Panasonic Filing System KV-F510 KV-F520 KV-F51MU Convert Disk File PDF

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Panasonic Filing System Optical Disks Conversion, Transfer, and Data Recovery Services


Panasonic Filing System Optical Disks Conversion, Transfer, and Data Recovery

Our friendly team is happy to help convert Panasonic Filing System (Fuji x D-File, Panafile, or PanaCabi) MO Optical Disks/Files to PDF/CD/DVD/TIF/TIFF/HDD. The export can keep the original files, folders and index structures and save as PDF TIFF or TIF for import into modern document management systems.
Panasonic KVF510 KV-F510 KV-F510U KV-F510C KV-F510G KVF520 KV-F520 KV-F520U KV-F520K KV-F520C KV-F520U KVF51 KV-F51 KVF51MU KV-F51MU KV-F51MUH KVF50 KV-F50 KV-F50MU KV-F50MUH.
We can recover data and read disks export files that others find difficult to access.
The disks can be 3.5 inch (90mm) Magneto Optical MO disks or the 5.25 inch .
We can even do it on location at your site offices (this often overcomes security restrictions regarding data protection).




Panasonic LM-R1500A Disk used in the Panasonic Filing System awaiting conversion to DVD
Panasonic LM-R1500A Disk used in the Panasonic Filing System awaiting conversion to DVD


Panasonic Optical Disks Conversions


Panasonic Electronic Filing System used Optical Disks to expand its storage capability. The LM-R1500A was a popular choice, along with other disks by Plasmon.
Some typical disks numbers are below.

  • Panasonic 128MB 3.5inch 90mm Magneto Optical Disk LM-D300.
  • Maxell MA-M128 3.5inch 128 megabytes.
  • Fuji-Film 3.5 Optical 128MB MO Disks.
  • Panasonic LM-W1400A WORM Optical Disk Cartridge 1.4GB 700MB/side.
  • Plasmon P942 P940C 940MB Optical Disk Cartridge Double Sided 5.25 inch.
  • Plasmon P1400C P1002E and P1500E.
  • Panasonic LM-D300 128MB Magneto Optical Disk 3.5 inch.
  • Panasonic LM-D501W Optical Disk Cartridge 940MB 470MB/side.
  • Panasonic Optical Disk Cartridge LM-D702W 1GB Rewritable.
  • Panasonic LM-R1500A 1.5GB Rewritable Optical Disk Cartridge 750MB/side.
  • Storage Dimensions 940 Megabytes OC-900.
  • Optical Disk Cartridge LM-D500 200MB per side.

It used the disks to store scanned documents in a proprietary format with a unique filesystem.
We have managed to decode the file system to extract the files into PDF, and TIFF .TIF for use on modern windows computer, without the need for specialised software to view them.
The files can be stored with their original file structure (names / folders etc).
The machine is used for several purposes, eg. Document Image Processing DIP Station, Microfiche viewer, Electronic Filing Cabinet, Scanner Workstation, Scanned document storage, Document Management System (EDMS).
Legal, Medical Records, Accounting departments and Educational institutions have adopted the KV-F51 to move toward a "paperless office." and store rare or old works, such as in a library.
Just give us a call or email to discuss your particular requirements. Other similar systems at around the same time as this were Toshiba: Tosfile, FilingStage, eFilingMeister, Personal Filing Fuji Xerox: ArcWizShare, EDMICS (required consultation) Ricoh: Rifile, Ridoc Hitachi: Hitfile Fujitsu: EFS Fuji Film: D-FILE Panasonic: Panafile, Panacabi NEC: Nefile.


About the Panasonic KV-F series and Fuji X D File Electronic Filing System


Panasonic Filing System KV-510 with a KV 511 printer scanner unit
Panasonic Filing System KV-510 with a KV 511 printer scanner unit


Panasonic KV KVF Filing System was also known as the Fuji X D-File,or PanaCabi / Panakyabi and provided an electronic filing cabinet which could be customised. It stored files on Panasonic LM range of optical disks as well as Plasmon. Although there may be more, the Model numbers we know about are...
KV F510 F510C KV F51 F520 F520MU KVF510 KV-F510 KV-F510U KV-F510C KV-F510G KVF520 KV-F520 KV-F520U KV-F520K KV-F520C KV-F520U KVF51 KV-F51 KVF51MU KV-F51MU KV-F51MUH KVF50 KV-F50 KV-F50MU KV-F50MUH
Scanner printer : KV-F511 KV-F511U KV-F511G KV-F511C KV-F521 KV-F521U KV-F521G KV-F521C KV-F51P

The system used a small 3.5 inch magneto-optical drive, along with external SCSI 5.25 inch drive to store the data. It used a Motorola 68030 processor (so Big-Endian number storage for the geek's amongst us!) with an 8.5 x 11-in rotatable screen (alow portrait viewing!) , a 3.5-in floppy drive, a scanner printer unit and SCSI-2 and RS232C ports. It has its own proprietary Filesystem with tags such as KME-EFS-MEDIA, KME-EFS-PAGE-HEADER etc in the raw data. The PanaCabi F51 compact electronic filing system has a scanner and was developed by Kyushu and Fuji (Fujix D-file EX name).

