Systems for Digitization and Reproduction
The director and owner of Langfeld Engineering, Dipl.Ing. Martin Langfeld, has been offering consulting services to museums, archives, and libraries for planning their digitizing systems for decades. Here, the most important factor is the high quality of the digitized materials and the careful handling of the originals. Clients can choose from existing solutions for digitizing originals of all kinds, and if a solution does not exist, one will be tailored to fit their specific needs.
Martin Langfeld studied Electrical Engineering at the Technical University of Munich. During his studies he decided not to specialize in one particular field but rather to invest his time in the more fundamental fields of mathematics, applied physics and high frequency technology.
From 1990 to 1995, Martin Langfeld worked at the German national research center for aeronautics and space—Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR). At the DLR, he worked in a small team which was responsible for developing components for the camera head of the high-resolution stereo camera (HRSC), which has been used in the Mars Express Mission (from 2003 to date).
In 2011, Martin Langfeld sold his shares in the Anagramm GmbH and founded RENCAY in order to realize new ideas.
The product portfolio ranges from new developments of known scan backs fulfilling proven quality standards, to a new digital back with patented TDIC technology combining the advantages of chip backs and scan technology, and to digitizing systems for books, museum artifacts, fine art, and other archived materials.
At the heart of each system is the scan back developed by RENCAY – the professional tool for every kind of digitization project. The RENCAY scan back offers optimum image quality and maximum ease of use. It provides very high resolution images that extend into the gigapixel range.
In 1992, Martin Langfeld founded Anagramm Gesellschaft für elektronische Systeme mbH. In addition to other work, Anagramm was most notably involved in follow-up projects in connection with the HRSC camera for DLR and Jena Optronik GmbH for the aerospace industry. Anagramm made a name for itself by commercializing the camera technology in the scan back product.
The devices have been sold worldwide, and their field of application ranges from high-end digital photography to high-quality digitizing of artwork, archived materials, and books.