Heidelberg high-end scanners get updated by SilverFast Ai Studio to run under the latest Macintosh and Windows operating systems.

KIEL, Germany – July 10 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — LaserSoft Imaging once again, building on its advanced line of award winning scanning/imaging software, is releasing SilverFast with new support for the high-end Heidelberg Nexscan and Tango series. This is a breakthrough for those companies who originally purchased these legendary workhorses only to run into difficulties when Heidelberg dropped its interest in the scanning market and discontinued support.

This professional level software breathes new life into these high quality scanners and provides a current workflow solution to the thousands of units still in operation today. With SilverFast Ai Studio, it is now possible to integrate these scanners with the new high powered Macs and PC’s running the most current software to date, such as OSX – Tiger.

The Topaz, Nexscan and Tango packages are similar with their inclusion of Ai Studio with IT8 calibration, HDR Studio for 48 bit processing, a 6×7 cm transparency IT8 target, a 5×7 in. reflective IT8 target (both have barcodes for automatic data reference linking), SilverFast: the Official Guide, and the SilverFast manual. Also included is a SCSI card that is tested for your specific application and set up.

A 2 year premium support subscription can be purchased separately for the Nexscan and Topaz which includes:

    * Premium web based technical support with one business day reply time guaranteed.

    * Telephone hotline with call back service.

    * 2 years of free updates with installation support. As a subscriber, receive the most current version, QuickTime movies and documentation on a CD.

The combination of SilverFast Ai Studio and HDR Studio offer an exceptionally productive workflow. With the ability to capture the full 48 bit dynamic range of each image, the operator can then choose between editing the file directly in the scanning software or storing them as the new lossless compression format – JPEG 2000. The stored files, which are saved with the unique HiRePP (High Resolution Picture Performance), can then be handed off to another workstation anywhere (without a scanner connection) and batch processed using the timesaving Job Manager.

LaserSoft Imaging continues in its efforts to find and present the best possible solutions to customers worldwide. The outcome should always be high quality products that allow users to be more productive while achieving maximum results.

About the Company: LaserSoft Imaging was founded in 1986 by physicist Karl-Heinz Zahorsky who developed the concept of SilverFast in Kiel, Germany. Today SilverFast is regarded as the standard software for scanners and digital cameras for both beginners and professionals. SilverFast is bundled with major manufacturers such as Canon, Epson, HP, Leica Camera, Mediax, Pentacon (Praktica), Plustek, Quatographic, Reflecta, Samsung, Umax and others.

More information: www.silverfast.com

News issued by: LaserSoft Imaging, Inc. USA

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Original Story ID: (1807) :: 2006-07-0710-006

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News Source: LaserSoft Imaging