nextScan Announces Sale to Digital Check and Strategic Partnership with ST Imaging

nextScan, a world leader in cutting edge technology for the micrographics conversion and document management industry, announces today that they have been acquired by Digital Check of Northbrook, IL. Digital Check is the worldwide leader and manufacturer of Digital Check Scanners for the banking, financial services, POS, and small business markets. Digital Check’s Microfilm Scanner Division, ST Imaging, has gained a strong reputation and demand for their ST ViewScan III. This small microform scanner is efficient, easy to operate, and uses an industry-leading 14 megapixel camera. In addition to the ST ViewScan Scanners, ST Imaging also produces page and book scanning equipment for public libraries, museums, genealogy centers, and domestic and international microfilm repositories.

Digital Check’s President and CEO, Thomas Anderson, Jr. is a familiar name in the Document Management and Microfilm industry. Tom Anderson’s father, the late Thomas Anderson, Sr. was the founder of Microseal and past president of the National Microfilm Association (NMA – which was renamed AIIM) and International Microfilm Congress (IMC).

Kurt Breish, President and CEO of nextScan states, “nextScan’s industry leading scanning technology has allowed us to develop the highest speed production scanners and most sophisticated workflow software application for government, corporate, and archival applications. One current project for a large governmental agency utilizes custom scanners with speeds over 2000 pages per minute. This acquisition by Digital Check will be of significant benefit to both nextScan and ST Imaging. By combining resources and technology, nextScan and ST Imaging will soon be 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.”

“This is a combination of two leading microfilm system manufacturers that will allow both companies to offer new products and services to their existing customers and micrographic users,” says Bruce Rennecker, Vice President of ST Imaging, a division of Digital Check. “The mission and corporate direction of both ST Imaging and nextScan have historically been to lower the cost of microfilm and microfiche conversion and provide increased access to film libraries. This new partnership will enable large and complex conversion projects to be financially feasible.”

nextScan will continue operating out of its offices in Boise, ID, as a division of Digital Check. Current customers of both companies will see no change in their relationship or interactions with the companies.

About nextScan

nextScan, is a world leader in cutting edge technology for the micrographics conversion and document management industry. 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 Imaging introduced the revolutionary all digital ST200 film scanner, changing the way library customers view film.

The company’s flagship product, the ST ViewScan film scanner, set the standard for making film scanning easy and accessible to the public. ST ViewScan systems incorporate the latest technology to improve viewing, scanning, editing, and sharing of microfilm within libraries, schools, government, business, and other collections. The ST ViewScan III 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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