The easiest way to avoid issues with microfilm and microfiche deterioration and outdated reader printers is to consider a microfiche scanning / microfilm conversion service that moves your archives to a digital format. The best microfilm/microfiche scanning service will convert your physical records accurately, at the highest quality (to prevent illegible, digital documents) and at an attractive price point.
Old Microfilm & Microfiche is an Accident Waiting to Happen
Many public and private organizations store large microfilm and microfiche archives. Large archives can contain a compilation of new and older microfilm, microfiche and even aperture cards. Bending, deterioration and tearing are common issues related to physical microfilm, microfiche and aperture cards. As reader printer problems occur to due age, the entire, physical archive can quickly become a hassle to deal with. In many cases, microfiche and microfilm archives simply suffer from neglect. A well thought out microfilm conversion / microfiche scanning solution can resolve this event from ever occurring.
BMI Imaging serves private companies and government agencies in the Dallas, Texas metropolitan area, including the following common industries with microfilm records:
Digital ReeL Overview
Digital ReeL is both a microfiche conversion / microfilm scanning service and a software application – a total digital retrieval solution. BMI Imaging performs the microfiche / microfilm scanning service at one of our Northern California facilities (on-site option available). The Digital ReeL microfilm/fiche conversion service creates a digital replica of your original microfilm/fiche. The digital replicas are virtual, digital representations of your microfilm rolls or microfiche sheets – the entire physical roll or sheet is digitally converted. Digital ReeL also includes a software application that emulates a physical reader printer. The interface replicates microfilm and microfiche record retrieval using the virtual microfiche images and a PC, eliminating the need for physical microfiche archives and the hassles of using legacy, physical reader printers.
Cloud Hosting and Installed Options
Digital ReeL is available as an on premise solution or as SaaS. In both cases, BMI will perform the microfiche / microfilm scanning service for your organization. Your organization selects how it wants to access your digital microfiche records.
The first option is to purchase the Digital ReeL software application outright as a standard, customer-installed application. Your IT department stores your digital microfiche records and users access the digital microfiche from the Digital ReeL application that is installed on one or more of your computer workstations.
The second option is to keep your digital microfilm / microfiche records with BMI and then access the records over the Internet. After BMI converts your microfilm and microfiche, BMI hosts your digital microfiche records at our secure data center; you avoid any IT hassles and access your records from the Internet using the Digital ReeL web interface.
Digital ReeL is the Practical Solution for Your Archival Records
BMI’s 50 years of microfiche scanning and microfilm conversion experience has helped us identify a market need for Digital ReeL. We designed Digital ReeL with three keys in mind:
- Microfiche/Microfilm Scanning Accuracy: We digitally scan the entire roll/fiche so that you can be sure that no images are lost during the scanning process. You’ll have a visual way to look at each digital microfilm roll or microfiche so that you’ll know that the entire microform has been converted.
- Quality of the Digital Record Archive: The Digital ReeL microfiche scanning solution includes adjustable grayscale which allows users to fine tune the quality of each image; even the most difficult-to-read images can be improved with Digital ReeL.
- Affordability: Digital ReeL is priced 50% less than other standard microfiche scanning and microfilm conversion services on the market.
Why invest in outdated physical microfiche/microfilm reader printers when you can improve record retrieval and usability by scanning the microfiche? If you’re frustrated with your microfiche reader/printer but think it would cost too much to digitally scan your records, we encourage you to look at Digital ReeL – the affordable and easy-to-use microfilm reader/printer replacement solution.
BMI Imaging delivers effective document conversion services, document management systems, and microfilm conversion solutions to clients in Dallas, Texas from our secure facilities located near San Francisco, CA – the heart of Silicon Valley.