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UMAX's PowerLook 1120 flatbed scanner. Courtesy of UMAX Technologies Inc., with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. UMAX announces PowerLook 1120 flatbed scanner
(Tuesday, July 15, 2003 - 18:19 EDT)

UMAX Technologies Inc. is this week announcing a new flatbed scanner it says is targetted at "Macintosh and PC graphics and imaging professionals".

The PowerLook 1120 is sold in two bundles with either MagicScan or RGB software, costing $699 and $899 respectively. The PowerLook 1120 is an update to the existing PowerLook 1100 model, with improved density (3.7 Dmax vs. 3.4 Dmax). Interface, resolution, buffer size, imager, etc. are all identical to the previous model.

Courtesy of UMAX, specification highlights follow:

UMAX PowerLook 1120
UMAX's PowerLook 1120 flatbed scanner. Courtesy of UMAX Technologies Inc., with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Click for a bigger picture!
Hardware Resolution 1200 x 2400 dpi
Max. Interpolated Resolution 9600 x 9600 dpi
Maximum Scanning Area 8.5" x 11.7" (Reflective), 8.5" x 10" (Transparency)
Maximum Optical Density 3.7D
CCD Type Tri-linear coated, 10,600 elements
Input / Output Buffer 4 MB
Scanning Modes 24 / 42 bits color, 8 / 14 bits grayscale, 1 bit line art per pixel
Interface IEEE-1394 / Firewire (2 x 6-pin connectors)
Light Source Cold cathode fluorescent lamp
Data Output 14-bit/pixel extendable
Gamma Curve Downloadable Curves
Power Consumption 30 watts max
Dimensions 25.5" x 19" x 10" (scanner)
25.5" x 6" x 17" (Transparency Adapter)
Net Weight 22.9 lbs (Scanner)
10.3 lbs (Transparency adapter)
Transparency adapter UTA-1100
System Requirement (Mac) Native PowerPC, G3 or G4 Macintosh running OS 8.6 - 9.2.2 or OS 10.1.3 - 10.2.6, available iEEE-1394 'Firewire' port, 300MB free hard drive space, 64MB System RAM (128 recommended), SVGA compatible graphics.
System Requirement (PC) Windows 98SE-XP, available iEEE 1394 port, 233MHZ Pentium or better, 64MB RAM for Windows 98 and ME, and 128MB RAM for Windows 2000 and XP.

Original Source Press Release:

UMAX Introduces the PowerLook 1120 for Imaging and Graphics Professionals

High-end scanner provides accurate and precise reproduction at 1200dpi with a maximum optical density of 3.7 DMax

DALLAS, TX., July 15, 2003 -UMAX Technologies, Inc., announced the PowerLook 1120 for Macintosh and PC graphics and imaging professionals. The PowerLook 1120 features a high optical density and is equipped with a multisampling function, which reduces image noise and increases the density range.

The PowerLook 1120 features Macintosh Peer-to-Peer communication, allowing two or more computers to share the same scanner when they are daisy-chained together via FireWire bus. The hot-pluggability feature allows users to connect or disconnect the scanner without having restart the entire system.

"With an optical density of 3.7 maximum density (DMax), the PowerLook 1120 gives graphics professionals the ability to capture detail in more depth," , said Christabel Chen, vice president of sales and marketing for UMAX. "The PowerLook 1120 is twice the speed as identical scanners with the SCSI interface, making it the ideal scanner for busy graphics professionals."

The PowerLook 1120 offers solid construction along with extensive software options to meet the needs of professional and semi-professional customers.

By choosing, in MagicScan, High Density or in SilverFast, Multisampling, the CCD-array will recapture image data at the same position, saving the data in a buffer before moving to the next position. The saved image information is then combined to produce the resulting image, which displays reduced noise and improved fine details even in the darkest area.

The SilverFast Ai 6.0 software bundle with IT8 Calibration Targets (one reflective 5"x7" and one transmissive 4"x5" calibration target) features SilverFast Ai software that sets a new standard for ease of control and sophistication for desktop scanners.

The RGB software bundle includes binuscan PhotoPerfect RGB automatic color correction software and Adobe Photoshop Elements 2.0, a powerful digital imaging solution for photographers and graphic designers. With the full set of image editing tools in Photoshop Elements, it's easy to create masterful designs. For a limited time, PowerLook 1120 users can upgrade from Photoshop Elements to Photoshop 7.0 for $299 (a $600 value).

PC System Requirements: Pentium II or higher, CD-ROM drive, hard drive with 300MB free disk space, 64MB memory, Microsoft Windows 98se, Me, 2000, or XP. SVGA or higher graphics card is recommended. IEEE-1394 port is required.

Macintosh System Requirements: Power Macintosh G4, G3, or iMac DV, CD-ROM drive, hard drive with 300MB free disk space, 64MB memory, Mac OS 9.x, 10.1.3 - 10.2.x. SVGA or higher graphics card is recommended. FireWire port is required.

Customer Service and Support
Customers may call the UMAX Technical Support Center at (214) 739-1915, Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (CST). Customers may also contact UMAX for technical support via email at support@umaxcare.com for PC users or macsupport@umaxcare.com for Macintosh users.

About UMAX Technologies, Inc.

UMAX Technologies, Inc. is a technology leader in the design and distribution of a full line of imaging products. The company maintains its leadership position in the imaging market with a broad line of desktop scanners and digital cameras. UMAX is located at: 10460 Brockwood Drive, Dallas, Texas, 75238 or on the web at www.umax.com

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