Rencay Digitization Solutions – Modular Complete Solutions for Every Application

Based on the Rencay DiRECT camera systems, complete systems can be assembled for a wide range of applications. The modularity allows the use of the components for many applications. So your system grows with your requirements and becomes a future-proof investment.

V+ Vertical System

 

High-end image quality

48Bit workflow

⇨ Very high resolution (600dpi @ DIN A0)

⇨ Easy to use

High throughput

Expandable and flexible

H+ Horizontal System

 

High-end image quality

48Bit workflow

⇨ Very high resolution (300dpi @ 4-DIN A0)

⇨ Easels for a wide range of objects

Existing vacuum walls can be integrated

Expandable and flexible

 

B+ Book Digitization

 

High-end image quality

48Bit workflow

⇨ Various book cradles

⇨ Small opening angle

Open flexible system

System with 100° opening angle

System with 45° opening angle

V+ Vertical System

 

High-end image quality

48Bit workflow

⇨ Very high resolution (600dpi @ DIN A0)

⇨ Easy to use

High throughput

Expandable and flexible

H+ Horizontal System

 

High-end image quality

48Bit workflow

⇨ Very high resolution (300dpi @ 4-DIN A0)

⇨ Easels for a wide range of objects

Existing vacuum walls can be integrated

Expandable and flexible

 

Vertical Digitization Systems up to DIN A0 – DiRECT Universal V+

Option – 12k³ Resolution

Resolution increase to 12k³ e.g. for 300dpi @ DIN A0

Option – 16k³ Resolution

Resolution increase to 16k³ e.g. for 450dpi @ DIN A0

Option – DIN A0 Kit

  • Plate with grid for DIN A0 originals (removable)
  • Lens with adapter for DIN A0 (easy to change)
  • Extension for the lighting system

Option – Macro Kit

Lens for macro scan for a smallest size of 10 x 15 cm (easy to change)

Option – Extension for transparencies

Accessory LED light box with glass negative holder and adjustable light control (maximum light intensity only during the scan process, controlled by Renview software).

 

Technical Data and Configurations

There are 3 different models with different levels of maximum resolution. The system is configurable to your needs and can also be upgraded to higher resolution later if needed.

A versatile digitizing system for variable document sizes and output resolution needs:

  • Automatically adjustable scan area and resolution
  • Basic system with 8k³ resolution for 300dpi @ DIN A1
  • Original size up to DIN A1
  • Manual settings for critical documents
  • Projection system for positioning the original
  • High-end image quality with 48Bit workflow
  • Excellent color reproduction
  • Color management workflow with quality assurance
  • High throughput
  • LED lighting system with light control (High CRI)
  • Mobile: The system can be easily disassembled and rebuilt on site
Scan resolutionOutput resolutionScan area (document size)Required Option
8k³ 312MPixels300dpiDIN A1
27" x 43"
8k³ 312MPixels400dpiDIN A2
20" x 32"
8k³ 312MPixels600dpiDIN A3
13" x 22"
8k³ 312MPixels2000dpi10 x 15cmMacro Kit
12k³ 702MPixels300dpiDIN A0
40" x 65"
DIN A0 Kit
12k³ 702MPixels400dpiDIN A1
30" x 49"
12k³ 702MPixels600dpiDIN A2
20" x 32"
12k³ 702MPixels3000dpi10 x 15cmMacro Kit
16k³ 1248MPixels450dpiDIN A0
35" x 58"
DIN A0 Kit
16k³ 1248MPixels600dpiDIN A1
27" x 43"
16k³ 1248MPixels900dpiDIN A2
18" x 29"
16k³ 1248MPixels4000dpi10 x 15cmMacro Kit

Reference Project

The Berlinische Galerie (www.berlinischegalerie.de) has been working with the Rencay DiRECT Universal Digitization System since summer of 2013. Since that time, they have also been part of a major initiative of the State of Berlin to promote innovative digitization in archives, libraries and museums. With the help of the Rencay Universal V+ scanner, implementation of the initiative, which promotes digitization and online accessibility of selected collections, was possible on site. The project is funded by the European Union, or, more precisely, by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). The varied genres of the selected objects illustrate the wide range of possibilities provided by high-end digitalization with Rencay products. But also addresses specific needs and potential solutions that accompany the digital publication of diverse museum cultural assets. Thus, with the flexible solutions for top-view reproduction as well as with the Rencay Universal V+ scanner, diverse genres such as archives, photographs, drawings, paintings and sculptures can be reproduced to full advantage.

The Berlinische Galerie makes use of the exceptional image quality provided by the Rencay Digitization System, but also to create repro photographs of paintings, sculptures and other objects. With the help of Rencay products, a large number of collections was made accessible to the public beginning September 2015. These include among others the extensive works of Hanna Höch and Raoul Hausmann, the merging and publication of which will form an unrivalled documentation of the DADA movement in Berlin.

Horizontal Digitization Systems up to 4 x DIN A0 – DiRECT Universal H+

The DiRECT Universal H+ digitization system includes an easel for paintings (on canvas frame, wooden plate or framed).  The easel can be inclined for safe support of the painting. Optionally, a magnetic board or an electrostatic frame for paper sheets can used with the easel.

 

DiRECT Universal H + digitization system for use with large sized document holders (vacuum wall, map holder, magnetic plate, electrostatic frame, etc.); Also in conjunction with existing document holder; No format limitation, therefore also suitable for documents larger than 4 x DIN A0

The LED lighting system is configurable with 2 to 4 area lights, depending on document size and  has a very good color rendering index. The art is subjected to limited light levels by the  light controls of the Renview software (maximum intensity is on only during the scan process).

