For high performance over a large 2-D processing area, Scanlab AG has introduced the digital-encoder-based intelliSCANde 30 scan system. It is a completely digital scan head featuring a digital encoder for position feedback, iDrive-based digital servo control electronics and a 20-bit, SL2-100 control interface. Using algorithms for controlling the dynAxis galvanometer scanners, the digital servos produce improved dynamics and marking quality. The electronics enhance the range of diagnosis possibilities and communication between the scan system and the user’s control computer. The scan head is designed for applications requiring high precision and a small spot size over a large working field. For CO2 applications, it is available with lightweight beryllium mirrors, and it can be combined with the digital encoder-based varioSCANde 40i to form a three-axis system.