Eclipse Family of Products
USA and Canada
The Eclipse Plus Production Level Rollfilm scanner family with NextStar High Performance Workflow Software is designed for the demanding user. Eclipse Plus scans 16 and 35 mm microfilm for multiple applications, including large scale projects that are time critical, cost sensitive and require superior image quality. Each different model is designed to provide flexibility for sometimes large and complex applications. Each model offers high speeds for uncompressed data output, and model options are available that can also provide not only uncompressed data output, but compressed data output, which can be useful for simpler scan jobs where speed is key.
Geared towards optimizing production throughput, the Eclipse Plus Family of Products will comfortably scan 400, 600 or 1000 pages per minute, depending on the user's needs, and the Eclipse Plus model. At the highest end of the product line, scan speeds can reach 1000 pages per minute for 12 bit uncompressed data or 12 bit compressed data (Eclipse 1000HD Plus) - well suited for applications with the very highest of archival image quality requirements and such as the scanning of degraded historical documents or newspapers.
With the NextStar High Performance Workflow Software, we have introduced an innovative processing methodology for use with Eclipse Plus scanners called "Ribbon Scanning". Ribbon Scanning captures all images in raw, uncompressed form using true optical dpi. With NextStar, speed is measured by the amount of time required to scan an entire roll of film. For a full standard roll of film with office document images, at 200 DPI and 24X, Eclipse 600 Plus with NextStar can process the entire roll in 5 minutes, yielding a true speed of 600 ppm.
The Eclipse Plus Rollfilm Scanners with NextStar incorporate nextScan’s new and innovative LuminTec™ light line illumination system for even sharper images and deliver the highest scan speeds for production scanning environments.
LuminTec is a unique, patented, advanced light line illumination system developed exclusively by nextScan. LuminTec effectively increases overall image resolution, even at very high conversion speeds, without increasing file size. This new lighting technology is environmentally friendly - yielding sharper images using only 1/10 of the power of conventional incandescent illumination systems. LuminTec enables optimization of the Eclipse Plus scanner and the many valuable features contained in nextScan’s revolutionary NextStar software that accompanies the Eclipse Plus Models. With this new lighting system delivering even sharper images, the accuracy of OCR after the scan process is higher than with resulting images from incandescent illumination systems.
Each Eclipse Plus model comes with a specially designed Ribbon Storage Device (RSD) to enable simultaneous capture and output, maximizing scanner throughput and allowing for QA/Audit during or after the scan, even from multiple workstations. The Eclipse Plus is available with your choice of chassis for addd flexibility - either allowing for an RSD inside the scanner (internal) or an external RSD.
Conceptualized for the power user, and designed to run 24 hours per day, the Eclipse Plus Scanner Family boasts 20 second high speed rewind, auto focus, fast straight line film loading and a patented transport carriage that eliminates distortion.
Benefit from the best scan speeds and highest image quality in the Eclipse Plus Family of Products, while moving your film conversion projects into the 21st Century with nextScan’s latest revolutionary technology, NextStar and LuminTec.
NextStar Software Functionality
Eclipse Plus combined with the NextStar High Performance Workflow Software introduces an innovative processing methodology called "Ribbon Scanning". An entire roll of film is digitized from top-to-bottom and end-to-end in grayscale and stored as a single ribbon file.
Ribbon Scanning solves many of the challenges encountered today in the conversion process from microfilm to digital images. NextStar software, with its innovative Ribbon Scanning, was designed to reduce conversion costs while boosting productivity. NextStar allows the user to verify that all images were properly captured, and identifies any image detection or density problems. NextStar then allows the operator to correct those issues in a post-scan audit environment. NextStar eliminates the need for rescans resulting from density or frame detection problems, maximizing scanner utilization and productivity. With NextStar’s superior image quality, handling any density and filming related issues commonly faced in conversion processes is easy, outputting images that actually match your database.
NextStar enables the user to manage the end-to-end conversion process. It is modular and expandable. From basic set-ups where all components run on the Eclipse Plus scanner, to large distributed production systems, the software components communicate between multiple platforms and work is scheduled and shared between many operators.
For applications with the very highest image quality for archival requirements such as the scanning of degraded historical documents or newspapers, NextStar High Definition (HD) is an option. The HD version of NextStar includes all of the features of the regular NextStar software, plus can provide up to 12 bit uncompressed output images, which enables even higher OCR accuracy for projects where this is a must. NextStar HD is included with the Eclipse HD Plus scanner, and is optional for other scanner models.
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