Contex unveils IQ Flex advanced wide-format scanner

Contex IQ Flex Scanner.
The Contex IQ Flex Flatbed Scanner.

Contex (Chantilly, VA), a leader of wide-format scanning and imaging solutions, has launched its IQ Flex Flatbed Scanner. “Pushing the boundaries in flatbed scanning,” the IQ Flex is the newest addition to the company’s IQ scanner series and incorporates the power of its robust technology into a flatbed. Customers can scan A2/C-size originals of any size or shape, or documents up to A1/D-size with unlimited thicknesses. With an accuracy of 0.1% +/- 1 pixel and six-second scanning speeds, the IQ Flex is the market’s most advanced flatbed scanner, said Contex.

The new scanner makes it easy to digitally capture books, fragile documents, textiles, artwork and more. It can save files in standard file formats or raster format for use in any CAD or GIS application – such as AutoCAD, Microstation, and ArcGIS. It also includes a 64-bit Twain application driver for use with EDM and other imaging software. Scanned images can be archived or shared via network PCs, email, cloud or USB. Customers can also send files to print using the pre-installed HP, Canon and Epson print drivers. The IQ FLEX is “the only WiFi-enabled large-format flatbed scanner with speeds up to 150 Mb/sec.” The scanner includes a built-in controller with a 7-inch touchscreen to operate, edit, annotate and markup scans, without the need for a CPU.

Steve Blanken.
Steve Blanken.

For more advanced scanning and editing options, customers can add a CPU with Contex’s NextImage scanning software. Users can also operate the scanner using their smart device with Contex’s rainforest365 app. “Contex is at the forefront of wide-format scanning technology, and now customers can benefit from these advancements in the newest flatbed to hit the market,” said Steve Blanken, General Manager of the Americas at Contex. “It truly incorporates our customers’ way of working, with the latest innovation in scanning technology.”

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Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.