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Plustek OpticBook A300 Large Format Flatbed Book Scanner (271-BBM21-C)

  • CCD/ 600 x 600 dpi
  • 2.5 sec for an A3-size color
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Book scanning has become a growing trend globally, especially in an age where sharing information and making it more accessible to people is an important issue. OpticBook A300 was created based on the concept of book preservation, digitization of content and sharing of the book. OpticBook A300 is a USB 2.0 scanning device that can scan an A3 size page in just 2.4 seconds. OpticBook A300 also creates crisp sharp images of the pages, which can then be made into different formats. It has bundled with highly effective image processing, fast and secure PDF conversion, and highly accurate optical character recognition (OCR) software.

OpticBook A300 scans thick books without unbinding or dismantling them, so it is a perfect solution for digitizing precious and valuable books. From the vertical market perspective, OpticBook A300 is therefore an ideal solution for libraries, schools, graphic designers, publishing companies, hospitals, law firms and even the financial institutions.

  • newegg Designed for Book scanning The plustek OpticBook A300 provides a special edge which will not only protect your books but will also give you a perfectly scanned image.
  • newegg Scan Directly to PDF With the PDF conversion capability, the plustek OpticBook A300 scanner converts scans into PDF files directly!
  • newegg One-touch Buttons The plustek OpticBook A300 comes with several one-touch buttons for scanning convenience.


Learn more about the Plustek 271-BBM21-C

Model

Brand
Plustek
Series
OpticBook A300
Model
271-BBM21-C

Spec

Scanner Type
Flatbed
Image Sensor
CCD
Scanning Speed
2.48sec @ 300dpi, A3, color mode
2.10sec @ 300dpi, A3, gray scale/ B/W mode
Resolutions, Optical
600 x 600dpi
Resolutions, Interpolated
up to 1200 dpi
Color Depth
48bit
Max. Document Size
12" x 17"
Interface
USB
Operating Systems Supported
Windows 2000 / XP / Vista / 7 / 8

Physical Spec

Dimensions
24.53" x 15.75" x 5.24"
Weight
16.96 lbs.

Features

Features
Up to 5000 scans per day

Packaging

Package Contents
Scanner
USB Cable
Power Cable
AC Adapter
Quick Guide
Setup /Application CD-ROM

Bundled Software
NewSoft Presto! PageManager 7.1
NewSoft Presto! Image Folio 4.5
I.R.I.S. Readiris 10 Pro Corporate Edition
Plustek Book Pavilion
Adobe Acrobat Reader
TWAIN driver

Manufacturer Warranty

Parts
1 year limited
Labor
1 year limited

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • Stephen G.
  • 3/22/2013 3:02:01 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsSlow, Overpriced, and Unreliable

Pros: This scanner, like the "Opticbook 3600 Plus" I owned before it, functioned for 13 months, just long enough for the one-year warranty to expire. Then the CIS module (i.e., the light source) failed.

Cons: I had heard Plustek's customer service is poor and my personal experience confirmed this. First, a Plustek representative attempted to charge me $400 to replace the scanner light source (a component that costs less than $200). When I requested the name of the third-party manufacturer of the light source so that I could order it directly, the Plustek representative rebuffed me. When I asked to speak to a supervisor, I was informed that the manager was too busy to speak with me. So I threw the Plustek OpticBook A300 in the garbage and opted for a smarter, affordable book scanning solution.

Other Thoughts: I advise everyone reading this review not to make my mistake: do not waste your time or money on this or other unreliable, overpriced Plustek scanners.

I have since assembled a DIY book scanner based on Daniel Reetz's Open Hardware specifications. The DIY book scanner far, far outperforms the Plustek Opticbook A300 and does so for a small fraction of A300's price. Google it!

Manufacturer Response:

Sorry you had problems with your A300 and our support group. We have thousands of these scanner being used in commercial environments worldwide. But that said, this is a mechanical device and any sometimes components fail.

If you still have the scanner and would like it repaired, please send me an email at markdruziak >at< plustek [dot] com. We can work something out.

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