Opus WorkFlow WideTEK 36DS Book Scanners

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Production digitization workflow software

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One Product...
8 Exceptional Advancements

  • Superior Image Treatment...
    Designed for Projects and Archival
  • Fully Integrated Hierarchical
    Metadata Capture
  • Next Generation Workflow
    with Automatic Archive
  • Open RAID Digital Archiving & Migration
    Management Software using Automated
    Data Migration Facility
  • Customizable output formats including Web
    with virtual 3D page turning
  • Enlightened Architecture
  • Supported by experienced digital experts
  • Creation of large amounts of derivatives
    unattended (e.g. overnight)

A New Era in Digitization

Get into the game with Opus! Long have the complexity and high startup and operating costs of digitization projects kept most libraries, museums and archives on the sidelines. Opus leverages today's high performance, low-cost computers to obliterate those barriers with its paint-by-numbers digitization system that produces the highest quality digital collections possible at less than 1/3 historic startup and operating costs. In as little as one day, Digital Library Systems Group (DLSG) installation and training staff will leave you with a fully operational digitization system. Follow on training sessions via the Web ensure that your staff is producing multiple beautiful digital books per day in no time, complete with hierarchical metadata.

With the new low prices and high-performance of the latest book scanning hardware, complete digitization labs are surprisingly affordable.

The digital archives that Opus creates can be accessed without proprietary software. Using its Compose Collection and Create Collection capabilities, Opus can create an unlimited number of digital collections in nearly unlimited formats (derivatives) any time in the future. Simply select the desired volumes and data formats and let Opus create your collection(s) unattended overnight.

Opus' automated data migration facility makes it easy to transfer multiple copies of your digital archive to new media every three to five years, ensuring that no data is ever lost. In addition, during data migration, Opus will automatically convert from outdated data formats to any new standards that might emerge in the future.

Opus Digitization Workflow System

A Complete Turnkey System that's Built for Non-Technologists

Define
The Define stage locks object-level metadata to each volume prior to scanning via a barcode tracking sheet that is kept with the volume. The scan operator simply scans the tracking sheet, then the volume. Metadata templates can also be selected in this stage.
Scan
The Scan stage supports virtually every type of scanner at the highest quality possible, including ultra-large scanners that produce ultra large, multi-gigabyte images.
Raw Archive
The first Opus Archive stage automatically archives raw, unmodified images prior to any image treatment. Image treatment can be performed at any time in the future with different parameters and new algorithms.
Auto IT
The Automatic Image treatment stage can determine book skew, create consistent margins, eliminate book curve, fan and gutter, and smooth backgrounds. Opus Image treatment functions are not limited by file size.
Manual IT
The Manual Image treatment stage provides for careful, quick review of each image for scan quality and auto-image treatment results. Bad scans are flagged for rescan, and image treatment problems are corrected with its very easy, efficient graphical interface.
Treated Image Archive
The second Opus Archive stage automatically archives images treated by the prior two stages. Multiple versions of treated images can be maintained.
Auto Metadata Capture
The Automatic metadata capture stage captures metadata that was specified in the metadata template, stores it in a nonproprietary XML format and passes it to the Manual Metadata Entry stage.
Manual Metadata Entry
This stage provides an intuitive hierarchical graphical interface for entering the metadata specified in the object's template, from object level to page and sub-page level, with an unlimited number of elements at each hierarchical level.
Metadata Archive
The third and final Opus Archive stage automatically archives the captured and keyed metadata in a non-proprietary format. Whenever objects are output by the Compose and Create stages, the metadata is transformed to the desired output format.
Compose
The Compose stage allows unlimited numbers of digital collections to be exported repeatedly with different image and metadata specifications. Each digital collection can include any number of objects from the archive. Format, size, clarity and metadata can vary widely.
Create
This stage provides unattended output of entire digital collections comprising many volumes. Since image resizing, etc. can be very time intensive, this stage can be performed overnight.
Opus Digitization Workflow System Opus Digitization Workflow System

A New Era in Digitization

Workflow Manager

Opus Workflow Manager completely manages all objects throughout the entire digitization process while allowing third party software to be used where desired; provides tools for monitoring all objects as they move through the digitization workflow system to make managing projects and scheduling workers a breeze; and minimizes the cost of rework, whether it be skipped or improperly performed work, or even a change in the fundamental rules governing a digitization project.

