Just found this discussion after a search here in the Netherlands for the product. The ION importer/distributor told me yesterday
they expect the units here mid May, which seems to be in line with some other sources that have claimed April
for the US. BTW they will sell here for â‚¬149 including taxes, but the person I was in contact with, immediately offered me a voucher for
30% off if I would pre-order it
So I'm def going to get it, hope it arrives soon so I can start digitizing a LOT of magazines/comics and other stuff that hasn't
been digitally made available here (the ebook trend is starting to catch on sloooowly on this side of the Pond).
I am also considering the Fujitsu S1500M (includes Acrobat Professional) or Epson GT-S30 or whatever it's called (both ca. â‚¬550),
20-40ppm, because I expect there is a huge market for people who want to have their books etc. digitized (and don't mind them being destroyed).
Finally, I also looked at some of the PlusTek products like the 3600 which are meant for books, don't work with my Mac
and are quite slow (â‚¬260, 7 seconds per page). So those don't seem like an option to me.
Also, one of our universities recently introduced a service where people can have books from the uni library scanned
and OCR-ed for â‚¬0.25 a page, so that should give you an idea how much you could charge for scanning.
Here's the link: http://www.rug.nl/bibliotheek/informati ... jecten/dod
Rotterdam, the Netherlands