WideTEK 36DS – the world's first wide format duplex scanner for digitization of two sided printed documents up to 36 inches (915 mm) in width. At a resolution of 300 dpi the scanner needs only 2.5 seconds to scan the front and back sides of a newspaper page in a single pass through the scanner.
The idea of double sided scanning in one production step primarily means less production effort: The document no longer needs to be flipped over and scanned again on the other side. That makes the scanner an ideal companion for press clipping, archiving and library services.
The scanner features two camera boxes, both consisting of three CCD systems, integrated into the upper and lower part of the device. The WideTEK 36DS captures both sides of the newspaper at the same time. After scanning, software separates the scanned document into four single images; capturing the left and right half of the front and back of the newspaper – everything in one single step.
The scanner is equipped with two processor units. This allows an extremely fast data throughput. The patented stitching procedure merges the images of the cameras seamlessly together. The scanner resolution of 1200 dpi guarantees brilliant scan results.
The WideTEK 36DS encompasses the proven technologies of the entire WideTEK® scanner family.
Compact Design – Double the Scanning Power
The mechanical construction of the WideTEK 36DS is also a highlight. The more extensive mechanics and additional camera and light units were integrated into the device without dramatically enlarging its dimensions. The duplex scanner is only 13 centimeters larger than the compact WideTEK 36. The complete camera optical system is integrated in two dust-free sealed housings. Once optimally adjusted, all components are protected against external influences and require no maintenance.
Special transport rollers, with individually spring loaded ball bearing pairs serving as pressure points; ensure the best possible gentle document transport. WideTEK 36DS digitizes even historical and fragile documents without damage to the source document.
WideTEK® 36DS Functions and Features
Functions, features and options available on the WideTEK 36DS wide format duplex scanner.
WideTEK® 36DS Functions
- High performance wide format duplex scanner for double sided documents up to 36 in. (915 mm) wide
- Compact design – double the scanning power
- 2.5 seconds at 300 dpi for front and back sides of a newspaper page
- Scans up to 36 inches (915 mm) in width
- Fastest color scanning at 12.4 inches per second (18.9 m/min)
- 1200 x 1200 dpi scanner resolution
- Automatic crop & deskew
- On the fly rotation while scanning facilitates postprocessing
- Face up scanning (no more "blind"scanning)
- Real time display of scanned images, modify images without rescanning
- Standalone device with its own integrated PC
- Scan2USB – Walk up Scanning to any USB device
- Scan2Print – Output to any connected printer
- Scan2Network – Output to any network drive
WideTEK® 36DS Features
- Scans both sides of a source document in a single pass
- LED lamps, no warm up, IR/UV free
- Large touchscreen for simplified operation
- User interface configurable in your language
- Virus resistant Linux OS
- Operating system independent, runs under Windows, Linux, Mac OS, Unix
- Network scanning via any web browser; i.e. IE, Safari, Chrome, Firefox
- Integrated walk up scanning software
- Easy installation via Scan2Net Technology
- Remote maintenance and troubleshooting
- Firmware updates via web interface
- Dust-free camera technology
WideTEK® 36DS Options
- Foot Switch – Hardware option for batch scanning
- Batch Scan Wizard – Software option for batch scanning
- Scan2iPF – Software option for direct and fast copy to imagePROGRAF
- Scan2EDIT – Software option for scanning and image processing in a single step
- Scan2ICC – Subscription for ICC color management and profiles
- Extended Warranty – Up to 5 years subscription for extended warranty package and free spare parts
WideTEK® 36DS Markets & Applications
The WideTEK 36DS wide format duplex scanner is a valuable production device for the following markets and applications. This list is neither complete nor exclusive, there are more markets and applications than listed and it should be taken only as a general guideline. If you have a specific application that is not listed here, please check with your sales representative.
