Contex IQ 4450 Scanner

Market Leading CIS Quality

for Maps and Technical Documents & up to 44" Wide

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Connects directly to your global network, supporting your wide-format workflows
Contex' highly recommended IQ large-format scanner offers you an outstanding collaborative workflow whether you work with in-house scanning activities or in project groups of global players.

Using simple one-touch buttons you can scan directly over the network to your desk and continue working instantly. You get exceptional professional-grade quality with true 1200dpi optical resolution and patented technologies that ensure accurate results the first time.

PageDrop Enabled
Any PageDrop enabled Contex scanner can send documents directly to your preferred destinations. PageDrop does not require a PC. Instead it simply utilizes your smart phone or tablet to control the process. Load the document, scan the QR code, and send the document directly to your desired destination.
Whether you are in a private business or government, the Contex IQ 4400 series is designed for collaboration projects through occasional scanning or the creation of digital archives. The 44" imaging area delivers clean, sharp image quality on technical documents, sketches, and maps.
Unibody CIS Technology
Contex patented Unibody CIS technology, a unique image-capture design, based on a single aluminum extrusion and custom CIS modules ensuring market leading accuracy in every image.
New high standards
Contex sets the highest standards in scanning technical documents, maps and drawings. The IQ 4400 is built to withstand high-volume use on daily basis and is available in a new sleek and lightweight design. With IQ 4400 you get a total scanning solution with leading-edge software and network connectivity that fit your existing tools and business processes.
Digital documents at once, anywhere
Instant-on scanning and one-touch interface save time in scanning large documents. Simply load your document and the scanner immediately comes to live. Click a one-touch button to scan directly to your preferred destination.
Nextimage software makes scanning to file, to print, or to the network fast and simple.

Key Features

  • Gigabit Ethernet with xDTR2 standard
  • Scanner sharing across a network, and sending files to remote desktop
  • Enhanced image quality with Contex patented CIS technology and new CIS modules
  • Superior image quality with Contex patented color-fringe removal (CFR)
  • ENERGY STAR compliant, using just 1W in standby
  • 1200dpi optical resolution standard
  • 44" wide document handling
  • All-Wheel-Drive (AWD) for a perfect grip on your documents
  • See what you scan with face-up scanning
  • One-touch scanning
  • User upgradable - Need color? More speed? Higher resolution? Upgrading is electronic, fast and easy.


    Make every scan personal
    Any PageDrop enabled Contex scanner can send documents directly to your preferred destinations. PageDrop does not require a PC. Instead it simply utilizes your smart phone or tablet to control the process. Load the document, scan the QR code, and send the document directly to your desired destination.

    Get images where you need them
    Your PageDrop enabled Contex scanner is the first wide format scanner that truly works for you. The only choice you have to make, is where you need the documents - PageDrop handles the rest. PageDrop can deliver images by e-mail, directly into your DropBox and print to any of your HP ePrint enabled printers.
    PageDrop is a Web App
    As a Web App PageDrop is supported on any smartphone or tablet with a QR reader and a browser.
    PageDrop can be added in your iOS device (iPhone, iPad etc.) as a web App. Once you have scanned the QR code simply select "Add to home screen" in your iOS browser to create the Web App icon. Now you can bring up PageDrop directly from you iOS device whenever you need a scan.
    On your Android device the same is possible. Simply add the webpage to your favourites. From there you can add them to your start menu.
    More to come...
    As a Web App new destinations and features can be added without the need for updating your scanner. They will appear as soon as they are implemented on our PageDrop servers.
    PageDrop is secure
    PageDrop includes a new pending patent that ensures a secure method for QR codes and Web Interfaces. PageDrop will only allow you to scan if you are in front of the scanner.
    Scanning is easy

    Scan the QR code

    Press the green button

    PageDrop handles the rest
    Once a scan is completed an e-mail notification will be sent to your inbox to let you know your document is ready for use.
    PageDrop Beta Testing
    The first release of PageDrop is in Beta as we need your input to make this work the right way for you. PageDrop is a new way of scanning that changes everything. With your help the Beta program will allow us to create the right interfaces for your scanning devices.

    Key Features

  • Makes every PageDrop enabled scanner your personal scanner.
  • Supports any smart phone or tablet including iOS and Android based solutions.
  • Standard HTML5 web interface.
  • Images transferred directly from scanner to your destination.
  • All scans delivered as industry standard PDF.
  • Secure transfer through Contex PageDrop Servers.
  • Security enabled to protect your images.
  • Technology:

    Key technologies in Contex IQ scanners
    As the world's largest developer and producer of wide format imaging solutions, Contex leads the market with innovative technology and advanced scan and copy software solutions. The HD Ultra series of scanners utilizes a long list of key technologies unique to a Contex scanner.
    i1 profiles from X-Rite
    Using X-Rite generated profiles ensures the highest possible color accuracy for the demanding customers. X-Rite is the global leader in color science and technology.

