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TrueK 50 scanning system
Client acceptance
TrueK 50's role in raising the bar
TrueK 50 no longer offered
Conclusion

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Index to Special Report on Faster Scanning

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At Laser FX 99, Pangolin demonstrated 50K scanning by projecting the well-known shows "Creation" (left) and "Tuesday's Day Off" (right) side-by-side -- using just one pair of scanners!
    

 

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angolin has done extensive research and development in the field of scanner amplifiers and driving galvanometer scanning systems. In May 1999, this research and development led us to announce "TrueK 50" scanning systems.

 




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TrueK 50 scanning system


he TrueK 50 scanning system is a modification to Cambridge model 6800 or 6210 scanner amplifiers. Once the TrueK 50 modification is performed, the scanners will correctly display all parts of the ILDA Test Pattern when the pattern is being output at 50,000 points per second, at an angle of 7 degrees.

 


 

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Client acceptance

ince its introduction, many clients sent their scanning systems to Pangolin to take advantage of the modification. We were very pleased with the market acceptance of our TrueK 50 modification. We are also very pleased with the improvement that it made to their shows.

 

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 TrueK 50's role in raising the bar

n addition to improving the show quality of Pangolin's clients, TrueK 50 also had the indirect effect of influencing the laser scanning market as a whole. Because the TrueK 50 modification effectively doubled the scan rate achievable from standard scanners, this also effectively raised the bar of performance sought by scanner clients.
As a result, scanner manufacturers invested time and energy and have developed their own faster scanning offerings.
 

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TrueK 50 no longer offered

ince it is now possible to purchase 50K+ scanning systems directly from scanner manufacturers, Pangolin is no longer offering the TrueK 50 scanning system modification.
        At this point, we recommend that you purchase Cambridge model 6210 scanners or General Scanning model VM500 scanners for your faster scanning needs. For more information, consult your Pangolin dealer.

 

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Conclusion

he TrueK 50 modification was a pioneering effort by Pangolin. We are pleased with the direct result -- that it enabled our clients to achieve better shows with faster scanning, and with the indirect result -- that it influenced scanner manufacturers to develop new products for our industry.
        You can be sure that Pangolin will continue to pursue improvements to scanning speed and accuracy, through our continuous hardware and software innovation.

This page last updated: Tuesday, June 19, 2007 08:50:54 PM

 
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