Press Release: Contex Introduces the New PUMA HS 36 Wide Format Color Scanner with iJET Technology!

Lisbon, Portugal - Contex Scanning Technology, the leader in wide-format document technologies, recently
announced at its annual Distributor’s conference in Portugal, the newest introduction to its comprehensive
family of scanners the PUMA HS 36 Color Scanner. This tri-camera 600dpi optical color and monochrome
scanner is a clean-sheet design, providing fast high quality scanning for users. The PUMA features the latest
development in scanning technology iJET Technology. The new iJET Panel contains an ‘easy to use’ menu
system that enables the setup and activation of full scan-to-print and scan-to-file options directly at the scanner.
The standard Ethernet interface and iJET Technology allows the scanner to be directly connected to network
printers and users PC’s. This full color scanner has a powerful built-in Linux processor to help process the
data fast and efficiently.

Additional patented technology found in this new breed of scanner is Contex’ Accuracy Lens Enhancement
Technology (ALE), All-Wheel drive for smoothly feeding different types of originals, and Automatic Thickness
Adjustment Control (ATAC) for thicker originals. It features a full 36"/914mm width imaging area, and efficiently
handles all types of documents including large color posters, architectural drawings, detailed maps, and fine art.

"The PUMA HS 36 scanner delivers maximum Color and B/W scanning speed, at a competitive price point for
its class, that can’t be beat! The PUMA HS 36 delivers fantastic color quality required by professionals for
photo-realistic colors, high quality grayscale with crisp, clear black and white images and prints that rival the
original," says Jesper Erlandsen, Marketing Manager for Contex European operations.

Scanning Superiority and Image Enhancement
The PUMA HS 36 captures 48 bit color data for maximum color recognition, outputting the best 24 bits to
ensure true color fidelity. Using an All-Digital camera with advanced point-of-origin color capture and on-board
digital conversion ensures the best results and the highest standards for color correctness in the industry.
The PUMA HS 36 contains advanced technology for color and monochrome image enhancement, providing
vivid and clean results from even the most difficult originals. Image processing is embedded in the scanner’s
hardware enabling the user to perform powerful data capture without delays.

Features include:
- High quality large format scanning and copying
- Up to 3"/sec full color and 12"/sec monochrome scanning
- Optical resolution of 600 dpi with software enhancements to 1200 and 9600 dpi
- Handles thick media up to 15mm or .6" thick
- High Precision Color is captured at 48 bit color for photo-realistic vivid colors
- 16 bit gray tone capture for perfect reproduction of grayscales
- Advanced image processing
- Four wheel-drive for effective grip and a smooth feed
- Ethernet & USB Connectivity
- STI and WIA support and Twain Driver
- Scan to PDF
- Automatic Maintenance System
- Automatic & closed loop color calibration
- iJET Technology with ContexNET Architecture
- Fast and Easy Customer Replacement of Scanner Consumables

Flexible One Touch Scanning and Connectivity Ethernet and USB2
The PUMA HS 36 operator panel has a keyboard and display, which can simply initiate copy and scan tasks
directly from the scanner. The buttons can be used for scanning to file, NET, web, copying and e-mailing the
originals automatically. The PUMA HS 36 scanner lets you connect directly to your PC by also offering high
speed USB as standard.

Posted: Mon - July 18, 2005 at 12:46 PM