X-Ray Film Scanners and Digitizers, X-Ray Film Scanning Services and Software

Microtek ObjectScan 1600

To significantly solve digitization inefficiency common to the global herbaria museums, Microtek launches a workstation consisting of ObjectScan 1600 scanner, ScanWizard_Botany software (optional), and MiVapp_Botany archive management system (optional). This integrated workstation is characterized by, (1) On-top scan design for full-frame focus, (2) 1600 dpi (equal to 1 Gigabyte pixels) color CCD, (3) Optical Character Recognition (OCR) for specimen label and 1D barcode, and (4) image archive and privileged-account cloud management system. Both software and management systems provide intuitive interfaces for non-IT herbarium curators and botanists, especially for herbarium inexperienced volunteers. The database structure follows the JSTOR principle in order for the file exchange convenience between herbaria. Further, MiVapp_Botany can unit global academic efforts to speed up the verification rate on image quality and metadata by offering a remote log-in entry service. Under the ideal setup, this workstation can digitize 500,000 – 800,000 specimens per year where the cost will be less than 5 USD for each specimen.

Can be Enhanced with the Inspecting Solution for Defects of IC Appearances
Microtek ObjectScan 1600


  • On-top scan design protects fragile plant specimen
  • 1,600-dpi color CCD provides high-resolution image
  • Adjustable scan beds are convenient for objects beyond focus
  • Up to +/- 6.5 mm DOF can get clear extended DOF images
  • Automated metadata recognition ability
  • Image archive and privileged account management system

Objectscan workflow

On-top scan design protects fragile plant specimen
ObjectScan 1600 is characterized as an on-top scan model. This unique mechanistic design guarantees the specimen morphological integration during image capture, eliminating irreversible risks from the conventional up-side-down scan or vertically moving scanning station.

on top scan

1,600-dpi color CCD provides high-resolution image
ObjectScan 1600 has a color linear CCD with resolution up to 1,600 pixels per inch, equaling that of 1Gigabyte. With the built-in 48-bit ADC (Analog to Digital Converter), the whole specimen as well as details of surface textures can be precisely captured and presented in high fidelity format.

Up to +/- 6.5 mm DOF images

Up to +/- 6.5 mm DOF can get clear extended DOF images
The DOF (Depth of Field) of ObjectScan 1600 is up to +/- 6.5 mm at 300 dpi, which can overcome uneven or protruded parts of plant specimen. This is of especially help on specimen with corns and fruits, preserving and presenting the original characters for academic purpose.

Up to +/- 6.5 mm DOF images

Automated metadata recognition ability
Specimen label information will be recognized and automatically saved titled by herbarium code and specimen serial number in XML format through ScanWizard-Botany. Various options, such as contrast, lightness, and sharpness, are also provided for curators on image adjustment.

automated metadata recognition

Image archive and privileged account management system
MiVapp-Botany is both a web-server system and specimen image authentication database, aiming for being an efficient and integrated multi-functional platform. After hierarchical login-based image quality and metadata profile validation from invited professionals, MiVapp-Botany can quickly update the system and immediately make verified specimen access by the public.

image archive



Item Details
Product Name
ObjectScan 1600
Scanner Type On-top Scan Flatbed Scanner
Image Sensor Type Color Linear CCD
1600 dpi
Light Source LED
Scanning Area 304.8 mm x 424.18 mm (12″ × 16.7″)
Scanning Speed 12 sec @ 400 dpi, A3 Color (without calibration)
Bit Depth 48-bit (Input) / 24-bit (Output)
Supported File Types
  • TIFF
  • JPEG
  • BMP
  • PDF
Connectivity Hi-Speed USB 2.0
Dimensions (L x W x H) 12.9″ x 18.7″ x 8.8″
(329 mm x 474 mm x 224 mm;
Film holders are not included)
47 kg (103 lbs)
Power Source
AC 100V-240V, 47-63 Hz, 1.5A max. (Input) DC 15V, 2.5A (Output)
Power Consumption 37.5 W
System Requirements PC
  • CD-ROM drive (for installing software)
  • Color display with 24-bit color output capability
  • 4 GB RAM or more
  • Intel Core i5 Processor at 3.0 GHz PC or higher with Hi-speed USB (USB 2.0) port
  • Microsoft Windows 7 / 8
Software Included
ScanWizard Graph

Product specifications described herein are subject to change without notice.


The Inspecting Solution for Defects of IC Appearances

The Inspecting Solution for Defects of IC Appearances is by using a non-contact object scanner, exclusively designed by Microtek, to capture images of IC, effectively avoiding misjudgments caused by damaging of IC. The object scanner is capable to capture large-scale sizes of images and thus it can handle large volumes of chips fast at one time, shortening inspecting time effectively.
Using together with the MiQC-IC, a defect inspecting, and management system, users can mark the defective area precisely by using a Golden sample. After images with defects have been uploaded to the management system, users can find what they are looking for from tones of data quickly by using of file names, uploading dates or defect information, enhancing the management more effectively and efficiently.


  • Non-contact capturing of images ensures the completeness of scanned objects
  • Capturing of a large-scale image enhances the work efficiency for large volumes of chips
  • Optional MiQC-IC systems enables users to select a golden Sample manually, precisely marking the defective area