Contex ScanStation Pro IQ 44

The new Contex ScanStation Pro IQ  44 is a full-featured professional solution for scanning, copying, or archiving delivering performance that surpasses any other product on the market.  The ScanStation Pro copies, prints,  scans, and archives like a professional and works with your IT infrastructure. The ScanStation Pro solution includes a Contex  large format scanner (IQ Quattro X 44, HD Ultra X 42 or HD Ultra X 60), Nextimage REPRO  software, a 21.5 ” touchscreen and a height adjustable stand, PC basket and keyboard tray. Simply add a PC.

Description

The new Contex ScanStation Pro IQ 44 is a full-featured professional solution for scanning, copying, or archiving delivering performance that surpasses any other product on the market.  The ScanStation Pro copies, prints,  scans, and archives like a professional and works with your IT infrastructure. The ScanStation Pro solution includes a Contex  large format scanner (IQ Quattro X 44, HD Ultra X 42 or HD Ultra X 60), Nextimage REPRO  software, a 21.5 ” touchscreen and a height adjustable stand, PC basket and keyboard tray. Simply add a PC.

Available in 44″ 42″  or 60″ scanning widths, the Contex ScanStation Pro solutions include  built-in workgroup collaboration capabilities for the ultimate in connectivity. It means anyone in your workgroup can scan to email, scan to folders and share the scanner with others.

Design Supply, a Contex Accredited Partner, works closely with Contex to provide the best solutions available to get the job done for your business and maximise your opportunities. With more than 30 years of experience in the large format market, Design Supply offers expertise and knowledge in tailoring the exact solution for your specific application.

 

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KEY FEATURES

The Contex ScanStation Pro IQ 44 is a full-featured professional solution for scanning, copying, sharing, enhancing, and archiving.  The Contex ScanStation Pro solutions fit into any IT infrastructure.  Integrate into any Windows PC or networked office environment by adding the Windows computer of your choice.  ScanStation Pro scans to all regular file formats and includes full driver support for most Canon, HP, Epson and Oce large format printers.

A Contex ScanStation Pro IQ 44 bundle includes  a Contex scanner (IQ Quattro X 4450 or 4490), Nextimage REPRO software for scanning and copying, a 21.5 inch HD touchscreen and a height adjustable stand, PC basket and keyboard tray.  Simply add a PC.

The Contex ScanStation Pro IQ 44 includes a Contex IQ Quattro X 44, the 5th generation of Contex large format CIS scanners, delivering faster, smarter, better results with improved technology.  Built to withstand high volume use on a daily basis, the Contex IQ Quattro X 44 has a sleek and lightweight design and features multi-site network compatibility and hi-speed Gigabit Ethernet. Delivering three times the bandwidth of USB3, Contex’s unique Gigabit Ethernet implementation with xDTR3 is lightning fast and accelerates workflows even further via network sharing where scans can be controlled from any computer.

The Contex IQ Quattro X 44 large format scanner delivers leading edge, clean, sharp image quality of technical documents, sketches, maps, documents. Contex Live Alignment, a new IQ Quattro X smart technology designed to improve alignment across sensors ensures precise and sharp alignment all the time, no matter the speed.   Additionally, the IQ Quattro X  features Contex ClearScan and colour fringe removal technologies are innovative methods of diffusion to eliminate shadows and unwanted backgrounds, producing crisp, sharp, natural scans.

The Contex ScanStation Pro includes the new Nextimage Remote app, saving valuable operator time by bringing all the basic functionality for  scanning and copying to the operator’s fingertips via a portable tablet or iPAD, which conveniently can sit on an ergonomically designed slot on the top lid of the scanner.

SPECIFICATIONS

The Contex ScanStation Pro IQ  44 includes a height-adjustable stand, keyboard tray and PC basket. The Contex ScanStation Pro IQ  44 includes either a low-stand with paper catcher for side by side operation, or a high-stand with paper catcher for space-saving single footprint operation. Choose either height adjustable stand with right or left side mounting for the touchscreen and keyboard, maximising the ergonomic environment for the operator. The high-stand and low-stand versions of the Contex ScanStation Pro support a maximum PC size/weight of 490 x 400 x 107 mm, 12 kg (19.3 x 15.7 x 4.21 inch, 26 lbs).