Integrated Hierarchical Metadata Capture

Opus' Metadata Capture stages are not part of any digital collection viewing software, but instead are built seamlessly into the Opus digitization workflow system. The Opus Metadata Capture stages allow users to select from a list of standard hierarchical metadata templates, create new ones and restrict users to a subset of templates for a given project. The templates include metadata characteristics like requiring certain metadata to be captured, allowing some types of metadata to be repeated and requiring a single value for other types.

State-of-the-Art Customizable Output Derivatives and Formats

Opus' Create Collection stage provides output that can be imported into open source and proprietary content management and digital library systems. Storage and internet bandwidth requirements rise as image quality rises. Opus lets the user select the ideal compromise for each access system that collections are deployed to. If requirements change, simply output the collection again with different clarity parameters.

Automated Archival

Opus adheres to the Open RAID standard. During the digitization process, there are three points at which archival is necessary: 1) archival of images immediately after scanning and before image treatment is performed; 2) archival of images after image treatment has been performed; and 3) archival of metadata after metadata has been captured. Opus creates archives that are open architecture in formats that are accessible by today's communities of users, and with the proper data migration plan, will be accessible by its future communities of users.

Data Migration Facility

Opus provides an Archive Management and Data Migration facility which is intended to be run periodically, before the possibility of any media-related data loss becomes significant and before the media or data formats become obsolete. Opus' data migration facility runs unattended. While moving the data to new media, it can convert images and/or metadata from its existing standardized formats to new standardized formats, ensuring that data is never lost and is always in a format that is accessible by its community of users.

Automatic and Manual Image Treatment

Opus completely automates the Image Treatment processes by separating two-up images, removing bookfold distortion, fan, gutter, and skew; all in a single operation. Opus also provides a streamlined graphical interface to manually perform the specialized image treatment functions required for both digital preservation and the various types of access.

Digital Collection Web Site Creator

Opus provides Web-ready output that allows viewers to select a volume, open it and navigate from section to section and from page to page. A lifelike 3-D virtual page turning experience is provided as well. Opus creates the image files, downloadable PDFs, HTML, etc. including an entry point file called default. html and places them in a folder. To deploy a Web-ready digital collection, simply place the contents of the folder created by Opus on a Web site server and link the default.html file to an existing Web page. A thousand-book collection can be deployed in little more than the time it takes to copy the data.

Enlightened Architecture

The Opus architecture originates from a clear understanding of the core purposes of each element of digitization and access systems. In the book publishing business, rarely are books manufactured in the stores that sell them. Not only is manufacturing separate from retail, but distributors exist to attend to the specific needs of each of their stores while providing a simple, consolidated relationship with book manufacturers. In some cases, distributors provide warehousing services and in other cases, product warehousing is performed by the manufacturer. Opus serves as the manufacturer, warehouse and distributor.

Highlights

  • Controls scanners and groups images into objects
  • Automatically archives raw scanned images
  • Automatically separates two-up images, removes bookfold distortion, fan, gutter, skew and other undesirable artifacts of digitization
  • Allows manual review and adjustment of automatic image treatment results
  • Supports third-party image editing software (e.g. Photoshop)
  • Automatically archives treated images
  • Automatically captures hierarchical metadata
  • Allows manual review, adjustment of automatically captured hierarchical metadata and manual keying of additional hierarchical metadata
  • Automatically archives hierarchical metadata
  • Unlimited numbers of archive volume storage units
  • Automates data migration
  • Data Migration to new formats as they evolve
  • Allows an unlimited number of collections to be composed from an archive
  • Outputs an unlimited variety of image and metadata derivatives in a wide variety of formats
  • Creates complete, ready-to-go digital library Web sites with virtual 3-D page turning
  • Displays real-time workflow status changes
  • Provides easy, real-time tracking of objects as they are processed through the workflow
  • Supports multiple predefined as well as custom image treatment templates
  • Supports multiple predefined as well as custom metadata capture templates
  • Supports multiple workflow workstations
  • Allows for multiple metadata capture sets to be collected for each object
  • Allows for the reprocessing of objects under new or different image treatment algorithms without requiring the object to be rescanned

