Sunday, September 5, 2010

No. 154: World’s fastest digital copier with the compensation ability (September 5, 2010)

Dainippon Printing will put a super high-speed digital copier into practical application in alliance with Tokyo University in two years. The copier can copy the whole book by flipping it over. The underlying technology was the high-speed book flipping scanning system developed by Prof. Masatoshi Ishikawa of Tokyo University. His system makes it possible to read the whole book by flipping it over under the high-speed camera and the infrared ray laser equipment. The infrared ray laser system detects deformation of letters and pictures created while pages are flipped. The camera that shoots 500-1,000 times per second checks and compensates the deformation instantly. Thereby, it is possible to reproduce all letters and pictures faithfully. The existing technology reads 25 pages per minute at most, while this new system reads 170 pages per minute. In addition, it can compensate deformation of letters and pictures. Dainippon Printing plans to develop a robot that can flip over pages without damaging a book in two years.

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