WideTEK® 36DS Markets
- Media Control, Press Clipping Services
- Universities, Libraries, Registries
- Mapping Services, GIS
- Copy Services
WideTEK® 36DS Applications
- Scanning newspapers, periodicals, catalogs and magazines
- Archiving blueprints and sepias
WideTEK® 36DS Presentation
Wide Format CCD and CIS Scanners
This presentation gives you a detailed overview and comparison of our WideTEK wide format CCD and CIS scanners as well as of our WideTEK flatbed CCD scanners from a technical perspective as well as from a market and applications perspective. Benefits and advantages of the WideTEK models are clearly presented so that you can make an educated decision on which wide format scanner suits your application and requirements.
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WideTEK® 36DS Product Brochure
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WideTEK® 36DS Documentation
To get the best possible results with your scanner and to fully understand how to operate it, you should always have the most up to date version of the manuals, instructions and other product documentation. The printed version might be outdated already and you can check here to see that your product documentation is complete and up to date.
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|Operation Manual||Version B||May 2014||Download PDF|
|Energy Star||Version 1.1||November 2007||Download PDF|
WideTEK® 36DS Technical Data
This section provides you with the technical specifications and data associated with the WideTEK 36DS wide format duplex scanner. Speed, scan size, power consumption and environmental data can be found as well as shipping dimensions and weight. These documents are the most detailed summary of the technical specifications.
|Maximum Document Size||965 mm (38 inch) width. Information about the maximum scan length in the technical specification.|
|Maximum Scan Width||max. 915 mm (36 inch)|
|Autoformat Size Recognition||yes|
|DIN Format||DIN A5 – DIN A0|
|ANSI Format||Legal, US E|
|User Defined Format||yes|
|Document Thickness||max. 2.5 mm (0.1 in.)|
|Scanner Resolution||1200 x 1200 dpi|
|Optical Resolution||1200 x 600 dpi|
|Pixel Dimension||9.3 x 9.3 µm|
|Paper Path||Face up/Face down, Front entry, Front or rear exit|
|Scan Speed Color||200 dpi – 18.9 m/min (12.4 inch/s)
300 dpi – 12.6 m/min (8.3 inch/s)
400 dpi – 4.7 m/min (3.1 inch/s)
450 dpi – 3.2 m/min (2.1 inch/s)
600 dpi – 3.2 m/min (2.1 inch/s)
1200 dpi – 1.6 m/min (1 inch/s)
|Scan Speed BW||400 dpi – 18.9 m/min (12.4 inch/s)
450 dpi – 3.2 m/min (2.1 inch/s)
600 dpi – 3.2 m/min (2.1 inch/s)
1200 dpi – 1.6 m/min (1 inch/s)
|Color Depth||36 bit color, 12 bit grayscale|
|Scan Output||24 bit color, 8 bit grayscale, bitonal, enhanced halftone|
|File Formats||PDF, PDF/A, JPEG, PNM, TIFF uncompressed,
TIFF G4 (CCITT)
|Scan direction||± 0.08% across 36 inch scanning width|
|Transport direction||± 0.08% with new transport rollers|
|Interface||1 GBit Fast Ethernet with TCP/IP based Scan2Net(R) interface|
|Camera||2 Tri-color camera systems each with 3 x CCD camera, 135,000 pixels, encapsulated and dust-proof|
|Light Source||Four lamps with 154 white LEDs each, no IR/UV emission|
|Lamp Life Time||50,000 h (typ.)|
|Dimensions Scanner||220 x 1094 x 685 mm (9 x 43 x 27 inch)
(H x W x D)
|Weight Scanner||~64 kg (141 lbs.)|
|Electrical Connection||100-240 V AC, 50/60 Hz|
|Power Consumption||0.1 W (Sleep) / 8 W (Standby) /
120 W (Ready to scan) / 200 W (Scanning)
|Operating Temp||5 to 40 °C, 40 to 105 °F|
|Rel Humidity||20 to 80 % (non-condensing)|
|Noise||< 35 dB(A) (Scanning) / < 25 dB(A) (Standby)|
WideTEK® 36DS Compliance
Image Access scanners are environmentally friendly, comply to the highest security standards and do not interfere with other devices. We have also made sure that no harmful radiation in the form of electromagnetic emission and UV or infrared light exists. Because these kinds of scanners are heavy production machines with inherent risks to the operator, no one should operate a scanner from a vendor who cannot provide at least an IEC/UL 60950 safety report.
