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Colortrac Announces Smartworks Imaging Scanning Software

An upgrade to Smartworks Pro

By Large Documents - January 12, 2021

New for 2021 Colortrac has announced an updated version of the highly successful SmartLF SC Xpress scanner.  Now called the Smartlf SCi series of scanners.  Same price but loaded with the latest portable/cloud features, perfect for everyday scanning tasks. This scanner comes in two sizes, a 36” and 42” scanner.  Just like it’s older counter-part.  The SmartLF SCi series scanners give you very fast, high quality scanning in a great new package. New with this version is the LINK scanning option.  Scanning using a mobile device to control the scanner. 

In the past to control the scanner the scanner user needed a Microsoft Windows operating system or buttons on the scanner to control the scanner. 
The perfect choice for scanning or copying wide format maps, site plans, engineering drawings, blueprints, architectural renderings and many other technical documents.   Colortrac SmartLF SCi series scanners feature one-piece scanning sensors spanning the full scan width of the device. Only from Colortrac, the appropriately named SingleSensor combines sensors and illumination in a single scan line for unbeatable ‘all-over’ scan accuracy and best-possible document illumination. Simple and reliable, SCi series scanners deliver high-quality scanning at an affordable cost.

Also introduced with this scanner is a new optional scanning package.  This package is an upgrade to Scanning Master Pro called Smartworks Imaging.  Easier to use which includes easier multipage scanning, post scanning options and generally a more intuitive interface.


 
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Colortrac SmartWork Imaging Scanning Software

Enhancement to SmartWorks Pro

By Large Documents - January 1, 2021

Colortrac has enhanced the Smartworks Pro imaging software by introducing SmartWorks Imaging.
The Smartworks Imaging interface is very user friendly and easier to navigate.  Features of this new and improved package are faster with updated and more powerful preset controls.  Printer drivers have been expanded and improved.  Best of all, new multi-page thumbnail pop-out feature makes SmartWorks Imaging an even more powerful scanning tool.  Specifically made for the Colortrac SmartLF  SC, SCi and SG family of scanners.
Here’s what’s new:
  1. Similar to SmartWorks Pro, initial scanning parameters at your fingertips.
  2. Large fast-fix icons for quick and easy selection of basic editing functions. Used to fix orientation, removal of unwanted edge information, and correct reversed images.
  3. To the right of the scan there is a monitoring area when scanning in multi-page and during copying.  Very handy!
  4. The current scan can be enhanced in the adjustments panel using tools like sharpen, black and white point, and many others.  Changes can be applied once, carried forward to the next scan, or even saved as a new preset.
    Unsaved changes can be rolled back using the history drop-down or by using the presets.
  5. Navigate easily around in your image. Zoom in and out and back to full image view in a second.

Pros & Cons:
  1. No more dongle to keep track of.  SmartWorks Imaging utilizes a product license key.
  2. Much easier printer output selection.  Fully Windows compatible.
  3. Presets at your fingertips  and easy to create, retrieve, and update.
  4. Limitations of this software is the lack of online or detailed documentation.
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Using Scanning Master 21+ with newer Graphtec Scanners

Tips and Tricks!

By Large Documents - November 11, 2020

For those of you who really like the interface and are familiar with Scanning Master 21+ and do not want to migrate to Scanning Master Pro Color but need to upgrade your IS2xx scanner to a CSX5xx there is good news.

When using the legacy Scanning Master 21+ software on a newer scanner like a Graphtec CSX500 there the newer scanner configuration models are not available.  The solution to this dilemma is to launch the software using one of the command line tags.

For example start scanning master for a CS500-11eN-PRO looks like:
C:ProgramDataMicrosoftWindowsStart MenuProgramsScanning Master 21+Scanning Master 21+ -tCS500-11eN-PRO  (the underlined section of the command line is what needs to be added to the regular launch.  Note that the beginning "t" must be lower case)

This is all documented in the help screens within the Scanning Master Pro & 21+ software(s).

That is all that needs to be done.  Happy scanning! 

