By John Jenks, November 26, 2012, 5:17 PM
Vintage Vacuum Audio consists of a former music executive from New York who always had a hobby of restoring vintage audio equipment. He wanted an E-Commerce website through which to sell his restored equipment. We created a E-Commerce store with a customized administration panel which made it easy for him to self-manage the website. We consulted with him and trained him how to use the site. He also had a collection of magazines, ads, and manuals from the 1950’s and ’60’s in PDF form he wanted to include as an added value to his customers. He spent years collecting and scanning these for his own use, so we didn’t want to allow anyone to download them from his website. We took it upon ourselves to OCR each scan so the text would be readable and searchable, encrypted each scan to prevent downloads and theft of his collection, and integrated a customized Google search feature which was restricted to his website. Every word on every page would now be searchable, indexed by search engines, and safe to show the world. Through a series of slideshows, one could spend hours upon hours reading through the magazines and looking at old ads. It’s amazing how ads have changed in the last 50-60 years. You can visit his website at VintageVacuumAudio.com.