For high performance over a large 2-D processing area, Scanlab AG has introduced the digital-encoder-based intelliScande 30 scan system. A completely digital scan head, it features an encoder for position feedback, iDrive-based 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 requiring high dynamic performance, it is available with lightweight beryllium mirrors.