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Our Customers

For us as developing and manufacturing company of scan hard- and software our main market consists of: libraries, archives, educational institutions like schools and universities, public state institutions such as administrative agencies and ministries, specialised digitization service companies and furthermore industries with big volumes of bound material in their belongings: the pharmaceutical industry, the systems engineering industry and as well law and insurance firms.

The role companies like ours overtake in cultural heritage preservation is fundamental. Duties include taking sponsibility for passing content and information from generation to generation and increasing availability and accessibility to that information.

Ville de Genève

“We are satisfied with the machine, it is reliable and fast. The instruction and technical support is very good.”

– Matthias Thomann (Bibliothèque de Genève)

In June of 2015, the Swiss library, Bibliothèque de Genève (BGE), acquired a Qidenus MASTERED Book Scan 4.0, which has been in use ever since. The task at hand was the digitisation of vast numbers of books. Being one of the oldest university library in all of Switzerland, the BGE stores many manuscripts, incunables of immeasurable value and book collection with a volume of over two million.

Naturally, an institution such as this will seek to preserve as much and as fast as possible while safeguarding that none of the objects in question suffer any damage in the process. As part of this undertaking, the library chose to use the semi-automatic MASTERED Book Scanner by Qidenus Technologies, which offers the function of switching from its partially automatic, engine-driven mode to the completely manual operation with the press of a button. This feature allows the trained library staff to scan particularly delicate and fragile books without the risk of damage to any of the materials. Furthermore, the semi-automatic mode enables reliable scanning for the bulk of the books, all the while reducing the time and work usually associated with such an undertaking. The manual function has been used on occasion to scan books of particularly fragile constitution – some of which were in partially damaged condition due to their significant age – in order to avoid any further damages to the structural integrity of the brittle material. The machine has received much praise for its performance and continues to be used as an integral part of the digitisation project.

The modular feature of the Qidenus scanners, which allows for a fast and inexpensive way to replace wear parts, remains an important aspect in the customer´s satisfaction, since it allows for more independence and flexibility. Presently, it is being considered to up-grade the current lenses with ones, that have been launched only recently by some manufacturers. This is possible, due to the up-grade compatibility of the Qidenus scanners, which emerged as one of the most useful features for customers, since it allows them to maintain up-to-date technology indefinitely, without the need of having to acquire a new scanner once the technological standard shifts.

Expofot - Your trusted service provider

EXPOFOT S.A. is an Argentinian Company with more than 35 year of experience in the printing and photo industries and providing technology services for other sectors. From its origin, sustains a close business partnership with Kodak Argentina SAIC, and since the creation of Kodak Service for Business (KSB), this relationship has been strengthened, acting as a Strategic Partner for Technology Solutions. Developing together, major projects, including those related not only to massive document digitization and printing but also to document management.

As one of the main areas of concern, EXPOFOT has been focused on digitization and management of materials and documentation of high historical and/or patrimonial value. Among them we can highlight, in partnership with Kodak, the digitation of the Historical Archives documentary of the Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires City (Considered as one of the top five theatres in the world for its magnitude, acoustics attributes and history).

In the middle of 2014, EXPOFOT was named by Kodak to develop the project to digitize 30,000 volumes of the Manuscript Historical Archive of the Civil Registry of the    Autonomous City of Buenos Aires. This archive includes all the birth, marriage and death certificates since 1886 to the present. To perform this commission, that apart of its high volume has requirement of not only tight deadlines but also high quality standards, EXPOFOT selected QIDENUS TECHNOLOGIES as a strategic solution provider; including both ROBOTIC Book Scan 3.0 and QiScan Software Suite.

”The selection of QIDENUS TECHNOLOGIES, as a technology provider, was simple   because the quality and performance of its products. But perhaps the key factor in the selection was the commitment of the technical areas in assistance supplied during the design of the solution and, once launched the project, the operational technical support delivered. Both of them provided remotely. This last one is not a minor issue for a company, and a project, located more than 12,000 km away, where continued operation   requires an available support every day of the year.”

THE ROYAL LIBRARY OF DENMARK

The Royal Library is Denmark´s National Library and besides the university library of the pestigious University of Copenhagen. It is the largest library in the Nordic Countries and therefore the most important player in the educational and cultural environment of the region. In total the Royal Library holds a volume of 6.1 million books and bound material in its collection.

The Royal Library is Qidenus´ customer since 2011, operating a vast and efficient digitisation center with 3x Qidenus Robotic Book Scan A3+ 400ppi integrated. Clearly the Qidenus systems are pace maker within this digitisation center. The preservation program conducted by the library includes the digitisation of national cultural heritage of both Danish and foreign origins such as books, periodicals, leaflets, manuscripts, documents, pictures and photographs.

Due to the performance of the Qidenus systems the digitisation process has progressed significantly and a large amount of data and digitised material is already available for the public – allowing the library to be closer to the public by offering a broad range of content online.

THE NATIONAL LIBRARY OF ABU DHABI

The National Library of Abu Dhabi has developed since its establishment into the largest source of knowledge and information in the United Arabic Emirates. Their main goal is to collect the Arabic, Islamic and global cultural heritage and facilitate the access to knowledge for intellectuals, scholars, scientists, but also regular citizens in search for qualitative information sources.

Qidenus Technologies was the choice of the library in order to ensure the preservation of the National Library’s valuable heritage containing a large number of original and rare Arabic Manuscripts, as well as a variety of newspapers and old magazines.

The Qidenus Robotic and Semiautomatic Book Scan Systems are performing well since their installation in 2010, satisfying once again due to exceptional scan throughput by at the same time conserving the material.