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Contex IQ Quattro X 3690
36 Inch Large Format Scanner

Market leading CIS quality Contex IQ Quattro X 3690
Ideal for maps and technical documents
- up to 36 inches wide.

Stand and software sold separately. Please check the pricing tab below for those.

IQ Quattro 3690 36 Inch
Large Format Scanner

B/W: 17.8 Inches Per Second
Color: 17.8 Inches Per Second

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Includes $550 Firmware Activation License
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IQ Quattro X Series Features

Contex' highly recommended IQ-X large-format scanners offer you an outstanding collaborative workflow whether you work with in-house scanning activities or in project groups of global players. Using simple one-touch buttons you can scan directly over the network to your desk and continue working instantly. You get exceptional professional-grade quality with true 1200 dpi optical resolution and patented technologies that ensure accurate results the first time.
IQ Quattro X is the 5th generation of Contex CIS scanners, with enhanced speed and 3 times faster data transfer, the scanner is the essence of productivity.

The Nextimage Remote app offers you a completely new way of working. The new app saves valuable operator time by bringing all main functions essential for basic scanning and copying in front of the operator directly on the scanner.


Contex Live Alignment is a new IQ Quattro X technology designed to improve image alignment across sensors ensuring precise and sharp alignment all the time, no matter the speed.

Key IQ Quattro features
  • Gigabit Ethernet with xDTR3 standard
  • 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 .5W in standby
  • 1200 dpi optical resolution standard
  • All-Wheel-Drive (AWD) for a perfect grip on your documents
  • See what you scan with face-up scanning
  • One-touch scanning
  • User upgradable – Need color? More speed? Higher resolution? Upgrading is electronic, fast and easy

Delivering 3 times the bandwidth of USB2, our unique Gigabit Ethernet implementation with xDTR2.5 is lightning fast and accelerates workflows even further via network sharing, where scans can be controlled from any computer.


Common Specifications
for the IQ 36X0 Quattro Series

Maximum Scan Width
36 in.
Maximum Media Width
38 in.
Optical Resolution
1200 dpi
Maximum Resolution
9600 dpi (interpolated)
Maximum Media Thickness
0.08 in. (2mm)
0.1% +/- 1 pixel
Light Source
Dual LED with CIS Clean Scan
Light Type
Data Capture (color/mono)
Color Space
Adobe RGB / sRGB / Device RGB / Raw RGB
USB 3.0 with xDTR3
Gigabit Ethernet
Gigabit Ethernet with xDTR2.5
Nextimage TWAIN, Nextimage Remote tablet app (free download for iOS and Android), WIDEsystem (driver)Optional: Nextimage Scan/Archive
File formats
TIF, JPG, PDF, DWF, CALS, BMP, JPEG-2000(JP2), JPEG2000 Extended(JPX), TIF-G3, TIF-G4, others. (Requires NextImage software to create file formats listed above.)
Device Drivers
Windows Server 2019 64-bit, Windows 10 and Windows 8.1, 64-bit + 32 bit
Printer support
HP, Canon, Epson and Océ printers. (See for full list)
USE / Requirements
10W / 0.5W / 23W – ENERGY STAR compliant
110/220/240V,60/50Hz, 23W
Weight & Dimensions LxWxH
LxWxH (48 lbs) / 45.7 x 19.3 x 6.3 inches
CE, cUL,Customs Union, Ukr, VCCI, FCC Class A, RoHS and ENERGY STAR Certified
Country of origin
Designed and engineered in Denmark, Europe. Manufactured in China.
Optional Scanner stand
Low adjustable stand (3 settings): 32.6/33.8/34.8 in (827/859/884 mm)
High adjustable stand (9 settings): 43 to 50.9 inches in steps of 1 inch (1092 to 1292 mm in 25 mm steps)
*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.

There are two 36" models (3650/3690). Each model scans in Black & White or Grayscale at the same speeds. The ONLY feature difference is the speed of color scanning and the price, since the color speed is an upgrade.

IQ Quattro X 3690 Scanner
B/W: 17.8 IPS
Color: 17.8 IPS
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Scan & Archive Software
Scan, Batch Scan, Image Adjustment Control
Low Adjustable Stand
(includes document basket)

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Professional Services
Installation & Training
Includes 2 hours of Remote Installation and Training. Additional training time available.
  • Scanner, Stand Assy.
  • Software Installation and Licensing
  • Scanner calibration
  • Software training
  • Scanner Maintenance
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Onsite Installation and Training is available, please call for a quote.

Warranties for the IQ Series

Including the IQ Flex, IQ 3600 and IQ 4400 models
For the IQ Series, the models include a 2 year Parts Warranty where you fix the scanner yourself, but the parts are free. You can upgrade to a Two Year On site Warranty where Contex will fix it on site for you.
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