With our A0 large format scanner book2net Hornet we have developed a high-performance device that is specially designed for use in the mass digitization of large-format, unwieldy or particularly heavy originals such as magazine volumes while at the same time guaranteeing the highest level of safe handling.

• Dual X71 camera system
• Selectable options: 300 dpi / 400 dpi
• 0.3 sec. scanning time (A0 color @ 300 dpi)
• 3.5 sec. processing time (scanning + imaging + storage)
• Height adjustment up to 25 cm (40 cm optional)
• Book spine width up to 25 cm
• Double profile lifting columns for precise height adjustment
• Load capacity up to 180 kg per column
• USB 3.0 interface

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A0 large format planetary scanner with semi-robotics for true-to-scale digitization

Especially with large-format, heavy books with thick spines, height adjustment using a book cradle is essential for true-to-scale digitization. Thanks to its dual laser system, the book2net Hornet can be set to the optimal focus level within seconds.
Industrial precision guidance, linear drive and PLC control guarantee smooth and even guidance and adjustment of all moving elements. Together with the safe LED additional lighting system, the book cradle can be precisely adjusted for each book in seconds.

book2net High Resolution Camera

The X71 not only sets new standards in the field of modern digital cameras, it is also the heart of all our scanners. Our CMOS sensor technology is the key element of the system and enables high-resolution capturing of archive materials, books, cards, seals and objects of various sizes and structures. The X71 camera is characterized by first-class image quality, flexible handling and an incredible scanning speed.

True Color Management

Color accurate directly from the camera: the true color management is unique. Directly from the camera, it is possible to generate color accurate scans according to the color spaces SRGB, Adobe 1998 RGB, ECI RGB V1 and ECI RGB V2 and thus easily meet all requirements of digitization guidelines, specifications and standards.

The great advantage of True Color: Unlike the creation of an ICC profile which is calculated by a “calibration software” using a 24-bit color scan of an X-Rite Color Checker, True Color uses the advantage of all calculations and adjustments in-house Imaging area of the camera with a color depth and analysis depth of 48 bits. Colors are captured even more precisely and signal noise is minimized.

The result: METAMORFOZE, FADGI and ISO / TS 19264-1: 2017 compliant scan results.

LED Lighting Unit

Professional UV / IR and ozone free lighting system. With a light exposure of less than 2,500 lux and a service life of over 50,000 operating hours, the highest conservation and ecological requirements are met. The Fresnel lenses specially developed for the book2net lighting units are a major technological advantage over classic lighting units. They ensure perfect light distribution and illumination. Unwanted and annoying gradients and reflection effects that otherwise occur in very light or very dark surfaces and also with shiny materials are avoided.

Two operating modes:
1) Flash: The lamps light up slightly for the scan and then reduce their intensity again immediately after the scan. A heating up of the room, often annoying with permanent light, is avoided and at the same time the service life of the light units is extended considerably.

2) Continuous light: On request, it is possible to work with a higher “lamp bias”, whereby the “brightening effect”, if it is perceived as annoying, is omitted.

Motorized Height Adjustment

Thanks to the flexible layout table and the motorized height adjustment, the book2net Hornet semirobotic not only offers an exceptionally gentle capturing for large-format templates and heavy books, but is also user-friendly and meets the requirements of a modern, ergonomic workplace.

Motorized Glass Plate

Controller for optimizing the opening angle of the glass plate with automatic adjustment to the book size. The glass plate is only raised as far as it is necessary to turn the pages comfortably. This enables maximum efficiency and reduces process times.


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