October 23, 2013
Contex announced the release of Nextimage 4, a new edition of its wide format scanning software. Nextimage 4 includes several new features, including “instant on” and SnapScan, a Scan-Enhance-Save capability that eliminates the need to rescan after modifications are made. The new edition also features oversized document capture with seamless stitching.
Additionally, the company is introducing new, adjustable stands for its HD, HD Ultra, IQ scanners as well as its MFP and ScanStation solutions.
“Contex continues to develop innovative products that improve our users’ scanning experience,” said Steve Blanken, general manager, Contex North and South America. “Nextimage 4 is a winning combination of innovation and productivity, offering users superior image quality and unmatched efficiency. Ergonomics also plays an important role with the design of our new stands, which reflect in a more customizable and consolidated workspace.”
The new edition of Nextimage4 enables the oversized document scanning function for Contex’s new HD iFLEX A2/C-size flatbed scanner, allowing users to capture documents up to A1/D-size. Step-by-step instructions guide the user through the scanning process while the software automatically and seamlessly stitches the separate scans into a single composite image.
Nextimage 4’s “instant on” delivers a quick start-up time of less than one second, improving upon previous editions. SnapScan reduces scan time by allowing users to scan, make adjustments, and save images without rescanning.
Built-in e-mail sends scans through Nextimage 4, eliminating the need to open Outlook or another e-mail client. The software’s one-touch scan button, a high-speed scanning feature that captures an entire image in four seconds, now allows users to create, assign, and save custom Nextimage scanning settings to any one-touch scan button on a Contex scanner.
Contex’s height-adjustable stands allow users to create a centralized scanning setup tailored to their preferences, the company says. The stands come in high or low models and can be adjusted to three set heights. Both models feature a built-in computer tray and, depending on the scanning solution, either a movable 17-in. touchscreen, which can be placed on the left or right side for the best ergonomics, or a 10.1-in. MFP2GO controller. The low-stand’s universal design fits all standalone Contex scanners, as well as the HD ScanStation Repro. Contex’s IQ MFP2GO and MFP Repro solutions have new high stands, which now fit over most wide format printers, including Epson SC series printers.
For more information, visit Contex.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.