Computer and Software
The fastest system on the market, with a transfer
rate of 280 Mb. per second.
JUMBOSCAN is delivered with a PCI card. This card
undertakes the DMA (direct memory access) in your computer. The cables linking
the camera to the workstation can be up to 30 metres long, thus freeing
access to all components of the system.
Developed to ensure 10 million scans without
JUMBOSCAN is an "intelligent" camera
with its own microprocessor, memory and software to enable it to work in
conjunction with the computer.
JUMBOSCAN also controls the changes in the
color filters, resets, the gradient of acceleration and deceleration of the
sensor, the gain, the contrast, the luminosity and the sum of the mechanical and
Mac or PC workstation can thus be employed solely
for post-capture image processing. Image capture takes place as a constant stream via DMA
(direct memory access).
An ingenious construction enables the analogue
to digital conversion to be made by eliminating any disparities at each exit of the
All components are "oversized" and selected to ensure 10 million
scans without failure!
The JumboScan connects to a dedicated MacIntosh Power Mac G5.
The MacIntosh may be optionally placed up to 90 feet from the camera via an up to 90-foot long cable. When scanning fine art in museum galleries, this flexibility enables the computer to remain stationary while the camera and lights are moved from painting to painting.
All JumboScan functions are governed by Adobe PhotoShop CS 1 and PhotoShop Plug-in software that resides on a MacIntosh G5 computer. Adobe Photoshop is so user-friendly and capable that it has become the most widely used photographic software in the world.
The MacIntosh OS X operating system provides easy and intuitive access through the Lumiere Photoshop plug-in to the host computer and all software that controls calibration, prescan, scan and post-scan processing.
Typically, the MacIntosh computer, keyboard, mouse and display monitor are placed on a 27-30 inch high table where the operator (sitting in a desk chair) can interact with software, scanner and operator controls without fatigue. In some JumboScan installations, the MacIntosh computer, keyboard, mouse and display monitor have been placed on a 36-38 inch high table to minimize operator fatigue
resulting from repetitive sitting down (e.g., to operate the computer) and standing up (e.g. to place materials onto the scannerís copyboard.
An informative video of JumboScan timed scanning operation is available at:
A PhotoShop Plug-in enables operators to perform standard PhotoShop and scanner control functions as listed below: