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Scanning for the 21ST Century Library
Join the Tablet & eReader Revolution
KIC is the most essential piece of equipment in our
library. — Bill Hair, Associate Dean, Baylor
Study, Report, Research, Collaborate… Digitally
Kic Bookeye 4 is an indispensable tool for research, study and
production of enhanced quality reports and papers with crystal
clear color and black & white excerpts from books, magazines
and very large 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 Interlibrary
With its 600 dpi option, KIC Bookeye 4 systems are perfect as
shared resources, capturing the finest details for digital and
The KIC Bookeye 4 can capture 20 book pager per minute for
instant access on tablets, notebooks, smart devices and easy
transfer to desktop PCs and servers. With a bed size more then
40% larger than its nearest competitor, Bookeye 4 is also the only
high resolution scanner in the world that supports both v-cradle
and flat modes, and modes, and can scan material as large as 24 x 17 inches.
Photocopiers, fax machines, PCs, monitors and keyboards clutter
up otherwise beautiful libraries across America. KIC Bookeye 4
reverses that trend, replacing copiers and fax machines and
adding scanning in a single machine with clean lines and efficient
KIC Serves Over Half of Students at Universities in America
In the U.S. alone, KIC serves over four million students at the top "brick and mortar" (non-online)
colleges and universities. With the introduction of the KIC BookEdge, KIC Click, and KIC Click Mini,
KIC is now affordable for virtually all institutions of higher learning and full-service public
libraries. Last decade, libraries typically 'added' several KICs, but since 2010 libraries have begun to
replace their entire patron-use copier fleets with self-serve book scanning systems.
A True Digital Age Multifunction System for
Academic & Public Libraries
Students at academic libraries want speed, and DLSG offers the fastest book scanners on the market.
Patrons at public libraries need simplicity, and KIC provides three of the simplest possible user
interfaces, one exclusively for scanning, one exclusively for copying and one exclusively for faxing.
And KIC's best-of-breed power user interface is only a touch away.
While multifunction copiers are partly digital, they are big mechanical machines with big maintenance
issues and tiny touch screens. As a copier replacement, KIC eliminates copier failure/service problems
and provides very large touch screens and view screens that are larger still. Organizing (collating,
clipping, rotating, etc.) pages on a huge touch screen is much easier than shuffling paper.
The digital age has steadily driven down the demand in libraries for paper copies to levels that make
it increasingly difficult to justify copiers. KIC self-service scanning systems reduce copier use
— to the point that attaching a small laser or ink jet printer is sufficient.
KIC systems also handle
much larger materials than copiers, and they scan books without damaging them. However, the most
benefit of KIC over copiers is KIC's speed, due mainly to its face-up scanning design, which is not only
significantly faster, but far easier to use.
KIC's huge touch screen and larger view screen make faxing extra easy. Users can compose, review, clip,
crop and change brightness and contrast of the pages of a fax before sending. KIC's step-by-step process
designed for easy operation by even the most timid users. All you need is an internet connection, and
will provide the rest at a cost so low that fax revenue can pay for the KIC system in a few years or
Printing copies and faxing have per page costs that normally must be passed on to the user. KIC
has a free, built-in method of charging users for copies and faxes.
Simply print wallet-size "KIC Coins" on regular letter-sized paper in any denomination that you
like, cut them out, and sell them to users at the circulation desk or wherever you collect fees
for late book returns.
KIC Compatible with Copy Card & Cash System
All KIC systems are compatible with all
standard copy card and coin-op devices.
Since KIC transfers images to users’ computers electronically, costly expendables
are avoided, even for color! The library
can opt to keep all revenue it collects.
KIC Makes Your Print Collections Searchable
Search hundreds of pages of PDF or text files created in just
KIC Bookeye 4
Users need only locate the volume(s) that they expect to contain
the information they are seeking, scan selected sections and
output either a searchable PDF file or a text file. These files can
easily be searched for various keywords.
Keyword searching is becoming an indispensable capability that
significantly improves the quality and efficiency of researching
Access more sources DIGITALLY
Find information faster
Deliver results in digital form
Get your research in digital form
Scan selected excerpts from
multiple sources in just minutes.
Output text or searchable PDF
directly to a tablet, e-reader, PC
or smart phone, Cloud storage, USB, or email.
Search all scanned pages
in an instant for various
key words and...
