An image capture device similar to a photocopier. The material to be scanned is placed face down on a glass plate and the capturing device passes beneath the glass. See also: Scanner Last Reviewed: 2003-03-01
An image capture device that is connected to a computer and works in the same way as a photocopier. A moving sensor passes under an image or document that is placed facedown on a glass plate and converts it into a digital file that can be stored on a computer.
An optical scanner in which the original image remains stationary while the sensors (usually a CCD linear array) passes over or under it. The scanned material is held flat rather than being wrapped around a drum.