The Bookeye 5 V2 and the V2A automatic are the latest iterations of the Bookeye family of bookscanners. This model is slightly larger than A2, so scanning bound books or registries of that size will be no issue.
These new models are an evolution over the old Bookeye 4, bringing in small incremental improvements, such as scanning speed, better lighting and clear cut matching of Fadgi and Metamorfoze standards.
|No||Model||Sensor||Cradle||Optical Resolution||Capturing Speed||Flattening Glass||Price|
|1||Bookeye 5 V2 Basic||CCD||180 degree and 120 degrees V shape||400dpi||1.6s 300dpi||No||Check the price|
|2||Bookeye 5 V2 Kiosk||CCD||180 degree and 120 degrees V shape||400dpi||1.6s 300dpi||No||Check the price|
|3||Bookeye 5 V2 Professional||CCD||180 degree and 120 degrees V shape||600dpi||1.6s 300dpi||No||Check the price|
|4||Bookeye 5 V2A||CCD||180 degree and 120 degrees V shape||600dpi||1.6s 300dpi||Motorized V shape||Check the price|
Models and options
As you can see from the previous table, there are 4 different models of bookscanners in teh Bookeye 5 V2 family. Image access has split them for different scanning applications and at different price points.
For example, the Bookeye 5V2A, the high end model, would make no sense for scanning anything else except bound documents. If you are scanning flat documents exclusively, the basic model would be good enough.
Bookeye 5 V2 Basic
The basic model is the entry level model of the family. It has more or less the same scanning and speed features of the more expensive models, but it’s focused on the minimal scanning features that users need.
You will see that the cradle can be fitted at 180degrees or in the V shape mode. So you can scan flat documents or bound documents at the same time. One of the things that makes it less attractive is the lower scanning resolution of 400dpi.
Bookeye 5 V2 Kiosk
For most users, either getting the Basic model or the Kiosk, they will use the same features. Still, the Kiosk bookscanner comes with the Scan2Pad option, which let’s you scan to different smart devices, from smartphones to tablets and even other mobile devices.
The software allows you to easily fit the scanner into a library lobby, and users easily scan pages to their mobile device. Also, it means easier integration and less hassle for the technical staff of that library.
Bookeye 5 V2 Professional
The Professional version of the Bookeye bookscanner is probably the most interesting product of the lot. It’s the perfect archiving workhorse. Great image quality and real optical resolution of 600dpi. It now matches Metamorfoze, but let’s be honest, this standard is really questionable when it comes to bookscanners. We would always rate a line sensor scanner way above the area sensor bookscanners, but some might disagree.
One of the things that some users need for professional bookscanning is a flattening glass. This is probably the only downside of the Bookeye Professional. But Image Access have addresed that and have launched the V2A automatic model that features a Vshaped flattening glass.
Bookeye 5 V2A Automatic
The automatic model is more or less a Professional model that has a V shaped flattening glass. This tends to move up and down automatically, while the operator only flips the pages after each scan. This kind of operation is actually really productive when scanning large amounts of books.
Also, the fact that the user can stop and correct different things between scans, or maybe even rescan some pages, makes it very good for intensive scanning operations. So we will probably recommend this model in intensive scanning environments, where book pages have to be pressed to achieve good scanning quality.