Contex Sets New Standard for Scanner Productivity

    Completed-Scans-Per-Hour Specification Exemplifies Best-in-Class

    ALLEROED, Denmark, April 30 /CNW/ - Contex - the world's leading wide
format scanner manufacturer - announced today the inclusion of a new standard
for measuring the productivity of its Contex and Vidar award-winning scanners.
This new standard measures productivity by number of completed scans in a
specified period of time.
    While inches-per-second is still the accepted standard for large format
scanners, many scanner users appreciate a more practical measurement regarding
the scanner's productivity. Contex's completed-scans-per-hour provides a more
accurate representation of scanner speed and productivity.

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    Wide format scanners need to transfer lots of image data to a computer -
especially when scanning in color or high resolution. Contex's no- compromise
SD and HD series scanners with xDTR (Extended Data Transfer Rate) can scan
wider documents in higher resolutions without the scanner stopping or slowing
down due to slow data transfer. This raises the overall productivity of the
scanner - most visible when measured in completed-scans-per-hour. When
compared to scanners without xDTR, the productivity gains increase as
resolutions go higher and higher. Independent tests, performed by Buyer's Lab
International (BLI) in UK, confirm that the Contex SD4490 offers a significant
speed advantage without compromising on image quality.
    Brian Honeycutt, Product Manager Wide Format Solutions with Contex, says
"For years, inches per second (ips) has been the de-facto measurement for
performance in large format scanning. While this measurement might look good
on paper, the real-world speed is much slower. The only relevant way to
compare scanning speed is with a specific document size, over a specific
period of time - much like the wide format printing industry. That's why we're
now measuring and documenting the number of D/A1-size drawings scanned over an
hour, so customers can clearly see the productivity they can achieve with a
Contex scanner with xDTR.
    Contex continues to list inches-per-second in their specifications as
well, so that large format users have two distinct specifications for easy
comparison of Contex scanners to other scanners. The following Contex series
models include the new productivity specifications: SD4400, HD3600, HD4200,

    About Contex:

    As the world's largest developer and producer of large format imaging
solutions, Contex leads the market with innovative technology and advanced
scan and copy software applications. Sold worldwide in over 80 countries,
Contex solutions are recognized in a wide range of industries for reliability,
value, high performance, and superb image quality. For more information,
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For further information:

For further information: Contex A/S Contex Americas, Inc., Svanevang 2
15737 Crabbs Branch Way, DK - 3450 Alleroed, DENMARK, Derwood, MD, 20855 USA;
Phone: +45-48-14-11-22, Fax: +45-48-14-01-22, Toll Free: (240) 399-5600, Fax:
(240) 268-1118,,; Contact: Kelley
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