Aperture cards are a type of card that is cut out to fit a chip or microfilm within it. Surrounding the image is machine-readable data that pertains to the specific image. Aperture cards allow you to archive important information and make inexpensive copies for distribution. They have been used in different industries for many years. They are a very reliable and useful way to archive information and have a lifespan of 100 years. Aperture card scanners are used to read the cards, scan them, email them and electronically store them.
How aperture card scanners are useful in business
Because so many organizations and industries have used aperture cards and other microfilm in the past, some corporations have years and years of information within these cards. Aperture card scanners are the fastest and easiest way to convert them into a digital format. Although aperture cards were great in their time and can still be useful in some cases, it is important to get them converted to a digital format for these reasons:
To share – Once all of your important data is saved electronically you can share the information in a number of different ways. You can email, fax, and send over the cloud or put into a database and easily access the information from virtually anywhere.
To save – Documentation is so important in a business setting. There are many important files, documents, receipts, and other documentation that you must keep for tax purposes, legal purposes and record keeping. Instead of filing all of this information in filing cabinets or store rooms you can save time, money and space by filing them all digitally.
To be savvy – The world is changing every day, especially technologically. The rate of technological advancement is at an all-time high and will continue to increase. Even if you decide to keep your aperture cards, it's important to advance with the world in order to maintain a successful business.
If you are looking to convert your old aperture cards into digital format using aperture card scanners, MES Hybrid Document Systems can help. We can even help you by scanning all of your aperture cards and microfilm into an organized, easy to access, easy to use database.