ICAM GuardianDatacomIT Sole Australian Distributor of Guardian and Vanguard Large Format Book Scanners

DatacomIT is proud to be awarded sole Australian distribution rights for ICAM’s Guardian and Vanguard A0 and A1 Large Format book scanners. 

These scanners are superbly suitable for scanning all documents from A3 size.

Our partnership with ICAM Archive Systems-UK for the distribution of this leading edge large format book scanning product, represents over 50 years of expertise and scanning experience in the industry.

For the preservation of fragile books, documents and maps(paper based as well as non-paper based), The Guardian and Vanguard large format book scanners provide the best solution of its kind on the market.

Why DatacomIT chose The Guardian and Vanguard above all other large format scanners?

Our experience in the field of large format book scanning and the scanning of preciousdocuments led us to conduct an in-depth analysis of a wide range of scanning equipment currently available on the world market.

What we concluded after months of comparison was that there was no better technology, matched with versatility, available than ICAM’s Guardian or Vanguard book scanners. The beauty of this solution is that they are easily upgradable, utilising a wide range of cameras,lenses, scanners and dual mount; dual digital or hybrid digital and microfilm configurations.

The Guardian’s unique and sophisticated pneumatic book handling system ensures thatdelicate or bound volumes can be scanned efficiently without damageThe Guardian Large Format Scanner can be purchased as a base unit, with the pneumatic system added at a later date if required.

Guardian Specifications

Dimensions A1 A0
Max Height 2400mm 2800mm
Width (Light Arms Lowered) 1760mm 1990mm
Width (Light Arms Raised) 1220mm 1350mm
Maximum Document Size 930 x 665mm 1200 x 850mm
Lighting Daylight balance HF Fluorescent
Depth 1350mm 1880mm
Weight 310Kg 360Kg
Electrical 220/240V 50Hz 5A OR 110V 60Hz 5/10A
Guardian Options
Automatic Air Shuttle
Dual Height (30X) copyboard
Hybrid-microfilm & digital head
Tandem-dual digital heads
Computer System & monitors
Multitude of camera and lenses

Vanguard Specifications

Dimensions Desktop
Max Height 1030mm
Width (Light Arms Lowered) 1150mm
Width (Light Arms Raised) 750mm
Maximum Document Size 620 x 440mm
Lighting Low voltage cool LED
Depth 810mm
Weight TBA
Electrical 24v via lighting transformer
Vanguard Options
16 mega pixel video
50 mega pixel video
65+ mega pixel PhaseOne Camera
Multitude of camera and lenses

For environments where a desktop solution is sought, The Vanguard suitably provides for the scanning of small negatives to documents as large as 620mm x 440mm. The unit can be purchased in manual or in motorised form.

The Vanguard can accommodate a wide range of camera options, and can process up to 600 documents per hour when utilising the 16 mega pixel video capture system.

Both The Guardian and Vanguard scanners have been designed with technology thatminimises page curvature, and once setup perform page cropping perfectly.

A leader in the field, DatacomIT purchased Australia’s first Guardian large format scanner, andutilised it to complete a highly demanding scanning project on behalf of the National Library Australia, scanning some 1 million pages most of which was 100 years old.

This job was completed in an efficient and timely manner, producing stunning results, which in effect have preserved images for all perpetuity.

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