The SmartLF Ci 24 is a fast, accurate and affordable 24" technical document scanner offering easy, face-up, instant-on desktop scanning and copying to any workstation or printer across a network.
The Ci 24′s front paper exit removes the need for space at the back to accommodate rear-exiting media, allowing it to be placed flush against the wall.
CIS technology uses compact, lightweight components that have good tolerance to vibration. The Ci 24 weighs just 36 lbs (16.3 kg) which makes it easily portable. It is compact and lightweight enough to use on a desk or table top without a floor stand.
The SmartLF Ci 24′s front paper exit removes the need that other scanners have for space at the back to accommodate rear-exiting media. As a result, the SmartLF Ci 24 and its bigger brother the Ci 40 are the only scanners that can be placed flush against the wall or on shelves, thereby maximising the use of available office space.
This makes the Ci 24 ideal for smaller work spaces.
The Ci 24 wide format scanner’s CIS imaging technology gives extremely sharp, finely resolved and geometrically accurate images that are especially suited to scanning technical documents. Its high 600 dpi optical resolution is more than enough for any technical large format scanning job. (The optimal scanning resolution for most technical documents is 200 to 400 dpi.)
A unique Advanced Single Roller Paper Transport (ASRPT) system comprising a single, large diameter precision ground roller with a dynamic spring mounted media guide mechanism maintains accurate document positioning as the document passes through the scanner.
The single large, slowly revolving roller introduces less error than the multiple smaller rollers found in all other large format scanners that must complete many revolutions per scan. This makes Ci series scanners the most accurate large format scanners in the SmartLF range.
ASRPT is combined with a bright bi-directional LED illumination system so that even folded documents scan sharply in focus and shadow free.
Images are scanned using 48-bits (color) or 16-bits (monochrome), with the best 24 and 8-bits selected as image data respectively.
Ready for use within seconds of power on Because it’s a CIS large format scanner with LED illumination, the Ci 24 doesn’t require warm-up time and there’s no need for calibration before use.
Whether you’re scanning monochrome or color, the Ci 24 flies. All models scan monochrome at 10 inches per second (200 dpi). If you need high volume color scanning, choose the express color e model which scans color at 3.33 inches per second (200 dpi).
“Scan-it-once” philosophy (Requires SmartWorks software, not included with scanner.)
With other wide format scanners you have to perform multiple pre-scans of selected image areas to get scan settings right. With the Ci 24 large format scanner and SmartWorks Pro software you scan only once, then perform thresholding and image enhancements on the scan in real time.
Scan-it-once technology gives you a huge workflow advantage. You can perform quality assurance and adjustments in-line, “right-first-time”, instead of needing to re-scan quality control failures off-line after batch scanning is completed.
An additional advantage of scan-it-once technology is that it minimizes document movement (and possible wear) through the scanner and document skew caused by back and forth “checking”.
IAT allows you to create better quality scans of dirty documents more quickly. The free SmartWorks EZ software supplied with the Ci 24 has three IAT settings; SmartWorks Pro software (not included with the scanner) has comprehensive IAT that you can set in real time using slider bars.
The Ci 24 large format scanner is networkable – it has a Gigabit Ethernet connection as well as a USB2 connection. Gigabit Ethernet transmits data between the scanner and the PC faster than USB2. It also allows you to place the scanner further from the host PC or network socket than USB2, which has a 2m maximum recommended cable length.
The Ci 24′s Advanced Single Roller Paper Transport (ASRPT) applies the minimum force necessary for preserving delicate originals, while achieving the required traction and accuracy to ensure images are sharp and shadow free.
We have even managed to feed newspaper through the Ci 24 wide format scanner without using a document carrier sheet – you can’t say that about many large format scanners!
The Ci 24 large format scanner lets you choose between side justified and center justified document loading. The document is scanned face-up so you can see the content as you scan it, reducing the potential for error. Scanned documents are ejected at the front of scanner, making them easier to retrieve.
The supplied SmartWorks EZ software is designed for operation by non-specialist users and is very simple to use while providing all the basic scan to file and scan to copy functionality you need.
You can access all main functions from a simple to use control panel on the scanner, which includes buttons for Scan, Copy, Stop, Rewind and Forward.
Simply plug the scanner into your PC and use it.
