ScanPro software update

The ScanPro 2000’s new Windows-style software features, shown here on a 24” monitor, have been designed to give users the most versatility and ease of use.


March 17, 2011                                                                                  
For Immediate Release                                                                      

James Westoby, President
e-Image Data Corporation


Hartford, Wis. – The e-Image Data Corporation announced today that new software upgrades are now available for the ScanPro 2000, used in more than 1,200 libraries worldwide. The microfilm scanner of choice at institutions such as Princeton, Stanford, Vassar and Johns Hopkins University, as well as the American Library Association itself, the ScanPro 2000’s updated software will offer greater functionality and be even more user-friendly than before.

“All controls have been designed to have the look and feel of typical Windows programs,” said James Westoby, president, e-Image Data. “Common graphics and icons are utilized throughout and all buttons have text labels that can be customized.”

The ScanPro 2000’s popular SPOT-Edit tool has been redesigned so that the patron can adjust as many picture and text areas as needed right on the screen image. The adjustments can be automatic, made with a single click, or adjusted manually using the image brightness and contrast controls. Additionally, any part of a selected area can be erased or redacted with a single click.

“The design goal has been to continue to provide an interface that is the easiest to use and involves the shortest possible learning curve on the part of patrons,” said Westoby. Other improvements include customizable toolbars and button text, custom cropping, adjustable speed control, scroll speed lock and on-screen help support for all controls.

Registered users have been notified of the new software update by
e-mail and given a link to use to download the upgrade. Users not previously registered can download the software at the “Support” page of the e-Image Data web site,

The ScanPro 2000 software updates will be available to view at the ACRL National Conference in Philadelphia, March 30-April 1, at booth #106.

In business since 1989, e-Image Data is the industry leader in the design, manufacture, marketing, sales, and distribution of micrographic equipment. The ScanPro 2000 is the equipment of choice in the world’s most prestigious libraries and private institutions and is the only microfilm scanner to have been awarded the Energy Star by the
Environmental Protection Agency.