Atiz Rolls Out New Book Scanner

Los Angeles-based Atiz Innovation said Friday that it has unveiled a new device, which allows users to easily digitize books. The new product--aimed at schools and libraries--combines a digital SLR camera and a special cradle to scan up to 700 pages an hour in high resolution scans. The firm is taking aim at the increasing interest of libraries to digitize their book collections; among the higher profile efforts in this area are Google's online Book Search offering. Atiz said it now has approximately 500 of the firm's products in place worldwide. Pricing on the firm's new product was not released. Atiz said its customers include UCLA, and the Los Angeles Public Library, among others.