NextStar PLUS Workflow Software



Combined with nextScan scanners, the NextStar Workflow Software Platform can provide optimum speed and significantly reduce conversion costs by minimizing operator setup and QA, all while eliminating the need for rescans. All image data is captured initially in grayscale as a “Ribbon”, so image enhancements can be performed at the audit workstation, enabling optimum scan time and speed, quality of output and accuracy of the overall process. NextStar Software is designed, built and supported by nextScan.


  • Reliable – no images are missed during scanning. All images captured in un-compressed 12 bit grayscale ribbon files
  • Adjustable Contrast and Gamma Correction after scanning
  • Automatic film classification and frame detection
  • Standard 5 audit workstation license. Licenses can be purchased for additional workstations.
  • No special hardware needed
  • Visual aids for the Audit operator
  • Simultaneous scanning Audit, Indexing & QA inspection for enhanced workflow
  • Regional Auto thresholding for bitonal images
  • Utilization of standard PC workstations for Audit, Index & QA inspections
  • Modular and expandable for multiple Audit, Index & QA workstations
  • Rotate, mirror, crop, deskew, despeckle and edge enhancement filters — all post scan operations
  • Export for many ECM/DM systems
  • Tri-level blip detection and naming for easier indexing
  • Flexible file naming and index file generation
  • Full support for Vertical Naming on Fiche including Multipage files
  • Individual frame-by-frame post process image enhancement option
  • Insert / delete frames or images while maintaining file naming integrity
  • Independent image enhancement settings for multiple or individual output images
  • Unlimited output image formats
  • Suited for all TWAIN-compliant paper scanners (grayscale)

In addition to all of the features contained in the current version of the nextStar Workf low Software, nextStar PLUS offers:

  • New high accuracy/quality compression technique. On average only 1/20th of storage space needed
  • Index while you scan
  • Indexing for roll/fiche, sparse and/or page by page either in the Auditor, at QA, stand alone or a combination
  • High Definition Scanning – capture and output of 12 bit images for archival purposes, enabling even higher OCR accuracy or archival storage
  • Supports Virtual Film indexing and preparation
  • Configurable workflow to include, Audit, QC, QA, AQL
  • Configurable data entry modules
  • Remote/offshoreAuditing and Indexing available