Large Format Scanners come with operating software.

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Five new scanners are available, each with new features and
IDEALScanOS, multi-functional scanner operating system. Scanners offer 25, 36, or 42 in. wide formats with black and white or color technology. Scanning rates are up to 3 ips color and 10 ips monochrome. Operating system has ability to scan images, store, and index them with a single field. Images can be printed directly to multiple printers or any Windows-compatible output device.



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IDEAL Introduces Next Generation of Large Format Scanners


Available with Free ScanOS Operating Software

May 12, 2004, Rockville, MD - IDEAL.com sets the latest generation of IDEAL/Contex scanners apart from the rest by offering free IDEAL ScanOS operating software with every model.

IDEALScanOS is a Multi-Functional Scanner Operating System that offers the ability to scan images, store and index them with a single field for easy retrieval. Print images directly to multiple Xerox 8830, 8825, Océ 9400, KIP StarPrint 3000 to 4000, or any Windows-compatible output device (digital copying). All print jobs can be stored and indexed for accounting purposes. IDEAL ScanOS also includes advanced Hollerith and nudge features for Aperture Card Scanning (ACS). IDEAL ScanOS supports all Contex Scanners, FireWire and USB, as well as any ISIS-Compatible and TWAIN Scanners.

"Including free IDEAL ScanOS software with every IDEAL/Contex scanner is just another innovative way in which IDEAL offers our customers the IDEAL 'total solution' advantage" says Jay Magenheim, President. "IDEAL total solutions support our customers' changing requirements by enabling them to move easily from simple scanning requirements using ScanOS to more advanced document management solutions such as ScanDEX for multi-field indexing and PlanRooms for document distribution."

The latest generation of IDEAL/Contex scanners includes five models:

The CHAMELEON Sx 25" wide format scanner, built on the already successful and established Tx platform, introduces the next generation of technology for enhanced scan speed and image quality. It provides fast monochrome scanning and the option for occasional color scanning. The CHAMELEON Sx 25" scanner speed is increased to 4.0"/sec in monochrome scanning to meet the specific speed requirements in the CAD market-segments

The COUGAR Sx 25, another addition to the family of 25" scanners, is based on the successful Tx Technology and incorporates the next generation of Sx enhancements. The Cougar Sx 25 color scanner incorporates state-of-the-art technology for enhanced scan speed and image quality. It has been enhanced with USB2 and FireWire for increased color and monochrome scanning speeds from .5"/sec to 1.5"/sec for color scanning and up to 4.0"/sec for monochrome in order to meet the scanning speed requirements in the CAD, GIS and Reprographic/Graphic Arts market-segments.

The CRYSTAL XL 42" wide format scanner, built on the successful Tx Technology, incorporates the next generation of enhancements for improved scan speed and image quality. It also includes the new Automatic Thick Media Adjustment Control (ATAC), Accuracy Lens Enhancement Technology (ALE) and adaptive error diffusion, making it one of the most versatile and advanced scanners on the market. The CRYSTAL XL is an ideal tool for the A/E/C, Mechanical, GIS and CAD markets.

The CHROMA XL 42" color scanner is based on the successful Tx Technology and introduces the next generation of XL enhancements. The CHROMA XL 42" color scanner incorporates state-of-the-art technology for enhanced scan speed and image quality. The CHROMA XL 42" offers Automatic Thick Media Adjustment Control (ATAC) for originals up to .6" thick, making it the perfect solution for reliable high-production scanning and reproduction. It also includes Accuracy Lens Enhancement Technology (ALE) and adaptive error diffusion, making it one of the most versatile and advanced scanners on the market. The CHROMA XL is an ideal tool for Reprographers, Sign Companies, Pre-press Shops, Photo Labs, Copy Shops, Point-of-Purchase and Exhibit/Display providers, or anyone requiring reliable graphic output for scan-to-print applications.

The HAWK-EYE Cx 36" Color Scanner is the newest entry to the comprehensive IDEAL/Contex family of scanners. The HAWK-EYE Cx 36" color and monochrome scanner is a clean-sheet design resulting from innovative and revolutionary techniques. It makes fast high-quality monochrome scanning affordable for a new range of users. Patented technology found in this new breed of scanner includes Accuracy Lens Enhancement Technology (ALE), All-Wheel drive for smooth handling of large originals, as well as flexible connectivity with FireWire and USB2 for ease of installation and use. With fast color scanning at 3"/sec and monochrome scan speeds of 10"/sec the HAWK-EYE" is perfectly suited for CAD and Repro professionals who demand a high grade of precision stability in the scanned image.

About IDEAL:

IDEAL.com develops, markets, and supports a wide range of color and monochrome scanning solutions for large format drawings and technical documents including Online Planrooms, indexing, archiving, editing and 2-D to 3-D software. For a limited time, IDEAL will be offering FREE ScanOS software with all IDEAL/Contex Scanners. For more information on ScanOS or IDEAL/Contex scanners, please contact Kathy Magenheim at 301-468-0123 ext. 1230 or contact via email at kmagenheim@ideal.com.

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