Opus Image Treatment

Opus takes the tedium out of image treatment by providing users with an interface that is wholly dedicated to processing images for archive, preservation and access. Even problem images can be fully processed in seconds. Prior to manually reviewing and adjusting images, Opus performs image treatment functions automatically. If any automatic image treatment function requires additional adjustment, Opus allows the user to graphically 'assist' Opus and make adjustments in seconds.

Skewed, skew corrected, cropped image

Automatic image treatment removes skew, adjusts the border, and eliminates fan and gutter. The treated image may be further refined by manual treatment.

Curvature correct

Book curvature produced from scanning tightly bound books may be realigned using Opus' sophisticated book curve correction tool. Text and photos are returned to their original alignment and orientation.

WorkFLow Light correction

Opus allows for the output of a large variety of derivatives. Controlling thresh hold optimizes the clarity for each type of derivative which, in turn, produces the highest quality image for that output request.

Delete artifacts

Artifacts of all types may be removed from an image while retaining the underlying variations in shading. Fingers, blemishes, stains or even handwritten notes may all be removed to produce an image that closely resembles the original. Opus enables you to publish both the treated and untreated image.

Invert color on pages

Photostats and negatives are easily inverted revealing an otherwise unreadable document.

Opus Collection Composer

The first nine stages of Opus create normalized digital masters. The Opus Compose Collection facility withdraws objects from the stored normalized digital masters and publishes them to their final destination(s).

Digitize settings

Composing collections couldn't be easier. Select the digital volumes that comprise the desired digital collection in minutes with Opus Collection Composer. Simply name the collection and begin adding objects by browsing the digital archives managed by Opus. A simple click of the mouse adds a volume to the collection.

Digital archives are reusable assets, especially when managed by Opus. Once you have created your archive, you can use it anytime to compose and automatically create new and different collections, course curriculum materials, etc. Online digital content and print-on-demand add to the many digital formats.

Opus Output: Image Derivatives & Metadata

Opus has a library of script files for common XML, flat file and other output formats for the metadata and associated images of digital objects (e.g. METS, MODS, Dublin Core). This script library is expandable with an unlimited number of custom formats. In addition to selecting the desired output format(s) for the metadata, the clarity and output formats of the images can be specified (e.g. TIFF,JPEG, PDF, PNG, etc.).

DLSG staff technicians can assist in modifying existing formats and creating new custom output formats.

The most exciting and immediately usable format that Opus creates is a Web-ready output that provides the experience of browsing the virtual stacks, selecting a digital book, opening it and turning the pages; as though the printed book were in front of you.

Digital Masters Digital book collection

One of Opus' most popular file format outputs of the images is PDF and PDF/A. Opus Image Treatment function publishes PDF images with consistent sizes. When coupled with Opus metadata output the PDF is presented with bookmarks hyperlinked to the section within the images, making content search extraordinarily easy. Opus' OCR function adds full text search giving the user the ultimate search tool.

* CONTENTdm is a trademark of OCLC SharePoint is a trademark of MicroSoft Corporation DSpace is a trademark of Massachusetts Institute of Technology PDF and PDF/A are trademarks of Adobe Systems Inc.

WideTEK® 36DS Scanner

WideTEK® 36DS - Wide Format Duplex Scanner for documents to 36 Inches Wide

The WideTEK® 36 DS is the world's first wide format scanner for duplex digitization of newspapers and other double-sided printed documents up to 36 inches (915 mm) in width. This compact device needs only four seconds to scan the front and back sides of a newspaper page (at 300 dpi).

