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book2net - Falcon


The book2net Falcon is the smallest partner of our V-shape systems book2net Lizard and book2net Dragon and is used when collections in the format A6- to A4+ with a small opening angle are to be digitized. Designed for mobile use, it offers a high level of flexibility, especially in the area of decentralized digitization projects.

  • Dual matrix sensor technology in two versions:
  • 2 x X41 cameras / 400 dpi
  • 2 x X71 cameras / 800 dpi• Variable scan areas: A6 – A4 +
  • Physical resolution: 400 dpi / 800 dpi
  • Real color display
  • Distortion-free
  • Perfect linearity
  • 0.3 sec. scanning time
  • 2.2 sec. processing time (scanning + imaging+ storage)

None is faster

Freely selectable settings allow individual recording positions as well as standardized, productive work processes.
The book2net Falcon is designed for mobile use and therefore offers a high level of flexibility, especially in the area of decentralized digitization projects.

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.

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.

Conservational Book Cradle

The book cradle is specially designed for small-format books with sensitive binding that cannot be opened to 180° angle. The support surfaces can be moved and fixed individually in order to position the template in a stable and centered manner. Easily adjustable and lockable up to a maximum spine width of 150 mm. The layout area of 2 x 300 mm x 300 mm offers a high degree of flexibility for digitizing bound documents in the A6- to A4+ range.

V-Shape Glass Plate

The V-shaped glass plate adapts gently to bound documents with a wavy surface or uneven binding. The high-quality, reflection-free and mitered museum glass guarantees precise, shadow-free images even in the critical book fold area. The lifting and pressing force can be specifically adapted to the respective requirements.
This sensitive control guarantees optimal protection of the originals as well as the greatest possible productivity.