Beautiful Images – Fast and Easy, and Nondestructive
Face-Up Scanning is Faster
KIC Bookeye 4 walk-up scanning stations are face-up scanners
that save a lot of time
and reduce book spine damage because they capture two face-up pages of a book with each scan
not require the user to flip the book twice for each page. KIC analyzes each image, and
automatically splits it into two separate images. In addition, black edges are automatically
and the content is straightened, producing clean, professional looking images - important
electronic reserves, course curriculum materials and research reports. These automatic image
treatment functions also save a lot of faculty, administrator, and student time.
Capture Area Comparison
The capture area of copiers is about half that of KIC Bookeye 4 while the capture area of typical
consumer scanners is smaller still. With a 18 X 24 inch capture area, KIC Bookeye 4 captures it
Scan Oversized Reference Books
With the view
screen on the side,
the KIC Bookeye 4
neck provides an
ideal bookstop for
scanning very large
KIC True 2 Touch
provides full rotation
that you can scan
in the orientation
that suits you best.
The KIC Bookeye 4 V2's 600dpi Option
With its 600dpi option, KIC Bookeye 4 is the only true
book scanner that's
also ideal for self-service.
To capture moving objects, digital cameras must use array
capture all parts of the object at the
same instant. That's why affordable digital cameras have fewer than 50 megapixels. And those pixels must
further divided into red, green and blue sub-pixels.
Since books don't move while being scanned, the KIC Bookeye 4 is able
linear CCD technology to produce
ultra-clear images with astounding 140 megapixels. Each pixel in a linear CCD includes full red, green
However, high resolution scanning is meaningless if the lens system
focused images. Since ultra-high resolution "spy satellite" lenses are quite expensive, the KIC Bookeye
from left to right, allowing it to follow the
curve of an open book and maintain excellent focus, whether in V-mode or flat mode.
The KIC Bookeye 4's left-to-right scanning allows it to follow the contours of virtually any book,
producing better 600 dpi images than other book scanners that claim to produce 600 dpi images.
Your Choice : Scan Face-Down or Face-Up
Faster is also Easier
The following photo sequences show the reason that face-down
system are typically 1/3 the speed of face-up systems. The book flipping
necessary to scan a book on a face-down scanner like the KIC BookEdge
is shown in the photo sequence below. It's a workout both for the book
and the patron.
The ergonomic design of the face-up scanning systems
involves only the basic movement required to set a book down and turn a page.
Face-up book scanning is far easier on both
patrons and books and quite a bit faster than face-down scanning.
Scanning books face-up makes it much easier to keep track
of what pages you've scanned. With KIC Click, Click Mini and other face-up scanners,
books stay face up, so you can see what you're scanning as
you scan it. This extra visibility eliminates the age old problem
of skipping pages and scanning pages out of order which can occur
with face-down scanners.
[a seven-step procedure]
[a two-step procedure]
Scan 2 PagesTurn page
The sequence above shows just how much work is required
to use a face-down scanner to scan multiple pages.
In contrast, the sequence on the left shows the relative
speed and ease of face-up scanning systems that do not
require the user to ﬂip over the book being scanned. Once
placing the book, the user simply turns pages and presses
the scan button (or foot pedal) to scan two pages at a time.
True 2 Touch™ User Interface
Ease-of-use is a central feature of KIC. Its large, 22 inch touch screen and its large "Scan" and
or Print" buttons that occupy a very large portion of the touch screen clearly convey how easy
use. The Save button defaults to an output method and file format that is selectable by the
a flash drive is inserted, KIC detects this and the output button changes to indicate that it
save to the flash drive. Users can override the default output method by manually selecting one or
more other methods of output.
KIC Bookeye 4's high speed is derived as much from its
true two-touch interface as from
face-up design that obviates the need to flip books over and over again during the capture
The tabletop model KIC Bookeye 4 has all the True 2 Touch
capabilities of the full-size KIC. It has its own
tabletop version of the SmartDock, and of course, an ADF scanner can be placed anywhere on the
compliance is achieved by purchasing a table with a 30 inch clearance to the floor and a 31 inch
KIC Bookeye 4's elegant design puts the full KIC self-serve
digitization functionality into a compact
appealing space. Its 17" touch screen and large preview screen and capture surface are at the
for wheelchair access. The KIC Bookeye 4 also offers an optional desktop configuration with a
KIC's True 2 Touch™ User Interface, Especially
KIC is very agile, and allows the user to jump from just about anywhere in the touch
screen system to just about anywhere else, directly and usually with a single touch.
modern, 'modeless' design is easier to use, but difficult to create.
