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The Ontario Power Generation supplies 85% of all electricity consumed in Ontario. OPG runs 80 generating stations with a total revenue of $5.3 billion per year.

When it became time to revamp the internal document management system, one of the tasks was to digitize and import the thousands of old and fragile maps, some as old as sixty years. OPG approached Kovatec, a specialist in fragile document scanning in Canada. Kovatec realized that a conventional roll scanner wouldn’t do the job.

The search for a flatbed scanner –big enough to handle OPG’s special requirements- started, which brought Kovatec’s purchasing department all the way to Germany. A flatbed scanner the size of a dining room table (6’ x 4’, 1.80 m x 1.20 m) was acquired, with a digital camera that can go up as high as 10’ (3 mtr).

A special room was designated to house the scanner, with workbenches to roll out the drawings. Special software was purchased that could deal with files, bigger than the storage space of a CD Rom. Kovatec even looked after all the logistics between Ottawa and Toronto, in order to receive the documents just in time. Tests were done on plotters to duplicate the scanned drawings and check the quality.

OPG now has a large part of their fragile collection digitized in their document management system. Kovatec helped make it possible.

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
DHL Global Forwarding
National Defence
. American Telecom
. Ontario Power Generation
. National Archives of Canada
. Standards Council of Canada
. Hydro One
. Society for Educational Visits and Exchanges in Canada
. HomeGold
. JDS Uniphase
. Nortel Networks
. Nav Canada
. Library of Parliament
. Ford Motor Company

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