Colortrac SmartLF SC25m, monochrome single sensor 25" (635mm) scanner with SuperSpeed USB 3.0 interface. May be upgraded to colour and to express colour
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Jul 2014: Colortrac released the SmartLF SC25 XPRESS with all the great features of the SC plus a faster scan rate.
On introduction, the SmartLF SC Series incorporated many exciting new developments. Now firmly established, Colortrac has released the SmartLF SC Xpress. Up to 200% faster, this upgrade provides significant productivity improvements with the same high quality imaging plus higher scanning speeds at lower dpi's. Fast, high quality scans or copies of wide format maps, site plans, engineering drawings, blueprints, architectural renderings and many other technical documents.
A SmartLF SC 25 Xpress
The ‘Xpress’ difference
Colortrac SmartLF SC Xpress Series is now even faster for everyday scanning tasks. At 200 dpi the paper speed has been doubled which means that an A0 / E size document scanned in 24-bit colour now scans at a full 12 inches per second, very nearly the same speed as a monochrome scan. At 300 dpi the speed has also been doubled. Scan speeds at higher dpis are not affected. This performance requires a USB3 enabled computer connection. For USB2 connections these speeds will be halved.
The new compact SmartLF SC25 Xpress large format scanner is the best general purpose solution for scanning wide format Technical Imaging and Colour Graphics documents up to Arch D, ANSI D, ISO A1 or B2. With a small footprint, it is ideal for Small Office, Home Office, On-site Building Services, Architectural, Engineering, Construction, Facilities Management or Electronic Document Capture (EDC). Using the optional Document Return Guide, it allows you to feed and retrieve documents from the front, making the reduced footprint of the solution ideal for small offices.
The SmartLF SC25 Xpress is an addition to the expanding range of large format scanners using the SingleSensor (Patent pending) digital imaging technology. This patented Colortrac invention combines contact image sensors (CIS) in a robust, single-piece unit, that enables a significantly higher optical quality and dramatically increase in pixel alignment stability. The 25 inch wide scanner has 30,000 short image-path sensors and a custom designed bi-directional LED lighting arrangement. These work together to reduce optical errors to a minimum ensuring all scan and copy data is of the highest possible colour and dimensional accuracy. Shadow effects in folds of creased documents are also reduced by the innovative active pressure roller that gently presses the document against the SingleSensor. The SmartLF SC25 Xpress uses “instant-on” low energy illumination technology and is Energy Star qualified. The scanner is manufactured to meet or exceed all relevant safety and electrical standards.
Larger Document Staging Area
The new design incorporates a larger face-up staging platform to make loading documents into the scanner faster and easier. SC25 Xpress is the first Colortrac scanner designed specifically to auto-size documents face-up in the centre of the scanner, a change which helps the operator to see what they are scanni ng and also to load creased documents more effectively. For documents conforming to standard drawing sheet sizes (manual mode) the scanner expects the media at the side of the platform. The straight-through paper path of SC25 has a maximum media width of 27 inches (686mm) and accepts documents and maps up to 0.08 inches (2 mm) in thickness. This is more than enough to meet the requirements of AEC, CAD, GIS and the majority of work done by copy shop or service bureaux.
Dynamic Document Feed
The SmartLF SC25 Xpress SingleSensor allows the use of a simplified arrangement of rollers to ensure that the document always stays in contact with the optics. Driven rollers either side of the optical path and an active soft pressure roller running the full length of the SingleSensor allow the scanner to dynamically respond and actively work against the optical disturbances caused by document lift and paper creasing. This technology ensures that delicate or fragile media such as newspaper and old blueprints can be safely and accurately scanned without problem.
SuperSpeed PC Interface
The SmartLF SC Xpress large format scanner series are the first scanners to incorporate the new SuperSpeed USB 3.0 digital interface. With a dramatic x10 increase in the internal data transfer rates, the new USB 3.0 interface works at up to 5Gb/sec. In terms of speed of scan data saved to the computer this represents more than double the previous rate of 28MB/sec (USB2) to 65 -85 MB/sec for USB3 depending on computer manufacturer. SuperSpeed USB 3.0 is unique to Colortrac and allows the SmartLF SC 25 Xpress scanner to work at full speed using higher resolutions on wider documents than ever before. For those without a USB3 equipped computer SmartLF SC25 Xpress enhanced USB2 circuitry achieves a 25% improvement in data speed (35MB/sec) above the previously recognised industry average transfer rate of 28MB/sec for a normal USB2 equipped pc.
Higher data transfer gives the SmartLF SC25 Xpress operator the freedom to scan wider and at higher resolutions without affecting productivity.