Image Scanner

Small bags overlooked in security checks for bus passengers on Hebei border

The so-called air-tight security checks at the Beijing-Hebei boundary appear focused on checking passengers rather than their belongings, in what has been touted as a front line in the fight against terrorists and dangerous items entering the capital ahead of next mo

Monday, 21 July, 2008, 12:00am


Big results from a small package are delivered by the SCX-4521F flatbed multifunction laser printer from Samsung Electronics. It combines the full functionality of four fast office machines - laser printer, copier, fax and colour scanner - in a compact device. It weighs about 10.4kg with supplies and measures 43.68 x 37.33 x 36.83cm.

16 May 2006 - 12:00am


Get fast and professional-quality images with Hewlett-Packard's premium photo scanner, the Scanjet 4890. It can process multiple images into individual files at about 10 seconds per image. Users can quickly scan 35mm slides (up to 16) or negative frames (up to 30) at one go.

23 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

New gear

Portable movies

22 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

Gadgets & games

Pentax Optio 33WR: Unlike the fun U60 or and the underwater Che-ez! H2O, the Optio 33WR, isn't really meant to operate underwater, but you can still rinse it under the tap if you happen to drop it in the sand. The Optio 33WR does bring you closer to land objects though, with a 2.8x optical zoom lens, and offers pretty good 3.2-megapixel image resolution.

21 Sep 2003 - 12:00am

Funky portable too small for comfort

HP Photo Scanner 1200


Pros: Lightweight and highly portable, comes with built-in ports

Cons: Too small to scan big images, slow at maximum resolution

On the box of the new Hewlett-Packard Photo Scanner 1200 is the rather puzzling message: 'Fun and mobile to take with.'

8 Jul 2003 - 12:00am

Electronic shoe box

DIGITAL CAMERAS and scanners are wonderful things, but what happens to the images once you've finished with them? With prints, a photo album or even an old shoe box work fine, but storing and keeping track of digital images can be a challenge.

18 Aug 2002 - 12:00am

Despite a few small hitches, Agfa scanner offers fun way to clog friends' e-mail

A fast-growing craze these days is to scan personal photographs and e-mail the images to acquaintances, or post them on Web sites.

The practice is a bit narcissistic at worst, and a fabulous way to clog up your friends' mailboxes at best. However, I have become a convert to the trend, with the help of a scanner from imaging company Agfa.

30 Jan 2001 - 12:00am

Top quality copies can cost half the face value

IF bought straight from the mainland 'counterfeiting factory' door, a fake $1,000 note can be snapped up for just $200, and possibly less if part of a bulk order, insiders say.

Top quality $1,000 forgeries, however, can cost as much as half the face value and most are bought to order before being brought into the SAR, according to one investigator.

9 Jul 2000 - 12:00am

New scanner targets small business

Umax Technologies' latest Astra 2400S scanner is a low-cost model aimed at small businesses. It can scan up to legal size at a resolution of 600x2400 dpi in hardware, with software interpolation bringing it up to 9600 dpi. It scans in a single pass at 36-bit colour. Umax says its cold-cathode lamp lasts up to 10 times longer than fluorescent, and allows for dust-free optics.

13 Apr 1999 - 12:00am

Easy-to-use scanner dictionary has limitations

Most popular portable electronic dictionaries require users to key in unknown words, character by character, by tapping the tiny keys of the handheld device.

19 Jan 1999 - 12:00am

Minolta aims offering at the high-quality set

A week or two ago a television documentary showed an old newsreel of George Harrison and his fiance after they announced their engagement.

As the happy couple flounced around with reporters shouting questions and photographers popping flashbulbs, I was struck by the equipment carried by the photographers. All but one or two, were using medium-format Rolleiflex cameras.

17 Nov 1998 - 12:00am

Sponsor among prize winners

The Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) was in a unique position this year - it was actually among the award winners in addition to sponsoring the productivity category.

5 Nov 1998 - 12:00am

ScanJet 6200C

Hewlett-Packard claims its ScanJet 6200C Professional series of scanners produces results four times faster than competitors. PrecisionScan Pro software automatically recognises and optimises multiple image types and scanned imaged can be drag-and-dropped into any applications. It includes a 35 mm slide adapter and has 1200 dpi, 36-bit colour resolution.

17 Sep 1998 - 12:00am


Kodak claims its new Digital Science Scanner 3500 minimises paper jams and time-consuming document resorting. The 3500 has a one-button operation and a document feeding tray that accepts a wide range of mixed, unseparated paper. It scans up to 75 A4-sized documents a minute at high resolution.

16 Apr 1998 - 12:00am