KIC's large buttons and controls are easy to use, even for people with unsteady
KIC gradually expands and contracts controls such as brightness, con- trast and DPI
so users can easily follow their screen activity
KIC doesn't delete original images when you clip a photo or excerpt of text unless
you tell it to.
KIC lets you output to many different destinations in a single session.
Once you've scanned a document, you can change your mind as to where you would like
it to output. For example, you
may have wanted to save to USB, but learned your USB drive is full. Or you may scan
so much that it exceeds your email
limit. Or after scanning and collating a mass of research, you decide that you want
to share the research with others.
Two Large Screens for Simplicity & Power
It’s easy to undervalue screen size. For 20 years, all cellphone
makers relentlessly pursued smaller
and smaller screens until very recently when one company reversed that trend. They realized that
people want the largest screen that will ﬁt in their pocket/purse and hand. This is because display
screens are our window to the digital world, and touch screens give us control over that world.
As big as self-serve scanning systems are, it makes sense to have
a very large touch screen. And with
the low prices for high quality displays, it is compelling to add a separate display screen. In
2002, DLSG realized this, when the first KIC system was designed. Today, with nearly 10 years more
experience than any other vendor, DLSG has the most understandable, easy to use and powerful user
interface for self-serve book scanning, and it’s based on dual screens.
The view screen shows very large, clear images of what you’ve scanned, allowing the touch screen to
have big, easy to understand buttons and other controls.
Display screens are our portals into the digital world,
and touch screens are the
easiest way to
control that world. That’s why DLSG provides large, 24 inch, full HD displays and equally large
touch screens with most of its KIC systems.
KIC SmartDock ™
The Fastest, Easiest Way to Transfer Images to Tablets, Notebook
PCs, eReaders &
Use the optional KIC SmartDock to transfer 10-20
full-color pages per
second to any smart device without using any of your institution's precious WiFi bandwidth.
Files automatically appear on the devices as they are
For Public Libraries
Introducing KIC to Your Patrons
KIC has a special introductory interface.
For the first year in a new location,
KIC can be configured to display three
or four simple buttons: [COPY] [FAX]
[SCAN] and [POWER USER].
will activate a very simple
'copier' interface with a large
copy button that scans and
will activate a very
simple 'fax machine'
KIC Reservation App
Reserve Time on KIC Scan Stations and
Avoid the Wait
Scroll Through Your Library’s KIC Stations to See Which
Stations are Available...
or Make a Reservation Beforehand So You Won’t Have to
Wait in Line
KIC book scanning stations just got easier than ever to
use with your
library’s customized version of the KIC Reservation App. The ability
to reserve a KIC station an hour, day, week in advance is now at your
patrons’ fingertips. KIC Reservation is part of the Knowledge Access
Tool (KAT), and it’s a welcome convenience that patrons, students and
faculty will enjoy!
Patrons can simply download the KAT application for your
library to see it all on a cell phone or tablet using any web browser.
Scroll through KIC stations and touch the RESERVE button to reserve
your time slot. The KIC reservation screen is accessible from just about
any KAT stacks screen.
Access the KIC Reservation App Directly or from Any of
These KAT Screens
Students can scroll through the KIC stations at your
library to find the
nearest KIC station, or the one that best suits their need. Then
a simple touch of the “RESERVE this Scanner” button shows
the KIC Station Reservation Screen where the student can
select the desired reservation day and time.
KIC Fleet Manager
monitor usage statistics at a glance
and monitor your KIC systems
remotely. To better serve your patrons,
it is important to know which KIC systems are
used the most and at what times during the
day and week, and which are used the least.
All usage statistics can help you to determine
the best KIC configuration for each site. And
to make it easier to navigate from KIC to KIC
system, KIC Fleet Manager allows you to select
a particular KIC system via either of two
methods: a map or a list.
With over ten years serving libraries, KIC is the most stable
product available today. However, DLSG engineers incessantly
work to improve KIC and support the growing changing
digital world. DLSG offers improved software regularly, and
in order to make it easier to deploy updates, KIC Fleet Manager
lets you update KIC systems remotely. For example, a
recently released feature lets you turn KIC systems on and
off on demand or on a schedule set by a central control panel.
