Böwe Bell + Howell Clinches World Record for Longest Document Scanned

ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 29, 2008 — Take the elevation of Britton Hill, Florida's highest point, and multiply it by ten. You still won't have the length of the document BÖWE BELL + HOWELL scanned to secure the Guinness World Record here on Monday, Feb. 25.The record-setting scan measured 3,875 feet and lasted one hour, 17 minutes and 22 seconds. BBH employees used the award-winning Trūper 3600 low-volume production scanner to handle the extra-long document: a custom-made fetal monitor strip. The uninterrupted scan took place at the 2008 Annual HIMSS Conference & Exhibition, the healthcare IT industry's largest annual event."BBH continues to push the bounds of document scanning, in this instance by completing a scan that was nearly three-quarters of a mile long," said Mandy Lewis, senior product manager at BÖWE BELL + HOWELL. "With this record, we've again proved that BBH offers perhaps the most reliable, hardest-working scanners available — and we think our customers, who rely on BBH scanners day in, day out, would wholeheartedly agree."

Guinness World Records judge Gareth Deaves traveled to Orlando from London to validate the record. He confirmed that the attempt met the criteria set forth by Guinness World Records, including that the scanned document was a continuous file in one single page and that the original document was made out of paper.

"We are pleased to recognize BÖWE BELL + HOWELL as new Guinness World Record holders for the Longest Scanned Document at 3,875 feet," said Deaves. "We congratulate everyone involved in this record breaking achievement."

How BBH Went the Distance

Key to BBH's world record was the Trūper scanner's new long document handling feature. The feature allows healthcare organizations to easily scan long, vital medical records, such as fetal monitoring strips and EKG printouts. Long document handling on Trūper is user-selectable, which means users can switch easily between long and regular page modes.


BÖWE BELL + HOWELL Scanners is always adding value to its full line of fast and dependable scanners to help organizations easily and cost-effectively transform documents into flawless digital images. BBH constantly innovates to meet customers' imaging needs with its high-end Spectrum XF Series, midrange Trūper Series, entry-level Sidekick Series and wide-format Infinity WF. Based in the Chicago area, BÖWE BELL + HOWELL Scanners has an international presence selling scanners through a worldwide channel of distributors and value-added resellers. The company is a business unit of BÖWE BELL + HOWELL. For more information, call 1-800-SCAN-494 or visit http://www.bbhscanners.com.

About Guinness World Records

Guinness World Records is the universally recognized authority on record-breaking achievement. First published in 1955, the annual Guinness World Records book is published in more than 100 countries and 20 languages and is one of the highest-selling books under copyright of all time with more than 3 million copies sold annually across the globe. Guinness World Records celebrated its 50th anniversary edition in 2004, a year after the sale of its 100 millionth copy. The Guinness Word Records Web site (http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com) receives more than 11 million visitors a year.

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