The high-stand supports printer heights from 995 to 1195 mm in 25mm increments (39.2 to 47 inches in about 1 inch increments). The high-stand version fits the: HP DesignJet T-series, Z-series, PageWide XL and 500/800 series; Canon TX, TM, PRO and iPF 600/700/900 series and the Epson SC-T series.  See the full list  Nextimage5 Printer Compatibility List.

The low floor stand is ideal for taller printers and for side-by-side operation , or for scanning only.  The low-stand has a working height of 834/859/884 mm (32.8/33.8/34.8 inches). The low-stand version fits the Epson Sylus Pro, Oce, Mutoh and some HP Printers. See the full list  Nextimage5 Printer Compatibility List.

The Contex ScanStation Pro IQ 44 includes a 21.5 inch high definition multi-point touchscreen.  The touchscreen is full HD, TFT LCD, with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. The touchscreen enables Nextimage REPRO software to be used intuitively in touch-screen mode.

The Contex ScanStation Pro IQ 44 features the Contex IQ Quattro X 44 Scanner with an optical resolution of 1200 dpi and maximum resolution of 9600 dpi (interpolated). The Contex ScanStation Pro IQ 44 with the IQ Quattro X 4450 scanner features a scan speed for a 36-inch wide document of 8.9 inches per second at 200dpi for RGB colour  and 17.8 inches per second at 200dpi for grayscale/monochrome.  The Contex ScanStation Pro IQ 44 with the IQ Quattro X 4490 scanner features a scan speed for a 36-inch wide document of 17.8 inches per second at 200dpi for cRGB colour and grayscale/monochrome. Batch scanning productivity for Arch E-size, portrait,  200 dpi with the IQ Quattro X 4450 of 519 RGB colour/875 monochrome documents an hour, and with the IQ Quattro X 4490 of 875 documents an hour for both RGB colour and monochrome. The Contex ScanStation Pro IQ 44 is compatible with Windows Server 2019 64-bit, Windows 10 and Windows 8.1, 64-bit and 32-bit.

The Contex ScanStation Pro IQ  44 scans up to 44 inches/1118 mm and can take a maximum media width up to 47 inches/ 1194 mm. A maximum media thickness of up to 0.08 inch/2mm of flexible documents can be scanned. The ScanStation Pro IQ 44 features 64,800 pixels and for professional colour results, the Contex IQ Quattro X 44 uses X-Rite i1 profiles.  The ScanStation Pro IQ 44 scans accurate images with 1200 dpi and saves on file space with intelligent 8-bit indexed colour capture, making it ideal for archiving many types of files.

The Contex ScanStation Pro IQ  44 large format scanners are equipped with Contex CleanScan CIS modules which facilitate optical image quality with dual-sided LED lighting.  CleanScan eliminates creases and folds in originals, normally a challenge for CIS scanners, delivering clear, crisp scans every time.  Additionally, Contex patented technologies featured in the ScanStation Pro IQ 44 include Colour Fringe Removal (CFR) technology; an advanced filtering technology designed to remove the fringes inherent in CIS strobing scanning devices and Contex Signal Intensity Matching (SIGMA); an innovative technology that reduces the effects of uneven heat build-up in CIS sensors during scanning.

The Contex  ScanStation Pro IQ 44 features easy handling, including face-up scanning, All-Wheel-Drive (AWD) professional sheet-feed and Programmable One-Touch buttons. All-Wheel-Drive delivers perfect document grip, and Programmable One-Touch buttons permit common tasks to be assigned to three simple buttons. Magnetic document guides support long documents and make precise document loading easier. Detachable return guides for easy document handling return documents to the user by rewinding through the scanner. The ScanStation Pro IQ 44 includes 3-position speed control, ideal for use with delicate originals. Temporarily shift down to slower scan speeds without using presets or altering software.

