Microfilms have been used as an archiving medium for a very long time. Even today, archivists continue to swear by the longevity of the medium. Indeed, it is no coincidence that Germany’s central archives – Europe’s largest long-term storage facility for documents of major national or cultural importance – use 35 mm polyester microfilm. There’s a saying among archivists that sums it all up perfectly – digital for saving, analog for archiving! However, any medium that can’t be read by the naked eye, whether digital or analog, requires special equipment to view and process the content. It’s at this point that microfilm starts to fall behind, with few new machines coming onto the market – reason enough for e-ImageData Corporation to set to work developing the brand-new ScanPro i9300 microfilm scanner. The U.S. company is attending CeBIT 2016 to show how businesses can drag their microfilm archives into the digital age.
The ScanPro i9300 has been designed to read any film material, including blips, regardless of whether they are in standard or proprietary formats. Thanks to a patented technology, ScanPro i9300 finds every blip with astonishing reliability. The scanner’s performance is further boosted by a unique precision film guidance system that carefully controls every single movement of the microfilm so that image searches can be conducted with pinpoint accuracy. The ScanPro i9300 has been designed from the ground up to ensure users can easily view and digitize complete collections of microfilm.
e-ImageData Corp., Hall 3, Stand B02