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ElarScan A2-400

The basic modification of a professional planetary scanner, designed for typical daily tasks of scanning bound and flat documents of the format up to A2 + in good physical condition without the use of flattening glass.

The design of scanner optical system includes an RGB sensor enabling high-quality digitization with an option to autofocus and automatically adjust to originals of various thickness and textures.

The ElarScan А2-400 modification is equipped with a V-shaped manual book cradle with independent adjustment of the opening angles and an additional recess for the spine. The cradle can open at 90, 120 to 180 degrees and is designed to scan originals up to 15 cm thick and weighing up to 15 kg. All the main elements of the book cradle design are made of metal and have high resource of work at the maximum load. If it is necessary to align the originals in the V-shaped mode, it is possible to use an autonomous flattening glass (optional).

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The scanner operation is extremely simple, convenient and does not require special skills from the user, allowing fast and efficient scanning, processing and transferring any amount of data. 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. The scan time is 0.5 seconds, and the full cycle is up to 4 seconds*, irrespective of the type and size of the originals.

ElarScan A2-400 is a fully autonomous device with feature-rich embedded software for mass scanning and subsequent processing of electronic images. Electronic images are saved directly to the scanner memory, an external USB drive, or immediately to the network (to an employee’s personal station, server or cloud storage).

The ease of operation and functional features of ElarScan A2-400 allow it to be used in a public area by non-professional users, as well as organize mass digitization of documents in streaming mode.

One of the most important advantages of ElarScan A2-400 is its price: the scanner is one of the most inexpensive A2+ format planetary scanners on the market with no consumables that should be changed during operation. Therefore, the scanner is extremely cost-effective with high degree of reliability during intensive operation, and a set of functional features, technical and operational characteristics and software capabilities in the basic configuration puts it several levels higher than its closest competitors, moving it to the category of professional scanners of a universal type.

ЭларСкан А2

ElarScan A2-KS is a standalone scanning device that can operate without connection to a workstation. The scanner can save the received images to external USB drives or to network folders due to the six built-in USB ports and the Gigabit Ethernet network interface.

ElarScan А2-400 has a camera with high resolution CMOS RGB sensor with high depth of definition and a macro module, which allows digitization of small objects and individual areas of the originals with high optic resolution without software interpolation. To ensure accurate focusing of the optical system on non-contrast originals, the scanner has a built-in laser module for focus area illumination. The scanned original is displayed in real time on a FHD widescreen monitor.

The scanner has an adaptive LED repro type illumination system that does not have harmful ultraviolet and infrared effects on the originals and ensures even distribution of light on the surface of the original. The ElarScan A2-400 lighting system consists of two side and one frontal LED lights, which allows us to achieve almost complete elimination of ambient light, glares and shadow in the images. The lighting system can be controlled using the ScanImage software interface. The illumination system is activated during scanning, but it can be set to a constant mode.


ElarScan А2-400 has a V-shaped book cradle with different placeholder opening modes and angles. This allows the scanner to digitize various types of originals in formats up to А2+: from a flat document to especially valuable and shabby books and bound documents up to 15 cm thick and weighing up to 15 kg, including incomplete or partial disclosure. The cradle has opening angles of 90, 120 and 180 degrees, at the same time the halves can be lifted separately and slid together and apart; when apart, there is a recess under the book spine in the cradle, which eliminates the risk of its damage.

Embedded software

The high quality, high color accuracy and absence of geometrical distortions of electronic images when scanning on ElarScan A2-400 results from two main factors: modern optical system and rich embedded software processing capabilities.

The embedded ScanImage software is a complete set of tools that control all stages of digitization: scanning, image processing, quality control and indexing of images. There is a possibility of administering and controlling the users’ work, there is a configurable file directory structure, and also control of the usage statistics.

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Modern ergonomics and body design

The design of ElarScan А2-400 scanner uses all the most advanced technologies and materials. The housing of the scanner is made of high-strength composite plastic fastened on metal base to impart overall strength and durability of the structure. This is especially important for scanning when the maximum protection from parasite vibrations is required.

The control panel of the ElarScan А2-400 scanner is made with consideration of the many years of accumulated experience of book scanner production, the selected dust and moisture protection structure has LED indication of the operation modes. All the panel buttons have visual icons and symbols in English.

For user’s convenience, scanning can be launched in several ways:

  • with the scan start buttons on the scanner panel;
  • through the embedded software interface;
  • by interval (after a specified period of time);
  • by automatic page flip detection function;
  • with the control footswitch (option);

Technical specification

Scanner type
  • Planetary scanner
  • Self-service principle (by user)
  • Standalone system with built-in computer
  • Desktop installation
Scan system

industrial CMOS RGB camera

Max. format

A2++ (660 x 450 mm) for flat originals without using the glass plate

A2+ (625 × 420 mm).

