Microtek have announced the release of the ScanMaker 6800 the worlds first
flatbed scanner to integrate Applied Science Fiction's Digital ICE for
The Microtek ScanMaker 6800 combines high technical specifications with fast
FireWire and USB 2.0 connectivity, with a built-in 4" x 5" transparency
light plate, to produce top quality images, that are the best in its class.
Kevin Lamb Sales Manager for UK and Ireland commented "Microtek are delighted
to be the world's first manufacturer to integrate Applied Science Fiction's
Digital ICE technology with a flat bed scanner. We believe that this is
an important milestone for digital imaging. So successful is the implementation
of the ICE system that Microtek has nominated the scanner to bid for the 'Taiwan
National Award of Excellence 2003' - the only scanner to bid for this prestigious
Features and Benefits:
Applied Science Fiction Digital ICE for Photo Prints - Digital
ICE is designed to remove dust and lint while also correcting scratches,
cracks, rips and creases found on the surface of most prints. Digital ICE
for Photo Prints uses a defect map to identify the precise locations of physical
defects, or visual "noise" on a print being scanned. Differential
shadowing technology and proprietary software algorithms dramatically reduce
the effects of unwanted defects, producing a scanned image that improves upon
the original print.
2400 x 4800 dpi optical resolution - This feature allows the user to
enlarge 2400 x 4800-dpi scans up to poster size or to create poster-sized images
of favourite photos.
48 - bit Colour - The ScanMaker 6800 captures trillions of colours for
true-to-life colour reproduction and delivers subtle detail in highlights and
High-Speed USB 2.0 and Firwire Interfaces - FireWire chip on board guarantees
blazing-fast transfer rates that only real FireWire can provide; can connect
up to 63 peripherals at once. Hi-Speed USB provides hot-swappable convenience;
can connect up to 127 peripherals at once.
Trial versions of ASF Digital ROC and Digital SHO included
- Digital ROC plug-in automatically restores the colour quality of photo
prints that are colour faded. Digital SHO plug-in automatically reveals
details in dark areas of images and automatically optimises contrast and exposure.
New Sigma-6 CCD - The ScanMaker 6800 has six rows of CCD sensors for
improved colour reproduction. There are twice as many sensors as a conventional
tri-linear array for more accurate data capture.
Integrated 4" x 5" Transparency Adapter with FilmView - The
integrated transparency adapter saves time by scanning multiple slides and filmstrips
up to 4" x 5" (102mm x 127mm). FilmView allows the end user to check
over the transparency before the scan.
Powerful Software Bundle - Microtek's ScanWizard 5 is a versatile scanning
tool that allows users to choose between Standard and Advanced controls to suit
their level of expertise and experience in the use of scanners. ScanWizard 5
features a batch scan process that allows users to scan and save images in sets
or batches to increase productivity. With its built-in OCR utility, users can
also scan text documents easily and retrieve them for editing. To meet the huge
demand for photo sharing, ScanWizard 5 provides the easiest way for users to
post their images on the web and share them with friends.
The ScanMaker 6800 is also packed with valuable practical software to help
users in a variety of tasks and projects. It comes bundled with a full application
of Adobe® Photoshop Elements and Abby® FineReader® OCR software,
which allows you to convert scanned text to editable text with 99% accuracy.