with all KIC systems. KIC Coin does not require that a coin box or a card reader be located next to each copier and fax machine. It works like a debit card, but no card is required. Patrons simply purchase any denomination they designate at the front desk. The library staff member prints a corresponding paper “KIC Coin” with barcode. The patron then places the KIC Coin on the KIC scanner and scans to begin charging the card with every scan thereafter.

Printing copies and faxing have per page costs. These costs are normally passed on to the user. With photocopiers, MFCs and other book scanning kiosks, additional hardware for collecting fees must be acquired. The costs of this additional hardware must be passed on to the user.

KIC Coins

KIC has a free, built-in method of charging users for copies and faxes. Simply print wallet-size “KIC Coins” on regular letter-sized paper in any denomination 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 Coins are Compatible with Copy Card & Cash Systems

All KIC self-serve book scanning kiosksystems are compatible with all standard copy card and coin-op devices. When KICs are introduced to a library, most patrons opt for digital output, so costly expendables are avoided, even for color! With KIC coins, the the library can keep all revenue it collects.

Credit Card Cash
  • ITC Systems 1010 NetLink
  • ITC Systems 7010 NetLink
  • Access Control Devices EX2000
  • Blackboard CR1120
  • Blackboard CR1122
  • Blackboard CR3000
  • CBord C2005
  • Diebold C2005
  • Comprise Smart Kiosk
  • Copicard CX125
  • Danyl Systems Copy terminal
  • Debitek DCT Family of readers
  • General Meters DCT-2
  • Jamex 7110
  • Pharos PS100
  • Pharos Omega series terminals
  • Vendapin 5500
  • Vendapin 5596
  • Virtual Cash Vending Terminals

KIC Coins

KIC Fleet Manager

MONITOR USAGE STATISTICS AT A GLANCE

KIC Fleet Manager

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.

KIC Fleet Manager
KIC Fleet Manager Customers
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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

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 for Sprout Pro by HP, 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.

Sprout Anatomy

Technical Specifications Sprout Pro by HP G2

Operating System Windows 10
HP Illuminator HP Illuminator, powered by the HP DLP Projector, the HP High-Resolution Camera with up to 14.6 megapixel resolution and the Intel® RealSense™ 3D Camera for instant capture of 2D and 3D objects, along with an LED desk lamp
Display Vertical: 23.8" diagonal, 10-point touch-enabled, full HD, wide viewing angle, white LED backlit LCD display (1920 x 1080). Horizontal: 21.3" diagonal 20-point touch and HP Active Pen-enabled Touch Mat
Processor Intel® Core™ i7-7700T with Intel HD Graphics 630 (2.9 GHz, 8 MB cache, 4 cores)
Memory 16 GB DDR4-2400 non-ECC SDRAM (1 x 16 GB)
Hard drive 512 GB SATA SSD
Graphics Intel® HD Graphics 630
NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 960M (2 GB GDDR5)
Dimensions (W X D X H) 26.47 x 23.07 x 22.38 in
Weight Starting at 44.3 lb
Audio Audio by Bang and Olufsen
Memory slots 2 SODIMM
Expansion slots M.2 2280 connectivity slot for optional M.2 PCIe SSDs
Memory Card Reader HP 3-in-1 Media Card Reader - Supports SD, SDHC, SDXC
External I/O Ports 1 headphone/microphone combo; 1 SD media
4 USB 3.0 (4 charging); 1 HDMI 2.0 (output from Intel® HD graphics); 1 RJ-45;
1 audio line out