Color depth (scan)

In color - 42 bits

In grayscale - 14 bits

Black and white - 1 bit

Color depth (save)

In color - 24 bits

In grayscale - 8 bits

Black and white - 1 bit

Scan time

0.5 sec irrespective of the original size

Full cycle time *

4 sec irrespective of the original size

Scan resolution

300 - 600 dpi

Embedded software functions
  • Batch scanning of documents, sections or books of various formats, providing stream download of image files of documents;
  • Automatic loading of images from external sources by hot-folder scenario;
  • Switch from scan mode to process mode and back at any time without having to save the current changes for downloaded files;
  • Automatic geometric image correction for scanning with opening angles from 90° to 180° degrees inclusive;
  • Set up of scan and image processing profiles that optimize the work done by operator;
  • Export / import scan profiles to save and restore settings;
  • Access camera software settings and save them in the scan profile;
  • Automatic detection of the original format;
  • Ability to quickly switch and open any scanned image;
  • View a thumbnail image of all scans;
  • Ability to move the scanned image within the project with automatic numbering;
  • Automatically split the spread into two separate pages and then save as two separate files;
  • Free masking mode during live preview;
  • White balance and ICC-profiles setting;
  • Removal and replacement of unsuccessfully scanned images;
  • Save images to the hard drive;
  • Save images to a network folder;
  • Archive to ZIP format for sending scanned images by e-mail;
  • Save images to cloud storage;
  • Ability to set-up for auto-naming files using the variables;
  • Start scan options:
    • Manually, through the software interface;
    • By interval (after a specified period of time);
    • By automatic page flip detection function;
  • Barcode recognition on the scanned document, using the code for file naming;
  • PDF recognition for context search (supports more than 50 languages);
Electronic image processing
  • Processing downloaded images from external sources, including multi-page images in MTIFF and PDF formats
  • Correction of brightness, contrast, saturation, gamma;
  • Sharpness correction: image enhancements;
  • The alignment of the images;
  • Remove black borders and warps;
  • Remove image background;
  • Remove debris from image;
  • Automatic removal of optical "debris", noise and stains;
  • Scaling as a percentage of the original size;
  • Zoom in, zoom out and rotate the image;
  • The alignment of the lines;
  • Crop borders on the field;
  • Crop borders by meaningful information: crop an image by text and other meaningful information on it;
  • The alignment of the edges by adding additional fields and the alignment edges using the geometry of the sheet;
  • Cleaning a block: delete the image inside (outside) the selected area;
  • Masking the fingers of the operator;
  • Equalisation of light level;
  • Centering an image;
  • Applying an electronic stamp on scanned images;
  • Saving multiple image areas into separate files (multi-masking);
  • Rotate at a specified angle (multiple of 90 degrees or arbitrary);
  • Mirror image: mirror the image vertically or horizontally;
  • Convert color and gray images to black and white without losing meaningful information;
  • Color inversion;
  • Saving of image processing profiles;
  • Active mode of processing profiles (applying settings to all new images);
  • Return to the original image with the ability to cancel the application of all or each individual image processing filter;
Control interface
  • Dust and moisture protected control panel with LED indication and two fast scan start buttons;
  • Widescreen monitor for real-time preview and work with the scanner software;
  • Additionally, integrated buttons to control the macro module;.
Start scan options:
  • scan start button
  • using the embedded software interface
  • by interval (after a specified period of time)
  • by automatic page flip detection function
  • with control footswitch (option).
File saving
  • direct recording to USB 2.0 - 3 ports, USB 3.0 - 3 ports;
  • by sending to the network directory through the connection via the Gigabit Ethernet interface;
Characteristics of originals

up to 15 kg weight

up to 15 cm thick

File formats
  • BMP;
  • GIF;
  • JPEG;
  • JPEG2000;
  • PNG;
  • CR2 (RAW);
  • TIFF (single and multi-page);
  • RTF (single and multi-page);
  • PDF (single and multi-page);
  • PDF/A (single and multi-page).
Book cradle
  • V-shaped book cradle with independently manual adjusted angle of inclination of the placeholders;
  • cradle placeholders with automatic balancing to the book spine thickness;
  • opening angle of 90, 120 and 180 degrees inclusive;
Additional modules and accessories
  • stand-alone 120 degrees V-glass, 2xA3 format;
  • footswitch;
  • dust-proof covers;
  • the sensor monitor (recommended when using the scanner as a “self-service stand”)
  • ergonomic support with the floor-standing monitor and keyboard holder
  • Wi-Fi wireless interface (802.11a/b/g/n)
  • external CD/DVD drive
  • standard warranty: 12 months, starting from the date of equipment installation;
  • extended warranty: 24 months, starting from the date of equipment installation.

dimensions: (LхWхH) – 900х780х1090 mm

weight: 55 kg

power: 220 V, 250 W;

* — Indicated time depends on the selected settings and the post-processing functions used; The manufacturer reserves the right to make changes in the design and configuration of the product that do not reduce the quality and technical characteristics of the equipment.

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