The Crowley Company to Demo Eight Scanners at 2013 ARMA; Giving Away a UScan+
Frederick, Md. and Las Vegas, Nev. – In an effort to give ARMA attendees the best opportunity to “kick the tires” as Crowley vice president Matthew McCabe says, The Crowley Company is bringing an unprecedented number of capture units into their 10×20’ booth at next week’s ARMA Live! 2013. Established in 1955, ARMA International is a not-for-profit professional association and the authority on governing information as a strategic asset. They are hosting their 58th Annual Conference & Expo at the Venetian Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada. Beginning Monday, October 28, The Crowley Company will be exhibiting in Booth 432.
Notes McCabe, “It’s pretty unusual for us to bring this much equipment to a trade show, but the records management industry is extremely diverse. It covers everything from digitizing paper documents such as HR or medical records to digitizing engineering drawings stored on aperture cards to scanning microfilm that archives government records to digitizing bound books such as early birth records. In addition to providing scan systems for these types of requirements, we are also demonstrating an archive writer, which preserves digital images to microfilm for long-term storage.”
Adds Christopher Crowley, company president, “Managing records and information from the front-end capture perspective is definitely not one-size-fits-all. The considerations are significant: finding a solution to fit specific media…integrating it into an existing operating system…varying legal requirements for each vertical market…differing volumes…and deciding on final output, just to name a few. Then you have to consider who will be using the unit. One organization may have a highly trained corporate archivist, one may have a certified imaging specialist and one may have a walk-up patron such as a citizen who comes to the county clerk’s office to view a property plat or deed stored on microfilm.” He pauses. “Our job is to ensure that each need has a solution and that each solution can fit each budget. If an attendee can see how a unit works in person, they can better visualize the application in their own environment.”
Crowley will be demonstrating the following capture units on-site:
- InoTec 4×3 high-volume document scanner
- Zeutschel zeta book copy and scan system
- Wicks and Wilson 7750 microfiche scanner
- Mekel Technology MACH12 high-production rollfilm scanner
- Wicks and Wilson C400 industry-leading aperture card scanner
- Wicks and Wilson UScan+ multi-media microform reader/scanner
- Qidenus SMART Book Scan 3.0 book scanner
- IMAGELINK 9620 (formerly Kodak-brand) archive writer
- Additionally, Wolf-Christopher Gramatte of InoTec Germany will be on hand to discuss the firm’s newest product, the 8×1 Ultra-High Performance Production Scanner, which will be released in Spring 2014
McCabe reasons, “Crowley owns and manufactures the Wicks and Wilson and Mekel Technology brands and is an exclusive North American reseller for InoTec, Qidenus and Zeutschel. We are also the worldwide marketing arm for IMAGELINK microform products. This combination of manufacturer, reseller and end-user – we use each of these products in our 18,000 SF service bureau – gives us a unique understanding that marries R&D and technology with customer concerns. We are our own customer and no other company in the industry that I know of can make that claim.”
To visit the Crowley booth, follow this link to a free Expo-only pass.
UScan+ Raffled to an ARMA Attendee
One ARMA attendee will win the brand new UScan+, manufactured by Wicks and Wilson. Introduced in concept earlier this year, the beta-testing of the UScan+ is complete and units will begin shipping next month. Building on the proven success of the original UScan Universal Film (UF) Scanner, which has sold hundreds of units since entering the market in June of 2012, this next generation multi-form scanner features the addition of color scanning, a higher reduction ratio, USB 3.0 interface and more. Ideal for low-volume records management and archiving, this unit reads, scans and print images from a variety of media including microfilm, microfiche, aperture cards, photo negatives, slides and other micromedia. Images can be saved to a number of output options including file; CD/DVD; USB; email and cloud.