Frederick, MD and Boston, MA – Christopher Crowley, The Crowley Company president, is pleased to announce the American arrival of the Austrian-made Qidenus RBS Pro TableTop (TT) unit. The exclusive U.S. distributor for Qidenus, the European market leader in high-quality robotic book scanners, The Crowley Company will demonstrate the technology in Booth #2200 at the American Library Association Mid-Winter meeting in Boston this week.
"Qidenus has managed to transfer the power, efficiency and cutting-edge technology of their free-standing unit to a portable, affordable tabletop model," states Crowley. "This unit can scan up to 2,000 pages an hour in fully-automatic mode and is also available as a manual or semi-automatic unit. We expect that its many competitive advantages, including intelligent glass plate, intuitive bionic finger page-turner, workflow system and low maintenance, will raise the bar for what operators expect from a robotic scanner – or any book scanner for that matter."
Vitus Boesch, Qidenus product manager, will be on hand to discuss the details of the scanner and its technology. "The development of the RBS Pro TT is perhaps our biggest accomplishment of 2009, with the possible exception of winning the National Library of Norway’s stringent bidding process for five full-size units this past November. The process included extensive testing of all competitive units and the RBS Pro system came out on top. Qidenus has taken the same mechanics and software that won this bid and put them into a model that is user-friendly for those with less space, lower volume or tighter budgets. Quickly gaining validity in the field, the value of the RBS Pro TT may be unrivaled."
About The Crowley Company
Celebrating its 30th year of incorporation in 2010, The Crowley Company is a world-leader in digital and analog film technologies. Headquartered in Frederick, Maryland with a manufacturing division in San Dimas, California and a second conversion bureau in Ann Arbor, Michigan, The Crowley Company provides an extensive number of digital document and film conversion services to the academic, publishing, commercial, government and archive sectors. The firm manufactures, distributes and services high-speed microfilm, microfiche, aperture card, book and document scanners, microfilm duplicators, film processors and micrographics equipment.