Image Access scanners conform to the many national and international standards which are listed below. Our scanners have been tested and certified by independent laboratories and we can also provide test reports of each standard on paper upon request.
The WideTEK® 36DS conforms to the following standards:
The cETLus Listing Mark is used for products going into the Canadian (shown by the "c" in the mark) and US market (shown by the "us" in the mark). Products with the cETLus mark have been examinated and successfully passed tests according the requirements for device safety. The standards for IT-equipment are UL 60950-1 for the US market and CAN/CSA C22.2 No. 60950-1 for the Canadian market.
The ETL-EU Listing Mark is used for products going into the European market (shown by the "EU" in the mark). Products with the ETL-EU mark have been examined and successfully passed tests according the requirements for device safety. The standards for IT equipment are IEC 60950-1 and EN 60950-1, or the new standards (from 2014) IEC 62368-1 and EN 62368.
The China Compulsory Certificate (CCC mark) is a compulsory safety mark for a wide range of products imported and sold in the Chinese market. It became effective on August 1, 2003, when China became a member of the WTO (World Trade Organisation). The CCC mark is required for both Chinese manufactured and foreign imported merchandise. The CCC certificate must be renewed annually as part of a follow-up certification which includes a factory audit.
BIS is the acronym for Bureau of Indian Standards.Relevant safety standards for India are:
- IS 13252-1:2010
- IEC 60950-1
The BIS mark is a requirement for manufacturer who intend to export their products to the Indian market. Tests executed by accredited laboratories ensure that the tested device fulfil all safety relevant requirements of the above named standards.
CE2004/108/EG (Electromagnetic compatibility):
- EN 55022:2010 Class A
- EN 61000-3-2
- EN 61000-3-3
- EN 55024:2010 Criteria Class A and B
- EN 61000-4-2
- EN 61000-4-3
- EN 61000-4-4
- EN 61000-4-5
- EN 61000-4-6
- EN 61000-4-11
- IEC 60950-1:2005
- IEC 62368-1:2014 (for devices tested as of 2014)
- EN 60950-1 (European Standard)
- UL 60950-1:2007 (US Standard)
- CAN/CSA C22.2 No. 60950-1:2007 (Canadian Standard)
for Safety of Information Technology Equipment
- FCC 47 CFR Ch.1 Part 15
This device complies with Part 15, Class A of the FCC47 Rules.Operation of this product is subject to the following two conditions:
- (1) This device may not cause harmful interference.
- (2) This device must accept any interference received,
including interference that may cause undesired operation.
DE 15679937 WEEE is the European Community directive 2002/96/EC on waste electrical and electronic equipment which, together with the RoHS Directive 2002/95/EC, became European Law in February 2003, setting collection, recycling and recovery targets for all types of electrical goods. (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment).
The devices correspond to the requirements of the RoHS-guidelines (Restriction of the use of certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment).
WideTEK® 36DS Downloads & Tools
One of the distinguishing features of our scanners is the unique Scan2Net technology. A part of Scan2Net is the ability to update the scanners firmware in a few seconds via the network interface. The newest firmware can be obtained through our customer service portal at any time and the portal will also always check, which firmware is suitable for your specific scanner.
WideTEK® 36DS Firmware Updates
In addition to service and support options available 24/7, software and firmware updates can be found and downloaded from our Customer Service Portal. In order to get the maximum benefit from the features and options of the Customer Service Portal, please log in with your personal account data. If you do not already have a personal account, you can request one here. Your account data and user login will be sent to your email account immediately. In the meantime, you can log in as a guest (Login: Guest, Password: Guest) to get a first impression. Please keep in mind that the guest account only gives you limited access to the features of the Customer Service Portal.
WideTEK® 36DS Downloads and Other Tools
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