Contex introduces the market’s
 widest and fastest CCD scanner

Contex HD Ultra X6000 Scanner.
The new Contex HD Ultra X6000 Scanner is scheduled to be available worldwide this September.

Contex (Alleroed, Denmark), the world leader in large-format scanning, has introduced the newest addition to its line of scanners, characterizing the new HD Ultra X 6000 as “the widest, fastest and most productive 60-inch CCD scanner available in the market.” Featuring exceptional colour-matching and image-scanning quality while exceeding environmental standards, the new device is a premium scanner with multiple productivity-boosting capabilities “to give customers long-term value and a quick return on their investment.”

Jacob Bendix.
Jacob Bendix.

“We’re excited to introduce the Contex HD Ultra X 6000, a scanner with numerous distinctions, many of which are based on customer feedback,” said Jacob Bendix, Vice President and Global Head of Sales and Marketing, Global Scanning Denmark A/S. “The HD Ultra X 6000 is a scanner like no other. Customers will appreciate the advanced design and engineering that saves time throughout the scanning workflow. The quality results make this scanner a valuable tool in any environment.”

The HD Ultra X 6000 allows users to capture originals up to 61.8 inches at an unprecedented 17.8 ips – 30% faster than any other scanner in its class. True size detection and Instant-On capabilities cut valuable seconds from production time. Another productivity boost is the new Contex AIO app, which lets users operate its Nextimage software from their smart devices.
 It also has the fastest data transfer of any scanner in the market, featuring both GB Ethernet xDTR2.5 and USB 3.0 SuperSpeed xDTR3 as data-transfer technologies. Its throttle buffer control eliminates scanner pauses, allowing operators to maintain the fastest scanning speeds from start to finish. Users no longer wait for scanned data to be processed, as they can continuously feed documents to scan.

The new scanner offers several exclusive imaging advantages. First, it’s the only 60-inch scanner in the market with CCD technology to give users the best image quality possible. It also has the highest colour rendering index (CRI) because of its Contex Perfect Light – which uses the latest LED technology combined with specially developed diffusion filters.
 Next, several exclusive technologies also deliver the most advanced colour matching and the sharpest scans. These include Contex’s lens spherical correction technology and Accuracy Lens Enhancement (ALE), which minimizes optical distortion. The HD Ultra X 6000 Scanner also includes X-Rite ICC colour technology and Fujifilm camera lenses that deliver a large depth of focus (7mm) and CCD optics of 1,200 dpi. The depth of focus enables the scanner to capture documents of all types – especially thick or delicate or with irregularities – with ease.

Its Optimal Thickness Adjustment Control (OTAC) enables users to quickly adjust the scanner to the required paper thickness with just the press of a lever. It’s Feather Mode also protects delicate originals and extra-thin documents.
 Contex’s new, speed-matched roller system makes it fast and easy to load documents, and eliminates skewing. Operators can choose between centre-loading and side-loading, or use the adjustable paper guide for smaller documents. Another notable feature is the scanner’s static-free, touchless glass system and steel, anti-static feed table that minimizes friction. Over time, it also reduces maintenance costs due to worn scanner glass.

Exceeding environmental standards is also possible with the 6000. For example, the new scanner is designed with Instant-On capabilities. Operators simply load and scan originals without requiring the scanner to warm-up. The LED light source also saves energy by automatically turning off in between scans, and is guaranteed to last for the scanner’s lifetime. The 6000 also exceeds Energy Star consumption standards and is RoHS-compliant. 
The HD Ultra X 6000 Scanner is available as a standalone scanner (Contex AIO optional) or a ScanStation Pro configuration – which includes a stand, touchscreen monitor, and Nextimage REPRO software (Contex AIO optional). It can also be networked to any leading printer. The HD Ultra X 6000 comes in two models and will be available from distributors worldwide by September of 2018.
 Contex solutions are sold worldwide in more than 90 countries.

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Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.