Panasonic Debuts Double-Feed & Staple-Resistant Scanners19 Mar, 2008
Panasonic Debuts Double-Feed & Staple-Resistant Scanners
Panasonic Communications Company of North America (PCCNA) introduced two new high-performance color scanners featuring proprietary triple-sensor technology designed to detect and prevent such common and potentially document-damaging issues as double-feeding and embedded staples.
"Reducing paper-feed problems and document damage caused by stapled originals has been one of Panasonic's top priorities from Day One and we've come closer to totally eliminating those issues with every product generation," said Panasonic Product Manager for Scanners Bob Curci. "In introducing the new KV-S4085 and KV-S4065 models -- which feature three discreet sensor systems -- we've taken our biggest step in that direction yet."
The three detection modules include:
• An optical sensor array which detects staples in virtually any location -- corners, sides, top-center and bottom-center -- and interrupts the scanning process before document damage can occur.
• Three ultrasonic sensors which detect potential double feeds regardless of document position on the scanning bed.
• A mechanical slip-detection sensor which automatically adjusts the height of the auto document-feeding hopper to continuously maintain the optimum paper-feed roller pressure for flawless performance regardless of document thickness or size.
In addition to industry-leading double-feed and staple detection, both new scanners offer dual-resolution, high-speed, full-color duplex scanning up to 80ppm/160ipm1 at either 200 or 300dpi, maximum resolution of 600dpi and a "clamshell' design which allows wide-open access to the entire paper path for easy roller replacement and jam clearing.
"Unparalleled paper-feed problem detection and correction ability is just one of the factors that make the KV-S4085/KV-S4065 scanners best-in-class paper-to-digital document processors," Curci noted. "Technologies like mixed batch feeding of documents of different sizes and thicknesses, automatic removal of the blank back sides of pages in a mixed single/double-sided document batch, and automatic de-skewing and cropping are major time-saving, productivity enhancing and ROI maximizing features. Additionally, a significant product attribute of the 4085 is providing consistent “zero reduction” scanning speed, independent of resolution (200 dpi vs. 300 dpi) as well as color vs. binary.”
Other advanced features common to both models include automatic binary color distinction to minimize file size by scanning monochrome pages in black and white, in mixed color/monochrome batched scans, five-step image emphasis enhancement, integrated gamma correction, shadow removal, straight and curved feed paths for scanning long and irregularly shaped documents, ISIS-certified and TWAIN-compliant drivers.
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