Quality Book Digitization

Using the Kirtas KABIS I, page images are captured using the latest Canon 21MP cameras in full 24 bit color in a fraction of a second; one for left-side pages and one for right-side pages. The images can be captured at 325 dpi resolution with superior sharpness and excellent color fidelity.


Kabis I is now available with LIMB™ Image Processing software. Thanks to this new feature, image processing is faster and accurate, with minimal intervention. Coupled with OCR, automated “image tagging” is possible creating valuable book structural metadata.

The Kirtas KABIS I Difference


Automatic and Manual with speeds from 300 to 1,600 pages per hour


Low-stress support for rare, fragile documents


Capture images at true 325 x 325 ppi, 24 bit color

Kirtas KABIS I Key Features at a Glance

The new Kirtas KABIS I system continues the Kirtas tradition by providing the SmartCradleTM with new automatic book centering that increases post-processing productivity. The 110 degree position is optimal for low stress, gentle book positioning and is ideal for fragile and rare books. Air flows and the Enhanced Page Separator combine to separate pages, and the newest SureTurnTM robotic arm with its vacuum head will gently lift and turn the page. Within the vacuum head is our Page Edge Sensor technology to detect multi-page or no-page lift conditions and automatically take programmable corrective action. The result is full book content integrity and quality. The newest KABIS Manager software provides a simple user interface to let you start digitizing quickly, and downloading MARC or Dublin Core bibliographic information to include with the book metadata, is simple and easy from OCLC or your own database.

  • Quality, high-speed (up to1,600 pages per hour) capture at 325 dpi, 24 bit color
  • Patented SmartCradle™ dynamic book handler, with automatic centering
  • Low-stress support for rare, fragile books
  • Robotics that are gentler than the human hand
  • SureTurn™ robotic arm picks up and turns each page
  • Automatic metadata retrieval and creation of MARC records, DublinCore, and MODS files
  • Metadata integration into the production process to ensure seamless workflow and inventory control


Operation Automatic, Semi-automatic, Manual
Cycle Speed Up to 1,600 images per hour
Tone 24-bit Color, 8-bit Grayscale, 1-bit B/W


Capture 21.1 megapixel Canon Camera
325 ppi up to 11” x 14”
400 ppi up to 12” x 8.75”
Page Size 11” x 14” max. (28.0 x 35.6 cm) Automatic
4.5” x 7” min. (11.5 x 17.8 cm) Automatic
2”x 2” (50 x 50mm) Manual
Paper 13–80 lb (49–300 gsm)
Binding Up to 4” (10 cm)
Dimensions 33” x 32” x 47” (W x D x H)
84 x 82 x 121 cm (W x D x H)
Accuracy Page Edge Sensor, Enhanced Page Separator
Weight 130 lbs (73 kg) approx. + 100 lbs (46 kg) table
Power Standard 110-240 VAC, 50/60 Hz
15 Amp Receptacle
Certification AN/NZS, CE, CSA, EN, FCC, IEC, RoHS, UL
Output JPEG, CR2; TIFF, JPEG2000, image only PDF and PDF/A with LIMB or BSE Processing
Workstation Kirtas Image Processor
Quad Core 2 GHz processors (min.)
One 2 TB hard drive
Two Gigabit Ethernet cards
Windows 7
19” flat screen monitor with arm mount
Mini keyboard & mouse
Included KABIS Manager™ software
BookScan Editor™ software 1-user license
Optional Monitor arm mount and keyboard shelf
Small book extension kit
Foot Pedal
LIMB™ Image Processing Suite
Barcode scanner
Height-adjustable, ergonomic table
BookScan Editor™ Pro Upgrade (OCR)

Kirtas Kabis Brochure

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