What is 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 scannersBookDrive 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.
The BookDrive Difference
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°
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
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.