The Zeutschel OS Q Overhead Scanner has been delivered to Universities, Authorities and Service companies for the first time. It will be employed to digitise maps, books, construction drawings and historical certificates. Utilising the scanning system in practical applications, users are reportedly impressed by its very high image quality, extremely short scanning cycles and ergonomic operation.
“Shortly after market launch in November 2019, the Zeutschel OS Q Overhead Scanner has become another Zeutschel success story. We are currently recording high demand both domestically and abroad, with more than 20 systems already installed worldwide. The first reports from the market show that we have lived up to our claim of producing a new reference for high-quality digitisation projects,” explains Wolf-Christopher Gramatte, Head of International Sales at Zeutschel GmbH.
In line with the highest image quality levels
These days clients demand that scanners used for digitisation projects feature high image quality, which must meet the customary ISO, Metamorfoze and FADGI stipulations. This is no problem for the Zeutschel OS Q: It fulfils the highest quality levels of the ISO 19264 Quality Level A, Full Metamorfoze and FADGI 4-star digitisation standards. The OS Q also features high productivity scanning.
Gentle and productive scanning
The Friedrich-Schiller-University in Jena uses a model of the OS Q1 with optical zoom in order to digitise books, maps and other documents – gently and quickly. The overhead scanner is located in the multimedia unit of the data centre and is available to both the employees and students. According to user statements, the OS Q1 Zoom offers higher productivity and image quality compared to other digitisation systems used to date. They say that another product advantage of the Zeutschel overhead scanner is its improved ergonomics, due to the semi-automatic book cradle function and a quiet working mode.
For the Raum company in Römerstein, top image quality and an extremely gentle treatment of the templates are the most important scanning requirements. Raum is a book and paper restoration workshop and it has digitised several thousand historical certificates with seals for the North Rhine-Westphalia State Archive using an OS Q1. The project managers of the State Archive are very satisfied with the quality of the delivered images. Other projects from the Archive are already being processed using the OS Q1.
The Zeutschel OS Q Overhead Scanner
The Zeutschel OS Q1 is the new scanner reference point for digitisation at the highest quality and productivity levels.
The unique image quality of the OS Q1 is based on the perfect interplay of the latest technical components. These include a newly developed camera with large CMOS sensor and an LED illumination system. This produces high-definition, low-noise images with colour fidelity, which correspond to the highest quality levels of the customary ISO, Metamorfoze and FADGI digitisation standards. Even the most difficult templates – for example, with a pronounced book fold – are reproduced with no reflection or shade.
Alongside a high scanning speed, the OS Q scores points under the heading of productivity with genuine parallel scanning in both directions. The camera link interface enables a fast data transfer from the camera to the PC.
The recording systems recognised by other Zeutschel overhead scanners support the efficiency of the scanning process and enable users to work ergonomically. Alongside book cradles and recording tables (with and without glass plates), an optical zoom is optionally available.
About Zeutschel: With its scanning systems, Zeutschel GmbH has played a key role for more than 55 years in the digitisation and digital preservation of valuable documents, both in librarianship and archive management as well as in industrial companies and public administration. The company is the global market leader in overhead scanners. The range of software products and accompanying services is extensive and supports libraries and archives in building up digital collections on the Internet and in the realisation of digital services. The company, founded in 1961, employs 65 members of staff, and its products and services are represented in more than 100 countries. All Zeutschel products are “Made in Germany”: The complete manufacture and entire research and development activities take place at the company’s headquarters in Tübingen-Hirschau.