KIC is an indispensable study and research tool that enhances reports and papers with crystal clear color and black & white pictures, graphs, and excerpts from books, magazines and journals. In addition, as a UDSA compliant digitize-on-demand system conveniently located among the stacks, KIC can be used as an ad hoc digitization station by Preservation, Archive and Interlibrary Loan departments.
The capture area of copiers is less than half that of KIC while the capture area of typical scanners is smaller still.
With a large 17 X 24 inch scan area, the KIC system captures it all! The smaller capture areas of standard scanners and copiers are shown below.
The face-up scanning capability of KIC Bookeye 4 and KIC Click™ systems enables users to capture multiple pages far more easily than ever before - books no longer need to be flipped over to turn the page and then flipped back over for each scan or copy. KIC systems scan up to ten times faster than a typical flatbed scanner and over twice as fast as a high speed copier. In addition, it produces either color or black & white images for the same cost, which equates to substantial savings. Finally, KIC promotes a cleaner environment by reducing paper and toner use.
KIC's revolutionary True 2-Touch user interface is so intuitive that even the most inexperienced users can immediately scan materials and save them on a USB thumb drive in minutes.
Ease-of-use is an essential feature of KIC. The "Scan" and "Save, Send or Print" buttons occupy a very large portion of the 17" touch screen. The Save button defaults to an output method that is selectable by the institution. If a flash drive is inserted, KIC detects this and the output button changes to indicate that it will save to the flash drive. Users can override the default output method by manually selecting one or more other methods of output.
KIC is also compatible with all standard copy card and coin-op devices. Since KIC transfers images to users' computers via flash drives, email & FTP, there need not be any costly expendables ... none, even for color! The library can opt to keep all revenue it collects.
To fully earn the 'hybrid library' designation, a library's print collections must be available in digital format. KIC systems allow your students and faculty to select material for quick and easy self-serve digitization, providing a valuable conduit between your print collections and patron PCs.
KIC's self-serve digitize-on-demand capabilities leverage your library's most valuable assets. Digital images don't have the limitations of physical copies. They can instantly be shared with fellow researchers around the world via email, dramatically facilitating collaboration.
Place books face-up on KIC's large bed and scan two pages at a time - much faster than flatbed scanners and copiers.
Use whole pages or clip selected pictures, graphs, text, etc. using the computer touch screen.
Save some or all scanned images to USB flash drive or send them to an email address.
View reports in a word processing program on a home or notebook computer. Drag desired images from a flash drive or email directly into a word processing program or save images to your computer desktop and use the 'insert picture' function.
Once images are imported into a word processing program, you may want to format the picture (e.g. select an alternate layout) and resize or reposition it.
Quickly scan many pages to take with you and study at your convenience in the comfort of your home.
KIC systems are built for continuous use in public areas.
Bookeye scanners are commonly used in demanding, 24/7 production environments.
Highly durable touch screens provide accuracy and sensitivity to the user's touch while offering outstanding resistance to contaminants such as dirt, liquids, and harsh chemicals.
The cabinet is constructed of heavy-gauge aluminum and steel with high durability baked-on paint and locking wheels.
When people see the new KIC Click™ for the first time, the most common expression is "it's so beautiful." And with True2Touch, it's as easy to use as it is beautiful. Are there any compromises? You decide.
The KIC Click™ captures book content as fast as 1 page per second! With a bed size 30% larger than its nearest competitor, it captures up to 21x16 inch books and materials at an uncompromising resolution of 300dpi.
Photocopiers, PCs, monitors and keyboards clutter up otherwise beautiful libraries across America. The smooth, triple-layer, pearlescent white KIC Click™ totally reverses that trend. It adds beauty to the most beautiful libraries. Inspired by an outstanding effort of the fledgling tablet industry to turn technology into something more like jewelry or a fashion accessory than a computer, the pearlescent KIC Click™ evokes comments like, "We care about the appearance of our library and this machine is over the top!"
The KIC Click™ perfectly completes the KIC family of self-serve digitizing systems. The KIC Bookeye 4 has the most durable production book scanner, the only book scanner with both V-cradle and flat modes, and the highest quality 600dpi of any scanner. The KIC Click™ is small, fast and beautiful, and the KIC BookEdge is cheaper than most floor standing black-and-white photocopiers. And since none of them use toner or paper, they're environmentally friendly and ultimately far cheaper to run than copiers.
The Click™'s sleek look and elegant design put the full KIC self-serve digitization functionality into a mere 25 inch width. It's large, 23 inch touch screen and capture surface are at the perfect heights when placed on a typical table or desktop. The Click™ also has an optional matching stand for freestanding operation.
Unlike copiers and flatbed scanners, the KIC Click™ allows users to digitize books face-up, without damaging books by having to press them hard against a glass plate. The Click™'s lightening speed is derived as much from its fast opto-electronics as from the fact that its face-up design obviates the need to flip books over and over again during the digitization process.
The Click™ produces beautiful, full-color images at no additional cost over black & white images! Searchable PDF's and editable text files are a snap to create. As with all KIC self-serve systems, the Click™'s text-to-speech capability produces audio files that can be played in any MP3 player. Studying and research have never been so easy!
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