Microfiche Scanners - MES Hybrid


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The advantages of using microfiche scanners to convert microfiche documents to digital files are many. Primarily, you can make information available to everyone who needs it. Take a look at this presentation from Kevin D'Arcy, VP of Sales and Marketing from MES Hybrid Document Systems or visit http://www.mesltd.ca

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Microfiche Scanners - MES Hybrid

  1. 1. Microfiche ScannersUnderstanding the Basics before Making a Purchase Decision
  2. 2. Before you make a purchase, it’s important to carefullyevaluate microfiche scanners. Although pricing can beaffordable and options many, you still need to think aboutyour usage and the reasons for your purchase. However,before delving into purchasing criteria, you should understandthe basics of microfiche and microfiche scanners.The conversion process begins when paper documents areconverted to microfiche. In years past, millions of conversionstook place and microfiche was a standard document form inlibraries and more.
  3. 3. Today, the conversion process continues with microfichedocuments being converted to digital formats. By usingmicrofiche scanners and making digital files of the content,you can have readily available electronic documents in PDF orTIFF formats, for example.These electronic documents are not only easier to manageand maintain, but they also integrate within an organization’sdocument management system. When all microfichedocuments are digitized and incorporated into enterprisesystems, they become available to all authorized users.
  4. 4. What is Microfiche?Microfiche is a sheet of microfilm measuring approximately 4” x 6”and contains multiple images in a grid-like pattern. One microfichesheet can contain a few or many images, depending on the size ofeach image. Some images on the microfiche can be reduced manytimes from their actual size.Microfiche provides benefits such as fast retrieval of information.Some information, such as the labeling of what’s contained in themicrofiche, can be read with the naked eye. Plus, microfiche can beeasily and inexpensively duplicated.
  5. 5. What are Microfiche Scanners and how do they Work?The technology used in microfiche scanners is similar to a digitalcamera. The scanner uses this digital camera to take a picture ofthe microfiche sheet. The scanner has lenses that project theimages to the microfiche scanner camera. The cameras inmicrofiche scanners then take the projected image, create a digitalcopy and store it on a computer.So, basically microfiche scanners are high speed cameras that takedigital images of microfiche sheets. However, you don’t want tosimplify the overall products. You’ll need to understand in greaterdetail how they work and what you need from a solution. You canthen better compare capabilities and features.
  6. 6. What Benefits do Microfiche Scanners Offer?As you can expect, the number of microfiche to digitalconversions is growing as a result of the many advantagesprovided to organizations. First, as noted previously,microfiche documents converted to digital files makes theinformation more readily available and easier to access fora wide audience of users.In addition, converting physical material to digital formatsprovides better protection, especially to delicatedocuments. Organizations no longer risk losing ordamaging the microfiche material.
  7. 7. Given the physical nature of microfiche cards, storage needscan be significant. The microfiche is typically stored flat indrawers, so the physical space can be used for moreproductive purposes. Storage also comes with associatedcosts.The advantages of using microfiche scanners to convertmicrofiche documents to digital files are many. Primarily, youcan make information available to everyone who needs it.And, they can access this information instantly from anylocation that your document management system allows.
  8. 8. And, all associated costs of physical storageand maintenance are eliminated. Finally, youpreserve the quality of your documents andremove the risk of loss or damage of thephysical microfiche material. These majorbenefits represent the reasons organizationsare increasingly converting microfiche todigital formats.
  9. 9. Kevin DArcy is VP of Sales and Marketing forMES Hybrid Document Systems, Ontariosleading document scanning and documentmanagement supplier. For more informationabout Microfiche Scanners, visithttp://www.mesltd.ca/.