Wednesday, August 09, 2006


ICOM Group plc ("DICOM Group"), a global leader of Information Capture and Business Communications solutions, today announced that its subsidiary Kofax has successfully installed its Ascent Capture(R) and INDICIUS(R) technology at AncestryDPS, a leading digital preservation service. The contract provided an overall solution for AncestryDPS to optimise the processing of over 9 million images per month.

AncestryDPS is part of the, Inc. network of products and services that provides the tools to enable people to discover who they are and where they come from. is the No. 1 online source for family history information, including the web's largest collection of historical records with over 6 billion names. AncestryDPS processes 100 thousand document pages per day including census records, birth/death records, military records, community directories, immigration records and even some as much as 300 years old.

part of, Inc., Ancestry Digital Presevation Services has over 10 years experience digitizing records with over 6 billion records scanned and indexed and millions added monthly. These records have been published on the, Inc. website,

The Jiapu Collection (or CLAN histories)
The Shanghai Library

Shanghai Library has, through great effort and over time collected the largest collection of Jiapu (14,500 Chinese family histories) in the world, and has created abstracts of those Jiapu, as well as a catalogue of and a dictionary of Chinese family history.

Together, AncestryDPS and the Library are on-site scanning these Chinese family histories and creating a high-quality digital version of the Library’s family history collection and the related abstracts and catalogues.

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Document Conversion

DPS has a unique capability for converting documents from books in our robotic book scanning. With that capability along with planetary and loose sheet scanning, we can handle hundreds of thousands of pages per month.

Our robotic book scanner is a radically innovative machine that enables the rapid digitization of content locked away in bound documents. These book scanners automate the process of turning pages while assuring preservation of fragile materials and capturing two pages at a time with two high-image-quality digital cameras. This makes the process of bound book scanning capable of up to 1,500 pages an hour.


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