The Zeutschel OS 12000 BookCopy is probably the ultimate hand scanner, in that you stand there reading the book and as you do so, you can scan it at a page a second. Neat idea for libraries and other areas where you need fast, reliable copies, but a manual operator is perhaps not so good for those naughty piratez who want to digitize the world in an automated split of a second. [Via AVING]
Description: overhead copy system for books, newspapers and large-format documents (certificates, drawings, maps) Original formats: 635 x 460 mm (>DIN A2) Book cradle: maximum book thickness 100 mm Auto focus approx. 50 mm Scan mode: 12-bit grayscale and 1-bit b&w Maximum resolution: 300 ppi (600 ppi optional) Scan speed: 1 sec. @ 300 ppi.