nextScan Introduces FicheStar, New Software Technology for COM Fiche Conversion

Boise, ID October 22, 2014

FicheStar ImagenextScan, Inc., a world leader in cutting edge technology for the micrographics conversion and document management industry, announced today the formal introduction of FicheStar, a Computer Output Microfilm (COM) scanning solution will be at the ARMA (American Records Management Association) Show in San Diego, CA, October 26-27, 2014.

Kurt Breish, nextScan CEO said, “many organizations who have previously delayed the conversion of critical COM Fiche film libraries, (a task that has traditionally been very labor intensive), will now have a solution that is ten times faster and much more economical. nextScan’s new FicheStar COM Fiche software accurately finds every image without the need for a grid setup or grid alignment. This detection software works even with skewed fiche, individually skewed rows, or even rows with twisted images. We are proud to introduce this new technology in software systems to compliment the suite of industry leading production microfilm and fiche scanners manufactured by nextScan.”

In addition to removing the reliance on a grid setup or film alignment during scanning, FicheStar has added many time saving features such as auto-add of index pages, saving the title bar for indexing, and handling partially filled fiche intuitively. The result is a ninety percent time savings vs. traditional auditing methods.

nextScan’s mission is to help customers quickly, efficiently and economically complete their digitization requirements. nextScan’s new FicheStar COM Fiche software technology is fully integrated with NextStar PLUS Workflow Software and Virtual Film, a new software product which inexpensively converts microfilm to a digital format. FicheStar includes an option for re-mastering of COM Fiche Ribbons to remove over-scan for Virtual Film. This software suite will represent exceptional value to customers seeking to move to a full ECM solution for their film archives with quality, cost-effective innovative microfilm and fiche scanning solutions.

Doreen Compton, nextScan V.P. of Marketing and Sales comments, “nextScan is very excited about this new software technology and sees this as a strategic relationship to help our customers and Service Bureaus. nextScan is focused on the continued investment in new hardware and software technology and looking to the future of digital preservation for microfilm.”

About nextScan:

nextScan is a world leader in cutting edge technology for the micrographics conversion and document management industry. 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.

Designed with cutting edge components – the latest in camera, lighting, image correction, and NextStar PLUS, nextScan’s revolutionary “Ribbon” scanning software, NextStar PLUS. nextScan products provide a full conversion solution that far exceeds the speed, functionality and return on investment when compared to other scanners in the market. With over 80 years of combined Micrographics Development experience, nextScan’s lead engineers are proud to bring you the next generation of high performance Scanners and Software Solutions.

nextScan is privately held and headquartered in Meridian, ID


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