Designed for the highest demands


Scanning large-format originals such as newspaper volumes, plans, posters or paintings places special demands on devices and users in terms of quality and ergonomics. At the same time, the productivity factor is becoming increasingly important when carrying out digitization projects of bulky or heavy originals.

With the book2net Hornet A0, we have developed a high-performance scanner with PLC-controlled precision drive that guarantees extremely gentle digitization and at the same time meets the special requirements of mass digitization.


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Hornet Features

High-performance sensor

  • Dual CMOS area sensor technology
  • Selectable options: M70 (300 ppi)/M150 (400 ppi)
  • 0.3 sec. scanning time (A0 color at 300 ppi)
  • 3.5 sec. processing time (scannen + imaging + storage)
  • USB 3.0 interface
  • Optimized for OCR applications due to reduced signal noise


  • Schneider-Kreuznach precision lens
  • Depth of field 8 cm
  • Brilliant color rendering
  • Optical book fold optimization
  • Perfect linearity
  • Distortion-free
  • Long durability

LED illumination

  • Dual lighting unit (individually or synchronously controllable)
  • Cold light LEDs
  • Uniform illumination thanks to Fresnel lenses
  • Stepless regulation of the light emission angle
  • Constant wavelength
  • Stable color temperature
  • Light intensity <= 2,500 lux
  • Illumination time <= 0.6 sec.
  • Glare-free, UV/IR free (in accordance with EN60825-1)
  • Long service life (10,000 working hours)
  • Low energy consumption < 100 VA

Book cradle

  • Motorized book cradle with balancing technology
  • Height adjustment up to 25 cm
  • Spine exemption up to 25 cm
  • Double profile lifting columns for precise height adjustment
  • Load capacity up to 180 kg per column
  • Preservation approved

Fixed book table (optional)

  • Continuous supporting surface
  • Special coating on requirement

Motorized glass plate

  • Gentle on documents
  • Self-opening & self-closing
  • Format-dependent opening angle
  • Process-controlled pressure
  • Adjustable pressure sensitivity
  • Sensitive, fully electronic pressure control
  • Non-reflective glass (museum glass optional)


  • PLC control with high-precision linear drive (1/100 mm precision)
  • Programmable scanning processes
  • Book size-dependent traverse paths
  • Adjustable opening angles
  • Process-controlled pressure
  • Sensitive, fully electronic pressure control
  • Variable control:
    • fully automatic
    • semi-automatic
    • manual
    • time-controlled
    • user-controlled

Software & Features

  • Live Video Preview
  • Easy Scan / bookScan professional scanning software
  • OCR (optional)
  • Live Control Professional (optional)

Color management

Integrated true color management:
METAMORFOZE, FADGI, ISO/TS 19264:1 2017 standard regarding color quality, resolution, noise & linearity


  • No UV / IR radiation
  • No ozone, no emissions
  • No heat load
  • Lowest noise emission
  • Low-Energy-Control (LEC)
  • Energy-saving


Our book2net Hornet A0 is used in the digitization centers of major libraries worldwide:

DUBAI Uzbekistan Mauritius


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