Capture every detail of maps,
drawings, posters or fine art
Designed to meet the needs of high-productivity archiving teams, scanning professionals and reprographics departments, the HD Ultra is simply the best large format scanner available. Combine the HD Ultra with our awarded Nextimage software including SnapScan to scan – enhance – save.ScanStation Repro version available, for a perfect working station to build your high-volume digital archive in no time.
Designed for optimal ergonomic working environment. Height adjustable
stand in 3 positions.
Scan your documents three times faster and enhance the file in AutoCAD, ESRI and other document workflows
The new HD Ultra delivers the best quality image in the world today. No matter whether you scan maps, drawings, posters or fine art, you’ll always capture every detail, on the first try. Designed to meet the needs of technical experts, graphic professionals and reprographics departments, the new HD Ultra is simply the best large format scanner available.
Choose between 36 or 42 inches width, each in three different configurations to fit your needs for productivity and image quality. A space-saving MFP version is also available.
The ultimate standard for your digitizing needs
With Contex-enhanced CCD imaging, archiving and productivity-boosting features, you get best-in-class image quality and the fastest and most efficient way to scan, copy, file and archive wide format images, drawings, documents and records.
The new HD Ultra is built for productivity, and the key to productivity for high-volume applications is speed. Not just “inches per second” but actual throughput. Able to scan three times as many documents in a day as any other scanner and designed to improve document management, the new HD Ultra is all about helping you win projects, boost productivity and lower costs.
Fits in your digital workflow
Compatible with AutoCAD®, ESRI® and other software and printers like HP, Canon, Epson etc., the new HD Ultra is astonishingly versatile. Automated paper thickness control, intelligent document size detection, and the ability to handle challenging documents effortlessly mean you can just keep scanning, boosting productivity, winning new business, and ensuring a fast return on your investment.
MFP version available
Our multifunction high-stand option for the new HD Ultra turns your large-format printer into a high quality copier while saving space.
HD Ultra i3610s HD Ultra i4210s HD Ultra i3650s HD Ultra i4250s HD Ultra i3690s HD Ultra i4290s Width 36 inch (914 mm) 42 inch (1067mm) 36 inch (914 mm) 42 inch (1067mm) 36 inch (914 mm) 42 inch (1067mm) Upgradable to 42 inch scan width º • º • º • Working height 1) 36.3 / 37.3 / 38.3 inch (922 / 947 / 972 mm) Scanning Speed* (inch/sec.): Scanner speed while scanning 36-inch wide document. • = Included. º = Upgradable. 200 dpi RGB Color - 4,0 8,0 Upgradable to 4.0 inch/sec color º • • Upgradable to 8.0 inch/sec color º º • 200 dpi Grayscale / Monochrome 12,0 12,0 12,0 Productivity* (documents/hour): Batch scanning for 60 minutes. Includes paper load and eject time. Measured in completed scans. Arch E-size, RGB Color, 200dpi - 302 455 Arch E-size, Monochrome, 200dpi 620 620 620 A0-size, RGB Color, 200dpi - 307 461 A0-size, Monochrome, 200dpi 642 642 642 Maximum Media Width 44 inch (1120 mm) 44 inch (1120 mm) 44 inch (1120 mm) Optical Resolution 1200 dpi 1200 dpi 1200 dpi Maximum Resolution 9600 dpi 9600 dpi 9600 dpi Total number of Pixels 213600 pixels 213600 pixels 213600 pixels CCD Cameras 5 x 4 liniar color CCD’s (R,G,B and Gray) 5 x 4 liniar color CCD’s (R,G,B and Gray) 5 x 4 liniar color CCD’s (R,G,B and Gray) Maximum Media Thickness 0.6 inch (15 mm) 0.6 inch (15 mm) 0.6 inch (15 mm) Accuracy 0.1% +/- 1 pixel 0.1% +/- 1 pixel 0.1% +/- 1 pixel Data Capture (color/mono) - / 16-bit 48-bit / 16-bit 48-bit / 16-bit Full 48-bit Data Workflow** º 48-bit / 48-bit / 48-bit / 48-bit 48-bit / 48-bit / 48-bit / 48-bit Color Space Adobe RGB / Device RGB / RAW RGB / sRGB Adobe RGB / Device RGB / RAW RGB / sRGB Adobe RGB / Device RGB / RAW RGB / sRGB USB with xDTR • • • Gigabit Ethernet with xDTR2 • • • Network workflow Pull / Push Pull / Push Pull / Push FlexDoc • • • FlexFeed • • • SnapSize • • • SmartShare • • • ALE • • • AccuColor • • • Energy Star compliant • • • Software*** AutoCAD®, MicrostationTM, ArcGISTM and all other CAD, GIS and other image editing / storage applications Fileformats**** TIF, JPG, PDF, DWF, CALS, BMP, JPEG-2000(JP2), JPEG2000 Extended(JPX), TIF-G3, TIF-G4, others Device Drivers 32 and 64-bit Windows 8, 7, XP and Vista Nextimage TWAIN 32-bit TWAIN application driver included for use with EDM and other imaging software Power Requirements 110 - 240V, 60/50Hz, 80W Weight & Dimensions 48 kg, LxWxH: 52.8 x 18.7 x 7.9 inches (134 x 47.5 x 20 cm) Certifications/compliance RoHS, UL, CE, GOST-R, CCC, VCCI, KETI, BSMI, ENERGY STAR compliant
1) Requires optional scanner stand
* Scanning speeds depend on document width and computer configuration
Contex recommends Intel Core Duo, Core 2 Duo, or better processors, 2GB RAM, Hi-speed USB2.
