Here are some frequently asked questions and
answers about The Discoscan:
Pricing and Availability
What is the price of The Discoscan?
suggested list price of The Discoscan is $1795. These prices are drastically
reduced from our original prices due to newer and more streamlined
What is included in the price?
price includes the cost of the lens system and mounting hardware.
The price does NOT include X-Y scanners or any other projection
If I place an order for The Discoscan, when can I
Pangolin can ship within one week from the time of order.
Can I order through my favorite Pangolin dealer?
Yes! You can
order The Discoscan through Pangolin or
through any Pangolin dealer listed on
our web site.
Since these devices are placed in front of my X-Y scanners, how
wide must the scan angle be from my X-Y scanners, to cover the
maximum area from these devices?
requires an input scan angle of 30 to 35 degrees to cover the full
range of output scan angles.
Does the beam diameter or shape change when projected through one
of these lenses?
Yes, but it
depends on the beam quality coming from your laser or fiber. In
general, any device that amplifies the scan angle will also
effectively amplify the beam divergence. And there may be some
elipticity at the outer edges of the scan field from both devices.
However, these lenses have been specifically designed to keep these
distortions to a minimum and also, these lenses are
primarily intended for beam effects where distortions would
generally go unnoticed anyway.
In addition, increasing beam
divergence actually makes audience scanning displays safer. For more
details about laser safety, see the laser safety section of our
Laser Resource Guide.
What about laser graphics applications?