Microfilm Scanning Solution, Digital ReeL, Adds Full-Text Search to Offer Users Flexible Document Retrieval Options

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Microfilm scanning solution includes web-based viewer for locating, printing and saving digital images; full-text search enables researchers to find documents using words, key phrases and numbers across the entire virtual, digital archive.

Researchers can now use the full-text search of Digital ReeL to locate specific names within the pages. Microfilm record searches that might take 30 minutes or longer in the past are now completed in a matter of seconds using Digital ReeL.

BMI Imaging Systems, a leading provider of microfilm scanning solutions, microfiche conversion and document management services, announced today that the Digital ReeL microfilm scanning solution offers full-text searching capabilities through its browser-based interface.

Digital ReeL's web-based viewer is uniquely designed for microfilm, utilizing your existing indexing methodology so that users can quickly find information. Example indexing methods supported by Digital ReeL include roll and frame, book and page and case number. Users can now use full-text searching capabilities to unlock the full potential of a digital archive. Documents across the entire archive (potentially thousands of microfilm rolls and millions of images) can be located using words, phrases and numbers so that researchers can find information quickly and in ways that may not currently be available using existing indexing methods.

Sharon Vance, Skamania County Clerk (Washington) states, "After digitally scanning our microfilm to Digital ReeL, the search for case files is faster, easier and more flexible. Researchers can now use the full-text search of Digital ReeL to locate specific names within the pages. Microfilm record searches that might take 30 minutes or longer in the past are now completed in a matter of seconds using Digital ReeL."

Digital ReeL is a practical, affordable microfilm scanning solution that is ideal for infrequently accessed archives. BMI will convert your microfilm to virtual, digital microfilm rolls at one of our secure facilities (on-site option available). The microfilm scanning service creates a digital, virtual replica of your original microfilm or microfiche. The entire microfilm roll or microfiche is digitally converted, ensuring that no images are lost during the conversion process.

The Digital ReeL microfilm scanning solution includes a web-based viewer that emulates microfilm retrieval from a reader printer. Users retrieve virtual microfilm rolls from a PC workstation, avoiding the hassles that come with physical microfilm and legacy reader printers.

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About BMI Imaging

Since 1958, BMI Imaging Systems has been a leader in microfilm scanners, microfilm scanning solutions, microfiche conversion and document management services. BMI offers industry-leading scanning products from Canon and e-ImageData (ScanPro 2000) and the ApplicationXtender document management product line from EMC Corporation. In addition, BMI has developed the Digital ReeL microfilm scanning solution, which is available 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. 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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