Metis EDS Gamma is an innovative A1 planetary book scanner. EDS (Easy Digital Scanner) is a line of professional book scanners that has been created by Metis to offer superior image quality, ergonomics, ease of use and high productivity in a unique integrated solution. Metis EDS Gamma book scanners are used by libraries, archives, universities, museums, municipalities, local governments and other organizations to scan and digitize books, maps, drawings, and a variety of other valuable originals & cultural heritage materials.

Metis EDS Gamma planetary desktop scanner integrates a V-table design, supported by sophisticated software tools, that allows operators to gently hold the originals in any possible position / at any angle. The V-table design also allows for scanning of originals even larger than A1 format and up to 15 cm thick. With the Metis EDS Gamma book scanner it is also possible to customize scan area size and optical resolution. Furthermore, thanks to the Metis exclusive “shape recognition” and “curvature correction” technology integrated into the EDS software, document shape is detected in real time and the captured digital image is automatically deskewed in a fraction of a second. In addition, Metis EDS software can recognize the operator’s fingers and automatically remove them from the image. Last but not least, the Metis EDS Gamma planetary book scanner features an integrated EDS lighting system which delivers unique capabilities, such as (but not limited to): acquiring 3D images, maximizing uniformity, minimizing reflections, and ensuring proper lighting tailored to scanning of different kinds of originals.

Among the main characteristics of the Metis EDS Gamma Planetary Book Scanner are:

  • Scan area size and resolution can vary according to user needs thanks to the integrated zoom optics and to the variable camera height and position; this makes it possible to capture very large originals (even larger than the A1 format) or increase the optical resolution to over 800 ppi on smaller formats
  • Unique V-table solution with automatic shape recognition, deskew and curvature correction features
  • Unrivalled image quality that is far beyond any other similar solution
  • Extremely rapid acquisition / capture / scanning time (about 30 full scans per minute)
  • Integrated Metis LED lighting solution with advanced software control and 3D features
  • Comprehensive EDS acquisition / capture software with many powerful and useful features
Specifications Description
Scan Area Up to 90 cm x 60 cm (A1 = 84 cm x 59,4 cm)
Scan area can be further extended to over A0 for drawings and maps
Supported DSLR Digital Cameras
(CMOS colour)
Canon 5Ds, 50 MegaPixels, Full Frame
Nikon D800 / D810, 36 MegaPixels, Full Frame
Nikon D5300, 24 MegaPixels, APS-C
Canon 5D MKII / 6D, 21 MegaPixels, Full Frame
Extensive support for Nikon / Canon lenses
Acquisition Colour Depth Acquisition colour depth of 14 bit per channel (3 x 14 bit), integrated sensors for real-time reading of exposure, colour temperature & automatic focus
Variable Camera Height & Position Optimization of scan area and optical resolution, adjustable optical resolution (over 800 ppi) through:
• Integrated Zoom optics with motorized focus
• Variable camera height
Adjustable Working Area V-table consisting of two tiltable & shiftable fully independent plates, which can be easily adapted to different needs and perfectly accommodate even difficult originals, such as old & fragile books with limited opening angle
Scan Time Acquisition / scan time < 1 second; full cycle time, between one acquisition and the next one, including acquisition, processing and saving: ~ 2 seconds
Lighting System Professional EDS LED lighting system with CRI=93 and high luminous flux of 3800 lumen
Includes 4 LED lamps fully and independently adjustable in position and tilt
All lamps are directly controlled by the EDS Software

Download the complete Metis EDS Gamma Planetary Book Scanner Specifications here.


Metis EDS Gamma Planetary Book Scanner

Key Metis EDS Gamma Planetary Book Scanner Features

  • Scan area up to 90 x 60 cm & extendable to > A0
  • Innovative V-table design with tiltable & shiftable plates
  • Automatic shape recognition & curvature correction
  • Automatic finger recognition & removal
  • Integrated EDS lighting system
  • Sophisticated EDS software

Metis EDS Software

  • Background & parallel image processing / saving (does not affect scan time)
  • “Live Video” function = real-time control of scanning area; useful to maximize image quality & to perfectly position originals
  • Image review & navigator tools with a full resolution image viewer
  • Automatic job handling with full image & shooting parameters save & re-use
  • Automatic image naming with user selectable rules (customizable fields, programmable actions, etc.)
  • Automatic or manual exposure & gray balance control (light colour temperature compensation)
  • Automatic or manual focus control (with depth of field customization)
  • Manual and automatic crop
  • Automatic deskew & curvature correction
  • Automatic book centre & shape recognition; automatic page split with definable overlap
  • Light uniformity correction filter
  • Automatic finger recognition & removal filter
  • Anti-reflection shooting mode (for glossy originals)
  • EDS Light Control directly from the EDS software; advanced features such as 3D calculation for pattern, texture & relief enhancement (extrapolation of 3D shape & fine structure of originals)
  • Keyboard shortcuts
  • Image saving in grayscale & colour in TIFF, JPEG, JPEG2000, BMP, PNG, PDF, PDF-A, Multipage PDF, Multipage TIFF, TIFF G4 1bit

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