Other questions and if you need further assistance with your Graphtec or other scanner manufactures which include: Image Access, Contex, Colortrac, SMA, and even ROW give us a call (866) 338-4464 or email info@largedocuments.com
 
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Bookeye 5 new and improved features

Changes from the BE4 -> BE5 Scanner

By Large Documents - October 6, 2020

The power button “2” is now located on the side of the scanner.  System power is located on the back of the scanner “1”.

When the scanner is first turned on, a “Setup Wizard” screen is displayed.  This is a new feature with the Bookeye 5 Scanner.  This screen features all the most common setup options for a new scanner.  In this screen there are two boxes that would need attention, “Installed Options” and “WLAN”.

WLAN
Enter the IP address, subnet mask, & Default gateway on first boot up.

INSTALLED OPTIONS
In previous versions of the scanner.  The activation codes are installed at the factory or manually keyed into the scanner.  With the Bookeye 5 series, a QR code is provided.  After the scanner has been configured with an IP address for the location, the scanner can scan the QR code provided.  The codes will automatically be downloaded to the scanner.  No code typing is needed.

WHITE BALANCE & OTHER SCANNER CALIBRATIONS
In previous versions of the Bookeye scanner a packet of calibration targets were provided in a clear plastic bag.  These were unmarked.  With the new Bookeye 5 scanner there is a tray under the scanner used to hold these documents.  The advantage is that they are kept with the scanner is a convenient location.  They do not get lost!


RECOVERY KEY
The Bookeye 4 version and older models use a recovery key to restore the usable drive partition if a major problem arises.  The Bookeye 5 series no recovery key is needed.  A RED button has been installed in place of the separate key.  Just push the RED button on the back of the scanner at the same time pushing to power button on the side.  The advantage having the reset function built into the scanner is that the key never gets lost!

NOTE: this function should only be used in concert with technical support from trained scanner technicians at Large Document Solutions.

RESTORE POINTS
Another new fetcher of the Bookeye 5.  There are up to two backup copies of the Scan2Net Linux operating system stored on the internal solid state internal hard drive. The first one is generated at the factory. This is the restore point “Factory Settings”. The second one can be generated by the user at any time. This is the restore point “User Settings”.

For more information about this and other scanners give us a call @ (866) 338-4464 we are glad to help!

 
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Security Features of the Scan2Net software by Image Access

Image Access is the most secure scanner on the market

By Large Documents - October 6, 2020

Image Access scanners connect directly to your local area network.  These scanner run a Linux operating system.  Government, military, and other secure facilities are concerned with hacking into network devices and data integrity.  Some of the most common questions asked by our customers’ are:
  1. Can the Image Access scanner be infected with a virus?
  2. Can a hacker enter the scanner and install malicious code?
  3. Can someone gain access to previously scanned documents?
The answer to this question is NO!  These scanners are very secure.  Never say never but it is extremely difficult to hack into one of our scanners.  Follow this link to see an Image Access developed video on why these scanners are so secure.
For more information about this topic and what our scanner can do, contact us at Large Document Solutions on the web at www.largeformatscanners.com or give us a call at (866) 338-4464


 
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National Endowment for the Humanities Grant Money Available

Grant Money Available for Scanning & Archiving

By Large Documents - May 7, 2020

Attention nonprofit corporations!  Large Document Solutions has been notified as to the availability of federal monies by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH).  They are accepting applications for the NEH CARES: Cultural Organizations program. The purpose of this emergency relief program is to assist institutions and organizations working in the humanities that have been affected by the coronavirus.

Eligible applicants include U.S. nonprofit organizations with 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status, public and 501(c)(3) accredited institutions of higher education, state and local governmental agencies, and federally recognized Native American tribal governments.

Application due date is May 11, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. EDT. 

There will be at least 300 grants dispersed for a total of $25 million dollars.  Details of this grant can be obtained by downloading the NEH Notice document


The deadline for this grant is very short.  Contact Large Document Solutions for in-depth assistance in selecting scanners, multifunction system, printers, stackers, folders, and display equipment eligible for this grant.  Call (866) 338-4464 or email at info@largedocuments.com.

 
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Colortrac Ci & Cx Scanners are becoming Obsolete

What can be done about it?

