PastPort is the fastest, easiest & most affordable way to capture, tag & share preservation quality images in seconds. A pre-assembled, mobile, table-top solution to provide a controlled environment for digitizing historical collections, PastPort solves common digitization problems, including lighting, object orientation, camera manipulation, capture device placement, and more. The integrated mobile app handles imaging and uploading of newly created digital archival master files to the your HistoryIT software platform for asset management and metadata creation (cataloging and tagging).
While some higher-end desktop scanners can reach the resolutions of true digital preservation, most take four minutes or more to scan a single item. PastPort is able to digitize each item in less than a second. The user is only bound by the speed at which they can move materials in and out of the PastPort.
The mobile application used with the iPhone takes up to ten images of the item and then processes them into a single, high-resolution archival image that is transferred to the user’s HistoryIT software account where it can be tagged individually or in bulk.