Company History

Perimeter Group has a long and storied history in the world of document imaging and scanning solutions. We have been in the market for more than 35 years and are known for taking innovative steps. We are very proud of our achievements and all the people who helped along the way.

  • 1989

    Wide format scanning and printing technology

    Perimeter began in the imaging business by providing wide format hardware and software solutions to industry for the digitization and sharing of engineering drawings, plans and maps through fax technology. Seeing a need in the military market to move and share trace information, Perimeter developed the MilTrace system which was a robust wide format scanning and printing system that could be used in the field, transported and was rugged enough to survive the rigors of the battlefield. These systems were deployed with the Canadian Army – Maps & Charting, CFB Kingston, CECOM – U.S. Army, U.S. Navy and saw Service is Bosnia.

  • 1995

    Wide format technology in a service bureau environment

    Perimeter secured our first contract in 1995 with Sunoco Inc to digitize over 50,000 engineering drawings at their refinery in Sarnia, Ontario. Perimeter went on site for two months and converted all the drawings to TIFF and PDF for upload to their in-house DM solution. The project provided significant cost savings to the company by allowing electronic access to the drawings versus physically having to drive to a plan room, copy them and then drive back to a location in the plant that spanned hundreds of acres. Perimeter then offered our expertise and capabilities to all walls of industry including Oil and Gas, Universities, Colleges, Manufacturing, Mining, Legal to name a few.

  • 2003

    Perimeter helps preserve our history

    At this time, our founder Bruce D. Vallillee expanded the company’s horizons into the world of historic documents. Perimeter provided digitization solutions for the capture of many valuable collections of photographs, maps, manuscripts, slides, post cards to the City of Toronto Archives, York University Map Collections, Globe & Mail, Archivists of Ontario as an example. One project Perimeter is extremely proud of is the preservation of over 500 World War 1 Allied Trench Maps and Aerial photos for McMaster University. Perimeter utilized MrSID – multiresolution seamless image database software from Lizardtech to compress the files downward in size by 50% while retaining their visual image fidelity.

  • 2010

    Perimeter expands our capabilities

    Perimeter completed numerous high-profile projects during this period for clients such as Honda Finance, De Beers Canada and Exploration, York University, McMaster University, Laurier University, Osgoode Law School, Humber College, General Electric, Royal Bank, Bank of Montreal, Ministry of Environment and Teranet.

    Perimeter digitized all the abstracts and surveys at over fifty Land Registry Office in Ontario, Canada for Teranet and the Polaris Project. This project automated the entire registry system for the Province of Ontario.

    Our teams worked on site at these locations starting at 6:00 p.m. and worked until 6:00 a.m. so as not to interrupt the daily operations of the Registry Office. Perimeter provided all equipment, software and staff to facilitate on site capture and scanned over five million oversize documents.

  • 2018

    Perimeter mines new data

    Perimeter was chosen by Barrick Gold Corporation North America in 2018 to take on the challenges of converting over 1,500 bankers’ boxes of one-of-a-kind Exploration documents to searchable, digital information at a high resolution. Perimeter managed the project from start to finish including developing the standards for the project and deliverables and executing on all facets of the process through to completed data. Working for the team in Elko, NV and their Gold strike properties, Perimeter successfully completed this project for Barrick to the highest standards with a 100% data acceptance rate. This led to projects for Perimeter through Barrick from Africa and the U.K.

  • 2021

    Insuring the Future

    Perimeter took on two significant projects during this period. We digitized over 4 million claims documents for Unica Insurance to eliminate the need for storage of these files on their premises. We were also awarded the contract to digitize the large working and historical archive of the (RCDSO) Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario.
    The 2020 Covid pandemic has accelerated the need for digitization so organizations can communicate with their people remotely in a timely and efficient manner. Perimeter Group continues to help in this transition and will strive to make a positive impact, servicing our valued clients in the years to come.

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The project was delivered professionally, on time and on budget. I would have no problem recommending this company’s services.

Kerry Newman
Manager, Investment Dealers Association of Canada, Toronto

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