ElarScan A2-R

Universal overhead scanner with interchangeable lift-up flat and V-shape glasses
Available modifications:
  • ElarScan A2-400R: 300-600 dpi, optically adjustable;
  • ElarScan A2-600R: 400-800 dpi, optically adjustable;
  • ElarScan A2-800R: 600-1000 dpi, optically adjustable
ElarScan A2-R
ElarScan A2-R
ElarScan A2-R
ElarScan A2-R
ElarScan A2-R
ElarScan A2-R
ElarScan A2-R

The ElarScan A2-R overhead scanner series is designed to digitize bound and flat documents of various types up to DIN A2+ in any physical state, including those with incomplete opening, jams and other features. The scanner is equipped with a universal cradle, mechanics for manual lift-up flattening of originals and is supplied with two (flat and V-shaped 120°) interchangeable glasses.

ElarScan A2 models are equipped with CMOS RGB sensors with a large depth of field, the ability to pre-process scans in LiveView mode, an autofocusing system and an interactive optical zoom for digital control of the scanning resolution.

ElarScan is all-in-one device with an integrated computer ready to use. ElarScan users have everything they need to start digitizing right after the scanner installed.

Interchangeable flattening glasses

The ElarScan A2-R models are supplied with two interchangeable pressure glasses - flat and V-shaped 120° - for straightening pages when scanning books and binders with incomplete opening. Glass replacement requires two minutes of operator work.

Universal cradle

ElarScan A2 has a universal V-shaped book cradle with independent tilt adjustment and auto balancing of the height of the cradles, an adjustable recess for the book spine. The cradle has the ability to open 90, 120 and 180 degrees and is designed to scan originals up to 15 cm thick and weighing up to 15 kg.

All the main structural elements of the book cradle are made of metal and are designed for long-term intensive work. If it is necessary to align originals in the V-mode, it is possible to use the stand-alone flattening glass (option).

Adjustable repro-type lighters

The high quality of scanning and correct color reproduction of ElarScan A2 are ensured, among other things, by modern repro-illumination technology. The scanner has three illuminators: front one for digitizing in V-mode and a repro-system with two adjustable side illuminators for to scan in flat mode.

Cool LED-lights do not emit harmful UV and IR radiation and provide a long lifetime. ElarScan's flexible adaptive lighting system makes it possible to eliminate a blinds, glares and shadows, even when using pressure glasses. Activation of the illumination occurs during scanning, you can also set the constant light mode.

Interactive optical zoom with digital control

Unique feature of ElarScan A2 is an interactive optical zoom that allows you to digitize small objects and fragments with increased optical resolution without software interpolation, quickly select and control the optimal output scanning resolution. Intuitive control from the program interface or from the control panel allows you to set the desired size or select the document format. Supported by professional software for document imaging (SDI), the optical system automatically determines the optimal scanning area, smoothly reconfiguring the optics to achieve maximum resolution.

High quality scanning

The ElarScans A2-600 series are equipped with industrial cameras with optically adjustable resolution in the range of 400-800 dpi. High scanning quality in accordance with ISO-19264-1 meets the requirements of digitization for a wide variety of projects and types of documents.

High quality scanning

Pre-processing of images in LiveView mode

The original to be scanned is not only displayed on the screen in real time (LiveView), but also allows for pre-processing of images without pre-scanning - by live preview on the operator's screen: including FreeFrame to scan up to 20 fragments at once, for auto-format, multi-masking, page splitting, cropping and other operations. The feature is supported by full version of software for document imaging (SDI).


Ergonomic controls

ElarScan's scanning is organized for convenience of the operator and provides the highest digitization performance. User only needs to place the document on the cradle (face up) and start scanning in any of the convenient ways: using the embedded control software, using scan start buttons on the housing or optional footswitch. Using the software for document imaging (SDI), it is possible to set up scanning start with a preset delay time and auto-start of scanning upon detection of the completion of a page turn (or change an original).

Ergonomic control panel ElarScan A2 was developed on the basis of many years of experience in mass document digitization projects. Dust and moisture protection design with LED indication of operating modes is implemented. All buttons on the control panel have a clear pictograms.

Built-in control PC with professional software for document imaging (SDI)

The user receives a complex prepared for of work, it remains only to connect the power supply. The built-in computer provides the ability to organize the storage of scanned files in the internal memory.


You are not limited by the firmware. Install any applications compatible with the operating system – office (word, excel, email etc.) for preparing and sending documents, reports and cover letters directly from the scanner; professional for additional processing, viewing, indexing and publishing files; specialized for protection and security.

Pre-processing of scans based on live preview. ElarScan performs many imaging operations in LiveView mode - before scanning, including selecting up to 20 areas (fragments) for simultaneous FreeFrame-scanning, setting up automatic formatting, multi-masking, pagination, cropping, etc. Put several objects on the cradle - the system will automatically detect each and create separate files in one scan.

SDI (software for document imaging) includes a wide range of intelligent scanning functions, project and user profile management, image post-processing, including:

  • The built-in OCR engine. In streaming post-processing mode, ElarScan automatically recognizes text in 50+ languages and creates PDF/A with full-text search capability.
  • Virtual assistants. Translucent templates of previously scanned documents and a grid of guide lines superimposed on the live image on the screen help the operator position the original on the cradle.
  • Laser 3D-correction of page curvature. If it is not possible to smooth out the pressure glasses, the laser system will conduct a three-dimensional analysis of the original in real time and help eliminate the bend in the scanned images.
  • Manage projects and user profiles. The operator can save the selected optimal settings for later use for similar documents. Each started scanning project can be copied to other ElarScans for joint work with common settings, as well as exported (transferred) to another ElarScan at any stage of execution - along with already made scans and post-processing.
  • Post-processing editor. More than 40 built-in filters are available to set up automatic batch post-processing, implemented including in "night" and in the background - including image correction and enhancement, generation of output file formats. The system allows you to set up "hot folders" for collecting and collaborative post-processing of images from multiple devices, including document scanners of other types and manufacturers.

