IDMi magazine UScan Feature
A lot has happened in ten months. This past November, two industry icons joined together when The Crowley Company made a friendly acquisition of chief competitor Wicks and Wilson, Limited. In March, Crowley introduced the Wicks-manufactured UScan microform scanner at CeBit in Hannover, Germany.
5th January 2012
Crowley’s Wicks And Wilson Division Debuts UScan Microform Patron Scanner In Dallas, Texas
Christopher Crowley, president of The Crowley Company, announces the January 20th debut of the Wicks and Wilson UScan, the firm’s first self-manufactured on-demand microform scanner, at the upcoming American Library Association Mid-Winter Conference in Dallas, Texas. Designed for walk-up patron use, the ultra-portable UScan unit fits easily on a standard desktop and digitizes all film formats (microfilm, microfiche, jumbo fiche and aperture and micro-cards) as well as photographic materials (slides, negatives, etc.).
9th November 2011
Crowley Acquires Wicks And Wilson Limited
Christopher Crowley, president of The Crowley Company, announces the acquisition of key competitor Wicks and Wilson Limited. Based in Hampshire, England, Wicks and Wilson manufactures and distributes the Scanstation-brand microfilm, microfiche and aperture card scanners. States Crowley, “This purchase will allow us to broaden our microform offering, strengthen our international presence and ensure that we continue to be at the forefront of microform capture technology.”