Contex announced the IQ Quattro, a wide-format scanner designed to improve workgroup productivity by reducing the time spent on scanning tasks, the company says. The scanner is Gigabit Ethernet networked with xDTR2 and is the company's only cloud-enabled wide-format scanner. Workgroup users can specify local or cloud-based destinations for scans using smartphones, tablets, and other devices for instant collaboration. It has a top scanning speed of 14 inches per second for color or monochrome documents, and takes just 3.5 seconds for A0/E-size color documents.
The scanner also features Contex's CleanScan CIS module, and has a dual-side LED light and methods for light diffusion, shadows, and unwanted background. It is available in 24- and 44-in. models.
"We spend a lot of time with customers, and it is great to bring solutions to the market designed with their specific needs in mind," said Morten Nielsen, marketing director, Contex A/S. "The IQ Quattro is uniquely designed for sharing in an office and bringing project groups together through cloud collaboration. The new technology provides users with sharp and natural scans. It eliminates wrinkles and folds in originals and produces clear, crisp scans every time. And the smart ways of sharing with project teams at other sites make collaborating on large plans and documents a seamless part of a workgroup's day-to-day operation."
The IQ Quattro is PageDrop-enabled for cloud computing. Users simply load a document, scan the QR code, and the app will send the scanned image to the desired location: e-mail, DropBox, HP ePRint, Google Drive, Microsoft SkyDrive, or Box.com.
The IQ Quattro is available as a stand-alone scanner or bundled in ScanStation, MFP2GO, and MFP Repro configurations.
For more information, visit Contex.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company's website.