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ScannX Brings Library-Quality Overhead Scanning to Discerning Home Users

Advanced page flattening technology, integrated with ScannX award-winning software, delivers amazing value

ScannX Overhead Book Scanner, Home Edition

ScannX® today announced its entry into the consumer market with the ScannX Overhead Book Scanner, Home Edition. This exceptional solution for home office users is built on ScannX software and CZUR scanning technology. It streamlines book scanning to page turning by combining the library-quality power and functionality of the CZUR ET18 Pro overhead scanner with the intuitive, award-winning ScannX Book ScanCenter®, Home Edition software.

Whether home users want to save special books in digital form, quickly scan and grade student essays, preserve collections of comic books or graphic novels, or scan important documents while working remotely, the ScannX Overhead Book Scanner, Home Edition is an essential tool for all their scanning needs. The scanning software creates flat scans from curved books, enables glossy prints to be scanned without glare or reflection, and integrates smart tilt correction and auto-cropping. Users may choose to add optional fee-based software services such as fax and automatic translation of scanned text into one of more than 60 languages.

 

“The ScannX Overhead Book Scanner, Home Edition combines our years of experience meeting the exacting needs of libraries to deliver scanning solutions that their patrons can easily use with affordable hardware that delivers quality and reliability,” said Murray L. Dennis, CEO of ScannX. “Our Book ScanCenter software continues to win awards when voted on by library staff who regularly rely on it to serve their staff and patrons, and now this software is available to home users for the first time ever."

 

The ScannX Overhead Book Scanner, Home Edition:

  • Delivers ultra-fast scans with no pre-scan required
  • Features a unique overhead hardware design to capture face-up books up to 17” x 11” in size
  • Uses advanced page-flattening algorithms to transform pixels from a 3D, curved book surface to a completely flat undistorted image
  • Removes user's thumbs from the final scans with finger cots or optional advanced ThumbErase technology for automatic digital thumb removal
  • Creates reflection-free scans of glossy documents through GlareFree side lighting
  • Enables users to control the scanner using their computer, a hand button, or a foot pedal
  • Integrates ABBYY FineReader technology for unmatched OCR accuracy, with automatic conversion to searchable PDF, Word, MP3, JPEG, TIFF, and PNG file formats
  • Provides accessibility tools for the visually impaired

A Broad Range of Scanning Solutions

The ScannX Overhead Book Scanner, Home Edition is the company’s first consumer model, built around the same sophisticated technology found in its higher-end solutions. It joins the company’s broad family of document scanning systems, ranging from entry-level overhead and book-edge scanners designed for use by library patrons, to the industry’s most advanced A2 and A3+ preservation systems for archival-quality document retention. All ScannX library systems are designed to protect their investment in its books, while delivering superior ease-of-use that allows unsupervised patrons to complete their own scans.

 

"The combination of the CZUR ET18 Pro hardware with the ScannX Book ScanCenter, Home Edition software lets home users experience a broad range of scanning functionality with a small footprint, powerhouse overhead scanner," Dennis continued. "Everything we learned from more than a decade of working with libraries is available immediately to home users for the first time ever. It lets them experience a professional scanning solution without having to becoming scanning professionals."


Accessibility is a standard feature of the ScannX software, which is designed to meet the needs of visually impaired and fully blind users. Audio feedback simplifies navigating the scanning process; books can be read to the user while scanning; or text converted into MP3 files that can be listened to at their convenience.

Pricing and Availability

The ScannX Overhead Book Scanner, Home Edition is available immediately on Amazon.com for $995. The scanner hardware is backed by a one-year manufacturer’s warranty from CZUR that can be upgraded and extended through ScannX for up to five years. The software is supported by ScannX technical support and customer service teams based in the U.S.

About ScannX

ScannX is the leading developer of cloud-based document scanning and delivery solutions for libraries. The company’s systems provide powerful, yet extremely easy-to-use, copier-replacement solutions for scanning books, documents, and photos; and instantly store scanned content in the widest range of digital options. ScannX reduces operating costs, makes printed information instantly accessible, enables libraries to meet their sustainability goals, and expands the range of services libraries can offer their patrons. ScannX users have scanned more than 200 million pages to date. For more information, visit scannx.com.