UMAX Technologies Introduces Next Generation Flatbed Scanner for Digital Imaging Prosumers and Photographers

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UMAX Technologies announces it is now shipping it's most recent prosumer flatbed scanner, the Astra 6700. With 2400 x 4800 dpi, 48-bit scanning capability it creates sharp, clean scans. The scanner also utilizes USB 2.0 for up to 40 times faster transfer speeds than USB 1.1. The Astra 6700 has a MSRP of $149.95.

UMAX Technologies, Inc. today announced the availability of its new Astra 6700 flatbed scanner. The professional-quality Astra 6700 is targeted towards the advanced consumer, film photographer, and imaging prosumer, and offers powerful 2400 x 4800 dpi, 48-bit scanning capability. The Astra 6700 is compatible with Windows PCs and MACs and is available today at a MSRP of $149.95.

The Astra 6700 simplifies the scanning process with its one-touch Email, Scan and Copy buttons on the front panel, enabling users to instantly scan pictures directly to an image editing program, attach to an email, or send to a local printer. USB 2.0 displays scan previews in only three seconds. A built-in transparency cover ships with the scanner enabling scans of negatives up to 4” x 5”.

“With the Astra 6700, UMAX is continuing its dedication of combining performance, value and the latest scanning technologies for the consumer and prosumer photography markets,” said Christabel Chen, vice president of sales and marketing for UMAX Technologies, Inc. “The Astra 6700 is an excellent choice for users looking to quickly and easily digitize their photo print library, documents, transparencies and negatives, and print photography projects.”

The Astra 6700 includes a complete suite of software enabling users to start scanning, editing and producing right out of the box. Bundled software includes full versions of LaserSoft Imaging’s SilverFast SE (Windows 98SE and up, Mac OS 10.1-10.3.x) and MGI PhotoSuite SE (PC). Also included is ScanSoft’s Textbridge Classic 2.0 (PC) OCR software and ABBYY FineReader Sprint (PC).

The scanner can be operated from computers running Windows 98 up, and Macs running OS 10.1 and up.

Customer Service and Support:

Customers may call the UMAX technical support center at (214) 739-1915, Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (CST). Customers can also contact UMAX for technical support via email at

About UMAX Technologies, Inc.:

UMAX Technologies, Inc. is a technology leader in the design and distribution of a full line of imaging products. The company maintains its leadership position in the imaging market with a broad line of desktop scanners and digital cameras. UMAX is located at 10460 Brockwood Drive, Dallas, Texas, 75238 and is on the Web at:

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