Crowley to Debut Mach 10 Microfilm Scanner at Arma 2012 Sunday; Increases Scan Speed By 100%

mekel-mach-10Frederick, Maryland and Chicago, Illinois – Christopher Crowley, president of The Crowley Company, announces the public unveiling of the Mekel Technology MACH 10 microfilm scanner on Sunday, September 23rd at ARMA International’s 57th Annual Conference and Expo at McCormick Center in Chicago. Available for demo in Booth 645, the MACH10 doubles the speed of Mekel’s MACH5 – scanning up to 700 images per minute or three minutes per 100’ roll at maximum speed, making it the fastest scanner in today’s market. Mekel’s custom Quantum capture and processing software guarantees no reduction in image quality with its 100% accurate image capture.

Reviews from pre-release demonstrations have been very positive, according to veteran Crowley hardware representative Rich Jackson, who specializes in Mekel Technology scanners. “I presented the MACH10 to a government agency this week and the benefits of the faster speed were immediately visible. Up against a tight project deadline, they had been considering the purchase of two MACH5 scanners. With the MACH10, they can produce twice the image volume with a single scanner and no additional hire. The long and short term savings were obvious.”

Matthew McCabe, vice president of business development, adds “The speed increase was a direct result of client requests. End-users with large microfilm repositories – 2,000 rolls or more – or those with specific deadlines are seeking the most efficient method to convert film to digital. The MACH10 is Crowley’s response.”

“Mekel’s QuantumScan and QuantumProcess software – regardless of the Mekel scanner selected – is usually the tipping point of a sale,” states Jackson. “The ease of operator use, job set-up and post-processing gives Mekel Technology a competitive edge with its efficiency. When a client saves time, they know they’re saving money.”
Also of note is the assured image capture. Says Jackson, “The MACH10 can scan the worst of films and still capture all of the images on the reel. This again becomes a matter of economy.”

Engineered for production-level microfilm scanning, the MACH 10 scans 16mm and 35mm microfilm up to 1,000 feet in length in all formats as a standard feature.

About Mekel Technology

Mekel Technology, purchased by The Crowley Company in 2003, introduced the first microfilm scanner to the world in 1989, followed closely by its first microfiche scanner. As part of the Crowley manufacturing arm, Mekel Technology continues to engineer cutting-edge products for the future of data capture and preservation.