UMAX is a producer of, among other things, top quality sheetfed and flatbed
scanners. UMAX has donated to our trip a flatbed and sheetfed scanner.
The Astra 600P is an inexpensive, high quality flatbed scanner. With 600dpi
resolution, the Astra 600P lets you scan even the smallest area of a photograph
with plenty of detail. It scans in 24 bit color, so even the rarest shade
comes out true. It has a legal size scanning area (8.5"x14"), so even your
largest document should be a snap to scan. The nicest thing about the Astra
600P is that it plugs into your PC’s parallel port, so it takes just a
second to install, and works on both laptops and desktops.
The UMAX PageOffice IIc also plugs into your PC’s parallel port. The PageOffice
is a passthrough scanner. Like a Fax machine, the PageOffice sucks your
scanable material in the top and comes out the bottom. Need to scan a page
from a book? Detach the scanning head from the scanner base and use it
as a handheld scanner. The motorized scanning head makes moving the scanned
over the document surface a snap!
Both scanners allow for faxing documents, and using your computer and scanner
as a photocopier. In addition, a technology called OCR (optical character
recognition) allows you to scan a typed page and have your computer recognize
the individual letters on the page, and convert the page into a document.
Want to know more? Call 800-562-0311.
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