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January 19, 2010 — In addition to this week's NewsBreaks article and the monthly NewsLink Spotlight, Information Today, Inc. (ITI) offers Weekly News Digests that feature recent product news and company announcements. Watch for additional coverage to appear in the next print issue of Information Today. For other up-to-the-minute news, check out ITI’s Twitter account: @ITINewsBreaks.

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Crowley Debuts Table-Top Robotic Scanner in the U.S.

The Crowley Co. announced the American arrival of the Austrian-made Qidenus RBS Pro TableTop unit-a high-quality robotic book scanner. Crowley is the exclusive U.S. distributor for Qidenus, a European market leader. The company showed the scanner at the recent ALA Midwinter meeting and will be showing it at upcoming trade shows in the spring and summer, including AIIM (Association for Information and Image Management), MARAC (Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference), SLA, and ALA Annual.

"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."

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Source: The Crowley Co.

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