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Bookeye® 3 R1


Optimal Book Scanner for Fragile Historical Books

Because of the overhead scanning technique implemented by the Bookeye® family of book scanners, Bookeye® 3 R1 is ideal for gentle scanning or copying of bound and large format documents: books, maps, newspapers, folders stapled originals, drawings up to A1+, and much more.

Documents remain in their ”natural” state on the scan surface. They do not need to be unbound, separated or carefully positioned.

Using the glass plate, the documents can be pressed gently against the book cradle which can be adjusted for height to achieve an optimal scan result. The automatic electronic book fold correction smoothes the curvature of the book fold.

The Bookeye® 3 is available either as a color or grayscale unit. The grayscale unit can be easily upgraded to a color scanner after purchase.

Bookeye® 3 is an efficient solution distinguished by high scan speed, durable lamps and nearly no consumables; guaranteeing efficient production with a quick return on investment. Technological advancements such as high performance LED illumination, precise scan lenses and CCD image sensors set new standards in scanning speed and quality.

Motorized Book Cradle is Gentle on Delicate Materials

The Bookeye® 3 book scanner is outfitted with a motorized book cradle that includes three types of adjustment controls. With the press of a button, the adjustable cradle plates bring both sides of an open book to the same level, directly under the glass plate, allowing the camera to capture the document with optimal clarity. The scan results are of a considerably higher quality than scanning without a book cradle. The cradle plates also optimally adjust to the width of the book´s spine without exerting unnecessary pressure on the book.


Function & Features

Bookeye® 3 R1 Functions & Features

Functions, features and options available on the Bookeye® 3 R1 book scanner.

Bookeye® 3 R1 Functions

  • Color overhead scanner for formats up to A1+ ( also available as gray scale system)
  • Optical resolution 400 dpi
  • Motorized book cradle with lift up to 10 cm
  • Glass plate for perfect scans
  • Operation through large front panel
  • Book Fold Correction - Scan bound documents without annoying shadows
  • Digital color balance
  • Automatic white balance and black value
  • Scan2PDF-- Create PDF/A Formats

Bookeye® 3 R1 Features

  • LED lamps, no warm up, IR/UV free
  • Virus resistant Linux operating system
  • Operating system independent, runs under Windows, Linux, Mac OS, Unix
  • Scan2Net®-technology
  • Easy installation
  • Remote maintenance and analysis
  • Web based firmware updates
  • including 12 months Extended Warranty

Bookeye® 3 R1 Options

  • Upgrade to Color -- Software option for color scanning
  • Scan2ICC -- Subscription for ICC color management and profiles
  • Scan2TWAIN -- TWAIN driver for Client-Interface & HD 600 dpi)
  • Extended Warranty --Up to 5 years subscription for extended warranty package and free spare parts

Markets & Applications

Bookeye® 3 R1 Markets & Applications

Bookeye BE3-R1 is a valuable production device for the following markets and applications. This list is neither complete nor exclusive, there are more markets and applications than listed and it should be taken only as a general guideline. If you have a specific application that is not listed here, please check with your sales representative.

Bookeye® 3 R1 Markets

  • Libraries
  • Archives
  • Universities
  • Publishing House
  • Information Facilities

Bookeye® 3 R1 Applications

  • Newspapers, periodicals, catalogs and magazines
  • Files from file folders
  • Bound and stapled documents like contracts, accounts and documentation
  • Books and sensitive writings

Technical Data

Bookeye® 3 R1 Technical Data

This section provides you with the technical specifications and data associated with the Bookeye® 3 R1 book scanner. Speed, scan size, power consumption and environmental data can be found as well as shipping dimensions and weight. These documents are the most detailed summary of the technical specifications.


Technical Data

Maximum Document Size 630 x 900 mm (24.8 x 35.5 inch), 
13% more than DIN/ISO A1
Autofocus Range 120 mm
Document Thickness 120 mm / 90 mm (without / with glass plate)
Optical Resolution 300 x 400 dpi
Scan Resolution 400 x 400 dpi
Pixel Dimension 9.3 x 9.3 µm
Scan Speed Color DIN A1 @ 400 dpi: 7 s
Color Depth 36 bit color, 12 bit grayscale
Scan Output 24 bit color, 8 bit grayscale, bitonal, enhanced halftone
File Formats PDF, PDF/A, JPEG, PNM, TIFF decompressed, 
Technical Specifications
Interface 1 GBit Fast Ethernet with TCP/IP based Scan2Net(R) interface
Camera CCD camera, 22,800 pixels, encapsulated and dust-proof
Light Source White LEDs, classified as IEC 60825-1: class 1, no IR/UV emission
Lamp Life Time 50,000 h (typ.)
Dimensions Scanner 1250 x 1500 x 780 mm (49.2 x 59 x 30.7 inch) 
(with lamps); 
1250 x 900 x 780 mm (49.2 x 35.4 x 30.7 inch) 
(no lamps)
Weight Scanner ~80.5 kg (178 lbs.)
Electrical Specifications
Electrical Connection 100-240 V AC, 50/60 Hz
Power Consumption 0.1 W (Standby) / 105 W (Ready to scan) / 
275 W (Scanning)
Ambient Conditions
Operating Temp 5 to 40 °C, 40 to 105 °F
Rel Humidity 20 to 80 % (non-condensing)
Noise < 50 dB(A) (Scanning) / < 30 dB(A) (Standby)


Bookeye® 3 R1 Documentation

To get the best possible results with your scanner and to fully understand how to operate it, you should always have the most up to date version of the manuals, instructions and other product documentation. The printed version might be outdated already and you can check here to see that your product documentation is complete and up to date.

Download Bookeye® 3 R1 manuals, instructions and other product documentation

Operation Manual Version E4b March 2011 English Download PDF
Setup & Assembly Manual Version H3b June 2011 English Download PDF
Setup & Assembly Manual Glass Plate Version A2 November 2006 English Download PDF
Energy Star Version 1.1 November 2007 English Download PDF
Energy Star Version 1.1 November 2007 Deutsch Download PDF
Instruction Scan2ICC   2009 English Download PDF
Instruktion Scan2ICC   2009 Deutsch Download PDF

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