The Ci 24 wide format scanner is RoHS compliant; energy efficient (it has earned the ENERGY STAR®); does not use consumable fluorescent lamps which contain mercury; and uses recycle friendly components.
The Ci 24 is a CIS technology large format scanner. Quality CIS wide format scanners cost less to manufacture than quality CCD scanners – they use simpler optical pathways with fewer components. This cost saving is passed on to you when you purchase the scanner.
The Ci 24 wide format scanner is supplied with free SmartWorks EZ software. SmartWorks EZ is easy to use scanning software designed for the non-specialist. It includes all essential functions such as scan to file (PDF, TIFF, JPEG) and scan to copy (any Windows printer).
As a CIS large format scanner using LED illumination the Ci 24 uses less power than fluorescent tube illuminated scanners. In addition, because LEDs do not require warm-up time the Ci 24 can be used immediately after power on and can be switched off when not in use. The Ci 24 is ENERGY STAR® qualified.
The Ci 24 requires minimal service and calibration. The utility software included with it provides you with all the maintenance applications you need to keep your large format scanner in prime condition and up-to-date with the latest firmware and drivers.
In addition, the Ci 24′s paper feed can be easily accessed for cleaning.
There are three upgradeable SmartLF Ci 24 large format scanner models: m (monochrome), c (color) and e (express color).
If your initial requirement is for a monochrome wide format scanner only, you can buy a monochrome scanner now and upgrade to color if and when you need it. If your initial requirement is for infrequent color scanning, you can buy a color wide format scanner now and upgrade to a faster express color model should your color scanning volume increase.
You can upgrade your scanner quickly and easily, by email. There is no need for you to return the scanner to us or for a service engineer to call.
|Ci 24m Mono/Greyscale||Ci 24c Color||Ci 24e Express Color|
|Upgradeable||m ➔ c
m ➔ e
|c ➔ e||N/A|
|Max Scan Width||24in (60.96cm)||24in (60.96cm)||24in (60.96cm)|
|Max Media Width||25in (63.5cm)||25in (63.5cm)||25in (63.5cm)|
|Max Media Thickness||0.012in (0.3mm/275gsm)||0.012in (0.3mm/275gsm)||0.012in (0.3mm/275gsm)|
|Accuracy||+/-0.1% +/-1 pixel||+/-0.1% +/-1 pixel||+/-0.1% +/-1 pixel|
|Imaging Technology||3 x CIS||3 x CIS||3 X CIS|
|Data Capture (color/grayscale)||16-bit||48-bit/16-bit||48-bit/16-bit|
|Color Space||N/A||RAW RGB/sRGB||RAW RGB/sRGB|
|Scan Speed 1-bit mono (in/sec) @200dpi||10.00||10.00||10.00|
|Scan Speed 8-bit grayscale (in/sec) @200dpi||10.00||10.00||10.00|
|Scan Speed 24-bit color (in/sec) @200dpi||N/A||1.67||3.33|
|Paper Path||Face-up, front entry, front exit|
|Interface||High Speed USB 2.0/Gigabit Ethernet – network-ready|
|Power Requirements||External power supply 100~250 VAC autosensing +/-10%, 50 – 60Hz
Less than 40Wh (scanning) / 4.2Wh (standby)
|Operating conditions||10oC – 35oC, 35% – 80% RH non-condensing|
|Weight & Dimensions (WxHxD)||36lbs (16.3kg) 32.76 x 7.75 x 10.6in (83.2 x 19.7 x 27cm)|
|Host Platform||Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, 32-bit and 64-bit architectures|
|Certifications||CB, CE, FCC, UL, RoHS. ENERGY STAR®|
|Included Software||SmartWorks EZ SCAN/COPY/EMAIL software – supports TIFF, JPEG, PNG & PDF; WIA/STI interface|
|Optional Software||SmartWorks Pro SCAN & COPY software – industry leading, professional
scanning and color-copying software
SmartWorks Pro SCAN software – industry leading, professional scanning software
SmartWorks Pro COPIER software – industry leading, professional color-copying software
ISIS interface driver giving EDM/EDC capability
|Accessories||Floor stand, Paper catch basket, Universal Repro Stand, PC and monitor mounting kit (floor stand required)|