500 Book Pages per Hour Scanner

If you have a ton of books that you want digitising then check out the Booksnap Book Scanner which comes from Atiz. It is a V shaped book cradle in which you sit your book. You then sit a couple of Canon digital cameras on top of it which take pictures of each page. The cradle and cameras can sift through the pages of the book at 500 per hour. The v shaped device uses an auto cantering feature which keeps pages in the same place on the camera. With the books laying flat on the scanner it helps to keep wear and tear to a minimum on the spine of the book.

Software is included with the device which makes pulling the pages from the cameras a fully automated process. However, it will set you back $1595 for the page turning device along with quite a bit more for a couple of nice Canon cameras.

Via: Wired

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