Product Overview

OpScan 6/8 Standard Features

  • Optical mark read (OMR) technology
  • 300 sheet autofeed
  • Up to 5,000 sheets per hour
  • Single or dual, ink or pencil read heads
  • Faster communication speed, from 1,200 to 115,200 baud
  • OpScan 8 includes an auxiliary output tray for sorting documents that fail user-defined edits

OpScan 6/8 Optional Features

  • Dual-side, reflective read head for faster two-sided document scanning
  • Ink read heads to scan both pen and pencil
  • A programmable, interactive printer that prints information based on scanned data–such as error codes, alphanumeric messages, serial numbers, validation flags, and test scores–with no effect on the throughput rate
  • Bar code attachment that delivers immediate, automatic bar code
  • Download capability that permits ASCII-coded output, which simplifies implementation when non-PC computers are used

Specifications

Physical Description Length: 27.5”
Height: 7.5”
Width: 13.25”
Weight: 34 lbs
Environment Operating Temperature: 60° to 85° degrees F
Humidity: 40% to 60% relative; non-condensating
Heat Dissipation: 900 BTUs per hour nominal
Power Standard: 115 VAC +/-10% single phase; 60 Hz +/-5%; US 3-prong plug; 8 ft. cable; requires 15 amp dedicated circuit, single phase

Option A: 50 Hz +/-5%; 100 or 110 VAC +/-10%; US 3-prong plug; 8 ft. cable; requires 15 amp dedicated circuit, single phase

Option B: 50 Hz +/-5%; 220 or 240 VAC +/-10%; US 3-prong plug; 8 ft. cable; requires 7.5 amp dedicated circuit, single phase

Communications Asynchronous: Protocol is defined to meet user’s requirements; two female RS232 connections.
Communication Speed: From 1,200 to 115,200 baud.
Host Port: Local or remote connection; cable at no charge when specified by the customer at time of scanner order.
Auxiliary Port: Allows connection of a terminal printer or video display in series with the scanner; cable may be purchased from Scantron
Compatibility: Sentry 3000® scanner emulation mode.
RS232 connection or USB 1.1 or 2.0 connection.
Keyspan USB Serial Adapter recommended, if needed.
Operation 2.5” x 5” to 9” x 14” (60-100 lb. Offset); uses both Mark Reflex and Trans-Optic forms.
Form Input Capacity: Autofeed 300 sheets.
Output Stacker Capacity: 300 sheets main stacker.
Controls: Two push button programmable switches.
Message Display: 40 character, alphanumeric, fluorescent.
Scanning Rate: Model 36—3,600 sheets per hour; Model 50—5,000 sheets per hour (Actual scanning rate depends on quantity of data read from the form and the amount of processing done on that data while scanning).
Components Read Head: 16 level mark discrimination; self calibrating read head; one or two sided reflective read; Scantron .166” format
Form Transport: Automatic feed; open design
Software Interfaces The OpScan 6 scanner is compatible with ScanTools® Plus. This software allows you to maintain files and define scannable forms—plus scan, edit, validate and display data. Interfacing with an OpScan scanner into your own custom software solution is done using the ScanTools Plus Link SDK and ScanTools Plus software. These tools are used by software programmers to implement scanning within their own software programs. For added value, the software converts files of scanned data into formats compatible with other commonly used packages, such as Microsoft® Access, Excel, Lotus® and SPSS® software.

OpScan 8

Physical Description Length: 47.5”
Height: 10.5”
Width: 13.25”
Weight: 52 lbs
Environment Operating Temperature: 60° to 85° degrees F
Humidity: 40% to 60% relative; non-condensating
Heat Dissipation: 900 BTUs per hour nominal
Power Standard: 115 VAC +/-10% single phase; 60 Hz +/-5%; US 3-prong plug; 8 ft. cable; requires 15 amp dedicated circuit, single phase

Option A: 50 Hz +/-5%; 100 or 110 VAC +/-10%; US 3-prong plug; 8 ft. cable; requires 15 amp dedicated circuit, single phase

Option B: 50 Hz +/-5%; 220 or 240 VAC +/-10%; US 3-prong plug; 8 ft. cable; requires 7.5 amp dedicated circuit, single phase

Communications Asynchronous: Protocol is defined to meet user’s requirements; two female RS232 connections.
Communication Speed: From 1,200 to 115,200 baud.
Host Port: Local or remote connection; cable at no charge when specified by the customer at time of scanner order.
Auxiliary Port: Allows connection of a terminal printer or video display in series with the scanner; cable may be purchased from Scantron
Compatibility: Sentry 3000® scanner emulation mode.
RS232 connection or USB 1.1 or 2.0 connection.
Keyspan USB Serial Adapter recommended, if needed.
Operation 2.5” x 5” to 9” x 12” (60-100 lb. Offset); uses both Mark Reflex and Trans-Optic forms.
Form Input Capacity: Auto-feed 300 sheets.
Output Stacker Capacity: 300 sheets main stacker; 100 sheets select stacker.
Controls: Two push button programmable switches.
Message Display: 40 character, alphanumeric, fluorescent.
Scanning Rate: Model 36—3,600 sheets per hour; Model 50—5,000 sheets per hour (Actual scanning rate depends on quantity of data read from the form and the amount of processing done on that data while scanning).
Programmable Interactive Transport Printer: Prints up to 63 characters per document; variable message printing based on scanned data.
Components Read Head: 16 level mark discrimination; self calibrating read head; one or two sided reflective read; Scantron .166” format
Form Transport: Automatic feed; open design
Software Interfaces The OpScan 8 scanner is compatible with ScanTools® Plus. This software allows you to maintain files and define scannable forms—plus scan, edit, validate and display data. Interfacing with an OpScan scanner into your own custom software solution is done using the ScanTools Plus Link SDK and ScanTools Plus software. These tools are used by software programmers to implement scanning within their own software programs. For added value, the software converts files of scanned data into formats compatible with other commonly used packages, such as Microsoft® Access, Excel, Lotus® and SPSS® software.

System Requirements

PC Hardware

  • Pentium® processor: 1 GHz 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) minimum
  • System memory: 1 GB minimum
  • Hard drive space: 40 GB hard drive with at least 15 GB of available space
  • Monitor at 1024 x 768 or higher resolution
  • CD-ROM drive (for installation)
  • RS232 connection or USB 1.1 or 2.0 connection:
    • Keyspan USB Serial Adapter recommended, if needed

Operating System

  • Windows 7 and 10 32- and 64-bit Editions

NOTE: All Windows hot fixes for the service pack must be installed.