By Mike Joubert 10 September 2009


For many tertiary institutions and libraries the need to digitise important books and to provide them as PDFs is becoming increasingly important. With this in mind Plustek’s OpticBook A300 book scanner should provide a much needed solution. This standalone 24-bit colour scanner can scan pages up to A3 in size at a very decent speed of 2.4 seconds per page.

To keep thick books intact it’s especially designed not to put pressure on the spine thanks to a “book edge” that makes scanning one page at a time easy. Nobody said that scanning a 500 page book was a quick task, but at least the large 11” LCD touch-panel provides a decent interface to help with scanning, cropping and watermarking documents.

The unit comes with an onboard PC which enables you to scan to email, USB flash memory, directly to the onboard memory or to a connected printer.

For more info on the Plustek OpticBook A300 book scanner contact ImageTEK on 011-608-1964.

Book edge helps to protect spine, 11
Unit is quite big and heavy

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