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Contex Presents the New Affordable Cougar 25 Inch Scanner

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July 1, 2001 (Copenhagen, Denmark). Contex Scanning Technology, the leading manufacturer of wide format color scanners and related software products has introduced their first 25” color scanner, “The Cougar”. The Cougar incorporates the latest imaging technology for high-quality color scanning and copying. The new Cougar implements several Contex patents, including: High Precision Color Scanners, variable line resolution and adaptive error diffusion, thus making it one of the most technological, versatile and advanced color scanner on the market today. The Cougar is an ideal tool for sign companies, pre-press shops, photo labs, copy shops, point-of-purchase and exhibit/display providers. Additionally, Architectural and Engineering offices will find the Cougar 25 and its small footprint, a convenient tool for their CAD and GIS applications. Contex’s new precision color technology enables the Cougar to be calibrated to both the new sRGB and the NTSC standards using an industry standard ANSI IT8 calibration target. The Cougar captures images using all digital 36 bit color from one 10680 pixel tri-linear CCD. In order to meet industry requirements in the print for pay industry, the new Cougar can scan up to 0.6” thick documents using Contex’s new All-Wheel Drive precision rollers with contour adjustment. “Precision tracking of thick documents has become increasingly important for our customers, and with our new All-Wheel Drive, Contex not only avoids slippage of thick documents, but also maintains precision accuracy, even for thick documents” states Henrik Vestermark, Division Manager for North & South America. Another breakthrough for the scanner industry is Contex’s built-in Advanced Power Management Systems that ensures optimal working temperature for the CCD, significantly reducing CCD noise. The Advanced Power Management system additionally allows the user to leave the scanner in low-power mode and program it to power up automatically before they arrive at work, saving money and adding convenience.

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