The Indus 4601-MS is an advanced digital scanner that will scan microfilm, microfiche, aperture cards, micro opaque cards and jackets. It will also scan COLOR microfilm, 35mm transparencies and positives displaying them on the computer screen instantaneously. The resulting scanned images are sharp and crisp and of the highest quality thanks to the high resolution 10 megapizel color area CCD sensor combined with the highest quality lens and LED illumination. The scan resolution ranges from 100 dpi in steps to 600 dpi. Imaging formates are the most commonly used: TIFF, JPEG, PDF, BMP and JPEG 2000.

With the 4601-MS users in educational institution libraries, public and corporate libraries, governmental organizations and other users of film media can replace the analog equipment of the past and step into the digital information world enabling the easy retrieval, exchange and delivery of digitized information in their PC and via the internet.

4601-MS Digital Film Scanner

The 4601-MS is fast; users can preview scanned images in less than a second, perform image adjustment functions, scan to a file for storage on your computer, scan to print to an attached printer or scan directly to an email or save the scanned file to a USB memory stick, all by a few clicks of the mouse. Continuous scanning of a full roll film can be performed with the optional “continuous scanning module.” The 4601-MS comes with the application software and connects to the PC via a fast USB 3.0 interface.

  • Powerful scanning features in a small footprint.
  • Fast 1-second preview and scanning in color or B&W.
  • Easy-to-use controls, energy-efficient operation.
  • Scans microfiche, jackets, aperture cards, 16mm & 35mm roll film, negative & positive color film.
  • Scan resolution up to 600 dpi.
  • Image rotation, skew adjustment, image masking.
  • Time-saving scan-to-file, scan-to-print, scan-to-email and save-to-usb functions.
  • Standard ms touch software, touch panel compatible.


Compatible Film Types Microfiche; jackets; jumbo fiche; microcards; 16/35mm roll microfilm; cartridge (M-type, C-clip); aperture cards; photographic slides; negatives
Image Sensor High-resolution area array with real-time on-screen view
Lens Optics Production-level, high-end customized lens developed specifically for microform clarity
Capture Mode Color, grayscale or bi-tonalColor, grayscale or bi-tonal
Capture Time 1/3 second per image
Magnification 7x to 96x
Maximum Scan Area 35 x 47/ 1.38 x 1.85 inches (on film)
Output Resolution 100-600 dpi
Output Options Scan to CD/DVD, file, USB, print, email, cloud
Focus Adjustment Automatic and manual
Sensor Optimization Included; fully adjustable optical image rotation
Zoom Adjustment Motorized (optical) and digital
File Formats TIFF (raw, compressed, multi-page); PDF (single, multi-page); JPEG; JPEG 2000; BMP
Integrated USB Output Two built-in USB 2.0 ports*/flash-drive ports (* with backward compatibility)
Standard Features Touch-screen; manual and motorized roll film pods; smart edit; opaque microcard LED, 3M adapter
Scanner Options Vendor interface kit; RapidScan Batch Scanning; OCR and Annotation
Light Source Custom-calibrated, color-compatible LED array
Security Integrated Kensington lock slot
Interface USB 3.0
Operating System For current information, contact Indus at 608-786-0300
Dimensions 17.7 x 11.4 x 7.9 inches / 450 x 290 x 200 mm
Weight 16 lbs / 7.2 kg
Electrical 120-240 VAC, 50/60 Hz
Safety Approvals 12 UL for US and Canada