Modern technology has taken over the old-fashioned type for the post-processing of film with the introduction of the CanoScan 9000F scanner released by Canon recently. It comes with features that enable users to do post-processing of pictures using a computer and uploading them on the website.
Apart from that, it also enables you to digitize both prints and film to a more suitable, smaller and usable file such as image or PDFs. The CanoScan 9000F is designed with 9600-by-9600dpi scans in 48-bit color from its CCD sensor, along with the capability of loading using paper, mounted 35mm slides and strips of film whether in formats of 35mm or 120mm. Besides that, it also uses an infrared sensor in order for removing dust and scratches from scans.
A few years back, a decent film-scanner is an expensive device to purchase, but it is no longer expensive thanks to Canon CanoScan 9000F model which comes with an affordable price set at $250 and the product will be available this month.
Motorola recently unveiled their new scanner series consisting mainly of rugged digital bar-code scanners. This new scanner series will replace the soon-to-be-discontinued Motorola DS3400 series. The new DS3500 series will provide a better performance and reliability than the previous series. The new series feature a 624 MHz microprocessor and as told by Motorola, it is designed to read one- and two-dimensional (2D) bar codes, direct part marks and item unique identification (IUID) support within milliseconds. Motorola also said that the DS3500 series feature an omni-directional scanning functionality that basically enables users to capture bar codes from any angle.
Two of the models from the new series, the DS3508-DP corded and the DS3578-DP cordless both met the U.S. Department of Defense tracking and identification mandates for suppliers. They are also ruggedized to withstand a six-foot drop or multiple drops of a meter or less. Corded models from the DS3500 scanner series are priced at $700 while the cordless ones are $1,100 and they come with a charging cradle. This sure will make a cashier’s life easier.