Softelec is a world leading software supplier for scanned image editing and conversion. Founded in 1983 softelec specialized on PC based technical application software development. The late 1980s saw the introduction of large format scanners for PC operation and softelec focusing on high-quality raster-to-vector conversion software for legacy drawings and technical documents. In the 1990s, VPHybridCAD software evolved from a mere raster-to-vector conversion system into more complex and capable imaging solutions. Ever since, each VPHybridCAD product release has been staying ahead of current technology standards. Today, VPindex (for archiving and database integration of scanned drawings), VPview (for viewing of various raster, hybrid, and vector file formats) and VPmap Series (for easy and accurate GIS integration and conversion of scanned maps) have expanded the softelec product range considerably.