nextScan Releases The Eclipse 1000 Plus Family of Film Scanners and Offers Special Upgrades on Existing Product

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New production rollfilm models and upgrades can deliver speeds up to 1000 pages per minute with output in uncompressed 12 bit data for “Archival Quality” applications

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The Eclipse Plus 1000 model offerings are in an effort to always provide the most cutting-edge technology for film scanning to service bureaus and companies that have big, and sometimes complex, scanning applications

nextScan, the provider of the next generation in film and fiche scanning technology, today announced the introduction of its Eclipse 1000 Plus family of production rollfilm scanners, and the availability of special upgrades to its other film scanner products already in the field. The Eclipse 1000 Plus family is currently available in the US/Domestic market only, and is available in 3 models; Eclipse 1000A, Eclipse 1000B and Eclipse 1000 High Definition (HD). The Eclipse models range in capabilities, to include:

•Scan speeds from 600 ppm for uncompressed 12 bit data and/or 1000 ppm 8 bit compressed (Eclipse 1000A)
•Scan speeds up to 1000 ppm for uncompressed 12 bit data (Eclipse HD)

The introduction of such models now allows for pristine image quality of scanned images with the 12 bit option, enabling the highest OCR accuracy, and delivers the highest scan speeds available in the market today. Each model comes with nextScan’s state-of-the-art NextStar processing software to enable maximized throughput of the scanners with its unique “ribbon scanning” functionality. Additionally, special upgrades are now available through nextScan on Eclipse 300, 400 Plus and 600 Plus rollfilm scanner models. Current nextScan customers can upgrade from the 300 to 600 Plus, or 600 Plus to one of the Eclipse 1000 Plus models, giving the user enhanced capabilities and faster scan speeds. The Eclipse 1000 HD will be featured in nextScan booth 912 at the upcoming Info360 / AIIM Show, March 22-24 in Washington DC.

“The Eclipse Plus 1000 model offerings are in an effort to always provide the most cutting-edge technology for film scanning to service bureaus and companies that have big, and sometimes complex, scanning applications,” said Kurt Breish, nextScan CEO. “With each Eclipse model offering high speeds for uncompressed data output and even higher speeds if a user opts for compressed data, we bring to the market options for getting simpler scan jobs done much more quickly, and also address the needs for scan applications that require the very best resulting image quality possible such as degraded historical documents or newspapers, 'Archival Quality.' Along with the new Eclipse Plus models, we can now offer our current customers in the field an upgrade path for their existing models to “take them to the next level” in return on investment. These upgrades can allow users to take on more business and more scan jobs, adding to their bottom line."

About the Eclipse Plus Scanner Family
Eclipse Plus models scan 16 and 35mm microfilm for multiple applications, and are geared toward optimizing output. The Eclipse Plus will scan 400 to 1000 pages per minute, depending on the user’s needs and Eclipse Plus model. The Eclipse Plus family incorporates nextScan’s powerful processing software, NextStar, as well as a patented, LED-based light line illumination system called LuminTec for the very best in resulting image quality, and flexible processing of scanned images.

About NextStar
The NextStar software incorporates an innovative processing methodology called Ribbon Scanning. With Ribbon Scanning, an entire roll of film or jacket of fiche is digitized from top-to-bottom and end-to-end in grayscale and stored as a single ribbon file. NextStar allows the user to verify that all images were properly captured, and identifies any image detection or density problems. NextStar then allows the operator to correct those issues in a post-scan audit environment. NextStar eliminates the need for rescans resulting from density or frame detection problems, maximizing scanner utilization and productivity. With NextStar’superior image quality, handling any density and filming related issues commonly faced in conversion processes is easy, outputting images that actually match your database. NextStar enables the user to manage the end-to-end conversion process. It is modular and expandable. From basic set-ups where all components run on the base scanner, to large distributed production systems, the software components communicate between multiple platforms and work is scheduled and shared between many operators.

About nextScan
nextScan is a developer of leading edge technology for the micrographics conversion and document management industries. nextScan’s innovative products are designed and built with a simplicity and functionality that aim to increase user production and lower overall cost for scanning film and fiche. nextScan scanners, combined with nextScan’s revolutionary “Ribbon Scanning” software, provide a complete package that far exceeds the functionality and return on investment when compared with other scanners in the market. nextScan scanners have increased production and lowered cost for customers scanning film and fiche, including, Preservation Resources, and iArchives. nextScan is privately held and headquartered in Meridian, ID.

Media Contact:
Erin Dempsey
nextScan, Inc.
+1(910) 483-0638
Erin (at) nextScan (dot) com


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