AT the time of this system, several competing systems were avialable, which are also no longer supported by the suppliers. FUJIFILM - D-File (Deep File), FUJIX OD-9500 Matsushita - PanaCabi Panakabi Panafile Panofile Panakyabi KV-F Toshiba TOSFile (toss file) Ricoh RIFILE (Refile) Hitachi Hitfile (hit file) NEC NEFILE FUJITSU EFS Cannon CanoFile Diskfile 502M



Panacabi KV-F51 MU MUH (Fuji D-File X EX) filing system for file conversion
Panacabi KV-F51 MU MUH (Fuji D-File X EX) filing system for file conversion

Data Recovery for Panasonic KV-F510 and KV-F520 Electronic Filing System


Some typical disk conversions we receive.

  • Data was stored on 90mm 128MB MO disks - mainly Maxell MA-M128 and Sony M.O. Magneto Optical disk. These are used with a Panasonic electronic filing system model KV-F510. The system still works but is now very old. All data is intact on the disks. Please can you transfer the data to PC compatible media - eg DVD, and what advise the format (TIFF PDF JPG) the scanned documents would be in once transferred. I have approximately 100 disks.
  • Approx 50 of these discs full of scans to convert the documents to PDF files? The discs are 128 MB TDK
  • There are two Panasonic LM-D300 128 MB MO disks from the 1990's. I'd like the files on them transfered to CD
  • I have 3 disks of type Panasonic LM-R1500A, containing medical data. The disks should be fine, although there is no way for me to test it as I cannot find any drives capable of reading these disks.
  • I need to test converted file samples to import into modern document retrieval system project. The files have to read perfectly
  • Are you able to get files saved off a 3.5 inch floppy that were written and saved using some sort of Panasonic word processor?
  • File transfer into any modern media format (PDF preferred, image format also acceptable) from Panasonic Optical Disk Cartridge LM-R1500A.
  • Convert images from 28 Panasonic Optical disks. These were made with the Panofile Panasonic optical disk system about 1995.
  • Recover data from Panasonic LM-D501W disks, I do not know the operating system and software used to save data, the disks were written in 1999.
  • Data from the optical disk LM-D501W to be put onto the DVD. The disk uses a proprietary Panasonic file system.
  • Panasonic Electronic Filing System - KV-F510U just like the KV-F520 - I need to extract the files off the optical disks and get them in a more usable format.
  • Panasonic LM-D501W disks - I have about 10 I cannot read the disks since they are not DOS but a rare proprietary file system introduced by Panasonic.
  • I have several Panasonic Optical Disk Cartridges to transfer the files to DVD or Hard Drive.
  • I have x6 Panasonic optical LMR1500A 1.5GB disks that have data on I need to recover to a more modern medium.
  • Panasonic LM-D501W disks 5 discs to be read to USB
  • Transfer images from Panasonic KV-F51(KV-F510, KV-F501, KV-F510U) series Electronic Filing System. We have this system from around 1990s which stores images on Optical Disks - we need to transfer the images to a more modern system. They can only be viewed on this particular old Panasonic system so if it breaks we loose all the data.

Panasonic KV-F520 filing system along with KV-511 Printer Scanner system for recovery
Panasonic KV-F520 filing system along with KV-511 Printer Scanner system for recovery
Specifications of the Panasonic Electronic Filing System

The scanner was capable of reading A4 document, business card, legal paper. It was touted as an Electronic filing cabinet to replace for paper filing cabinets. The Main Unit CPU was the veritable Motorola 68030 25Mhz - so to the geeks amongst us, it is Big Endian, the same as Apple Mac Power PC PPC! Optional KV-F511 LED Plain Paper Printer/Scanner. It's Hard Disk was a huge 100MB - yes that is MB not GB or TB!, and 12MB of RAM, so just shows what you can run on compared to the heavy weight systems of today. Optical Disk was 3.5" 128MB MO drive and 3-1/2" 720kb Floppy disk. Some of the later models may have had 230MB MO drive but we have not seen one with 230MB disks yet. The computer was designed to remove the need to search through paper copies trying to find important documents. The Panasonic Electronic Filing System put a complete file room at your keyboard, organizing data more efficiently than any paper filing system ever could. The Desktop File Room could store up to 44,000 pages or 14 standard file drawers on a single 5.25" optical disk. There was an optional 5-1/4" external Optical Drive - this was usually used with the LM-R1500A 1.5GB Rewritable Cartridge. Optical storage media prices were less than Hard disk drives so it was cheaper and scalable. HDD File Management database enabled tracking a stored document to a removable disk


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