Live KIC Stations status
Real time statistics, including statistical
analysis presented by
Real time revenue reports
Detailed single-unit statistics, including total
scans, color options,
popular output methods, file formats
Live Event Log
Centralized settings manager
Self-Serve Book Printing
Printing books has never been easier! With KIC's new Print On Demand
functionality, patrons can quickly and easily order printed books of photo albums,
recipe cards, book excerpts, loose papers, newspaper & magazine articles, and more.
Clip, crop, rearrange pages and then choose the kind of book, pages and
desired. Order your original book(s) using KIC's simple "shop-online" interface to find the
and pay with your credit card. Your books will be printed, packaged and shipped to you
Bring Many New Patrons to the Library with Print on Demand Made Easy
Make a Coffee Table Book of Photo Collections
Print an Unabridged Book of Family Recipes
Print a Book of Your Family Vacation
Print a Photo Album of Old Family Photos
Scan your family photos and save them from fading and decaying.
clip, crop, add subtitles,
dates, names, and comments to preserve your family history for future generations. It can all be
in a few hours at your public library with KIC’s POD feature - Print on Demand!
In case you didn't know...
...what you can do with scanned images
Place books face-up on KIC Bookeye 4's large bed &
capture two pages at a time -
than flatbed scanners and copiers.
Use whole pages or clip selected pictures, graphs,
test, etc. using KIC's large touch
Save scanned images to USB flash drive or cloud
storage, send them via email address or
images directly to a tablet, notebook PC, or smart phone.
Enhance reports in a word processing program. Drag
de-seried images from a flash drive,
or email directly into a word processing program, or save images to your computer
the 'insert picture' function.
Once images are imported into a word processing
program, you may want to resize or
select from several ways that your text can wrap around the pictures.
Personal & Family Documents
Library patrons bring loose paper from home to scan,
fax and send via email or save to a
A $5 USB thumb drive can store thousands of important documents.
Many citizens don't have a safe, reliable place
to store and organize their
Documents scanned at the local library can be viewed with any low cost smart phone.
Quickly scan many pages to take with you and study at
your convenience in the
comfort of your home where you can read, search, markup, and print at your leisure
With KIC in
your library, instructors are no
longer restricted to a single
text book. They can
freely assign many excerpts from many books without adding to the students' already high
Scan Journals for Research
Scan Large Maps & Drawings
KIC Bookeye vs. Copiers – How KIC Compares
Copiers are Outmoded
Since the first KIC was delivered to an academic library in 2004, the days of
in academic libraries and even public libraries were numbered. And now with the rapid
tablet computers and electronic readers, the demand in academic libraries for electronic
substantially outstripped the demand for printed copies. The demand for electronic
libraries is also reaching a tipping point.
The ability to capture virtually unlimited numbers of pages of research into a tablet or
reader and search through that material on the Internet with a tablet, eReader or
be used just about anywhere is highly convenient and immensely valuable. In this digital
libraries are compelled to go hybrid for three reasons: 1) the high demand for digital
existing print collections contain vast amounts of information that cannot be found on
3) students are receptive to the price of electronic copies - typically free.
So how do the costs of KIC systems compare with those of photo copiers? There are three
keep the cost of photo- copies high: 1) each copy requires paper, toner and ink; 2)
require a lot of maintenance due to the number of moving parts; and 3) all major
a distributed service model.
In contrast, these costs are lower for KIC
because KIC has
scan/copy functions into three
separate machines, choosing the best of breed for each. As a result, KIC offers the best
by themselves or with a loose-leaf paper (ADF) scanner. Virtually any off-the-shelf
printer can be added to any KIC system, so you can optimize costs and speeds, and offer
KIC Bookeye 4 Scanners vs. Copiers
This graph compares the total costs of one color KIC Bookeye 4 system with three color
three black and white copiers. Both copiers are the kinds typically seen in academic
Bookeye 4 is compared with three copiers because its face-up operation yields well over
performance of a typical copier. The costs are broken into three main areas: equipment
consumables, and patron usage time. With KIC, electronic output is assumed to be
90% of the time. That ratio has ranged from 75-95% electronic in 2012, but is certain to
A five Year Comparison at
a Usage Rate of 150,000
per yearThe KIC numbers above represent a five-year saving in excess of $143,000!
No More Book
Thick books with stiff spines and content that runs deep
into the bookfold are often
Bookeye 4 easily captures content without damaging book spines.
