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BCS -2 Scanning Software


Bookeye 3@ A2

The Bookeye® book scanner and software solutions for scanning, electronic document delivery and periodical indexing are based on development and production know-how acquired over a period of more than ten years.As one of the world's leading providers of products for the digitisation and content indexing of books, maps, drawings and other media, ImageWare Components' reputation is founded on traditional, high-quality technologies and experience „Made in Germany".

Consistent market competence, close proximity to customers and a trusted network of more than 30 international distribution partners worldwide have convinced decisionmakers around the world. Leading universities, national libraries and scientific archives, as well as business investors in Germany and abroad trust in Bookeye®.


- A2 oversize  
- 400 x 600 dpi optical resolution  
- rapid scanning  
- integrated book cradle  
- integrated glass plate  
- LED lamps  
- laser-assisted profile detection  
- 1 GBit network interface  

  • originals larger than A2 format
  • precise LINOS Rodenstock scanning lens
  • 400 x 600 dpi optical resolution
  • low noise H5 CCD image sensors
  • autofocus / automatic format recognition
  • focused, glare-free continuous light strip due to High Power White LED during the scanning process
  • UV- and IR-free light
  • ergonomic optimisation due to dimmable lamps
  • service life of lamps over 20,000 hours
  • integrated motorised book cradle with 90 mm lift
  • variable adjustment to width of spine
  • integrated glass plate
  • BCS-2® capturing software with the following functions:
    • page separation
    • indexing
    • multi-masking
    • cutting
    • deskew / despeckle
    • bookfold correction
    • e-mail connection
    • PDF conversion
    • Web publishing
    • OCR
  • Output formats:
    • Multipage TIFF, ZIP, PCX, BMP, GIF

Technical Data

Product Article number

Bookeye® 3 A2 GS (grayscale): BE3-SYSGS-R2
Bookeye® 3 A2 Color: BE3-SYSCL-R2

Device data

dimensions in H x W x D in mm: 1,050 x 1,220 x 690 (with lamp arms)

weight without packaging in kg: approx. 45

electrical connection:

  • voltage 100-240 V
  • frequency 50-60 Hz
  • output 50 VA standby / 150 VA operating
  • lamps LUXEON white LED approx. 5,000 LUX continuous light strip

Format of originals

maximum W x D in mm: 630 x 420 (> A2)


optical resolution in dpi: 200, 300, 400, 600

scanning time in sec:

300 dpi: 5 sec; 600 dpi: 7 sec. for A2 format

color depth for Color (intern / extern): 36 bit / 24 bit

color depth for GS (intern / extern): 1,024 / 256 grayscales

interface/protocol 1,000 MBit network / TCP/IP

software BCS-2®


  • additional keyboard
  • foot switch
  • book holder
  • Mando furniture
  • copy card reader

- Software BCS-2®

Software description

BCS-2® (= Basic-Capturing-System) is a reliable and efficient scanning client which has been installed over 2,000 times around the world. It is designed for the fast scanning, distribution and publication of documents, books, magazines and microfilm and incorporates numerous post-production functions.

The system supports all current scanners with network and HiScan interface and ISIS/TWAIN drivers. In other words, BCS-2® is compatible with practically every book, overhead, flatbed, continuous and microfilm scanner and digital photocopier on the market.

Simple and intuitive operation on the standard Windows interface (2000, XP and Vista) is one of BCS-2®'s hallmarks. The software's modular design enables its adaptation to specific requirements. BCS-2® delivers a clear function layout and maximum operating convenience.

BCS-2® Features

  • Multilingual user interface (language can be changed during use)
  • Scans are clearly displayed in a thumbnail list
  • Order management with indexing and the option of creating user-defined scan formats with export and import functions
  • Flexible switch over between different scanners in one single order
  • Optional generation of any meta data (e.g. CSV, XML, etc.) from the order data
  • Selection of output formats TIFF G4, JPEG, PNG, MTIFF, PDF (optional) etc.
  • Comprehensive editing functions such as automatic page break, black border correction, barcode or OCR recognition, single and multimasking etc.
  • Additional modules for service providers such as a journal function for invoicing/statistics, batch module for stack processing and a background module for parallel order processing
  • Scan & e-mail with a connection to Outlook or Thunderbird (MAPI), for instance, and any SMTP server
  • Direct publication of scans on the internet with BCS-2®Webpublisher
  • Support of microfilm scanners, including special applications such as blip film or microfilm jacket scanning
  • Publication of microfilm for long-term archiving
  • Interfaces to the electronic delivery systems Medea3, MyBib eDoc®, DOD-1/DOD-2 (subito), ARIEL
  • Connection to the Aleph/ADAM, SISIS Sunrise and PICA CBS/LBS library systems
  • Pay per click connection to billing and payment systems by Schomäcker, Intercard, Sedeco etc. for self-service use
  • Walk-up module for self-service copier/scanning station applications
  • Scaleable solutions from single station to multi-station under MyBib eDoc® with integrated workflow management
  • Simple updating: existing installations can be quickly and simply updated by the user via a ZIP archive
  • The modular design of BCS-2® enables the simple extension of functions in accordance with requirements

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