Palm Beach County Digitizes Voter Records with BMI's Digital ReeL Microfilm Conversion Solution

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Supervisor of Elections converts voter registration card records from 247 microfilm rolls to Digital ReeL; users retrieve information from the Digital ReeL software interface

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Digital ReeL includes a unique adjustable grayscale feature that virtually eliminates illegible documents. Users can optimize each image prior to printing or emailing.

BMI Imaging Systems, a leading provider of document scanning, microfilm conversion and document management solutions, today announced that the Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections has selected BMI Imaging's Digital ReeL as its microfilm conversion services provider. Digital ReeL is a microfilm, microfiche and aperture card conversion service that includes an easy-to-use software application that replicates the look of a reader printer.

Palm Beach County recently shipped its 247 microfilm rolls to BMI's California microfilm conversion facility, located south of San Francisco in Sunnyvale. A hard drive storing approximately 500GB of digitally converted images and the Digital ReeL software application were shipped to Palm Beach County following the three-week microfilm conversion process.

During the Digital ReeL microfilm conversion process, each Palm Beach County microfilm roll was digitally converted, maintaining the archival context of the original microfilm media. With the help of BMI Technical Support, Palm Beach was able to install Digital ReeL on their workstation. Users can now search and retrieve their digital microfilm rolls using an interface that mimics the look of a reader printer.

The solution included Digital ReeL's unique adjustable grayscale feature that enables users to optimize the quality of each record by adjusting the brightness and quality of the image. Users can then print, email and save the records.

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About BMI Imaging's Digital ReeL:

Digital ReeL is both a service and a software application. Digital ReeL is a microfilm conversion service that includes software designed for viewing microfilm, microfiche and aperture card digital images. Digital ReeL is unique in the microfilm scanning industry for providing adjustable image enhancement to the end-user, allowing users to choose from multiple print settings. The Digital ReeL conversion service creates an exact digital replica of an organization's microfilm, microfiche and aperture card records. The Digital ReeL application is available as software installed at the organization's site or can be accessed from a workstation with a web browser. In addition, BMI offers Digital ReeL as a hosted service - users store their digitally converted images with BMI, accessing their images from the Digital ReeL Web interface.

About BMI Imaging:

Since 1958, BMI Imaging Systems has been a leader in microfilm conversion, document imaging and document management solutions. BMI offers industry-leading scanning products from Canon and the ApplicationXtender document management product line from EMC. In addition, BMI has developed its own unique microform replacement software, Digital ReeL, which is available through resellers nationwide. Today, BMI staff consists of 80 employees, many who have been with BMI for decades. BMI converts an average of 3 million images per month and has an installed base of hundreds of content management solutions. BMI serves commercial and government agencies throughout the United States and has developed a customer list of more than 2,000 accounts. BMI is headquartered just outside San Francisco in Sunnyvale, California, with an additional production and sales facility in Sacramento, California.


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