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Plustek's logo. Click here to visit the Plustek website! PRESS RELEASE: Plustek Expands OpticFilm Scanner Line With New Models


New models boast hardware and software enhancements for brilliant slide digitization

CERRITOS, Calif. (January 14, 2010) – Plustek Technology Inc. (www.plustek.com/usa), a manufacturer of consumer, prosumer, professional and office imaging devices (including portable scanners, sheet fed/flat bed scanners, wide format scanners and IP cameras), today announced an extension to their award-winning OpticFilm line of scanners with the launch of the OpticFilm 7600i SE and the OpticFilm 7600i Ai. These scanners are designed to take 35mm film and slides and convert them (at up to 7200 dpi resolution) into brilliant, high-quality digital images – ideal for home users as well as photographers, studios and workshops.

The new OpticFilm 7600i series uses a new LED based illumination system instead of the previous cold cathode system. This LED system provides more consistent illumination and uses up to 30 percent less power. In addition, the OpticFilm 7600i models take image quality a step further by incorporating Infrared (IR) dust and scratch removal and Multiple Exposure (ME) to increase effective dynamic range of the image.

The OpticFilm 7600i SE ships with LaserSoft SilverFast SE Plus, iSRD + ME scanning software. The OpticFilm 7600i SE allows novice users the ability to quickly and easily produce high quality images.

The premier model, the OpticFilm 7600i AI, ships with LaserSoft SilverFast Ai Studio, The OpticFilm 7600i Ai is geared toward advanced amateurs, prosumers and professional photographers looking for the ultimate in control over the film and slide imaging process. An IT8 calibration slide is included, which allows users to generate color profiles to ensure accurate color reproduction.

These OpticFilm scanners feature a USB 2.0 interface and are among the highest resolution film scanners on the market (7200x7200 dpi). They can be used with both Windows and Macintosh computers.

The OpticFilm 7600i SE and OpticFilm 7600i Ai are priced at $369 and $589, respectively.

Sales/Purchase
The new OpticFilm models are available in January. All Plustek scanners can be purchased from authorized resellers, DMRs, VARs, and distributors including Ingram Micro and D&H. For more information, please contact Plustek at infoUSA@plustek.com.

ABOUT PLUSTEK
Respected as one of the world's leading image solution providers, Plustek manufactures and delivers high-quality scanners and other imaging products to buyers worldwide, reaching millions of consumers. In business since 1986, Plustek began as an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) for many large companies, creating an innovative array of products including: scanners, IP cameras, NVRs, servers and imaging-related devices. Through a combination of design innovation and strict attention to usability and manufacturing quality, Plustek has grown to become one of the largest image solution providers in the world.

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(First posted on Friday, January 15, 2010 at 11:00 EST)

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