Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Results of side-by-side demonstration of automated book scanners (June 2008)

Back in December, a side-by-side comparison of four book scanners was announced. The event occurred in June and a commenter posted a message in this blog about it. Since someone has asked specifically about the outcome of the event, here is the comment that was left:
The vendor presentations from the book scanner comparison over in Germany are now available on line. Interesting specs regarding technical differences (electronic shutter industrial cameras versus mechanical shuttered commercial cams, bayer filtered versus non bayer, etc). There is also one presentation where they actual mention maximum rated speed and "actual" production numbers (taking into account book load/unload time etc). Some other good info on what it actually takes to build a scanning factory from the ground up.

There is also a very substantial zipfile containing images of the event. (400+MB)

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