Indus International, Inc., can undoubtedly be considered the “Leader in robotic book scanners in the USA” when considering the robotic book scanners that Indus has to offer, the number of installations, and the technical expertise of the Indus engineers in supporting the installed base.
Indus started marketing robotic book scanners in the year 2008. The ScanRobot® was the product that began Indus’ robotic scanner journey and within a short period Indus secured an order for the ScanRobot® from a university in Canada. Next came two installations in California. Sometime later three ScanRobots® with another mass digitizer in the mid-west. Then continued with two universities going for the ScanRobot®, one in Utah and another in New Mexico.
In 2016 Indus inked a deal with the Swiss manufacturer of the robotic book scanner known as the DL-Mini. Realizing the unique features of this product Indus started selling it along with the ScanRobot®. Two world renowned robotic page turning book scanners from a single source. Each one with unique features that made the scanners complimentary rather than competing against one another.
Soon Indus attracted the attention of a mass book digitizer in upstate New York who became a happy customer of the DL-Mini. Then another mass digitizer from the State of Utah purchased a DL-Mini. Then another one in Delaware. Four units went to a US Federal Government Agency in Washington D.C. in 2020 and to date in 2021 one ScanRobot® and one DL-Mini went to a prestigious library in Washington D.C.
There is a reason why Indus has been successful in offering robotic book scanners. First and foremost, it is the products that Indus has chosen to offer. As stated above, the two robotic scanners; the ScanRobot® and the DL-Mini are proven and world renowned. Second, Indus understands the products and listens to the requirements of the potential customers and offers the best suited solution for their application at hand. Third, Indus has factory trained engineers to install the scanners. They have the knowledge to provide flawless installation and very detailed training to the users of the scanners. Further, the technical staff knows how to maintain these complex pieces of equipment that the customer has decided to invest in.
The Covid pandemic has changed the way libraries are visited. This will mean that the libraries will digitize more and more books to make the content available to patrons through remote access. This mass digitization effort will mean more libraries will look at acquiring reliable “real robotic” scanners for the books. Indus is ready to provide world class mass digitization solutions.