The Kirtas KABIS family is the world leader in automatic book scanners.  KABIS robotic book scanners provide high productivity with speeds up to 2900 pages per hour, high image quality and Kirtas’ SmartCradle™ system to protect even the most fragile books and documents.


In 2004, Kirtas Technologies was nominated by the World Technology Network (WTN) for its development of the world’s first truly automated book scanning system. Since then, Kirtas has continued to refine, enhance, innovate and build on its core technologies. Kirtas Technologies creates radically innovative products that allow for the digitization of content that is locked away in both bound and unbound documents.

Quality results are the primary objective of any book digitisation project. Quality includes superior images, high accuracy OCR, comprehensive metadata and complete book integrety.


 Achieving this will allow you to use the book images to their fullest capability both now and for future undefined needs.


Kirtas KABIS IIIW Key Features at a Glance:


The new Kirtas KABIS IIIW system continues the Kirtas tradition by providing the SmartCradle with new automatic book centering that increases post-processing productivity.


The 110 degree position is optimal for low stress, gentle book positioning and is ideal for fragile and rare books. Air flows and the Enhanced Page Separator combine to separate pages, and the newest SureTurn robotic arm with its vacuum head will gently lift and turn the page.


Within the vacuum head is our Page Edge Sensor technology to detect multi-page or no-page lift conditions and automatically take programmable corrective action.


The result is full book content integrity and quality. The newest KABIS Manager Plus software provides a simple user interface to let you start digitizing quickly, and downloading MARC or Dublin Core bibliographic information to include with the book metadata, is simple and easy from OCLC or your own database.




325 - 600 DPI



The Kirtas Difference?


The page images are captured using the latest Canon 22MP cameras in full 24 bit colour in a fraction of a second; one for left-side pages and one for right-side pages.


The images can be captured at 325 or 400 dpi resolution with superior sharpness and excellent colour fidelity.


The new LIMB™ Image Processing software includes more automated features for faster, accurate image

processing with minimal intervention. When coupled with the OCR processing software, automated “image

tagging” is possible creating valuable book structural metadata.

> Kirtas KABIS IIIW high-quality, high-speed (2,890 pages per hour) capture

> Patented SmartCradle™ dynamic book handler

> Low-stress support for rare, fragile documents

> Robotics that are gentler than the human hand

> SureTurn™ robotic arm uses vacuum system to gently pick up and turn

one page at a time

> LIMB retrieves available metadata and creates MARc records, Dublin Core

and MODS files

> Metadata integrated into the production process ensures seamless workflow

and inventory control

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Bank Holidays - Closed

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