The USAEC needed a
more efficient way to store and access environmental project data, which
was deluging the Center at the rate of 150 new filing cabinets each
year. Edge Systems provided the USAEC with an automated storage and
retrieval system for high volume management of environmental project
data that complies with federal records management requirements.
project document now receives its own barcode which contains indexing
data unique to that document. It is then scanned into the system, which
creates a perfect image of the original document. The document then
undergoes quality assurance before it is committed to optical storage.
With the new system,
USAEC has been able to automatically index records and is now processing
incoming data at true production levels. An average of 200 new project
folders become available each day, which can immediately be viewed and
retrieved by multiple viewers simultaneously. Archived documents have
also been scanned and added to the system, allowing the USAEC to
eliminate over 12 million pages from warehouse storage.