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OpticBook 3900

The MAC compatible Plustek OpticBook 3900 Scanner features a unique scanner design that eliminates spine shadows and easy to use software that simplifies the book scanning process. Using Plustek's patent-pending Shadow Elimination Element (SEE™) Technology, the OpticBook 3900 can scan any book without the book spine shadow and distorted text associated with book scanning on flatbed scanners. This scanner is ideal for home use, libraries, students, teachers, universities, law offices, and anyone that wants to turn books, magazines and other bound material into digital files.


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Macintosh Compatible

OpticBook 3900 scanner supports Mac OS with 10.7 - 10.10 and this scanner easily transforms your printed books, magazines and bound material into electronic formats.

Special book-edge design

The Shadow Elimination Element (SEE™) eliminates the book spine shadow and text distortion associated with books scanned on flatbeds and copiers.

Searchable PDF

Searchable PDFs provide higher security, reliability and easiness to transit and exchange documents; while preserving the look and integrity of the original documents, including fonts, graphics, images and layouts. The Searchable PDF format is a way to easily manage your documents, books and images.

Environmentally Responsible and Energy-Saving

The OpticBook 3900 meets ENERGY STAR standards, and contributes to an environmentally-friendly and responsible work space.

Software Bundle

Bundled with simple-to-use document management tools (Macintosh & Windows), fast and secure PDF conversion, image organizer with thumbnail viewer, and accurate OCR software.
 
Image SensorCCD
Light SourceCold Cathode Fluorescent Lamp
Optical Resolution1200 dpi
Scan ModesColor: 48-bit input, 24-bit output
Grayscale: 16-bit input, 8-bit output
B/W: 1-bit
Book Edge6mm
Scanning Speed7 sec (Color/ Grayscale/ B&W mode, 300dpi, A4)
Scanning Area (W x L)216 x 297 mm (8.5" x 11.69", A4/ Letter Size)
Daily Duty Scan ( Sheets )2,500
Action ButtonDelete, Color, Gray, B/W
Power Supply24 Vdc / 0.75 A
Power Consumption< 18 W (operation), < 4.3 W (idle)
InterfaceUSB 2.0
Net Weight3.4 Kgs / 7.6 Lbs
Dimensions (W x D x H)453 x 285 x 105 mm (17.8" x 11.2" x 4.1")
ProtocolTWAIN Compliant
OSWindows XP / Vista / 7 / 8
Mac OS X 10.8.x/ 10.9.x/ 10.10.x
Hardware RequirementsPentium® IV 2.0 GHz processor
CD-ROM Driver
One available USB 2.0 Port
512 MB RAM (1 GB or higher recommended)
800 MB free HDD space (1 GB or larger recommended)
Plustek DocTWAIN

Industry standard TWAIN drivers ensure compatibility with thousands of image enabled applications including: document management, document capture, enterprise content management, forms processing, photographic imaging and image management applications.


Plustek Book Pavilion

Plustek Book Pavilion is an easy to use application that transforms your printed books, magazines and bound material into electronic formats such as: searchable PDF, PDF, TIFF, JPG and BMP. The user interface is designed to simplify the scanning process and create electronic copies of your bound material in the fewest number of steps.

  • PDF Utility: Convert scan image into PDF file.
  • OCR Utility: Convert scan image into Word, Excel, Searchable PDF files which can be easily edited.
  • File Utility: Save scan image directly in the destination folder.
  • Copy Utility: Transfer scan image to copy machine.
  • Email Utility: Transfer scan image as email attachment.

Adjust the scan settings by clicking Mode Setting, including Scan Mode, Resolution, Descreen Filter, Brightness & Contrast.
ABBYY FineReader Sprint

Unlocks the data inside paper-based documents, images and PDF files with enhanced accuracy that eliminates the need for retyping and reformatting. Tool that increases your productivity and efficiency which comes with simple user interface and supports recognition up to 183 languages. Great features include:

  • Convert scanned document and images into Microsoft Word, Excel, searchable PDF and other formats.
  • Superior recognition accuracy & layout retention in 183 languages
  • One-click smart conversion for easy access – no learning curve
  • Multi-language recognition with automatic language detection
  • Instant on-screen OCR and capture with bonus ABBYY Screenshot Reader
  • State-of-the-art ADRT (Adaptive Document Recognition Technology) technology precisely preserves document formatting and style
NewSoft Presto! PageManager 9 Win/Mac
Presto! PageManager 9 is easy-to-use, front-end client software that handles all your documents. Capabilities include: capturing, previewing, converting, and delivering all your paper and electronic documents to a designated location. It lets you drag & drop to stack or merge files, or use the embedded Optical Character Recognition (OCR) feature to convert files to searchable PDF.
  • Convert various document and image files to your favorite file formats, such as converting PDFs into fully formatted RTF, HTML, or Text.
  • Create and edit PDF files - You can save or print document to PDF formats. Also able to merge and split PDF files.
  • Use the Document Pallet - Simply drag files from one or more folders to convert them to a single PDF file and deliver it to an e-mail program or a printer in one step--without creating duplicate files.
  • Manage your files in public cloud services at ease – Simply drag and drop files to Google Drive, Evernote or Facebook within PageManager after editing your files with notes, highlights, annotations, or converting files to searchable PDF. (DropBox and SkyDrive are supported in Windows version only).