KIC automatically removes black edges, straightens content, and produces clean,
images – important for electronic reserves, course curriculum materials and
These automatic image treatment functions also save a lot of administrator, faculty,
Thick Books...No Problem
KIC Bookeye 4 handles thick books beautifully. Its
contour-finding laser allows it
to flatten even the most curved books
and produce text that is clear and undistorted. KIC automatically adds margins for
KIC Bookeye Scans 3 Times Faster
Statistics from five million scanning sessions across America revealed a median session
So, most of the time spent during a KIC session is spent scanning.
Face up scanning has been proven to be three times faster than face down scanning.
So why is speed so important
It's economical. One KIC Bookeye can replace multiple copiers or other face-down
It gives patrons another reason to visit your library.
It's green. The faster it is, the more use it will get and the less the copier will
Color Images are Free
In the digital world, there is no paper, toner or ink, so libraries rarely charge for
whether black and white or color.
Color Copies for Less
Over the years, many libraries experimented with color copiers, but could never find a
worked. If the fees were low, patrons would copy materials with so much color that the
spend more on ink than the fees they were collecting. If the fees were too high, the usage
so low that the cost of the machine couldn't be justified.
KIC calculates the amount of color in an image before it is printed. So the fee for copies
little bit of color can be the same as the fee for black and white copies. If a copy has a
color, the fee can be increased in proportion to the cost of the color ink or toner. This
feature should be a simple, easy byproduct of the digital age, and it is with KIC.
The Hybrid Library
To fully earn the 'hybrid library' designation, a
library's existing print collections must
in digital format. KIC systems allow your students and faculty to select material for quick
self-serve digitization, providing a valuable conduit between your print collections and
tablets, PCs, eReaders and smart devices.
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
researchers around the world via email or Cloud, dramatically facilitating
KIC avoids the digital rights management conundrum. Each digitization is for a single use,
but thousands of patrons can digitize content from the same book, yet preserve the book’s
We know the importance of resource sharing. To help squeeze more value out of your
KIC can be
configured to support the BSCAN Interlibrary Loan system, the Opus Digitization Workflow
general ad hoc scanning.
Use a USB flash drive to enable other types of scanning at a KIC station and temporarily
folders on a network. When you unplug the USB, the KIC station automatically returns to its
self-serve scanning station functionality.
For general purpose scanning by administrators and faculty,
simply write a department
password ﬁle to a flash drive. When a user plugs in the USB ‘key’, KIC recognizes the
password and allows the user to save scanned images to shared folders.
Premium Maintenance Plan
Image Access has an unmatched service and support
record. It is impossible to afford ably
provide service personnel living in every city and town across America that are highly
trained on the very special technologies needed by libraries. Instead, DLSG designs
serviceability into its products and has perfected remote diagnosis and when possible,
The resulting savings
allows DLSG to frequently and
promptly provide loaner/swap-out
equipment and to go on site whenever necessary to maintain and repair equipment,
interruptions in service for your patrons.
KIC Bookeye 4 V2
KIC Bookeye 4 V3
Max Capture Area
24.4 x 18 inches
18.9 x 15.3 inches
150, 200, 300, 400 600 dots per inch
150, 200, 300, 400 600 dots per inch
0.7* sec / 1 page of 8.5 x 11” book 1.1* sec / left & right pages of 8.5 x 11”
sec / full bed scan
0.7* sec / 1 page of 8.5 x 11” book 1.1* sec / left & right pages of 8.5 x 11”
sec / full bed scan
Tabletop Model: 31 x 46 x 26 inches K-stand Model: 63 x 45 x 28 inches
Tabletop Model: 31 x 43 x 24 inches K-stand Model: 62 x 48 x 26 inches
Copy two face-up, full-color pages with a single touch
Create full color electronic images and/or paper copies
Review electronic images before saving or printing copies
Collate by dragging images into proper order with your ﬁngertip
Select ﬁle formats such as PDF, JPEG, PNG, TIFF, even MP3 (audio)
Simply place your smart device on KIC’s optional SmartDock and with just two touches,
you are ready for very high-speed transfer.
Sending scanned images via email is also fast and easy with hot-keys that are
pre-programmed with your institution’s base email address.
Output to Google Docs / Google Apps for Education and other cloud-based tools can also be
simplified with pre-programmed hot-keys.
Insert a USB flash memory device and KIC auto-selects USB output.
The KIC Product Family
Your dollars go further with our complete KIC product
Every institution would like to have at least one large KIC system. especially
for reading rooms and reference sections, but not all library floor locations require a large
Our array of products lets you get as
many bigger systems as you need and fill out the rest with lower-cost systems.