By Large Documents - April 11, 2020

At Large Document Solutions we are getting a few calls from our wonderful customers who purchased a Colortrac Ci or Cx scanner 8-10 years ago and after years of uninterrupted use the scanners are starting to show their age.  Glass, CIS modules, gas springs, etc. are starting to wear out.  Not to mention the scanning software.  These scanners use are becoming obsolete.  Scanworks, Smartworks, EZ Touch, even the twain drivers are starting to not run under the Windows 10 operating system.

Windows 10 and the migration to Apple computers has caused these scanners to become dysfunctional. 

Our customers making the decision not to upgrade a computer to Windows 10 to run these scanners.  Those machines becoming standalone systems.  This makes it very cumbersome to scan a document then move it to the local area network.  This is not just a Colortrac problem.  The problem is industry wide.  Contex’s legacy scanning software, is a fabulous product.  The current Nextimage version 5.4.0 is fully Windows 10 compatible packed with features galore.  Nextimage 3.1.5 is supported by Windows 7 and below.  Unfortunately, susceptible to today’s virus environment.  Plus, this version does not support some of newer Canon, HP, Epson, and other current printers.

Software is not the only squeeze coming from continued use of older equipment.  Parts for Colortrac Ci and Cx scanners are very scarce along with Graphtec and Contex. 

Technical support is also winding down.  The experts on these scanners are focusing on the newer equipment.  As the old saying goes, “If you don’t use it, you lose it”.

The benefits of purchasing new equipment is bright.  The newer equipment is much cheaper than the cost of these older models when new.  The calibration routines to keep the equipment in perfect running order is very easy to use and take seconds instead of minutes to complete.  Don’t forget product warranty.  At Large Document Solutions, every new scanner comes with at least a 1 year factory warranty.  We also offer unlimited phone support for as long as you own the equipment.  The newer models also support some of the newer technology like scan to the cloud, saving directly to the LAN, and many more features including on the fly scanning adjustment.  Instead of scanning, checking, adjusting, then scanning again, changes can be made on that first scan.  This is a direct increase productivity compared to those older models.

It makes business sense to look into purchasing a new scanner.  For more information contact Large Document Solutions at (866) 338-4464 or via email at info@largedocuments.com

We are a consulting equipment company selling scanners, printers, folding, and display equipment company with a focus on finding the best Large Document Solution!

 
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COVID-19 Update from Large Document Solutions

Be Safe, Take Care of One's Self, Choose Smart

By Large Documents - March 25, 2020

The implications of the spread of COVID-19 now reach deep into every corner of our lives, and these are difficult times for all of us. We are all concerned about the health of our family and friends, and we also know that many are also burdened by worries about jobs, bills, childcare, and so much more. 

Large Document Solutions (LDS) wanted to take a moment to let you know how we are adapting to this temporary new reality and what you can expect in the days and weeks ahead.

  1. Our business will continue to serve our customers.  We have decided in order to keep our employees safe is to work from our home offices.  Each office has access to our customer database, email, and office forms.  There should be little if any disruption in service.
  2. Although we are not physically in the office, there will be some times where you will have to leave a message if you call.  No worries, we are checking those lines many times during the day and will give you a return call shortly.  So please, leave a message.  
Thank you for your patience.  We are confident that everyone’s world will be getting back to normal at the appropriate time.  We thank you for your business and will continue to serve our loyal customers.  

Be Well,

Large Document Solutions
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A Quick and Easy Method to create Scanning Templates

How to create a scanning template for consistant scans

By Large Documents - February 27, 2020

This short video demonstrates how to create and/or modify a scanning template.  A template is a canned configuration to be used for consistant scans.  No more forgetting to click a parameter or clicking to change the standard scan.  These saved configurations/templates save time and helps with scanning productivity.  

How to create a scanning template using the ScanWizard interface.

For further information or to speak to a product analyst call (866) 338-4464 or info@largedocuments.com

How to use Image Access ScanWizard Job Mode

This short video walks the user thru Job Mode with Image Access Scanners

By Large Documents - February 27, 2020

"Job mode" with Image Access scanners is a tool to help with productivity.  Instead of scanning once and saving once and doing it over and over again.  This option enable the scanner operator to cut scanning time in half!

Job Mode also has the added function to create along with single files ZIP and Multipage PDS and TIF files.  Follow this link to see the short video.

For more detail and information contact direct via phone at Large Document Solutions at (866) 338-4464