NORTHBROOK, Ill.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–ST Imaging (ST) (www.stimaging.com), a technology provider of micrographics and book scanning technology, announced that the company’s ST ViewScan product appeared in popular NBC show, Who Do You Think You Are? This show follows celebrities as they search for information about their family histories.
“We were so happy for the library and the scanner to be featured on the NBC Show.”
As celebrity Blair Underwood searched for clues about his family’s legacy and history, his search took him to Jones Memorial Library in Lynchburg, VA. Jones Memorial, the second oldest library in Virginia, was established in 1908 by Mary Frances Watts Jones as a memorial to her husband, philanthropist and industrialist George Morgan Jones, and specializes in the collection of historical and genealogical records.
Susan Pillow, Director at Jones Memorial was not looking to replace her functional reader/printer; however, the library had a problem with a microfilm collection of funeral home records dating back to 1820s– the old film was a poor quality negative film which was almost unreadable on the old system. Yet, when she placed the film in the ST ViewScan those old films became readable archives once more. “Jones Memorial Library has 3,000-4,000 rolls of film in its collection and the ViewScan System has made this history more accessible,” said Pillow. “We were so happy for the library and the scanner to be featured on the NBC Show.”
“We are pleased to see how our technology is improving the way people view microfilm, and enabling them to obtain valuable information that many times is only available on this type of media,” remarked Dan Donaldson, Director of Imaging Products at ST Imaging.
About ST Imaging
ST Imaging is a leading worldwide manufacturer and distributor of micrographic equipment and other collection scanning solutions. Founded in 1989, the company was acquired in 1999 by Digital Check Corp., a provider of distributed-capture check scanners for the financial industry. In 2004 ST introduced the revolutionary all digital film scanner, the ST200, replacing the old reader printers and changing the way library customers look at film.
In 2010, ST Imaging introduced the new ST ViewScan digital microfilm scanner. It incorporates the latest hardware and software technologies to enhance the scanning process for patrons while dramatically reducing the size of the scanner. The product line was also expanded to include the new touch screen Book Scanner.
The company manufactures and distributes film and book scanners that are available worldwide through a network of Authorized Resellers and are supported by ST Imaging’s comprehensive fulfillment, training, support, warranty and repair services.