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ElarScan A1/C1

ElarScan A1 is a planetary scanner for fast and convenient color, grayscale and black-and-white digitization of books, magazines, catalogs, newspapers, drawings, paintings and other documents up to A1+ format. The contactless method of digitization eliminates the mechanical impact on the originals providing their safety.

The main features of ElarScan A1 are the ability to scan large-format originals up to the A1 format and more, as well as the presence of a 4-segment lighting system that can provide uniform illumination, as well as transmitting the texture and artistic features of the originals.

The scanner is equipped with a professional 50MP CMOS RGB camera, which allows for high-quality digitization with the ability to autofocus and automatically adjust to originals of various thicknesses and textures. It is possible to focus on objects up to A3 format and access to the scan system control functions in the embedded ScanImage software.

ElarScan A1 is equipped with V-shaped book cradle, with individually adjusted angle of inclination of the placeholders and additional recess for the spine. The cradle can open at 90, 120 and 180 degrees and is designed to scan originals up to 24 cm thick and weighing up to 20 kg. Separate lifting of the plates allows scanning the books and bound documents lifting the right and left pages separately. All the main elements of the book cradle design are made of metal and have high resource of work at the maximum load.

For gentle scanning of bound documents with a thick spine, the scanner can be upgraded to the ElarScan A1-600KS version - a floor-mounted version with an automated deep book cradle and a flat hinged glass. Also, optionally the scanner can be equipped with a flat tabletop for scanning originals in A0 format.

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.

ElarScan A1 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).

One of the most important advantages of ElarScan A1 is its price: the scanner is one of the most inexpensive A1 + 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 that put it several levels higher than its closest competitors, making it a truly universal and professional digitization tool with a shooting range from A3 to A0 format.

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ЭларСкан А1-V

ElarScan A1 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 built-in USB 2.0 (3.0) ports and the Gigabit Ethernet network interface.

ElarScan А1 has a camera with high resolution CMOS RGB sensor with high depth of definition and a macro module, which allows digitization of individual areas of the originals with high optic resolution without software interpolation. The scanned original is displayed in real time on a FHD widescreen monitor. The scanner is equipped with a manual drive for adjusting the height of the camera suspension on the rack. 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 scanner has a 4-segment 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 A1 lighting system consists of four LED lamps with independent adjustment of the intensity of each lamp and the direction of the light, which allows achieving almost complete elimination of ambient light, glare and shadows, as well as conveying the texture of art objects. The illumination system is activated during scanning, but it can be set to a constant mode. The illumination system supports the “anti-glare” mode that helps to automatically eliminate glares on documents with surfaces of high degree light reflection.


ElarScan A1 has a V-shaped book cradle with various modes and opening angles of placeholders. This ensures that the scanner can digitize any types of originals from a flat document to extremely valuable and shabby books up to 24 cm thick and weighing up to 20 kg, A1+ format, including those with incomplete or partial disclosure. The cradle has opening angles 180, 120 and 90 degrees, at the same time the halves may be raised separately and moved together and apart; when the cradle is apart there is a recess under the book spine, which eliminates the risk of damage.

Embedded Software

The high quality, high color accuracy and absence of geometrical distortions of electronic images when scanning on ElarScan A1 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.

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Additional modules and accessories

As additional accessories for the scanner, there is a kit for expanding the working surface of the scanner for scanning flat originals up to A0 format (1189 x 841 mm), as well as a dust-proof cover.

Quick-detachable worktop for scanning flat originals up to A0 format

Technical specification

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

Professional camera with CMOS - RGB sensor

Max. format

A1+ (900 x 600mm)

A0 (1189 x 841mm) – option only for flat originals;

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 *

6 sec irrespective of the original size;

Scan resolution

100 - 800 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 framing 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-framing);
  • 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
  • Widescreen monitor with live preview option and work with the scanner software;
  • Foot switch for Scan start;
  • Keyboard + mouse;
Start scan options:
  • By pressing start button on the scanner;
  • Through the embedded software interface;
  • By interval (after a specified period of time);
  • By automatic page flip detection function;
  • By footswitch;
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 20 kg weight;
  • Up to 24 cm thickness;
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 manual book cradle, with independent adjustment of placeholder positioning;
  • Opening angle of 90, 120 and 180 degrees inclusive;
Additional modules and accessories
  • Set for scanning flat originals to A0 format;
  • Dust-proof covers;
  • standard warranty: 12 months, starting from the date of equipment installation;
  • extended warranty: 24 months, starting from the date of equipment installation.

Dimensions: (LхWхH) – 950х1090(1920) х 1260mm;

Weight: 80 kg;

Power: 220V, 250W;

* — 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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