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UMAX's PowerLook 1000 flatbed scanner with transparency adapter. Courtesy of UMAX Technologies Inc., with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. UMAX announces PowerLook 1000 flatbed scanner
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(Tuesday, July 15, 2003 - 18:43 EDT)

In its second new scanner announcement of the week, UMAX Technologies Inc. has unveiled what it is calling "the first 2400 dpi scanner for professionals and semi-professionals".

The PowerLook 1000 is sold in two bundles - either with MagicScan software for $399, or with RGB software and a transparency adapter for $599. The scanner itself has a hardware resolution of 2400 x 2400 dpi, a maximum optical density of 3.0 Dmax, a choice of both IEEE-1394 FireWire and USB interfaces and a 42-bit color depth.

Courtesy of UMAX, specification highlights follow:

UMAX PowerLook 1000
UMAX's PowerLook 1000 flatbed scanner. Courtesy of UMAX Technologies Inc.,with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Click for a bigger picture!
Hardware Resolution 2400 x 2400 dpi
Max. Interpolated Resolution 9600 x 9600 dpi
Maximum Scanning Area 8.5" x 14" (Reflective), 8.5" x 11.7" (Transparency)
Maximum Optical Density 3.0D
Scanning Modes 24 / 42 bits color, 8 / 14 bits grayscale, 1 bit lineart per pixel
Scanning Speed 9.6 ms / line (Reflective), 17.28 ms / line (Transparency)
Data Output 14-bit / pixel
Interface IEEE-1394 (Firewire) & USB 1.1
Light Source Cold cathode fluorescent lamp
Power Consumption 15 watts max
Dimensions 21" x 13" x 5.5" (Scanner)
20" x 11.5" x 2" (Optional transparency adapter)
Net Weight 10.75 lbs (Scanner)
6.5 lbs (Optional transparency adapter
PC System Requirements Pentium II or higher, CD-ROM drive, hard drive with 300MB free disk space, 64MB memory, Microsoft Windows 98se, Me, 2000, XP. SVGA or higher graphics card is recommended.
MAC System Requirements G3 or G4 Macintosh with 300MB or more free hard drive space, installed Firewire (iEEE 1394) port, 64MB system RAM. Mac OS 9.X, 10.1.3+ and 10.2.X supported. 128MB system RAM, current OS point release and large hard drives are highly recommended for best performance.
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UMAX's PowerLook 1000 flatbed scanner with transparency adapter. Courtesy of UMAX Technologies Inc.,with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Click for a bigger picture!
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Original Source Press Release:

New UMAX PowerLook 1000 is First 2400dpi Legal Size Scanner for Professional Market

New scanner is designed for graphic design, catalog, publishing, and photography markets

DALLAS, TX., July 15, 2003 -- UMAX Technologies, Inc. today announced the UMAX PowerLook 1000, the first 2400 dpi scanner for professionals and semi-professionals. The PowerLook 1000 is the ideal scanner for the graphic, publishing, production, catalog design, and photography markets.

The PowerLook 1000 features FireWire (IEEE-1394) and USB interfaces, providing fast scans and easy connectivity. The 42-bit color depth allows for billions of colors to be reproduced in the image. The pre-focus system automatically calibrates the focus when starting the scanner to provide sharp scans.

"The UMAX PowerLook 1000 is packed with features and premium software titles to help PC and Mac users tackle their critical projects right out of the box," said Christabel Chen, vice president of sales and marketing for UMAX Technologies, Inc. "This scanner is truly versatile, providing an ideal scanning foundation for any graphics, business or vertical application."

The PowerLook 1000 is packaged with software titles for a variety of market-specific bundles, including LaserSoft Imaging's SilverFast Ai 6.0 with IT8 Calibration Targets (one reflective 5"x7" and one transmissive 4"x5" calibration target).

SilverFast Ai combines a very intuitive user interface with a sophisticated and professional control. Beginners and professionals will appreciate the unique real-time controls and the intelligent automatic functions as well as the option to manually adjust the image at any point.

The RGB software bundle includes binuscan PhotoPerfect RGB, an automatic color correction software application, and Adobe Photoshop Elements 2.0, a powerful digital imaging solution for photographers and graphic designers.

For a limited time offer, PowerLook 1000 users can upgrade from Photoshop Elements to Photoshop 7.0, a $600 value, for just $299.

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

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 (FireWire and USB), 10.1.3 - 10.2.x (FireWire only). SVGA or higher graphics card is recommended.

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 can also contact UMAX for technical support via email at [email protected]com

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 and is on the Web at: http://www.umax.com.

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