Sometimes it’s that one little feature that makes the difference from leasing a Ricoh CW 2201SP or an Oce/Canon wide format. For our Jersey Electric Contractor it was the TWAIN scanning feature that drove their decision to lease the Ricoh CW2201SP.
TWAIN scanning is also known as ‘pull scanning”. Pull scanning means that your software program has the ability to use a TWAIN scan driver. With our Electrical Contractor they have the ability to use a TWAIN scan driver with their business line of software. We demonstrated that the use of the twain scan driver would allow them to scan wide format drawings directly to their client records. This eliminated the tedious task of scan2email & scan2folder, naming the file and then transferring that file to the software.
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About eighteen months ago, I posted a blog titled “What I Like about the New Contex SD One Color Scanner”.
The SD One Color Scanner was the first true large format color desktop scanner on the market. Not only did the system have a small foot print but with a weight of only 18.6lbs, the Contex SD One was excellent for construction sites.
With the recent addition of the Contex SD One MF, Contex has knocked it out of the box again with a portable wide format scanner. The Contex SD one MF doesn’t need to be connected to a computer, nor does it require software to scan wide format drawings aka blueprints.
The onboard touchscreen tablet (which is wi-fi enabled) enables you to mark-up and share documents to your personal Cloud, a project folder and mobile platforms such as Google Drive, and Dropbox.
Do you have a need to scan As-builts at the job site as well as the need to mark up or annotate those scans as well? If, so the SD One MF offers all of these features in the standard configuration. No longer do you have to rely on having a wide format printer/plotter at the job site to perform the markups!
Another awesome feature is that you can also mark up, annotate and scan to a USB Stick. When it comes to printing, Contex offers print driver for HP, Canon & Epson, thus you don’t have to be constrained to one printer.
Let’s take a step back in time, before the Contex SD One MF was launched.
All color wide format scanners required that they needed to be connected to a network or directly to a PC. In addition, you had to install software on that PC in order to scan those wide format drawings. In some instances the PC was not up to spec with the scanners needs and or the software was not compatible with the OS of PC. Thus, you not only had the cost of the scanner, but you also had to keep the PC, OS and software up to date on a regular basis. We all understand what a hassle it is when our hardware is no longer compatible with our PC’s.
The Contex SD One MF eliminates the need for the PC, the OS and the software.
Here’s my favorite Top Talking Points;
- On board wi-fi tablet allows you to scan to Cloud Platforms
- On board tablet allows you to mark up and annotate drawings at the device
- Scan and save drawings as .tiff. .jpeg, PDF, PDF/A
- Scan to onboard USB Stick
- Availability for 24”, 36” or 44” widths
- Options, I know have additional cost savings options that I can present to my clients
Looking for more information on these? If you’re in NJ, you can email me email@example.com , if you’re a dealer looking to get pricing, please contact National Azon, or you can get general information from Contex.