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Microtek ScanMaker 6800 with Digital ICE

Microtek ScanMaker 6800 with Digital ICE - Microtek have announced the release of the ScanMaker 6800 the worlds first flatbed scanner to integrate Applied Science Fiction's Digital ICE for Photo Prints.

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Microtek have announced the release of the ScanMaker 6800 the worlds first flatbed scanner to integrate Applied Science Fiction's Digital ICE™ for Photo Prints.

Microtek ScanMaker 6800

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 award."

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 shadows.

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.

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