2015-JUNE: A GIANT LEAP FORWARD with the release of VISUAL 3D = 3D Like Imaging on the Book & Large Format Flatbed Scanners from SMA Electronic Document GmbH of Germany

Digital Scanning & Microfilm Equipment – DS & ME are pleased & enthusiastic to be able to provide the announcement from SMA Electronic Document GmbH of Germany of the incorporation of the NEW GIANT LEAP FORWARD in the Imaging Industry with the release of the V3D which stands for VISUAL 3D = 3D Like Scanning Feature on their SCAN MASTER models 0 = A0+ – 1 = A1+ & 2 = A2+and VERSASCAN Book & Large Format Flatbed Scanner Range starting at A1 & then A1 & A0 then with the recent manufacture of a specialised customised flatbed scanner for originals up to 48 = 1,219mm wide x 100 inches = 2,540mm long which is much larger than DOUBLE A 0.

 

SMA VersaScan 2.5D Image of a Rattan Coaster & PCB @ 600 DPI

The SMA model VersaScan 3650 – VISUAL 3D = 3D Like Image Scan of a Rattan Coaster & PCB @ 600 DPI

 

The VersaScan 3650 - NEW V3D Imaging Feature which stands for VISUAL 3D has a TWO-2 Lamp Exposure System

1. The Left Image has been Scanned at Minus 200 = using the bottom light  only

2. The Centre Image has been Scanned at Plus 200 = using  the top light  only

3. The Right Image has been Scanned at the Regular Setting  = using  both the top & bottom lights together

 

SMA VersaScan 3650 = A0+ 2.5D Scanner @ CeBIT 2015 Hannover

The SMA NEW model VersaScan 3650 showing a V3D Image of a Sample VISUAL 3D = 3D Like Scan @ CeBIT 2015 Hannover

 

SMA VersaScan Sample for 2.5D Scanning @ CeBIT 2015 Hannover

A Rattan Sample on the SMA model VersaScan 3650 glass top of VISUAL 3D = 3D Like Scanning @ CeBIT 2015 Hannover

 

SMA VersaScan 2.5D Image of Sample @ CeBIT 2015 Hannover

The VISUAL 3D = 3D Like Image scanned on the SMA model VersaScan 3650 of the above Rattan Sample @ CeBIT 2015 Hannover

 

SMA VersaScan 2D Versus 2.5D Scanning Sample of Coins

Sample of Coins scanned on an SMA model VersaScan VISUAL 3D = 3D Like Scanning compared to standard 2D Scanning

 

The NEW GIANT LEAP FORWARD in the Imaging Industry with the release of the V3D which stands for VISUAL 3D = 3D Like Scanning Feature from SMA Electronic Document GmbH of Germany The NEW – SMA VISUAL 3D = 3D Like Scanning Feature is now incorporated in the SMA SCAN MASTER & VersaScan product line which includes the SMA models SCAN MASTER 0 = A0+ – 1 = A1+ & 2 = A2+ & the SMA VersaScan flatbed scanner models 2550 = 25 inches wide by 50 inches long or DIN A1+, 3650 = 36 inches wide by 50 inches long or DIN A0+  & 36100 = 36 inches wide by 100 inches long or DIN Double A0+, plus A1+ & A2+ models with special production versions available.

NOTE: SMA recently manufactured a specialised customised flatbed scanner for originals up to:

48 inches = 1,219mm wide x 80 inches = 2,032mm long &

48 wide = 1,219mm x 100 inches = 2,540mm long.

The whole SMA Book & Flatbed Scanner Range now incorporates the this NEW SMA V3D Imaging Feature which stands for VISUAL 3D scanning in V3D scanning mode to capture surface contours and produce 3D-Like surface recognition images, which are very natural looking images of the highest quality. This NEW – SMA V3D = 3D Like Scanning Feature can be implemented for a wide variety of surface control and presentation applications. The NEW – SMA V3D = 3D Like Scanning Feature is a feature you have to see for yourself to believe.

 How does the NEW – SMA V3D = 3D Like Scanning Feature work?

 Technically it works like this:

There are TWO-2 lamps in the SMA Book & Flatbed Scanner Range Scan Heads – with a top lamp and a bottom lamp. In a normal 2D scanning process both lamps are ON. With the NEW – SMA V3D = 3D Like Scanning mode every line of pixels takes three shots:

  • Top light only,
  • Bottom light only and
  • Both lights on.

The firmware then merges all THREE-3 images.

That’s why the NEW – SMA V3D = 3D Like Scanning Feature looks 3D-like.

The NEW – SMA V3D = 3D Like Scanning Feature provides the operator with a major advantage when it comes to structured surfaces or things like metal, seals or anything that is shiny or reflective.

Sometimes there are golden or silver like prints located in books requiring scanning.

When scanned with an overhead scanner the image created looks very unusual & of poor quality.

The viewer can’t even see in the scan what the original was like as the metal effect disappears and is turned into grey or dark yellow or beige.

Even with the previous SMA models the MAP MASTER & SCAN MASTER the Coins as shown in the attached SMA VersaScan 2D V V3D Scanning Sample of the FIVE-5 Coins scanned in 2D Mode are less clear than the coins captured using the NEW – SMA 2.5D = 3D Like Scanning mode.

With the NEW – SMA V3D = 3D Like Scanning Feature scanning the gold, silver & copper coins & images in Books appear more true to the original!

Many Library & Archival Institutions are aware of this problem and are searching for a solution to be able to capture these difficult originals true to the color.

The NEW – SMA V3D = 3D Like Scanning Feature provides that solution.

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For any form of microfilm aperture card, jacket, microfiche, microfilm – 16 / 35 mm Roll, micrographic & microform requirements, no matter how small or complex, please contact us via the Contact Us @ DS & ME facility at this website or email Laurie Varendorff at Digital Scanning & Microfilm Equipment – DS & ME via Email @ Laurie Varendorff & we will do everything in our power to fulfil your requirements.

For any book, drawing, map or plan plus archival document or fragile material no matter the size – e.g. less than A 5 = 148 x 210 mm = ( 5.83 x 8.27 inches ) or up to Double A 0 Plus = 2,000 x 1,210 mm = ( 78.7 x 47.64 inches ) – which requires Scanning, Digitising = Digitizing & or Imaging for your Digitisation Projects, no matter how large or small then contact Laurie Varendorff via email @ Laurie Varendorff ARMA; or Phone: Australia @ 0417 094 1470417 094 147 – International @ +61 417 094 147+61 417 094 147 at Digital Scanning & Microfilm Equipment – DS & ME.

Laurie will be able to advise if DS & ME has the specialised equipment available for the Scanning, Digitising, & or Imaging from a minimum size of A 6 = 148 mm in width by 105 mm in height up to a maximum size of over Double A 0 = 1189 mm plus in width by 841 mm plus in height for books or Fragile Document/s, Map/s, Plan/s or Engineering, Architectural plus other types of Drawing/s required to meet a prospective client’s individual requirements.