Contex IQ 2490 Scanner

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Contex IQ 2490 Scanner

New Scanner Technology

Scan Small and Large Documents
- Up to A1/D-Size
- PageDrop Enabled

Do you waste precious time trying to communicate the changes made to drawings and plans to your clients and colleagues? Do you want to reduce outside scanning and copying costs but hesitate to invest in a pricey professional scanner? Now there's an easy and affordable way to scan, copy, and distribute wide-format documents, plans, drawings, and changes from wherever you work directly to your global network.

Rugged and reliable with Gigabit Ethernet, the Contex IQ 2490 24-inch wide-format scanner is easy to use and designed to fit your multi-site project workflows.

Features   |   Pagedrop   |   Specifications   |   Technology


Connects directly to your global network

Contex' highly recommended IQ large-format scanners enables you to work faster and save money by scanning and copying wide format drawings, plans, and technical documents right where you work. Scan changes to drawings, documents, and blueprints and e-mail to clients and colleagues instantly. Using simple one-touch buttons you can scan directly over the network to your desk and continue working instantly. This scanner is a table model and will fit directly on any office desk.

Unibody CIS Technology

Contex patented Unibody CIS technology, a unique image-capture design, based on a single aluminum extrusion and custom CIS modules ensuring market leading accuracy in every image.

Improve Your Workflow and Communicate Effectively
Avoid delays and save on courier and out-of-house printing expenses. This professional sheet-feed plug'n'play scanner fits with your existing software and printers. Get precise, accurate images with high 1200 DPI optical resolution and save on file space with intelligent 8-bit indexed color capture - ideal for archiving many types of files. Also available as MFP solutions with your existing printer for easy scan-to-copy.

PageDrop Enabled

Any PageDrop enabled Contex scanner can send documents directly to your preferred destinations. PageDrop does not require a PC. Instead it simply utilizes your smart phone or tablet to control the process. Load the document, scan the QR code, and send the document directly to your desired destination.

Key Features:
  • PageDrop Enabled
  • Gigabit Ethernet with xDTR2 standard
  • Scanner sharing across a network, and sending files to remote desktop
  • Enhanced image quality with Contex patented CIS technology and new CIS modules.
  • Superior image quality with Contex patented color-fringe removal (CFR)
  • ENERGY STAR compliant, using just 1W in standby
  • 1200dpi optical resolution standard
  • 24" wide document handling
  • All-Wheel-Drive (AWD) for a perfect grip on your documents
  • See what you scan with face-up scanning
  • One-touch scanning


Make every scan personal

PageDrop Enabled

Any PageDrop enabled Contex scanner can send documents directly to your preferred destinations. PageDrop does not require a PC. Instead it simply utilizes your smart phone or tablet to control the process. Load the document, scan the QR code, and send the document directly to your desired destination.

Get images where you need them

Your PageDrop enabled Contex scanner is the first wide format scanner that truly works for you. The only choice you have to make, is where you need the documents - PageDrop handles the rest. PageDrop can deliver images by e-mail, directly into your DropBox and print to any of your HP ePrint enabled printers.

PageDrop is a Web App

As a Web App PageDrop is supported on any smartphone or tablet with a QR reader and a browser.

PageDrop can be added in your iOS device (iPhone, iPad etc.) as a web App. Once you have scanned the QR code simply select "Add to home screen" in your iOS browser to create the Web App icon. Now you can bring up PageDrop directly from you iOS device whenever you need a scan.

On your Android device the same is possible. Simply add the webpage to your favourites. From there you can add them to your start menu.



HP ePrint

Google Drive

Microsoft SkyDrive

More to come...

As a Web App new destinations and features can be added without the need for updating your scanner. They will appear as soon as they are implemented on our PageDrop servers.

PageDrop is secure

PageDrop includes a new pending patent that ensures a secure method for QR codes and Web Interfaces. PageDrop will only allow you to scan if you are in front of the scanner.

Scanning is easy

Scan the QR code

Press the green button

PageDrop handles the rest

Once a scan is completed an e-mail notification will be sent to your inbox to let you know your document is ready for use.

PageDrop Beta Testing

The first release of PageDrop is in Beta as we need your input to make this work the right way for you. PageDrop is a new way of scanning that changes everything. With your help the Beta program will allow us to create the right interfaces for your scanning devices.