Speed tests performed using Nextimage software, PC with Intel Core i5-2500 Quad processor, 8GB RAM, Hi-speed USB2, 7200rpm HDD, Windows 7 64-bit Ultimate.
** Bit depth for: Data Capture / Scanner Processing / PC Processing / Image File. Create a optional 48-bit TIFF image
*** Contex applications create industry standard raster file formats that can be used in any CAD or GIS application
**** Requires optional Nextimage software
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Key technologies in Contex HD Ultra series scanners
As the world’s largest developer and producer of wide format imaging solutions, Contex leads the market with innovative technology and advanced scan and copy software solutions. The HD Ultra series of scanners utilizes a long list of key technologies unique to a Contex scanner.
CCD technologyThe HD Ultra series scanners captures all details with advanced 48-bit CCD technology. By combining CCD with Contex Natural Light and high quality camera optics you are ensured the best possible results in every scan.
Fujifilm lensesLike photography, scanned image quality depends heavily on lens quality. Using lenses that are specifically designed for the scanning resolution will ensure against various problems, from uneven sharpness to chromatic errors and color fringing (black lines show up in color). This is why Contex uses custom Fujifilm lenses in all CCD based scanners.
Full 48 bit workflowTo get the best results, your scanner and software should work with full 48-bit data. Where other scanners ignore some of this data, the HD Ultra is the world’s only wide format scanner with true 48-bit.
X-Rite ICC profilesUsing X-Rite generated profiles ensures the highest possible color accuracy for the demanding customers. X-Rite is the global leader in color science and technology.
Adobe RGB, Device RGB and sRGBContex HD Ultra scanners have several different options for color space. In addition to the common sRGB the HD Ultra also offers color spaces with wider gamut as preferred by color specialists.
Adobe RGB and Device RGB has a larger color gamut than sRGB, hereby allowing differences in very bright and saturated colors to be maintained in the file.
Contex Natural Light
xDTR2Delivering 3 times the bandwidth of USB2, our unique Gigabit Ethernet implementation with xDTR2 is lightning fast and accelerates workflows even further via network sharing, where scans can be controlled from any computer.
Nextimage software delivers a complete set of tools to ensure image quality for both archival and printing. Never before has it been so easy to get professional results - with minimal adjustment.
SnapScan: Scan - Enhance - Save
With the new SnapScan feature you scan, enhance and save your originals in a single flow. No rescanning needed. It is the perfect link between your scanner, digital storage, existing applications, and your printers.
SnapScan makes scanning faster while protecting your fragile originals by allowing the operator full control over image adjustments without having to rescan.
Auto-generated 8-bit color palette
lets you automatically generate a palette from the existing 24-bit scan.
ICC Color ManagementNextimage supports ICC/ICM profiles. It can embed ICC profiles in scanned files, whether it is JPG, JPEG 2000 or TIFF, preserving colors when files are loaded into other applications.
You can also use ICC/ICM profiles to manage colors when making copies with Nextimage.
Intelligent Sharpen/Smoothing Filters
Nextimage is loaded with new image processing options. One of these is the smart new Smoothen filter that intelligently removes pattern noise without blurring the edges in the original. Combine it with the sharpen algorithm to get razor sharp results with smooth noiseless colors.
Closed Loop Calibration (CLC)Nextimage also comes with built-in closed loop calibration for managing colors when making copies. The CLC wizard helps you create a media profile that is optimized for the individual media in the printer. Simply print a reference pattern on your printer, and then scan it to create the perfect relationship between your scanner and printer.
New Adaptive Thresholding AlgorithmNextimage also comes with a newly developed B&W algorithm that combines background cleaning and preservation of grayscales in one mode. Use it for both clean new originals and for low contrast blueprints.
IN THE PRESS
Digital Printer, UK, write about the new HD Ultra in their online magazine:"Scanner maker Contex has introduced a new high speed wide format model called HD Ultra, in 914 or 1066 mm widths"
CAD Magazine Newsletter, France:"Scanner Contex : grand, mais aussi rapide"
"New ultra-wide format scanner series"
PositionIT, South Africa:
Large-format Review, UK:
"Fastest and most advance large-format scanner"
Print Week, UK:
ThomasNet News, US:
The Contex scanner has great texture detail and color accuracy. It allows us to capture materials of varying thickness and provide our clients with a high-quality product. Time savings is a big benefit, too.Viz-It owner and professional photographer Scott Davis, USA