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IR-4000 Infrared Image Scanner [on sale]

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Basic specifications
*Light source: Infrared (wave length = 850nm)
*Optical resolution: 63.0 pixels/mm.1,600dpi.
*Color depth: 16-bit input / 16-bit output. 65,536 levels.
*Scan size (reflective): 216 x 297mm. A4 size.
*Scan size (transparency): 216 x 297mm. A4 size.
*Dimensions: 332 x 562 x 197mm (transparency mode)
*Interface: USB, SCSI2.
IEEE 1394 is also available as an option. Option No. ES20FWIFS @ 50,000 yen


Features
*Scans faster than the IR-2000.
*A4 size infrared transparency mode available.
*65,536 levels. 16-bit input / 16-bit output for high S/N images.
Within an A4 size area, converts 0.0015% (1/65,536) of reflectance ratio and transparency ratio artifacts to 2D images.
*Excellent image quality: Very consistent image reproduction at 63.0 pixels/mm (1600 dpi).
Sufficient image detail to print enlargements up to 500%.
*An A4 automatic document feeder is available as an option.
Up to 30 sheets (80g/m2). Option No. GT96ADF @ 55,000 yen
*Offers capabilities unique to image scanners that digital cameras cannot provide.


Prices
IR-4000 infrared image scanner (infrared reflective and transparency modes): 2 million yen
IR-4000 infrared image scanner (infrared reflective mode): 1.5 million yen


Delivery
Within 14 weeks of receiving the order.

Development start date
December 20, 2001

Detailed specifications
IR-4000 infrared image scanner product specifications 4-page PDF file (A4) [12/20/01]

Publications
IR-4000 Press Release by iMeasure, Inc. 4-page PDF file (A4) [12/17/01]
Infrared Image Scanner Capable of 1,600 dpi Resolution. In MacWIRE-D Online [12/06/02]


Latest scanner driver
The iMeasure IR-4000 is an enhanced version of a SEIKO EPSON color image scanner.
Latest EPSON TWAIN Pro version information


Scanner enhancements
We added a variety of enhancements to the basic IR-4000 model.
1: Changed the primary wavelength of the light source (ultraviolet, infrared)
2: Changed the illumination angle and the light source within the illumination system.
3: Added a deflecting plate and a special optical filter to the light sensor system.
4. Redesigned the imaging system.
5: Made it possible to scan with the cover reversed.
Please contact info@imeasure.co.jp for more information.


Keywords
Measurement. Reflectance ratio. Transparency ratio. Artifact measurement. Densitometer.
Film thickness. Surface roughness measurement. Non-uniformity.
Spectral analysis. Near infrared rays. Ultraviolet rays. Spectral analysis. Flux distribution. Glossiness.
Digitizer. Stereoscope. Dimensions. Orthogonal projection. Central projection. Telecentric.



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IR-2000 Infrared Image Scanner [on sale]

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Basic specifications
*Light source: Near infrared (wave length = 850nm)
*Optical resolution: 47.2 pixels/mm
*Color depth: 12-bit input / 8-bit output
*Scan size: 216 x 297mm
*Dimensions: 287 x 425 x 90mm
*Interface: USB


Features
*Infrared: Images that are difficult to discern (or that cannot be seen) in visible light become easier to see because contrast is increased.
*Excellent image quality: Very consistent image reproduction at 47.2 pixels/mm (1200 dpi).
Sufficient image detail to print enlargements up to 400%.
*Simple: The light source is positioned to prevent direct reflective light, so you can obtain images with no glare-related defects.
*Safe: Little deterioration of valuable materials because the minimum infrared illumination is used.
*User-friendly: Can be used as easily as other image scanners available on the market.
Has a small footprint and is easy to move.
No infrared illumination device required.
*Multi-purpose: Because it generates digital images, image processing can be done on the spot, and the data can be saved or sent.


Prices
IR-2000 infrared image scanner (infrared reflective mode only): 500,000 yen (price to be reset on December 3)

Delivery
Within 1 month of receiving the order.

Development start date
December 20, 2000

Publications
IR-2000 Press Release. Issued December 4, 2000
Nikkei Kogyo Shimbun. Article in December 18, 2000 issue



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Details: Infrared imaging made easy

The light source is positioned to prevent direct reflective light, so you can obtain images with no glare-related effects.
- Possible to make beautiful scans of objects such as a wet wooden name plate with no glare-related defects.
Wooden name plate image sample.
- This is the most important capability of image scanners that digital cameras cannot provide.

No camera or lighting expertise required to obtain beautiful images with ease.
- No lighting or capture angle adjustments required.
- All you have to do is put the material on the copy glass.

Infrared illumination times are short, so scan materials are not damaged.
- Unlike when using cameras, valuable materials are not illuminated with infrared light while the unit is on standby.
- It takes less than a few seconds of infrared illumination integration time to make a scan.

An EPSON TWAIN driver is used, so there is no need to worry about upgrades.
- It is possible to analyze and save images immediately using off-the-shelf image editing software (such as Photoshop).
- We can also provide custom software as necessary (optional).
- A variety of operating systems, including Windows and Macintosh, are supported. Latest EPSON TWAIN version information
- The iMeasure IR-2000 is an enhanced version of a SEIKO EPSON color image scanner.

Excellent image quality with a 1200 dpi resolution (14 million pixels per A4 scan)
- Sufficient image detail to generate A4 size or larger images.
Can print 400% or higher enlargements on printing paper.
- For example, you can print a 1.2 meter enlargement of a 30cm-long wooden name plate.
- With a large inkjet printer, you can create museum quality prints.

Macro capture with no distortion, and magnification data digitally embedded in the image.
- It is surprising how easy it is to make enlarged scans of fine detail with no lens distortion.
- Perfect for creating image archives for the future.



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Infrared image scanner samples

Name plate image [ Large wooden name plate image ]
It is possible to see the writing on the wooden name plate.


Super Dropout Color1 image [ SDC1 large image ]
Makes it easy to trace 3D object outlines.

Super Dropout Color2 image [ SDC2 large image ]
Extracts only what is written on the graph paper.



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Publications

Nihon Kogyo Shuppan No.11, Vol. 5: May 2000 Image Lab

O Plus E 2000-12



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Distributors

(1) Dat Co., Ltd.
3-7-32 Nabeshima, Saga, Saga Prefecture, Japan 840-0804
Phone: 0952-34-1880 Fax: 0952-34-1820
Web Site: http://www.dat-saga.jp/


(2) Mitsuwa Physicochemical Industries (Ltd.)
3-6-24 Tenshinbashi, Kita-ku, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture, Japan 530-0041
Phone: 06-6351-9683 Fax: 06-6351-9694
Web Site: http://www.mitsuwa.co.jp/



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Developers and partners

Developer

Shuichi Ichinose
iMeasure, Inc.
info@imeasure.co.jp



Partners (official titles omitted)

Kengo Miyahara
Kyoto Physical & Cultural Research Center

Masazumi Takehiro
Physical and Cultural Material Support Systems Co., Ltd.

Ayahiro Ogawa
Dat Digital & Analog Technology, Co., Ltd.

Kiyoharu Momose
SEIKO EPSON Corporation

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