The book2net Cobra, available in the formats A1 and A2, is a unique V-shape semi-robotic book scanner, designed for the specific preservation approved requirements of your most valuable books such as illuminated manuscripts. 

• Double X 71 camera system
• Selectable options: 400 dpi / 600 dpi
• 0.3 sec. scanning time
• 3.5 sec. processing time (scanning + imaging + storage)
• 110° opening angle
• Height adjustment up to 15 cm (optional up to 25 cm)
• Book spine width up to 10 cm (optional 20 cm)
• Programmable scanning processes
• Book size-dependent traverse path
• Adjustable opening angle
• Process controlled pressure
• Sensitive, fully electronic pressure control
• USB 3.0 interface

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The art of book scanning: conservational, ergonomic and productive

Designing the book2net Cobra , we have focused on the needs and wishes of our customers. We have turned the suggestions into an exceptional product. In close cooperation with selected partners we have developed a high-precision book scanner within the framework of the guidelines of the Europeana project . Book scanner that uses the latest matrix sensor technology to take into account the special conservation requirements of sensitive historical collections such as precious illuminated manuscripts or incunabula and at the same time guarantees high flexibility, productivity and user-friendliness.

Matrix sensor technology

Thanks to the parallel use of two high-resolution area sensors in combination with high-quality optics , the book2net Cobra achieves an unrivaled quality . Precious old books deserve special attention in order to show their beauty in their true light. Uneven and waved surfaces, special inks and paints – especially gold coatings, require more than standard lighting. For these special requirements, the book2net Cobra book scanner is equipped with an additional lighting system for the glare-free and shadow-free capturing of structured surfaces, a system that can be externally integrated, mounted or controlled. The LED lighting system offers a stable color temperature for perfect reproduction. Thanks to the Fresnel lenses , even illumination over the entire scan area is guaranteed.


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