    Adobe RGB, Device RGB and sRGB
    Contex IQ series scanners have several different options for color space. In addition to the common sRGB the IQ scanners also offers color spaces with wider gamut as preferred by color specialists.

    Adobe RGB and Device RGB has a larger color gamut than sRGB, hereby allowing differences in very bright and saturated colors to be maintained in the file.
    Contex Natural Light
    IQ scanners use new CIS modules with dual diffusion. By using correct diffusion in IQ scanners you get the most natural light in any CIS scanner.

    Natural light is diffused light that creates soft shadows.

    light that creates soft shadows. Single sided LED light traditionally causes hard shadows.

    Dual sided LED light normally creates 2 hard shadows.

    Contex New Dual Diffusion CIS Modules in IQ scanners ensures the must natural representation of any image.

    Live Matching of CIS modules

    Traditional CIS scan without live matching.
    The left side is darker than the right side.
    New in IQ scanners: Live matching of CIS modules.

    While scanning Contex Live Matching technology will monitor images and correct differences from one CIS module to the next. Without this there might be noticeable difference between CIS modules.

    This unique technology is a key part of providing Market leading CIS solutions.
    New CFR Technology
    Contex innovative Color Fringe Removal has been further improved with the IQ scanners. Color fringe is a result of CIS scanners using flashing red, green and blue LED lights. This causes black lines and text to have colored edges especially when scanning at lower resolutions.

    Thanks to Contex innovative thinking this effect has been completely removed in the IQ scanners with CFR.

    Traditional CIS scan without CFR of a typical 10 pt text.
    Notice the colored edges on the letters.

    Scan with CFR on IQ scanners.
    Notice no colored edges.
    Delivering 3 times the bandwidth of USB2, our unique Gigabit Ethernet implementation with xDTR2 is lightning fast and accelerates workflows even further via network sharing, where scans can be controlled from any computer.


    Contex IQ 4450
    Optical Resolution1200dpi
    Maximum Resolution9600dpi
    Maximum Scan Width44in. (1118mm)
    Maximum Media Width47in. (1194mm)
    Maximum Media Thickness(flexible documents only)0.08-inch (2mm)
    Accuracy0.1% +/- 1 pixel
    Data Capture (color/mono)48-bit/16-bit
    Color SpaceAdobe RGB / sRGB / Device RGB
    USB InterfaceUSB with xDTR
    Gigabit EthernetGigabit Ethernet with xDTR2
    Power Requirements110/220/240V,60/50Hz, 50W
    Power Consumption (Ready / Power Save / Scanning)8W / 1W / 22W - ENERGY STAR compliant
    Weight & DimensionsLxWxH 30 kg (66 lbs) / 60 x 19 x 6.3 inches (153 x 48 x 16 cm)
    Certifications/complianceCE, cUL,Gost-R, VCCI, FCC Class A, RoHS and ENERGY STAR
    SoftwareNextimage 30-day trial included
    SoftwareAutoCAD, MicrostationTM, ArcGISTM and all other CAD, GIS and other image editing / storage applications 1)
    Device Drivers32 and 64-bit Windows 8, 7, XP and Vista
    TWAINTWAIN drivers available for use with EDM and other imaging software
    Scanning Speed (inch/sec.): Scanner speed while scanning 36-inch wide document. 2)
    400dpi (Turbo) RGB Color1.5
    400dpi (Turbo) Index Color1.5
    Upgradable to 3.0 inch/sec*
    400dpi (Turbo) Grayscale/Monochrome10.0
    Productivity (documents/hour): Batch scanning for 60 minutes. Includes paper load and eject time. Measured in completed scans.
    D-size, RGB Color, 200dpi198
    D-size, Monochrome, 200dpi780
    A1-size, RGB Color, 200dpi192
    A1-size, Monochrome,744

    1) Contex applications creates industry standard raster file formats that can be used in any CAD or GIS application.
    2) Scanning speeds depend on document width and computer configuration. Contex recommends Intel Core Duo, Core 2 Duo, or better
    processors, 2GB RAM, Hi-speed USB2. Speed tests performed using Nextimage software, PC with Intel Core i5-2500 Quad processor, 8GB RAM,Hi-speed USB2, 7200rpm HDD, Windows 7 64-bit Ultimate.

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