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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.
Slow, 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.
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“I had heard Plustek's customer service is poor and my personal experience confirmed this. First, a Plustek representative ...”— 3/22/2013