Key Features:

  • Makes every PageDrop enabled scanner your personal scanner.
  • Supports any smart phone or tablet including iOS and Android based solutions.
  • Standard HTML5 web interface.
  • Images transferred directly from scanner to your destination.
  • All scans delivered as industry standard PDF.
  • Secure transfer through Contex PageDrop Servers.
  • Security enabled to protect your images.


Technical Specifications Contex IQ 2490
Optical Resolution 1200dpi
Maximum Resolution 9600dpi
Maximum Scan Width 24in. (610mm)
Maximum Scan Length Unlimited
Maximum Media Width 26.6in. (676mm)
Maximum Media Thickness 0.08-inch (2mm) flexible documents only
Accuracy ± 0.1% +/- 1 pixel
Data Capture (color/mono) 48-bit/16-bit
Color Space Adobe RGB / sRGB / Device RGB
Interface USB with xDTR and Gb Ethernet with xDTR2
Power Requirements 110V / 220V / 240V, 60/50 Hz, 25W
Power Consumption
(Ready / Power Save / Scanning)
8W / 1W / 18W – ENERGY STAR compliant
Weight & Dimensions LxDxH 35.5 Ibs. (16.1 kg) / 32.4x18.9x6.3 inches (824x480x161 mm)
Certifications/Compliance CE, cUL, VCCI, FCC Class A, RoHS, GOST-R and ENERGY STAR
Software Nextimage 30-day trial included
Software AutoCAD®, MicrostationTM, ArcGISTM and all other CAD, GIS and other image editing / storage applications 1)
Device Drivers 32 and 64-bit Windows 8, 7, XP and Vista
Nextimage TWAIN 32-bit TWAIN application driver included for use with EDM and other imaging software
Scanning Speed (inch/sec.): Scanner speed while scanning 24-inch wide document. 2)
400dpi (Turbo) RGB Color 3.0
400dpi (Turbo) Grayscale/Monochrome 10.0
Productivity (documents/hour): Batch scanning for 60 minutes. Includes paper load and eject time. Measured in completed scans.
D-size, RGB Color, 200dpi 250
D-size, Monochrome, 200dpi 539
A1-size, RGB Color, 200dpi 240
A1-size, Monochrome, 514

1) Contex applications creates industry standard raster file formats that can be used in any CAD or GIS application.
2) Scanning speeds depend on document width and computer configuration. Contex recommends Intel Core Duo, Core 2 Duo, or better processors, 2GB RAM, Hi-speed USB2. Speed tests performed using Nextimage software, PC with Intel Core i5-2500 Quad processor, 8GB RAM,Hi-speed USB2, 7200rpm HDD, Windows 7 64-bit Ultimate.
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Key technologies in Contex IQ scanners

As the world’s largest developer and producer of wide format imaging solutions, Contex leads the market with innovative technology and advanced scan and copy software solutions. The IQ series of scanners utilizes a long list of key technologies unique to a Contex scanner.

i1 profiles from X-Rite

Using X-Rite generated profiles ensures the highest possible color accuracy for the demanding customers. X-Rite is the global leader in color science and technology.

Adobe RGB, Device RGB and sRGB

Contex IQ series scanners have several different options for color space. In addition to the common sRGB the IQ scanners also offers color spaces with wider gamut as preferred by color specialists.

Adobe RGB and Device RGB has a larger color gamut than sRGB, hereby allowing differences in very bright and saturated colors to be maintained in the file.

Contex Natural Light

IQ scanners use new CIS modules with dual diffusion. By using correct diffusion in IQ scanners you get the most natural light in any CIS scanner.

Live Matching of CIS Modules

New in IQ scanners: Live matching of CIS modules.

While scanning Contex Live Matching technology will monitor images and correct differences from one CIS module to the next. Without this there might be noticeable difference between CIS modules.

This unique technology is a key part of providing Market leading CIS solutions.

New CFR Technology

Contex innovative Color Fringe Removal has been further improved with the IQ scanners. Color fringe is a result of CIS scanners using flashing red, green and blue LED lights. This causes black lines and text to have colored edges especially when scanning at lower resolutions.

Thanks to Contex innovative thinking this effect has been completely removed in the IQ scanners with CFR.


Delivering 3 times the bandwidth of USB2, our unique Gigabit Ethernet implementation with xDTR2 is lightning fast and accelerates workflows even further via network sharing, where scans can be controlled from any computer.

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  • Preferred customer status - your job goes to the front of the line for super-fast conversion service
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  • 24/7 availability
  • Satisfaction guaranteed

Price and Purchase Contex IQ 2490 large format scanners now or call us at 1-800-938-SCAN or email us at for additional information.

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