nextScan and ST Imaging to Showcase New Microfilm Scanning Technology and Plans for an Expanded International Reselling Channel at CeBIT

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New alliance has created a comprehensive ECM and Micrographics Conversion Solutions provider

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"Our new partnership is enabling us to further pursue complex conversion projects, because our combined technological advances are making them financially feasible." - Bruce Rennecker, Vice President, ST Imaging

nextScan, a division of Digital Check Corp. and a world leader in cutting edge technology for the micrographics conversion and document management industries, and ST Imaging, the leading manufacturer of on-demand scanning solutions, have merged to create the industry’s technology leader in Micrographics Conversion Solutions. These two technology innovators will be located at CeBIT Hall 3 Booth K30. CeBIT, held in Hannover each year, boasts attendance of over 220,000 visitors form over 100 countries and has become one of the world’s largest technology trade shows. Products featured by nextScan and ST Imaging will include everything from an entry level digitizer to replace old reader printers, to the fastest microfilm scanner in the market today.    By merging resources and technology, nextScan and ST Imaging are able to offer the fastest conversion speeds and feature rich imaging enhancement software to all segments in the micrographics marketplace from small public libraries to the largest governmental or private conversion projects. ST Imaging is actively expanding its international reseller network and will be working to discover new qualified representatives at CeBIT in Hannover.

“This is a combination of two leading microfilm system manufacturers allowing both companies to offer new products and services to micrographic users around the world” says, Bruce Rennecker Vice President of ST Imaging, a division of Digital Check. “The mission and corporate direction of both ST Imaging and nextScan has historically been to lower the cost of microfilm and microfiche conversion and provide increased access to film libraries. Our new partnership is enabling us to further pursue complex conversion projects, because our combined technological advances are making them financially feasible.

At CeBIT, nextScan and ST Imaging will be demonstrating the innovative functions of their industry leading scanners, the nextScan Eclipse product lines (with speeds up to 2000 images per minute), the nextScan FlexScan, the industry’s only production multi-format scanner, and the on-demand scanner, the ST Imaging award winning ViewScan III. ST Imaging has gained a strong reputation and demand for its award winning ViewScan III. This small microform scanner is efficient, easy to operate and uses an industry-leading 14 megapixel color camera. In addition to the ViewScan scanners, ST Imaging also produces page and book scanning equipment for public libraries, museums, genealogy centers and microfilm repositories. In addition to scanners, new software products will be showcased emphasizing the reduction in conversion costs, while delivering unmatchable image quality.

About nextScan
nextScan a division of Digital Check Corp. Originally Incorporated in 2002, nextScan was established to give the microfilm and microfiche conversion market a high performance alternative to existing technologies. nextScan’s innovative patented products are designed and built with simplicity and functionality to increase user production and lower overall costs for scanning film and fiche.

nextScan products are designed with cutting edge components – the latest in camera, LED stroboscopic lighting, image correction and workflow software. nextScan’s revolutionary NextStar PLUS “ribbon scanning” software, now featuring redaction and OCR, along with nextScan’s new Virtual Film and FicheStar software products , dramatically reduce overall conversion time and project costs. nextScan products provide a full conversion solution that doubles the speed, functionality and return on investment when compared to other scanners in the market. nextScan scanning technology has tapped into some of the largest conversion projects in micrographics industry including over 3 million rolls of film in the genealogical marketplace and the largest single document conversion project ever undertaken with over 10 billion pages currently in process for a large governmental agency.

About ST Imaging
ST Imaging, is a leading worldwide manufacturer and distributor of micrographic equipment and other collection scanning solutions. Founded in 1989, the company was acquired in 1999 by Digital Check Corp. In 2004 ST introduced the revolutionary all digital ST200 film scanner, changing the way library customers view film.

The company’s flagship product, the ViewScan film scanner set the standard for making film scanning easy and assessable to the public. ViewScan systems incorporate the latest technology to improve viewing, scanning, editing and sharing of microfilm within libraries, schools, government, business, and other collections. The VSIII offers the highest resolution color camera in the digital reader/printer market. The Chicago suburb company’s products are available through a worldwide network of authorized resellers and are supported by ST Imaging’s comprehensive fulfillment, training, support, warranty and repair services.

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