Leading Digital Imaging Companies Collaborate for Haiti Reconstruction Project

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Eastman Kodak Company, Contex Americas, and BMI join forces to facilitate standardized building code system. The organizations are offering their expertise and resources to provide a document management system using BMI’s Web servers, Kodak’s Scan Station 100 Plus scanners, and Contex’s wide format scanners. This system will enable Haitian building officials to scan various documents to BMI’s Web servers and allow building inspectors in South Florida easy access to view building documents online.

“The development and implementation of a standardized building code system will put the checks and balances in place, which is essential to the success of Haiti’s reconstruction.

Three of the leading digital imaging companies today announce a strategic alliance to help with the development and implementation of a standardized building code system for Haiti’s reconstruction. In a collaborative effort between Eastman Kodak Company, Contex Americas, Broward Microfilm (BMI) and the Building Officials and Inspectors Educational Association of Broward County, the organizations are offering their expertise and resources to provide a document management system using BMI’s Web servers, Kodak’s Scan Station 100 Plus scanners, and Contex’s wide format scanners. This system will enable Haitian building officials to scan various documents to BMI’s Web servers and allow building inspectors in South Florida easy access to view building documents online.

“The development and implementation of a standardized building code system will put the checks and balances in place, which is essential to the success of Haiti’s reconstruction,” comments Hazelle Rogers, Florida House of Representatives. “The technology and expertise that the digital imaging companies are offering will help to make this endeavor possible.”

The Workflow

The online document management system will capture and display building documents and provide officials in Haiti and South Florida the ability to review the new plans and permits online. A workflow will be designed to manage steps that are required by building code to perform and complete the permitting and inspection process. Detailed reports of all actions of the inspectors will be available in the reporting module of the application software.

Building plans and permit records will be scanned using Contex’s wide format scanners and Kodak’s document scanners in Haiti and in several South Florida cities. BMI will host the electronic images in its Fort Lauderdale, Florida and Marietta, Georgia locations. Scanned images generated in South Florida will be transmitted to the BMI servers via standard Internet protocols.

For more information about the Haiti reconstruction program, please contact Rick Kennedy of BMI at
954-584-8656.

About BMI
Since 1984, Broward Microfilm has been a leading provider of outsourcing solutions throughout the southeastern United States. Originally, a microfilm service bureau and processing laboratory, BMI has evolved into a complete document management solutions provider. Its services include document scanning, microfilming, indexing and web based document storage. For more information, please visit http://www.browardmicrofilm.com.

About Kodak
As the world's foremost imaging innovator, Kodak helps consumers, businesses, and creative professionals unleash the power of pictures and printing to enrich their lives.
To learn more, visit http://www.kodak.com and follow our blogs and more at http://www.kodak.com/go/followus.
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More information about KODAK Document Imaging Scanners, Capture Software and Services is available at
http://www.kodak.com/go/docimaging.

About Contex
As the world’s largest developer and producer of large format imaging solutions, Contex leads the market with innovative technology and advanced scan and copy software applications. Sold worldwide in over 80 countries, Contex solutions are recognized in a wide range of industries for reliability, value, high performance, and superb image quality. For more information, please visit http://www.contex.com.

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