 

Technical Data and Configurations

There are 3 different models with different levels of maximum resolution. The system is configurable to your needs and can also be upgraded to higher resolution later if needed.

A versatile digitizing system for variable document sizes and output resolution needs:

  • Automatically adjustable scan area and resolution
  • Basic system with 12k³ resolution for 300dpi @ DIN A0
  • Original size up to 4 x DIN A0 with various original holders
  • Manual settings for critical documents
  • Projection system for positioning the original
  • High-end image quality with 48Bit workflow
  • Excellent color reproduction
  • Color management workflow with quality assurance
  • High throughput
  • LED lighting system with light control (High CRI), configurable for various original sizes
  • Mobile: The system can be easily disassembled and rebuilt on site
Scan resolutionOutput resolutionScan area (document size)
12k³ 702MPixels300dpiDIN A0
40" x 65"
12k³ 702MPixels250dpi2 x DIN A0
48" x 78"
12k³ 702MPixels180dpi4 x DIN A0
67" x 108"
16k³ 1248MPixels450dpiDIN A0
35" x 58"
16k³ 1248MPixels300dpi2 x DIN A0
53" x 87"
16k³ 1248MPixels240dpi4 x DIN A0
67" x 108"
24k³ 2808MPixels600dpiDIN A0
40" x 65"
24k³ 2808MPixels500dpi2 x DIN A0
48" x 78"
24k³ 2808MPixels300dpi4 x DIN A0
80" x 130"

With the Rencay 24k³ resolution model, very large originals can be digitized with the ultimate in quality. The digitizing system can be adjusted to the desired resolution for the largest item and all smaller items can be efficiently scanned in the same setup. The modularity of this system offers benefits to accommodate all types of originals. For example, a vacuum easel can be used to hold certain documents, drawings and posters. Special document holders are available as accessories. A customized product package is comparatively economical since the system is a collection of individual standard components.

 

Color Reproduction

The trilinear Rencay scan provides full RGB color information with 48Bit color depth (true RGB 48Bit) for all pixels by superimposing the colors during the scan. In addition to the high resolution of up to 2808 MPixel, the quality of pixel data obtained is definitely superior with this method.

 

The Rencay trilinear scanning technology avoids color crosstalk that occurs in most digital cameras. The crosstalk between the RGB pixels, which is unavoidable in Bayer sensors, is yet another factor to be corrected in the complex interpolation algorithms (also called “development”).

 

Schematically shown: the trilinear scanning technology without color crosstalk offers the best starting point for perfect color reproduction

Colormanagement Workflows

Two different workflows are available for the Rencay digitization systems:

ICC Color Management Workflow

The Color Management software compares the scan of a suitable color chart with the spectral data of the color chart and calculates an ICC profile. The ICC profile is later used to convert the image into a defined color space.

Color Matching Workflow

This workflow uses the provided technical data of the scan system (lighting and camera system) to convert the scan to a defined color space. The result can be further improved by adding the user’s own measurements of the original colors.

Read more about the color management workflows and their specific advantages …

Open Book Digitization Systems – Open B+

Digitization system with 100 ° opening angle and minimal contact with the book pages

“Wolfenbuettel Book Reflector” – Digitization system with 45 ° opening angle

Concept diagram for opening angle of 30°

CamCradle – Book Digitization System with 100 ° Opening Angle

The CamCradle goes back to a famous digitization project. With this system, the Parker Library was digitized in Cambridge. The Parker Library is the oldest library in England and houses the most valuable books in the Kingdom.

  • Special book cradle with an opening angle of 100°
  • Only minimal contact with book pages
  • Large formats and fold-out pages possible
  • Suitable for heavy books
  • Optional vacuum
  • Various illumination equipment available
  • Realistic reproduction of gold surfaces
  • LED lighting
  • Lighting system and camera system configurable

 

Wolfenbuettel Book Reflector – Special Solution for Barely Openable Books

The Wolfenbüttler book mirror was developed in collaboration with the Herzog August Library Wolfenbüttel and has been successfully used there for several years in book digitization.

  • Special book cradle with an opening angle of 45°
  • Page flattening via glass wedge
  • LED illumination
  • Page size up to 45 x 45 cm (17.7” x 17.7”)
  • Lighting system and camera system configurable

 

Configurable Wedge Scanner

Especially for small formats and very small opening angles, we offer configurable digitization solutions:

  • Opening angles between 30° and 60°
  • Pressure on glass wedge, manual with motor support for maximum protection
  • Minimum loss in the fold
  • Format up to DIN A4 + page size (8.3” x 11.7”)
  • High performance
  • Integrated LED illumination

Reference Project

The unique selling point of Langfeld Engineering lies in their diligent handling of differing specifications, in particular in the field of book digitization. Individual needs are addressed through meticulous and personal consultation.

We are honored to count the Zürich Canton, City and University Library (www.zb.uzh.ch) as a satisfied customer in this area since 2005. With over 6 million documents and more than half a million visitors each year, it is one of the largest libraries in Switzerland. The specialized departments are divided into manuscripts, maps and panoramas, old prints and rare books, a print and drawings department with a photo archive as well as the music department. Due to the diverse requirements, each department has an individualized reproduction station with Langfeld Engineering/Rencay products to meet highest-quality standards. Specialized solutions were implemented according to customer requirements, including interface development for third-party products. For a selected project, focusing on particularly valuable book collections, a CamCradle was acquired, which contributed greatly to digitization results.

ZBZ

DiRECT camera system at the ZBZ for book digitization