Columbia River Log Scaling & Grading Bureau

Data Processing Support

Since our founding, Columbia River Log Scaling & Grading Bureau has sought out and utilized the latest in technology to maintain costs, and meet our subscribers needs.  We have also never forgotten that technology is only a tool, our primary business remains the delivery of impartial, uniform, and accurate log scaling and grading information to our subscribers.

Relics, like the Scribner slide rule and recording device pictured right while historically interesting, no longer meet the need for flexibility and speed required by business. The Bureau utilizes the Juniper Allegro to gather and preprocess log scale information in the field. We use an IBM AS/400 Model 8231 (E10) as the central server of an office network that helps us minimize the cost of doing business while processing the subscriber data for accuracy and distribution in a timely manner.

The Bureau office network supplies:

  • Superior processing speed, flexibility, and request turnaround
  • Rapid validation of incoming log scale information
  • Data storage for at least 3 years of log scale history
  • Advanced printer services with Adobe Acrobat PDF support
  • Capacity to produce reporting in many formats
  • Advanced scheduling facilities permitting increased automation
  • Remote access for registered users (Request registration here).

The Bureau office network and servers are firewall and threat protected using that latest hardware and software.  Incoming and outgoing communications are monitored for unwelcome content.