The Contex ScanStation Pro IQ Q44 includes Nextimage Repro, Nextimage TWAIN; which relies on the external host software to print, copy and save scanned information, Nextimage Remote tablet app; a free download for iOS and Android users and WIDEsystem (driver). Nextimage REPRO software is a full featured scanning software including multipage (PDF, PDF/A and TIFF), full image quality controls, accounting tools, batch copy, closed loop color calibration, ICC colour managment and supports unlimited printers.  Nextimage Twain is a full 64-bit TWAIN application driver for use with EDM and other imaging software. Nextimage Remote app for Apple and Android tablets cleverly mimics the Nextimage program running on the PC and controls the scanner as if it had been instructed using the computer directly.  The app vastly reduces the amount the operator needs to move between the scanner and the workstation. Contex applications create industry standard raster file formats that can be used with any CAD or GIS application, including AutoCAD, Microstation, ArcGIS, and all other CAD, GIS, image editing and storage applications.

Nextimage 5 REPRO,  an award-winning scanning software features easy creation of TIFF, JPG, PDF and PDF/A files. Nextimage REPRO can be used as a standard Windows application or with the intuitive touch-screen mode and can be copied to an unlimited number of printers via the network or USB. Designed to optimise results for every use, Nextimage brings out unseen details and restores even the faintest originals. Scan in vibrant colours in sRGB, Adobe RGB and save to 48-bit with selected scanners. Capture and improve maps using advanced filters colour reduction options. Digitise and restore monochrome originals with unique adaptive filters and advanced background suppression.

Nextimage software has no file size limit, which means it is able to capture the longest originals in the industry.  No original is too big for Nextimage because if limits are reached in TIF and PDF file formats, Nextimage switches to creating multiple images per page, utilising the full 64-bit OS.

Nextimage software features include SnapScan, which scans, enhances, and saves your original in one single process.  Batch scanning is another feature, eliminating the need to press ‘scan’ every single time you feed the scanner a new original.  Auto rotate enables you to mark areas on the scan you want to align with using the ‘align to measure line’. Soft-handling is another software feature ideal for handling fragile originals with special care, inlcuding loading, scanning and ejecting  fragile originals at a slower rate. No large format scanner software has a longer list of compatible printer drivers than Nextimage REPRO.

Nextimage features Automatic Image Quality for instant clean-up and alignment and comes with an integrated image viewer and an enable automatic file naming. The software is available in multiple languages, including English, Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, Russian and Polish. Nextimage REPRO includes multifunction capabilities plus touch-screen compatibility and Network printer support. Nextimage Repro includes ICC colour management, full copy functions, batch copy, set copy, nesting, and closed loop colour calibration. Nextimage can be installed on as many PC’s as you like, and is compatible with Windows 10 and 11.

Scan all your document types easily with the Contex ScanStation Pro IQ 44. Engineering or construction plans can be scanned in standard file formats directly into project folders. The Contex ScanStation Pro IQ 44 supports standard document formats including PDF and PDF/A. These are formats that can be opened and printed in scale using Adobe Reader. PDF/A is designed for long term storage, and is a file format protected from changes and is recommended for storing as-builds and documentation. For sharing and collaboration, use the standard PDF as this enables highlighting and annotations.

Optional items for the Contex ScanStation Pro IQ 44 include a PC and a large format printer.  The recommended PC for the Contex ScanStation Pro  is a “slimline” desktop PC, 2.0 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, with 2 GB RAM or better.   The ScanStation Pro is compatible with Epson, HP, Canon, and Oce large format printers. The IQ Quattro X 4450 software upgrade to IQ Quattro X 4490 is also available.

As you would expect from Contex, reliable performance is a given. For added peace of mind, Contex ScanStation Pro IQ 44 solution features a 2-year return to factory warranty including a first year on-site swap-out extended warranty. Count on dependable support to create the best image possible from Contex and Design Supply. Ask us at Design Supply, and we can tailor the best solution possible for your needs.

WHAT'S IN THE BOX

Contex IQ Quattro X 44 large format CIS scanner – 44-inch (either 4450 or 4490)

21.5″ HD Touchscreen

Height adjustable stand

PC Basket

Keyboard tray

2 m USB cable

UK power cable

Installation Sheet

Normalisation and calibration target

Ethernet cable

2 year return to factory warranty

First year on-site swap-out extended warranty

Software included:

USB Drive with Nextimage Software including: WideSystem drivers, Nextimage TWAIN, Nextimage REPRO Scan+Archive software (scan-to-file)

Nextimage Remote app (free download for iOS and Android)

Options:

