Sabinet’s Digitisation department is the proud owner of the new Bookeye 4 scanner. Keeping up with the latest technology isn’t easy as new digitisation equipment is being developed on an ongoing basis.Says Susan de Swardt, Digitisation Manager at Sabinet: “Being the first company in South Africa to have the Bookeye 4, we are very excited about the competitive edge we now have. This scanner digitizes source material such as books and other bound documents at high speeds in up to 600dpi optical resolution and formats up to DIN A2.”Over 17 years of electronic, optical and mechanical engineering experience went into the creation and manufacture of the Bookeye 4. The clever mirror mechanism captures the document precisely from edge to edge, whether it is a flat document or a book open at an angle of 120 degrees.“When Sabinet looked into obtaining another book scanner, we looked at the different options in the current market in conjunction with the needs of our clients. Scanning in true 600dpi was a prerequisite, as 600dpi Tiff images are the current archival standard. This, together with the V-shaped book cradle of this scanner which reduces the risk of damage to book spines, made this our scanner of choice.”The Bookeye 4 is fitted with an integrated colour touch screen and monitor and there is no need of a keyboard or mouse. It takes approximately three seconds for the Bookeye 4 to capture and process images and once an image is on the screen, you can adjust the contrast, colour and brightness without having to re-scan.The scanner can be used in a V-shape for scanning books or as a flatbed – depending on the need.The efficient Bookeye scanner digitises newspapers, magazines, bound and stapled documents, books and sensitive writings. Sabinet also purchased specialised software to easily convert the scanned images into other file formats with the click of a button.This scanner will most certainly contribute to better scanning quality and faster project turnaround time for Sabinet’s expanding Digitisation department.
Dorcus Mathosa, Tumi Monare, Susan de Swardt (Department manager), Michael Mokwape, Daniel Mokwape and Phuti Mathekga