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UMAX Astra 6400 Scanner w/ FireWire Speed

The UMAX Astra 6400 scanner is up to twice as fast as similar SCSI scanners.  The UMAX Astra 6400 scanner features hot-pluggability giving users the ability to connect or disconnect at any time without restarting the system.  This scanner comes equipped with state-of-the-art FireWire technology for ultra fast scanning. A FireWire/1394 card (for PC) is also included with the Astra 6400 imaging device. With a 600 x 1200 dpi optical resolution, the UMAX Astra 6400 imaging device provides image scalability allowing the user to scan and enlarge slides, transparencies, negatives and other media.  The Astra 6400 imaging device features 42-bit internal color and also provides billions of sharp, vibrant colors.  The UMAX Astra software package includes:  UMAX Vista Scan & Vista Shuttle, New Soft Page Type, New Soft Presto! Page Manager, Scan Soft Omni Page LE and Adobe Photo Shop LE.  Also included is the 'Scanner Solutions' e-book with over 300 pages of tips and tutorials on your UMAX imaging device.  This imaging devices also comes with a standard one year warranty.  To view more UMAX scanners or imaging devices from other manufacturers, visit our scanner homepage.


Type Color Flatbed Scanner
Method Single-Pass, CCD Sensor
Light Source Cold Cathode Lamp
Hardware Resolution 600 x 1200 dpi
Max. Interpolated Resolution 9600 x 9600 dpi
Color Density 42-bit
A/D Converter 14-bit (per channel)
Scanning Resolution 1 dpi to 9600 dpi
Maximum Scan Size 8.5" x 11.7"
Speed 24 seconds (color, 8.5" x 11" : 300 dpi)
Scan Modes

Color Mode:  24/42 bits per pixel

Gray Scale Mode:  8/14 bits per pixel

Line Art Mode:  1 bit per pixel

Scaling 1% to 1000% in 5% increments
Highlight/Shadow 256 steps
Contrast/Brightness +/- 100%
Hardware Interface FireWire/IEEE-1394 (1 x 6 pin connectors)
FireWire/1394 Card for PC 3 Port, IEEE-1394
Operating Temperature 50-104 degrees F (10-40 degrees C)
Humidity 25%-85%
Power Consumption 12W Maximum
Voltage 100 VAC
Frequency 50-60 Hz
Dimensions 18.4" x 12.2" x 3.9"
Weight 7.8 lbs.
Transparency Cover Optional Accessory



Processor Pentium / New Power Mac G3/G4 or iMac DV
Operating System Windows 98/2000 / Mac OS 9.0 or later
Interface (Mac) 1 FireWire Port (required)
Interface (PC) 1 IEEE-1394 port (or 1 PCI slot for the included FireWire/1394 card)
Memory 64 MB RAM
CD-ROM Drive Required
Hard Disk Space 250 MB (minimum)

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