Technical specifications

Scaning principle: Overhead, universal cradle and flattening glasses with a lift-up mechanics.
Book Cradle: Universal book cradle with an opening angle of 90, 120 and 180 degrees, independent adjustment of the height and angle of the trays, adjustable recess for the book spine, auto-balance of the trays to level the surface of an open book.
Maximum format: A2++ (660×450 mm).
Scan time: 0.5 sec., regardless of the size of the original.
Scan system: Camera with CMOS RGB sensor.
Interactive optical zoom (macro-mode): With feedback and software control; ability to automatically adjust to a given scan format.
Scan Resolution: 400-800 dpi, optically adjustable.
Control interface:
  • Dust-and-moisture-proof control panel with LED indication and two buttons for quick start of scanning;
  • Large-format monitor to provide real-time preview and work with the software.
Max. thickness of originals: 15 cm.
Max. weight of originals: 15 kg.
Lighting system: 3-zone, including front and two side adjustable repro-type illuminators, LED-lamps without IR and UV radiation.
Embedded software:
  • Software for document imaging (SDI) basic version for ElarScan control;
  • Software for document imaging (SDI) full version (option) includes batch scanning functions, project and user profile management, filters and post-processing procedures, external image import, multilingual OCR and others. Can be installed on a separate computer.
Software for document imaging (SDI) basic version functions:
  • Batch scanning of documents, sections or books of various formats;
  • Geometric image correction when scanning with an original opening angle of 90, 120 and 180 degrees;
  • Access to camera software settings and save them in a scan job (Project);
  • Automatic detection of original size;
  • The ability to quickly jump to any scanned image;
  • View thumbnail image of all scans, ability to move the scanned image within the project with automatic re-numbering;
  • Deleting and replacing a failed scanned images;
  • Saving images to hard drive or to a network folder;
  • Auto-naming a files using variables and their combinations:
    • Name of computer;
    • Counter with the specified number of digits.
  • Scan start:
    • Using the scan start button;
    • Using software interface.
Additional functions of Software for document imaging (SDI) full version:
  • Interactive optical zoom with feedback and software control with the ability to automatically adjust a maximum resolution to selected scan size;
  • Splitting a scan into two separate pages and then saving it as two separate files;
  • Setting up Projects (jobs) and Profiles, allowing you to optimize the work of the operator;
  • Export/Import of scan Projects in order to preserve and/or transfer the jobs to other ElarScan or PC;
  • Free masking mode (selection of fragments) by real-time live preview;
  • Loading images in JPEG format from external sources by the «Hot folder» mode;
  • Switching from scanning mode to processing mode and vice versa at any time without the need to save current changes in image files;
  • Setting up and applying the ICC profiles;
  • Geometric image correction;
  • Access to camera software settings and save them in a scan Project;
  • Automatic detection of original size;
  • Ability to save raw images;
  • Archiving in ZIP format for sending by e-mail;
  • Saving images in cloud storage;
  • Rich auto-naming of scans using variables and their combinations:
    • Username;
    • Image size in pixels;
    • Resolution in dpi;
    • Date in the format dd.mm.yyyy;
    • Counter with the specified number of digits.
  • Starting a scan:
    • Manually, through the software interface;
    • By interval (after a specified period of time);
    • Using the automatic page turn detection function.
  • Recognition of a barcode on a scanned document, using a barcode to name a target folder;
  • OCR to PDF with text layer (support for more than 50 languages);
  • Batch post-processing of uploaded images from external sources;
  • Correction of brightness, contrast, saturation, gamma;
  • Image sharpening;
  • Image alignment;
  • Removing black borders and warps;
  • Removing the background of an image;
  • Removing debris from an image;
  • Removal of background «garbage», noise and spots for b/w images;
  • Scaling as a percentage of the original size;
  • Enlargement, reduction and rotation of the image;
  • Text lines alignment;
  • Clipping borders by the field;
  • Clipping borders by meaningful information — cropping the scan image by text/picture field;
  • Replenishment of edges by adding an extra margin and aligning edges using sheet geometry;
  • Block clearing — deleting an image inside or outside the selected area;
  • Masking the operator’s fingers;
  • Light level equalization;
  • Image centering;
  • Applying an electronic stamp to the image;
  • Saving multiple areas of an image as separate files (multi-masking);
  • Rotate by a given angle (multiple of 90 degrees or arbitrary);
  • Mirroring — reflecting the image vertically or horizontally;
  • Converting color and gray images to b/w without losing meaningful information;
  • Inversion of colors;
  • Setting up and preservation of a sequence of image processing operations (processing profiles);
  • Active post-processing mode — applying the processing profiles to coming images;
  • Return to the original image (undo) with the ability to undo all or each individual image processing filters.
Connection interface: USB; LAN (Gigabit Ethernet).
Additional (optional) modules and accessories:
  • Autonomous V-glass 120 degrees, 2xDIN A3 format;
  • Control footswitch;
  • Dust-proof covers;
  • The sensor monitor (recommended when using the scanner as a «self-service stand»);
  • Wireless interface Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n);
  • External CD/DVD drive.
Other: Dimensions: (L×W×H) — 970×780×1250mm (970×1800×1250mm with lights in working position)
Weight: 91 kg (with one pressure glass installed)
Power: 100-220V, 350W.

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