BookDrive Pro
Natively capture flat image
Now Comes with the Laser Focus system that guarantees sharp image in every scan.
Supports any Canon DSLR camera so the product will never become obsolete.

What is BookDrive Pro?

BookDrive Pro

BookDrive Pro is the most powerful model of the successful BookDrive line of scanners. BookDrive solution solves typical problems found in overhead scanners: page curvature, damage to book spine, and low productivity.

The BookDrive uses a different approach called a V-shaped solution. The combination of a V-shaped book cradle and a V-shaped platen holds the book open at a non-stressful 120 degree angle for scanning by two hi-speed, hi-resolution DSLR cameras.

Our affordable scanners are responsible for scanning over 3 million books and are currently being used by some of the most prominent academic libraries, universities and museums around the world. See more references

BookDrive VS. Overhead scanners
BookDrive Overhead scanners Straight text lines.
Naturally curvature-free.
Book has to open fully at 180°. Glass plane or fingers hold the pages from flapping. 1 linear or area sensor captures a spread double page. Curved text lines requires software fix. Book opens at about 100°. V glass gently engages the pages and causes natural flattening. 2 area sensors individually capture a true left page and a true right page.
How does BookDrive Pro work?

How does BookDrive Pro work?

Simply place your book face-up on the V-shaped cradle and engage the V-glass. The built-in Auto Capture Switch will trigger the cameras to shoot both the left and right hand pages automatically. You can scan a thousand pages without pushing a button!

Learn how it works

Watch the BookDrive Pro Video.

Introducing the Laser Focus,

Introducing the Laser Focus, a new add-on accessory for BookDrive Pro.

The Laser Focus projects red line onto the V-shaped cradle for the camera to lock focus, and disappears just before the camera actually scan the book. Controlled by the BookDrive Capture software, everything occurs automatically.

  • Produce a crisp/clear focus every time.
  • Eliminate focus failure on blank pages.
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The BookDrive Difference

Natively flat

Natively flat

BookDrive eliminates the need for page curvature correction because it produces natively flat images in the first place. This hardware approach results in faster operating time and more reliable result than the software manipulation techniques used by overhead scanners that produce curved pages.

V shape is better than 180

V shape is better than 180°

BookDrive's V-shaped cradle provides better support for your battered old books than conventional 180° cradles. Scanning is performed without laying books out flat and applying undesirable force to bindings.

Large format support

Large format support

Further setting it apart from competing offerings, BookDrive Pro has the ability to scan oversized books -- up to A2, newspaper size -- and heavy, cumbersome items such as deed registries.

Upgradable

Upgradable

When new, improved camera models become available, users need only to replace their cameras -- not the entire scanning system as is the case with other offerings. BookDrive offers the best value proposition in the industry, as it will never become obsolete.

Well-lit, glare-free images

Well-lit, glare-free images

The LED lighting system in BookDrive Pro is engineered to distribute light evenly across the entire scanning surface. This produces well-lit images free of glare, even on glossy papers. See comparison between glare and glare-free images here.

Extremely high OCR accuracy

Sharp output from BookDrive works great with all OCR software packages (optional) of your choice. The V glass lets you capture a full page with fully exposed margin. Text near the gutter area won't go missing.

Auto Capture Switch

Auto Capture Switch presses a scan
button for you so you don't have to.

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DIY VS. PRO

The differennces between BookDrive
DIY vs. BookDrive Pro.

BookDrive DIY vs. BookDrive Pro