Thursday, August 1, 2013

How much does a $5000 scanner really cost? And why would a high school need such an expensive scanner? We could pay for ten ordinary scanners for $2000... and have $3000 left over for other projects

Real Math involving the REAL WORLD:  Math for Artists
Topic:  Fast scanners

Questions:  How much will I pay for this scanner if I lease it?  
Can I return the item after three years?   
How quickly is the technology changing?
Is it worth it for my students to scan in the classroom?
How cool is a three-second scan?
How big is A3 paper?

Industrial strength (the touch screen is rated for over 10 million presses)
4000 pages per day x 365 = 1.2 million per year.
ESTIMATE:  300 x 4000 =  12 00 000 = 1,200,000

INFORMATION about the scanner

Scannx Book ScanCenter system includes:
(1) BSC 5022 15” Touchscreen Computer, 2.2 GHZ processor, 6 USB ports, 1 Ethernet port, 
(1) Scannx BS 6167 CCFL-based Book-edge scanner, 11” x 17” flatbed 
Scannx Capture and Cloud Services software 
ABBYY FineReader Technology for unmatched accuracy in optical character recognition
1 year manufacturer’s hardware warranty 
1 year software technical support
Scannx Book ScanCenter software features include:
Scan to USB, Email, Google Docs, Smartphone, Tablet, Printer, Network, FTP and Fax** 
Convert scanned pages into PDF, searchable PDF, Word, TIFF, JPEG and PNG file formats 
File Format Features: PDF/A, PDF/MRC, Encrypted temp PDF files 
User Interface features: Large Image Preview, Thumbnail Image preview, Configurable buttons Support for ITC (model 1500), Jamex (all models) and ACDI credit card processing system. 
Scan to any iOs, Android, Rim, Windows or Symbian based Smartphone and/or Tablet with the
ability to capture QR codes 
**Scan-to-fax requires a separate fax agreement. See ScannXtra Care Fax pricing listed on page 6.
Enhanced Authentication:
Enables libraries to restrict the use of certain destinations by requiring authentication prior to use. 
Allows the IT department to enable selected individuals to access secure scanning destinations.
PIN Code Access 
Enhanced LDAP Authentication 
Enhanced LDAP Lookup 
Customizable Welcome Message 
SMTP LDAP Authentication
Xerox DocuMate 5445:
Speed @ 200 dpi, b&w, simplex: 45 ppm 
Speed @ 200 dpi, b&w, duplex: 90 ipm 
Optical Resolution: 600 dpi 
Output Bit Depth: 24-bit color, 8-bit grayscale, 1-bit black & white
  ADF Capacity: 75 sheets (20 lb. paper)
ADF Maximum Paper Size: 8.5" x 100" (custom) in 
ADF Minimum Paper Size: 1.9" x 2.8" in
  Light Source: LED 
Dimensions: 12.5’ x 11’ x 9.5’ (W×D×H)

Weight: 8.8 lbs. 
Duty Cycle: 4000 pages per day 
1 year manufacturer’s hardware warranty

Infomration about the lease... hmmm

Enhanced Authentication = students can use their personal email messages, but they can't use the generic email sender.  (No pranks...)    For $800 extra, there is a paper tray for feeding the papers automatically.

ANSWERS by Steve (to be gien after students have tried this problem...)

A competitor
MSRP $8,995.00
EU €6,815.16
Manufacturer: Panasonic
Manufacturer Part Number: KV-S7075C
Product Model: KV-S7075C
Product Name: KV-S7075C Duplex Flatbed Scanner

Marketing Information: Now you can consecutively scan ADF and flatbed documents in one simple operation, greatly improving your productivity. Place various sized documents on the flatbed, such as checks, ID Cards, and business cards, and the KV-S7075C will scan them in one pass and produce multiple individually cropped images. The highly reliable paper feed mechanism quickly and accurately scans long documents up to 100", such as EKGs.

Product Type: Flatbed Scanner
Image Sensor: CIS
Scan Resolution: 600 dpi Optical
Bit Depth: 24 bit Color / 8 bit Grayscale / 1 bit Monochrome
Maximum Scan Speed: 95ppm (Color)
Media Type: Plain Paper
Media Size: 1.89" x 2.76", 11.89" x 100", 11.69" x 17"
Ports: 1 x USB 2.0 USB
Dimensions: 11.38" Height x 29.72" Width x 20" Depth
Weight: 64 lb

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