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Microtek introduce the ScanMaker 5700

Microtek introduce the ScanMaker 5700 - 

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This new 400 scanner, equipped with built-in 4x5inch FilmView lightlid allows users to scan reflective and transparent media with an exceptional level of quality. The FilmView lightlid features a transparent media adaptor and a lightbox so users have the convenience of glancing at their slides or transparencies prior to scanning. The ScanMaker 5700 supports dual interface technology - FireWire and USB interfaces so users can enjoy the convenience of plug and play, making the installation process simple and trouble free.

"The ScanMaker 5700 is the first scanner in the market to use a one-touch, one-step OCR (Optical Character Recognition) function. Additional buttons that encompass "one-touch and one-step" functionality include scan-to-web, scan, copy and e-mail buttons. These ensure ease-of use, plus direct and instantaneous scanning capabilities" says Kevin Lamb, Sales and Marketing Manager for Northern Europe.

Features and Benefits
1200dpi Optical Resolution
The ScanMaker 5700's 1200 dpi resolution delivers an image sharpness, that allows the end-user to enlarge the smallest photographs while keeping the detail necessary for printing.

42-bit Scanning (Input and Output)
Billions of colours are captured by the ScanMaker 5700, for true-to-life, natural colour quality. True 42-bit gives greater colour depth and ensures that the captured image is rich and saturated, without being 'overblown' in highlight areas. That detail is maintained in hard-to-reproduce areas of shadow.

USB and FireWire interfaces on one scanner
You have the choice of the ease of use provided by USB, or the blazing-fast speed for those large image files provided by the FireWire connection.

JPEG compression as standard and Dual-media design
Microtek's hardware JPEG compression technology is included with the ScanMaker 5700 to keep file sizes down for faster transmission speeds, while the Dual-Media design improves productivity dramatically by allowing reflectives to be loaded, while transparencies are being scanned.

Comprehensive Software Offering
ScanWizard 5 - Microtek's TWAIN-compliant scanning software is just one item in the comprehensive Software Suite included with the ScanMaker 5700. ScanWizard 5 is a versatile scan-management tool that turns the ScanMaker 5700 into a multi-function powerhouse. Designed exclusively for Microtek scanners, ScanWizard 5 applies intelligent scanning technology to automatically determine the size of a photo or document and will adjust colour, brightness and contrast for optimum results. With a user-friendly interface, ScanWizard 5 helps the user process all scanned images at the click of a button. While the automatic mode is appropriate for most applications, more experienced users can override the automatic settings for precise individual control over every aspect of the scanning process.

Automatic features of ScanWizard 5 include:

  • A 'follow me' tutorial to direct novices step-by-step through an actual scanning session
  • Automatic transfer of scanned images to printer, e-mail or image-editing software
  • Auto-preview and edge detection
  • Support for all popular image file formats including JPEG, TIFF, GIF, BMP, PCX, PNG and PSD
  • User-customisable colour schemes and layout options for right- or left-handed preferences

The ScanMaker 5700 comes with the following applications:

  • Microtek ScanWizard 5
  • Adobe Photoshop LE
  • ABBY FineReader (OCR SoftWare)
  • Ulead PhotoExplorer
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • LaserSoft SilverFast (Option)

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