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book2net - Dragon


As a high-end semi-robotic scanner, the book2net Dragon combines the advantages of a conservational V-shape book scanner with those of a professional repro studio. It thus fulfills all wishes for the flexibility and individual configuration of a V-scan system for historical holdings that only allow a small opening angle.

  • Dual X71 camera system
  • Variable scan areas: A1 – A6
  • Physical resolution: 400 – 2400 dpi
  • Special lenses Schneider: 40, 45, 60, 80, 100mm
  • Flexible camera position and scan angle
  • Adjustable book support angle: 80°, 90°, 100°, 110°, 120°
  • Exchangeable V-panes: 80°, 90°, 100°, 110°, 120°
  • Height adjustment up to 15 cm (optional up to 25 cm)
  • Spine width up to 10 cm (optional 20 cm), depth up to 8 cm
  • Automation modes: fully automatic, semi-automatic, manual
  • Adjustable LED light angle (homogeneous)
  • Storable presetting of the calibration settings

High-end A1 V-shape scanner with outstanding characteristics matching your highest requirements

The scanning of files, books and large-format originals up to DIN A1 format places special demands on scanning systems and users in terms of care, quality and productivity. In particular, very old, sensitive and valuable documents and books must be treated with the greatest possible care, but at the same time require a high degree of system flexibility.

Book2net High Resolution Camera

The X71 not only sets new standards in the field of modern digital cameras, it is also the heart of all our scanners. Our CMOS sensor technology is the key element of the system and enables high-resolution capturing of archive materials, books, cards, seals and objects of various sizes and structures. The X71 camera is characterized by first-class image quality, flexible handling and an unbelievable scan speed.

True Colour Management

Colour accurate directly from the camera: the true colour management is unique. Directly from the camera, it is possible to generate colour accurate scans according to the colour spaces SRGB, Adobe 1998 RGB, ECI RGB V1 and ECI RGB V2 and thus easily meet all requirements of digitization guidelines, specifications and standards.

The great advantage of True Colour: Unlike the creation of an ICC profile which is calculated by a “calibration software” using a 24-bit color scan of an X-Rite Color Checker, True Color uses the advantage of all calculations and adjustments in-house Imaging area of the camera with a color depth and analysis depth of 48 bits. Colors are captured even more precisely and signal noise is minimized.

The result: METAMORFOZE, FADGI and ISO / TS 19264-1: 2017 compliant scan results.

X71 Motorized Focuser Control Unit and Control

Motorized focuser ensures that you always scan with the optimum image sharpness, regardless of the format position (DIN A1 – DIN A5). Even objects with deeper structures (for example seals), for which an adjustment of the “level of focus” is advantageous due to their structure depth, can be processed without any problems. Fine adjustment with video preview and digital sharpness value display allows the sharpness level to be conveniently adjusted.

LED Lighting Unit

Professional UV / IR and ozone-free lighting system. With a light exposure of less than 2,500 lux and a service life of over 50,000 operating hours, the highest conservation and ecological requirements are met. The Fresnel lenses specially developed for the book2net lighting units are a major technological advantage over classic lighting units. They ensure perfect light distribution and illumination. Unwanted and annoying gradients and reflection effects that otherwise occur in very light or very dark surfaces and also with shiny materials are avoided.

Two operating modes:
1) Flash: The lamps light up slightly for the scan and then reduce their intensity again immediately after the scan. A heating up of the room, often annoying with permanent light, is avoided and at the same time the service life of the light units is extended considerably.

2) Continuous light: On request, it is possible to work with a constant light level, whereby the “brightening effect”, if it is perceived as annoying, is omitted.

Adjustable Camera Position

This feature is unique in this format and ensures an extremely high level of versatility and outstanding quality up to an optical resolution of 1,200 dpi.
The different format positions (DIN A2 to DIN A5) can be conveniently set. A unique feature is the option of loading the associated color profiles and calibration parameters with just one click.

The result: full-format captures in perfect quality and the highest possible resolution.

Gentle 3-in-1 Glass Plate Operation

Mode 1) 180° operation with firmly locked glass plate
This mode is always indispensable if you want to produce at high speed with variable pressure and the greatest possible ease of use. There is no alternative, especially for archive files and wavy documents. The biggest advantage is that the user has both hands free, for example to smooth or straighten templates, while the book cradle – operated by a motor with pressure control – is moved from below against the glass pressure.

Mode 2) Self-opening
This operating mode is particularly suitable for files and books up to approx. 10 cm thick that require little manual intervention, such as smoothing out pages or holding down wavy documents. Once the book cradle has been raised, the glass pressure button opens automatically after each scan and can be closed again by hand after turning the page. The production speed is also very high.

Mode 3) Motorized opening and closing (option)
This operating mode is an optional service. Equipped with a precision motor, the glass pressure switch can be closed with a foot switch and opens again automatically after the scan.
The opening angle can be adapted to the format size in order to use the system’s production speed as efficiently as possible.

Control Center

The focus is on ergonomics and ease of use. The possibility of mounting a monitor in the user’s field of view was a customer request that we were happy to implement. Ease of use is increased and both the scan preview and the scan results can be checked immediately in full screen mode.
Optionally, MICROBOX supplies this equipment together with a controller PC based on the latest and most modern components of Microsoft® and Intel technologies; a workstation optimized for fast transfer rates to ensure scan and process speeds of less than 2.2 seconds.