San Bernardino Sheriff Awards BMI’s Digital ReeL with Microfilm Conversion Project

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BMI Imaging will digitally convert 20 million images from microfilm and microfiche; Digital ReeL to manage San Bernardino Sheriff’s digital records

Sunnyvale, California – January 15, 2010 – BMI Imaging Systems Inc., an industry- leading provider of document conversion services and document management solutions, today announced that the San Bernardino Sheriff’s Department has selected BMI Imaging Systems to convert its microfilm archive. Digital ReeL is not only a microfilm and microfiche conversion service, but also a software application that enables users to retrieve records from a graphic interface that resembles a digital version of a microfilm reader printer.

The San Bernardino Sheriff’s Department published a public request for proposal (RFP) for the scanning and indexing of archived microfilm and microfiche sheriff records. The RFP called for the records to be placed into an existing document management system managed by the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department. BMI Imaging Systems presented Digital ReeL as an alternative solution to the original publicly bid RFP.

“Following a thorough review of several proposals, we determined that BMI’s Digital ReeL was the best solution due to its practical, price competitive approach to digitally converting the microfilm and microfiche archives. The RFP response included the unique adjustable grayscale capture of all of our images which will be critical to optimizing the quality of the older, poor quality images,” stated Vicki deJong, Records Manager, San Bernardino Sheriff.

Digital ReeL’s microfilm and microfiche conversion process will provide verifiable evidence that the Sheriff’s microfilm and microfiche records have been digitally converted in their entirety as each microfilm roll and each microfiche will appear in the context as originally created. In addition, all images will be available in adjustable grayscale so that users can optimize the quality of each image, a major factor in the selection of Digital ReeL. Users will have the ability to save, print, email and import records into the existing document management system.

About BMI Imaging’s Digital ReeL

Digital ReeL is both a service and a software application. Digital ReeL is a microfilm conversion service that includes software designed for viewing microfilm, microfiche and aperture card digital images. Digital ReeL is unique in the microfilm scanning industry for providing adjustable image enhancement to the end-user, allowing users to choose from multiple print settings. The Digital ReeL conversion service creates an exact digital replica of your microfilm, microfiche and aperture card records. The Digital ReeL application is available as software installed at the organization’s site or can be accessed from a workstation with a web browser. In addition, BMI offers Digital ReeL as a hosted service – users store their digitally converted images with BMI, accessing their images from the Digital ReeL Web interface.

About BMI Imaging

Since 1958, BMI Imaging Systems has been a leader in microfilm conversion, document imaging and document management solutions. BMI offers industry-leading scanning products from Canon and the ApplicationXtender document management product line from EMC. In addition, BMI has developed its own unique microform replacement software, Digital ReeL, which is available through resellers nationwide. Today, BMI staff consists of 80 employees, many who have been with BMI for decades. BMI converts an average of 3 million images per month and has an installed base of hundreds of content management solutions. BMI serves commercial and government agencies throughout the United States and has developed a customer list of more than 2,000 accounts. BMI is headquartered just outside San Francisco in Sunnyvale, California, with an additional production and sales facility in Sacramento, California.