The idea of double-sided scanning in one production step primarily means less production effort: The document no longer needs to be flipped over and scanned again on the other side. That makes the scanner an ideal companion for press clipping, archiving and library services.

The scanner features two camera boxes, both consisting of three CCD systems, integrated into the upper and lower part of the device - only a few inches from each other. The WideTEK 36 DS captures both sides of the newspaper at the same time. After scanning, software separates the scanned document into four single images; capturing the left and right sides on the front and back of the newspaper - all in a single step.

The scanner is equipped with two processor units. This allows an extremely fast data throughput. The patented stitching procedure and the optical resolution of 1200 x 600 dpi guarantee brilliant scan results.

The mechanical construction of the WideTEK 36 DS is also a highlight. The more extensive mechanics and additional camera and light units were integrated into the device without dramatically enlarging its dimensions. The duplex scanner is only 13 centimetres larger than the compact WideTEK 36.

The complete camera optical system is integrated in a hermetically sealed housing. Once optimally adjusted, it remains stable, dust-free and requires virtually no maintenance.

Special transport rollers, with individually spring loaded ball bearing pairs serving as pressure points; ensure the best possible gentle document transport. WideTEK 36 DS digitizes even historical and fragile documents without damage to the source document.

Key Features of WideTEK® 36DS

  • Gigabit ethernet connectivity
  • Comfortable operation via touch screen or web browser
  • Rotation while scanning and auto-page location detection
  • Easy and convenient face-up scanning
  • Print on any network printer, save to USB or send via email or FTP
  • Compatible with all platforms - Windows, Linux, Mac OS, Unix
  • Remote maintenance and analysis

For demanding applications in a wide range of markets

  • Construction drawings, drawings and long measurements charts and diagrams
  • Detailed architectural drawings
  • Maps - e.g. road maps and street maps
  • Color posters, displays and large format photographs
  • Large format and extra-long documents
  • Newspapers and tabloids - e.g. graphical designs, advertisements

More Features

High Speed Scanning: Image Access scanners always run at rated speeds regardless of how powerful your computer is. We do a full scan into the scanner memory at full speed, without any stops. We're the only scanner company that does that. Only the time between scanning and output are dependent upon the transfer speed of the network and the computer, and even our transfer rate is twice as fast as competing products because data is transferred to your workstation at 1 Gigabit speeds, while other scanners use significantly slower transfer rates (1/2 Gigabit or less). learn more

Works Well With Others: Create JPEG, PDF (both searchable and image-only), or TIFF file formats and email or save to USB or network (PC, server, FTP).

Easy to Use: Single button scanning, optional foot pedal, built in touch display.

Great Durability: WideTEK's metal casing resists scratches and dents, and its hermetically sealed optical components translate to less maintenance. We've even designed the case so that it works only with the WideTEK's tools that ship with each unit.

High Duty Cycle: WideTEK scanners are designed for high-volume, professional use. Their duty cycles far exceed that of desktop scanners.

Minimal Space: WideTEK's footprint isn't much larger than the maximum paper width it scans. With a footprint of only 43 x 27 inches, it takes surprisingly little space for full- scale operation.

Clear, Crisp, Colorful Scans: Fast scanning in B&W, grayscale and color, high-quality resolution of up to 1200 by 600dpi. WideTEK's optics include multiple CCD arrays sealed in an airtight camera box for dust-free and quiet operation. We've made it our business for over 15 years now to be experts in image resolution, and since there is some confusion among users regarding this matter, we've provided a white paper that debunks some longstanding myths. learn more

State of the Art Illumination: State of the Art Illumination: WideTEK's bright white LED illumination lasts significantly longer than other lighting systems. LED lights also consume less power and produce far less heat.

Easy Setup: WideTEK scanners connect over your network using standard IP (Internet Protocol) addresses and can be operated by a standard browser without drivers or add-on cards.

No Warm Up Time: WideTEK scanners are ready to scan anytime you are. Other scanners can require several minutes to warm up before use.

Room to Grow: Firmware upgrades are available online and are directly downloadable to the WideTEK using a standard browser.

