microMEDIA’s Document Conversion Services Experience
microMEDIA has been providing imaging services since 1975 when we began microfilming customer files. Since that time, we have focused on work done at our clients’ sites since on-site projects afford maximum document security and access. In 1987 we were one of the first service bureaus to offer digitial images from original files. We maintain our leading-edge approach by continually acquiring the most up-to-date software, hardware and procedures. We implement “best-of-breed” technologies, without adhering to one brand of scanner or software. Backfile projects and Facilities Management are key applications.
Our experience covers a broad range of media types. We scan items as small as credit card receipts or as large as engineering blueprints. We have wide experience with difficult items such as tissue or color copies and fragile archival materials. We can convert bound materials and do book scanning without cutting the bindings.
With our background of microgaphic scanning, we now convert microfilm, microfiche and aperture cards to digital images. Other photographic media, such as slides and negatives, are also scanned to electronic formats. We even have experience with 3-D media including fabric and carpet samples.
Our approach includes properly identifying (indexing) the images. We do this automatically through barcodes, Optical Character Recognition (OCR), forms processing and Intelligent Character Recognition (ICR). ICR recognizes handprint, while OCR recognizes printed fonts. When automatic methods can’t be applied, we manually key and then key-verify information to assure the highest accuracy. If an extract of a client’s database is available for verification, we create an appropriate and efficient process.
Output can be in a wide variety of formats, most popular are PDF and TIFF. Other formats such as JPEG, XML, spreadsheets, text and custom formats have been generated to meet our clients’ needs. We can integrate with almost every specific database requirement for enterprise imaging systems.
Delivery is available in a wide range of options. Most popular is External Hard Disk, though smaller projects are typically CDs or DVDs. We offer secure FTP to clients that can accept high volumes of data directly. Almost all delivered data is encrypted for security.