Education - Library

The UNIVERISTY OF KANSAS SCHOOL OF MEDICINE

ON SALINA CAMPUS GOES GREEN WITH HELP FROM PLUSTEK’S ST BOOKSCAN CENTER

Plustek Helps Medical Campus achieve its Goal to Go Digital

 

The University of Kansas School of Medicine-Salina opened in July 2011 as an innovative medical education program designed to address the shortage of rural doctors in the United States. The goal of the program is to attract medical students with a strong interest in practicing rural medicine and encourage them to stay and build their own practices in rural areas after earning their degrees and completing their residencies. The new campus’ curriculum is tied to the classroom offerings at the KU Medical Center’s campuses in Kansas City and Wichita. The learning process relies heavily on video-conferencing, with students in Salina participating in lectures with their peers in other cities and receiving many of their lectures via podcast.

To keep the program functioning at its highest potential, Salina campus leaders decided that the best way to streamline costs was to go green by using products such as scanners that are more cost-effective than printers and reduce paper waste.

School administrators reviewed their options and were leaning toward a large and expensive book scanner that had been used with great success on another campus. Before deciding on purchasing it, they were introduced to Plustek’s ST BookScan Center, which offered features similar to the larger scanner but was more cost-effective. Because of its size and price point, KU School of Medicine-Salina administrators opted for the ST BookScan Center. They believed the ST BookScan Center was a good match for the school’s highly computerized curriculum. School administrators believe the medical students will find it more suited to the electronic delivery of course materials than a traditional copier. 2

“We’re hosting a new generation of students who are much more comfortable and tech-savvy than ever before, so I’m sure they will think of endless ways to use the scanner in ways we haven’t even discovered,” said Lucy Kolhoff, senior coordinator, KU School of Medicine, Salina campus. “Because of the distance from the main school, our campus uses digital methods of communication, so the ST BookScan Center works well with what we’ve been trying to create, which is a highly accessible place to learn and retrieve information quickly.”

Currently, Kolhoff is using the ST BookScan Center for archiving and digitizing documents that are easily sent to the main campus. The scanner is located in an accessible spot that allows medical students to readily scan library materials to thumb drives and emails as well. Kolhoff believes that the Plustek ST BookScan Center would be ideal for businesses and educational facilities that rely heavily on paper and toner but want to go green. Kolhoff said that its user-friendly software made the ST BookScan Center simple to understand and easy to use.

An ideal alternative to the copier, the Plustek ST BookScan Center can scan books and large format documents to a USB flash drive, shared network folder, FTP site, email address or even a printer. The system is easy to use and does not require user training. Prompts on the touch screen display guide users through the scanning process and enable them to save books, bound materials and documents in a variety of formats including searchable PDF. The ST BookScan Center was created based on the concept of book preservation, digitization of content and sharing of the book electronically. It can scan up to A3 size page (12” x 17”) in just 2.4 seconds. Thanks to Plustek’s patent pending SEE technology, spine shadows and distortions are eliminated and thick books are scanned without unbinding or dismantling making it a perfect solution for digitizing precious and valuable books and documents. The optional coin-op/card-op payment system can be added for organizations that want to generate revenue from the use of the system. 


Education - Classroom

General Education and Special Education Classrooms

  • Scan and email class materials and tests to support remote and distance learning programs.
  • Scan and email class materials to tutors.
  • Create PDF, MS Word, MS Excel, Word Pro, WordPerfect files of student term papers and projects.
  • Email student work examples to parents and other teachers.
  • OCR and create editable electronic copies of paper documents.
  • Can be integrated with optical mark recognition (OMR) software or applications (upon request). 
  • Scan optical mark recognition (OMR) tests and forms.
  • Easily scan book pages or other bound material for classroom presentation or student resources.
  • Home Tutors can scan and submit students' tests and reports from the tutoring location site.
  • Scan photographic slides and film strips for classroom presentation.
  • Create MP3 files from books to support adaptive reading assistance programs.
  • Create MP3 files from books or paper documents for visually impaired students.
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