Environmentally Responsible: We all know that scanning and saving images to email, USB, etc., rather than photocopying or printing saves paper and toner, but it's hard to get a feel for just how much savings are likely.

Remote Scanner Management: Remote Scanner Management: You're in full control from any browser. Change any and all scanner settings remotely or using WideTEK's built-in touch screen.

User Statistics Monitoring: WideTEK lets you manage and monitor the usage, statistics and settings of each scanner you own. The reports are automatically uploaded and available online from your web browser.

Document Formats
Autoformat Size Recognition DIN A5 to DIN A0
Recognition Legal, US C
DIN Formats
US ANSI Formats
User defined Formats
Document Specification
Maximum Document Size 38 inch (965 mm)
Document Width 38 inches (965 mm)
Document Thickness Up to 3 mm
Scan Width Up to 36 inches (915 mm)
Scan Length 124 ft (24 bit color depth)
(Full scan width at 150 dpi) 1312 ft (bitonal)
Optical Resolution 600 x 1200 dpi
Performance Specification
Scan Speed (24 bit) 1200 x 1200 dpi - 1 inch/sec
600 x 600 dpi - 2.1 inch/sec
300 x 300 dpi - 4.2 inch/sec
150 x 150 dpi - 8.4 inch/sec
Technical Specifications
Color Depth 36 bit color, 12 Bit gray scale
Scan Output 24 bit color, 8 bit gray scale, bitonal, photo mode
File Formats JPEG, PNM, TIFF, TIFF G4 (CCITT), PDF (optional)
Interface 1 GBit Fast Ethernet with TCP/IP
Camera 6x CCD camera, 136,800 pixels
Light Source White LEDs, classificated to IEC 60825-1: class 1, no IR/UV emission
Dimensions and Weight
Dimensions of Scanner (H x W x D) 9 x 43 x 22 inches
Dimensions Scanner
incl. Floorstand (H x W x D)
42 x 43 x 27 inches
Weight of Scanner Approx. 185 lbs
Electrical Specifications
Electrical Connection 100 - 240V AC, 50/60 Hz
Power Consumption 3.5 W (Stand-by)
110 W (Ready to scan)
230 W (Scanning)
Ambient Conditions
Operating Temperature 41 to 104° F
Relative Humidity 20 to 80 % (non-condensed)
Noise Level < 35 dbA (Scanning)
25 dbA (Stand-by)
Accessories
Floorstand optional
Options and Functions
Software Options Opus FreeFlow
Opus WorkFlow
Hardware Options Foot pedal
Table for external Monitor
White Backplate
Clear envelope for drawings A1
Functions Digital color balance
Automatic black value
Automatic white balance
Web-based firmware updates
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The China Compulsory Certificate (CCC mark) is a compulsory safety mark for a wide range of products imported and sold in the Chinese market. It became effective on August 1, 2003, when China became a member of the WTO (World Trade Organisation). The CCC mark is required for both Chinese manufactured and foreign imported merchandise. The CCC certificate must be renewed annually as part of a follow-up certification which includes a factory audit.

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BIS is the acronym for Bureau of Indian Standards.

Relevant safety standards for India are:

  • IS 13252-1:2010
  • IEC 60950-1

The BIS mark is a requirement for manufacturer who intend to export their products to the Indian market. Tests executed by accredited laboratories ensure that the tested device fulfils all safety relevant requirements of the above named standards.

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2004/108/EG (Electromagnetic compatibility):

  • EN 55022:2010 Class A
  • EN 61000-3-2
  • EN 61000-3-3
  • EN 55024:2010 Criteria Class A and B
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2006/95/EG (Low voltage guideline):
Tested according to the following standards

  • IEC 60950-1:2005
  • IEC 62368-1:2014 (for devices tested as of 2014)
  • EN 60950-1 (European Standard)
  • UL 60950-1:2007 (US Standard)
  • CAN/CSA C22.2 No. 60950-1:2007 (Canadian Standard)
    for Safety of Information Technology Equipment
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This device is in compliance with the requirements of RoHS-guidelines (Restriction of use of certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment.)