SMA 105

Digital to Microfiche

Save your essential data which is subject to long-term archiving requirements with minimum effort and very cost effective on the proven media microfiche.

The SMA 105 produces an analog backup of your digital business documents. There is no need for migration of your electronic archive as microfilm is totally software and hardware independent. Microfilm, produced properly and kept under the right conditions, has a life expectancy of 500 years. In addition it is tamper proof and resistant against viruses or worms and cannot be manipulated by hackers.

The converting process is quick, reliable and provides excellent image quality. The original document size can vary from as small as a business card up to large books,maps, and drawings. After the files are transferred to the system it will work fully unattended.

The microfiche title can be generated automatically. There are preset fields in the upper right corner such as date, operator name and consecutive number plus an area in the upper left corner for exposing graphic information like a logo. In between is the title area which offers three lines of each 40 characters. Alternatively the area can show two or even only one line of characters with correspondingly larger fonts. It is also possible to import prearranged title information from different databases.

The SMA 105 can generate up to 30 different grid layouts Following are some examples:

  • 7 x 14 (24x)
  • 5 x 10 (24x)
  • 3 x 8 (24x)
  • 4 x 4 (42X)
  • 12 x 26 (42x)
  • 14 x 28 (42x)

The system comes with one grid and one lens as a standard feature. For additional grid formats, different lenses are necessary which are optionally available. A list of all available grids can be provided upon request.

Film processing is done via an on-board processor right after exposure. Plumbing is not required. The whole process takes less than two minutes. While one microfiche is in the processor, the next fiche can be started without any delay. One set of chemistry is good for processing 100 microfiche. Changing the chemistry set can be done in minutes. One film and chemistry kit for the SMA 105 consists of four sets of chemistry and one film cartridge with 60 m film. As a result one film and chemistry kit is sufficant to produce 400 microfiche.

The SMA 105 is the only cost-effective solution on the market for applications where microfiche is the preferred media of choice. It also bridges the gap for applications where the declining volume does not justify the investment for a conventional COM system. For converting image files back to roll film please ask for the SMA51 or the SMA16.

Here at Analogue Imaging and SMA, we know Russ and Josef would be proud. As our mission statement says,

“We believe that the past should always have the opportunity to accurately present itself in the future.”

This not only pertains to our products, but the past, present and future people that continue the vision that began back in 1966.