I want to share this exciting announcement with the members of the forum.

Many of you may not be aware that Digital Transitions has a division dedicated solely to the Cultural Heritage Community. We manufacture our own camera systems, book scanners, copystands and provide custom solutions, as well as provide consulting.

We are very excited to announce that we have signed a global distribution agreement with Phase One, the leading provider of high-end digital capture systems, to distribute our advanced digitization solutions to cultural institutions worldwide.

This partnership enhances our efforts in the United States and furthers our goal of supporting the preservation initiatives of the world's most respected cultural heritage institutions.

Full Press Release:

Phase One and Digital Transitions to Strengthen Cultural Heritage Photography Preservation Projects Worldwide with Advanced Digitization Solutions | Companies Have Signed a Collaborative Global Distribution Agreement

COPENHAGEN and NEW YORK, December 12, 2013 -- Phase One and Digital Transitions (DT) today announced that they have signed a global distribution agreement to deliver advanced digitization solutions for cultural heritage preservation imaging projects worldwide. These high-end capture systems offer preservation grade quality reproductions with one of the industry’s most efficient workflows.

The DT Division of Cultural Heritage is a leading provider of imaging solutions and services for cultural heritage digitization. Their clients’ projects include digital reproduction of rare documents, manuscripts, drawings, paintings, sculptures, artifacts, photographs, and photographic films. The DT Division of Cultural Heritage has set the standard in the U.S. market with their equipment that produces the highest quality image (up to 80 megapixel resolution) at the fastest capture rate - while stressing the importance of reliability and safety to the original. With notable clients including Library of Congress, The Getty Trust, and The Smithsonian Institution, this partnership will make these systems more accessible to the international cultural heritage community.

The range of DT Division of Cultural Heritage digitization equipment includes a multitude of reprographic benches, purpose-built reprographic cameras, specialized book copy stations, film scanning kits, and accessories that are designed to host the line of Phase One digital capture hardware and the robust Capture One software. These high performance systems can be delivered ready to-use and are designed to ensure end-users a fast return on investment.

With this agreement, Phase One will distribute DT Division of Cultural Heritage reprographic solutions in all relevant markets outside the United States. Phase One will distribute the solution through its authorized partner channel.

"The DT Division of Cultural Heritage is recognized as experts in cultural heritage digitization in North America,” said Jacob Sune Sørensen, Product Manager, Phase One. “Their clients are benefitting from the highest image quality and the fastest capture rate available today with systems that not only protect the integrity of the materials but are easy to use for the operator. We are proud to join with the DT Division of Cultural Heritage to make these solutions available worldwide. Their commitment to uncompromising quality will help ensure that future generations can enjoy revisiting our cultural past.”

“I was impressed by Digital Transitions’ foresight to have someone with Peter Siegel’s experience tasked to serve the academic community” -- David McKnight, University of Pennsylvania Libraries

"We have spent years perfecting our reprographic camera, copy stands, book copy stations and film scanning kits to ensure outstanding image quality, rapid reproduction and great operational ergonomics," said Peter Siegel, Director of the DT Division of Cultural Heritage. "We are excited to enter this agreement with Phase One to further our goal of supporting the preservation initiatives of the world’s most respected cultural heritage institutions."

Availability and Pricing
DT Division of Cultural Heritage hardware includes the following products, and is available now:
DT RG3040 Reprographic System
DT RGC180 Capture Cradle
BC100 Book Capture System
DT Film Scanning Kit
DT RCam Reprographic Camera

For more specific information see the Division of Cultural Heritage Products page.

Each solution can be customized to the client’s needs and is priced according to the specific configuration.

For inquiries outside the United States, contact details for a local Phase One partner can be found at PhaseOne.com
For inquiries within the United States, please contact: Digital Transitions Division for Cultural Heritage

About Digital Transitions Division of Cultural Heritage
The Digital Transitions Division of Cultural Heritage provides capture hardware and workflow software to support the digitization programs of libraries, museums, archives, collectors, service bureaus and other institutions. Their experience in designing and executing preservation and commercial imaging programs gives them first-hand knowledge of the requirements and concerns facing cultural institutions when digitizing a collection. Their partnership approach is comprehensive: They work closely with every client to design a total solution with an efficient standards-based workflow. This includes selecting ideal hardware, integrating our systems into existing infrastructures, and providing continuing support and training to the staff in order to keep the digitization program running efficiently. For more information, please see: www.dtdch.com

About Phase One
Phase One is the world’s leader in open-platform, high-end camera systems and solutions. Phase One cameras, digital backs and lenses are designed to deliver superior quality image capture and investment value. Phase One’s Capture One and Media Pro software help streamline capture and post-production processes for both medium format and other cameras. Phase One products are known for their quality, flexibility and speed enabling imaging professionals to capture a wide range of formats without compromise.

Phase One is an employee-owned company based in Copenhagen with offices in New York, London, Tokyo, Cologne, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Sydney, and Tel Aviv. Phase One and Capture One are registered trademarks of Phase One A/S. All other brand or product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.

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Press Contact:
Kathy Madison
for Phase One
[email protected]