Posted by Kevin Vaughan on Mon, Jun 25, 2012 @ 07:03 AM

There must be something in the air...AEC companies have begun to CRAVE large format Best large format scanner technology - CISscanners. If you stop and think about it though, it really makes a lot of sense. After all, when your company has a large format scanner, you have the ability to digitize all of your old drawings and blueprints into an electronic format--PDF being the file type of choice. But, how do you decide what is the best large format scanner for your money?

Historically, these wide scanners were very expensive. Because of this, it was almost a luxury for any company to have one. But, just like computers, hard-drives, and cell phones, the price for the newer models has come down significantly. In fact, Contex has released a new 36 inch CIS model that is an excellent choice for an entry-level budget.

Check out the new CaptureLink 36 Repro+, otherwise known as the Contex SD3615:

  • Incredibly fast monochrome scanning – up to 198 D-size sheets per hour
  • Color scan speed – 192 per hour
  • All-wheel-drive (AWD) ensures a perfect grip on your documents to prevent against skewing
  • Scan-to-Net function allows you to scan across a network
  • CIS technology lets you scan files face up so that you can see exactly what you are scanning

As mentioned, CIS is the onboard scanning technology in the CaptureLink RePro+. In layman’s terms, this scanner doesn’t use any cameras. See the comparison here.

Benefits of CIS scanning technology:

  • Low maintenance – minimal calibrations required
  • Built to withstand high-volume use on a daily basis
  • Sleek, lightweight design

How would you best benefit from a large format scanner?

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Kevin Vaughan

Written by Kevin Vaughan

Kevin Vaughan is the Vice President of TAVCO and heads up Sales, Digital Marketing, and E-Commerce channels. With over two decades of experience, he has received various awards for sales performance and channel growth. Published articles focus on AEC technologies including laser scanning, 3D cameras, CAD software, and large format plotters. When he is not geeking out on new technologies, you can find him hanging with his wife and kids, playing guitar, or Scuba diving.