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micrographics

[¦mī·krə¦graf·iks]
(graphic arts)
The technology of reproducing information on film in greatly reduced form, such as microfilm or microfiche, which requires enlargement to be readable.

micrographics

The production, handling and use of microfilm and microfiche. Images are created by cameras or by COM units that accept computer output directly. The documents are magnified for human viewing by readers, some of which can automatically locate a page using indexing techniques.

The Analog Advantage
Microfiche and microfilm have always been an economical alternative for high-volume data and picture storage. Although optical discs have superseded fiche and film for most archival storage, film is still the only medium that can survive continual upgrading of electronic technologies. Storage devices generally remain compatible with only one or two generations of media. At some point, new drives cannot read older cartridges. However, film is analog and can always be read by magnifying it.

In some cases, digital data are converted to microfilm so they can be preserved and accessed decades into the future without regard to the changing digital formats that are bound to occur over time. See computer output microfilm and COLD.
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Following the deal, Kodak Alaris, which had already provided services on behalf of EPM, will now directly serve micrographics channel partners and clients to deliver technical services and support in Europe, Asia and Latin America, it said.
In 1986, chafing against the downtime the equipment spent on the floor, Jerry changed the company name to Crowley Micrographics and began offering conversion services in addition to hardware and software sales.
Because we've had a longtime relationship with the principals of Eastman Park Micrographics, we know that it is a perfect acquirer of the microfilm business and we are pleased to have in place agreements that ensure customers with ongoing availability of media products made by Kodak, as well as for the high levels of technical support and service to which they are accustomed," said Tony Barbeau, General Manager, Document Imaging.
James added, "Rick and his team have deep experience providing micrographic equipment to the Miami market, and we look forward to many years of a successful partnership to come.
The company developed the first automated film processor in the 1930s and has served private sector and government customers worldwide in the motion picture, micrographics and color photo industries.
Joining DocuData gives us the ability to provide them with a more complete range of digital imaging products and services to fulfill those needs," said Scott Simon, president and CEO of General Micrographics.
deals with the use of microforms, covers micrographics display, printing, and scanning devices
From its origins in micrographics to the latest innovations in digital storage, the company has always followed the business strategy of offering state-of-the-art archival and retrieval solutions to its industry partners.
The Agfa-Gevaert Group (Agfa) and Eastman Park Micrographics (EPM) announced today that they have signed a worldwide, long-term supply agreement for microfilm products.
Volume 1 highlights data capture, data entry, and micrographics.
Film-Based Imaging: New Views and Applications is a book with a forward-sounding title that appears to move beyond the world of micrographics and into the new world of imaging, offering new insight about an area of technology and the challenges of managing information today.
One very important tool for managing information is micrographics, and there is no mention of micrographics in any of the articles although your magazine accepted and printed three ads for it: Altek, EyeComm, and Fuji[film].