Archive for the ‘Scanners and Software’ Category

Microfilm Theology

Every once in a while life hands you an easy button.

In this case, the button is one of the easiest blogs I’ve never had to write. Last week, Crowley’s West Coast hardware representative, Ed Berkowitz, shared an article written by Ernie Smith, editor of Tedium. Titled “The Strange History of Microfilm, …

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Clarity Matters: UScan+ HD, A High Res Look at Image Quality

As a culture, we value high definition (HD) image resolution. An anthropological study has yet to be done on the societal importance of advanced image quality (I think) but the fact remains that HD is now a common feature in several industries worldwide. Products ranging from televisions to sunglasses are equipped …

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Expanding Our Vision: The Crowley MACHCAM 71MP Hits the Road

What am I doing at the AIA Vision Show in Boston in a booth without a scanner? Short answer: I’m helping to launch Crowley’s brand new imaging and machine vision camera, the MACHCAM 71MP. Longer answer? I’m learning. A lot. This is a vertical with which we’ve had much in …

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Out of the Shop and Into The Office

It was 2014 when I first walked through The Crowley Company’s doors. I had a feeling then that this place would become an important one for me, but I couldn’t have predicted the impact it would have on my understanding of myself and the world. As I leave the Technical …

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Reference Archives Have a New Search-and-Scan Solution

Crowley’s MACH7380 reference archive scanner was officially released to market this past December and has already found applications worldwide, including facets of finance (banking/insurance) and government/transportation (ie: motor vehicle administrations).

“Reference archive” refers to the concept that the images are considered to be legally-recognized duplicates of originals that may no longer exist. …

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An MLA Christmas

The Crowley Company got an early Christmas present last week when it was announced that four of our scanners were awarded honors in the Modern Library Awards program sponsored by Library Works, Inc. This is especially gratifying because the scanners are judged by the librarians, archivists and other library professionals …

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Meeting the Wicks and Wilson Family

In my ongoing journey to learn about Crowley’s different lines of business, I recently accompanied Chris (Crowley) on a visit to Crowley’s Wicks and Wilson (WWL) division in Basingstoke, England. As I was introduced to members of the team and asked them questions about their experiences as both WWL and …

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Crowley Imaging and Quantum Processing: The Hybrid Approach

If you have a collection of microfilm or microfiche which needs to be digitized, then you’re probably familiar with the standard options: purchase a scanner and perform the digitization in-house or outsource the project by sending the film or fiche to a conversion service bureau, like Crowley Imaging. What many don’t know …

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Running the London Marathon

Editor’s note: On Sunday, April 26, 2015, Chris Wilson, 24, ran his first marathon and did so for a great cause. Chris is the son of John Wilson, Crowley’s Wicks and Wilson division General Manager, and shares his marathon journey with us as this week’s blogpost. We congratulate Chris on …

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Crowley Celebrates National Library Week: Showcasing zeta Book Copiers

In case you hadn’t heard (and you aren’t already off celebrating with a good book from your local library), it’s National Library Week!  April 12th-18th is designated as a time to recognize the importance of libraries and the role they play as vehicles of knowledge, archives of history, a valuable part …

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