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New Contex Scanners

(July 2004) posted on Tue Jul 27, 2004

Crystal XL 42, Chroma XL 42, and Hawk-Eye Cx 36


Three new scanners from Contex are the Crystal
XL 42, Chroma XL 42, and Hawk-Eye Cx
36.

All three support Windows and Mac
platforms, include Accuracy Lens
Enhancement, offer FireWire and USB
connectivity, and feature All-Wheel Drive.

The Crystal XL 42 is built on Tx technology
and incorporates improved scan
speed and image quality. It has a scanning
width of 42 in. and the Base model offers
maximum resolutions of 800 dpi, with resolutions
up to 2400 dpi on the Plus model. It
features a triple 4-linear CCD, scans thick
media up to 0.6 in., and has Automatic
Thick Media Adjustment Control. Printing
speeds in 24-bit RGB are 0.6 in./sec.
Geared for CAD, AEC, and GIS professionals,
it offers optional color scanning.

The Chroma XL 42 color scanner is
also built on Tx technology, offers a 42-in.
scanning width, a triple 4-linear CCD,
Automatic Thick Media Adjustment Control,
and the ability to scan thick media up
to 0.6 in. Its Base model offers an 800-dpi
resolution, and the Plus model offers
2400 dpi. Scan speeds are faster in the
Chroma than the Crystal, with the Chroma
Base model scanning up to 1.5 in./sec in
24-bit RGB, and the Plus model scanning
up to twice as fast (3 in./sec). The Chroma
is designed for professional imaging services,
copy service providers, P-O-P/
exhibit/display companies, and graphic
professionals, as well as mapping, architect,
and engineering offices.

Hawk-Eye Cx 36 is an entry-level scanning
solution for copy service providers,
P-O-P/exhibit/display companies, and
CAD and AEC professionals. This scanner
features color and monochrome scanning;
a 36-in. scanning width; ability to
scan media up to 0.47 in. thick; a single 4-
linear CCD; maximum scanning resolutions
of 400 dpi (Base) and 800 dpi
(Plus); and scanning speeds of 0.3
in./sec (Base) and 3 in./sec (Plus model).

(Contex Scanning Technology: www.contex.com)


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