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Data Capture

Through our high-tech data capture and problem solving technologies, our staff can capture and process your data from paper, images, and microfilm with unsurpassed speed and accuracy. NPC has migrated from conventional, flatbed, and page-turning microfilm cameras to a high-speed scanning facility in an effort to eliminate massive paper handling, improve data capture throughput, and reduce long-term storage requirements.

Our Data Capture services include:

  • Image-based character recognition (OCR, ICR, and OMR)
  • Conventional key-from-paper processing
  • Computer-assisted capture and coding
  • FAX based automated data capture
  • High-speed bar code reading and sorting

Source: U.S. Census Bureau  |  National Processing Center  |  Last Revised: April 16, 2010