Large format printer

PC and keyboard

IQ Quattro X 4450 upgrade to IQ Quattro X 4490

Warranty upgrade options (annual price for Year 2 onwards):

Diamond – on-site first 2 years PLUS installation and training

Platinum – on-site first 2 years OR additional years annual cost

Platinum – on-site first 3 years

Gold – swap-out first 2 years OR additional years annual cost

Gold – swap-out first 3 years

Annual on-site supplement for Ireland (£150 plus transport from airport)

Scanner installation and training (1 day)

DATA SHEETS

Contex ScanStation Pro Datasheet

Contex Nextimage 5 Datasheet

MANUFACTURER INFORMATION

Contex is one of Denmark’s fastest growing IT companies and the world’s largest developer and producer of large format scanning and large format imaging solutions. Originally founded in 1923, the company designed and manufactured inventive, time-saving business machines, including printing machines, mechanical and electronic calculators, and electrostatic copiers, which were distributed and sold worldwide under the Rex-Rotary and Gestetner brand names. By the early 1980s, the foundation for Contex Scanning Technology began and Contex evolved into the leader of the global imaging industry in large format scanning, copying and image enhancement. The development of modular scanning technology began in 1986 and in 1988, Contex introduced its first monochrome large format scanner. Contex released a complete line of monochrome scanners in 1990 and launched its first large format colour scanners in 1996. Today, Contex offers 18”, 25”, 36”, 42”, 44”, 54”, 60 and all –in-one, colour and monochrome scanners with CIS (colour image sensors) and CCD (charged-couple device) imaging technology. Over the years, Contex scanners have received numerous awards from leading trade publications and analyst firms including Cadalyst, Wide-Format Imaging, and BERTL (Business Equipment Research and Test Laboratories). Contex provides scanning solutions in over 90 countries and is recognised by a wide range of industries for reliability, value, high-performance and superb image quality.

The Contex HD range of CCD large format scanners (HD Ultra X, HD Ultra, HD 5450, and HD iFLEX) is recommended for high productivity and top quality. The Contex HD Ultra X range of large format scanners feature advanced Charge Couple Device technology with true 48-bit colour and 16-bit grayscale workflow, 7 x 4, 5 x 4, 4 x 4, or 1 x 4 linear colour CCD’s (Red, Green, Blue and Gray), premium custom lenses from Fujifilm, and an advanced image processing algorithm, achieving superior image quality and an optical resolution of 600 to 1200 dpi and a maximum resolution of 9600 dpi. The Contex HD range of large format scanners have the ability to process the entire range of 48-bit colour data ensuring the most accurate images with Accuracy Lens Enhancement (ALE) ensures precision of 0.1% accuracy. Contex Perfect Light is the latest in LED technology to ensure the highest possible image quality. Contex CCD Scanners (except the iFLEX flatbed) feature Optomised Thickness Adjustment Control (OTAC) and All Wheel Drive (AWD) technologies. OTAC is for scanning thick originals and monitoring pressure on the surface of the document. AWD is a precision paper feed tracking system which ensures a perfectly straight scanning path and distortion-free scans. Gigabit Ethernet, xDTR2 and xDTR improves overall productivity by increasing the data transfer speed, so more image data can be sent to the PC faster.

Contex CIS range of large format scanners (SD ONE+, SD 3600, IQ Quattro 2490, IQ Quattro X 36 and 44) feature a number of advanced Contex proprietary technologies to achieve superb image quality and reliability. The Contex Colour Imaging Sensor technology feature fourth generation CleanScan CIS technology combined with CFR, SIGMA and xDTR to ensure the highest quality CIS scanners in the market. Contex CleanScan CIS technology is based on custom CIS modules with dual-sided LED light and Dual Diffusion, which suppress shadows and unwanted backgrounds. The patented Contex Colour Fringe Removal (CFR) technology is an advanced filtering technology, producing superior image quality with excellent lines. Signal Intensity Matching (SIGMA) is a Contex patented technology that minimises sensor differences live during a scan, to adjust for differences in sensor heating. xDTR improves overall productivity by increasing the data transfer speed of the USB interface, so more image data can be sent to the PC faster. This means a larger document (and more documents) can be scanned at higher resolutions without waiting for data transfer to complete.

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