Contex Launches Fourth-Generation IQ Quattro Wide-Format Scanner

Contex is launching the IQ Quattro, a wide-format scanner designed to improve workgroup productivity by reducing the time spent on scanning tasks, and billed as the “world’s fastest, smartest wide-format scanner.”  The IQ Quattro is Gigabit Ethernet networked with xDTR2 and is the market’s only cloud-enabled wide format scanner. Workgroup users can specify local or cloud-based destinations to scan using smartphones, tablets, and other devices.

The scanner has a top scanning speed of 14″ per second for scanning color and monochrome documents, and 3.5 seconds for scanning A0 / E-size color documents

The IQ Quattro also features Contex’s unique CleanScan CIS module, which gives workgroup users the details they need the first time they scan. The IQ Quattro achieves this with dual-side LED light and ground-breaking methods for light diffusion, shadows, and unwanted background. By suppressing shadows and unwanted background, Contex says the IQ Quattro produces crisp, sharp, and natural scans. The IQ Quattro is available in 24″ and 44″ models from Contex authorized distributors and resellers worldwide.

The IQ Quattro is Contex’s fourth-generation CIS (contact image sensor) scanner. Contex says it contains proven technology from its CCD range and CIS technology, refined to match customers’ requirements for quality, speed, and ease of use. It also says the scanner’s new magnetic document guides make loading long documents easier and more precise, and detachable return guides simplify document handling.

Exclusive to Contex wide format scanners, the IQ Quattro is also  PageDrop-enabled for cloud computing. Users simply load a document, scan the QR code, and the Web app will send the scanned image to the desired location such as an email destination, DropBox, HP ePRint, Google Drive, Microsoft SkyDrive, and

Contex’s Gigabit Network also comes standard with all IQ Quattro models. The fast network avoids bottlenecks by supporting speeds of up to 80 MB per second. The scanner can be networked with an entire workgroup, and one-touch buttons can be used to send scans to users’ desired locations. With its quick, 1-second start from standby mode, the IQ Quattro makes it easy to be productive with scanning projects. More efficient than Energy Star requirements, the IQ Quattro uses only 0.5 watts in standby mode.

The IQ Quattro is available as a stand-alone scanner or bundled in the following options:

  • IQ Quattro ScanStation is targeted for high productivity use. It includes the scanner, touchscreen, Nextimage Repro’s software features, and a height-adjustable stand with the option to operate the screen from left or right.
  • IQ Quattro MFP2GO is an easy plug-and-play solution that turns a printer into a copier. It includes the scanner, MFP2GO controller, and a low or high stand.
  • IQ Quattro MFP Repro can turn all new or existing printers into powerful copiers. It includes the scanner, intuitive Nextimage Repro software, and a low or high stand.