Kirtas Technologies Provides West Canadian With the Latest in Digitization Quality and Speed

Technologies, the leader in quality, high-speed, nondestructive book
digitization, today announced it is providing West Canadian Digital Imaging
Inc., a leading provider of document scanning, records management, newspaper
archiving and digital printing services in Canada, with additional solutions
to augment the company's existing offerings to their university and library
customer base.
    West Canadian is installing the Kirtas APT BookScan 2400RA(TM), a new,
high-volume fully automated book scanner. The system provides remote access
allowing users to capture raw images in one location and process them at
another. The system will also provide increased storage capacity and a faster
processing speed.
    "We are excited about the opportunities the Kirtas BookScan brings to
West Canadian's strategy of delivering rich, clean, digitized quality images
of bound books to all Canadian archives, libraries and universities," said
Irene Price, president of West Canadian. "The BookScan provides us with the
ability to efficiently scan bound collections for the purpose of preservation
and research. Archives and collections will be digitally brought to life for
the world to see."
    Currently West Canadian provides microfilming and digitization of
newspaper collections for their existing university and library customers. The
new Kirtas APT BookScan will allow them to expand their offering to include
digitization of bound book collections.
    "Digitization of bound documents-particularly the collections held at
universities and libraries-provides an entirely new generation of users with
electronic access to historic documents", said Kirtas CEO and Founder Lotfi
Belkhir. "West Canadian realizes what a tremendous value this is to their
customers, and Kirtas is excited to be supporting them as they deliver this
significant capability."
    About Kirtas Technologies
    Since the company was founded in 2001, Kirtas Technologies has pioneered
and perfected the technology used today in quality, high-speed, nondestructive
mass book digitization. The company's revolutionary technology redefines
digitization of all bound documents, delivering the gentlest handling, the
highest image quality, faster and with fewer errors than any other solution in
the marketplace today.
    Contact: Deanna Vincent

             585-924-2420 x3037

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For further information: Deanna Vincent of Kirtas Technologies, 
+1-585-924-2420 x3037, Web Site:

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