Crowley Co. releases mini microfilm scanner

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The MACH Mini microfilm scanner, made by The Crowley Co.

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The MACH Mini microfilm scanner, made by The Crowley Co.

FREDERICK, Md. — The Crowley Co., which specializes in production and cultural heritage scanning hardware and digitization services, recently released the Crowley-manufactured MACH Mini microfilm scanner.

Measuring 16-by-17-by-7.5 inches and weighing 30 pounds, the MACH Mini is be the smallest production-level microfilm scanner on the market.

Able to scan up to 350 images per minute from any 100-foot or 215-foot open spool or 3M microfilm cartridge, the MACH Mini delivers in two models and pairs a high-resolution CCD line array camera with iQuantumScan and QuantumProcess software.

The MACH Mini is the latest effort to come from that collaboration.

“As we take on an increasing number of off-site digitization projects in our conversion services division, we’ve seen the critical need to pair portability with production efficiency,” Patrick Crowley, president of The Crowley Co., said in the release. “The MACH Mini does exactly that. Whether we’re scanning in-house in a condensed space or moving from place to place, the MACH Mini captures the best features of our stationary Mekel Technology MACH-Series scanners in a compact, simple to transport system.”

The MACH Mini and an accompanying laptop can be packed in a portable hard case, fitting into a car trunk or back seat.