The Kodak Scan Station 100

Walkup Device from Kodak Simplifies Document Sharing

ROCHESTER, N.Y., March 6, 2006—Eastman Kodak Company announced today an innovative office solution: the KODAK Scan Station 100. It combines high-quality scanning of paper documents with intuitive operation that enables people to share them via e-mail, save them to a network folder, send them to a network printer or copier, or store them on a portable USB drive—all from one device.

Using a colour touch screen, the desktop Scan Station 100 enables users to convert paper documents—colour, black-and-white and greyscale—into digital images for:

  • Sharing via e-mail
  • Routing to network folders
  • Sending to networked printers or copiers
  • Saving on portable USB drive

In addition, the portable USB drive allows users to personalise and enable one-touch operation from the touch screen.

“ The KODAK Scan Station 100 has taken the design qualities that people appreciate most in our digital cameras and walk-up kiosks and brought them into the office environment,” said Hauke Fast, Product Marketing Manager, Document Imaging, Kodak’s Graphic Communications Group. “While sharing paper documents in a digital environment shouldn’t be difficult, a lot of copier-based, multi-functional peripherals (MFPs) make it that way for the average user. The Scan Station 100 is designed to improve the user experience and office productivity by keeping a simple office function just that—simple.’’

Unlike other products on the market today, the Scan Station 100 does not require a dedicated computer, additional software or training to operate because it connects to existing network infrastructure and features intuitive and interactive operation—including image preview of scanned images prior to sharing—from the touch screen. Instead, the KODAK Scan Station 100 is specifically geared to work with existing networked printers with lower per-page costs, making it a smarter purchase for an office or purchasing manager. It features a 10/100 Base-T Ethernet connection.
It can image a wide variety of paper documents of up to 34 inches in length—as well as smaller and thicker items including plastic insurance cards or driver’s licenses. It can scan documents into JPEG, TIFF, PDF, or Searchable PDF file formats, using Kodak’s Perfect Page technologies to produce high-quality scanned images, with resolutions up to 600 dpi and 25 pages per minute.

“ In order to be successful in today’s competitive business environment scanners need to deliver walk-up simplicity whilst offering enhanced document communications,” said Mark Nicholson of InfoSource, a leading industry analyst firm. “With the launch of the Scan Station 100, Kodak has addressed these requirements directly by introducing a fully featured network scanner offering one-touch operation.”

“The KODAK Scan Station 100 is easy to install, easy to use, and easy on the supply budget—all while increasing productivity and delivering outstanding image and colour quality, especially on challenging documents in terms of colour rendition and physical condition,” Fast said.

It is ideal for use within large, and small-to-medium or paper-intensive businesses. Applications include finance, accounting, insurance, healthcare, transportation, law offices, and government administration. Here are examples of a few ways in which the Scan Station 100 might be used:

  • Branch offices can scan and send loan applications to bank’s central processing depot for approval.
  • A law firm’s administrative assistant scans vital client documents that are simultaneously routed to a network file available to its legal team and e-mailed to co-counsel at another firm.
  • A delivery service driver scans daily delivery documents, which are quickly and easily transferred to the delivery company’s internal billing system—and subsequently to each customer’s respective account.

Further, easy installation and quick set-up not only helps users save time and effort but requires little training, dramatically limiting IT staff’s involvement to get up and running.

The Scan Station 100 is designed and manufactured by Kodak. Additionally, Kodak is pursuing patents on several technologies associated with this product. The Scan Station 100 has a list price under € 2.995,-.
The Scan Station 100 will be available through Kodak’s channel partners, serving business-to-business customers by Mid May.

Summing Up

Product Information

The KODAK Scan Station 100 is an office solution that combines high-quality scanning of paper documents with intuitive operation that enables people to share them via e-mail, save them to a network folder, send them to a network printer or copier, or store them on a portable USB drive - all from one device.

Using Kodak’s Perfect Page image-quality technologies, the Scan Station 100 generates digital files in four formats:

  • JPEG
  • TIFF
  • PDF
  • Searchable PDF

The Scan Station 100 does not require a dedicated computer or additional software as a colour liquid crystal display (LCD) touch screen and built-in technologies enable users to complete their tasks with the touch of a few buttons—or users can personalize and enable one-touch operation of the Scan Station 100. The prompt-guided touch screen enables previewing of scanned documents prior to sharing and it can even be rotated for maximum flexibility and ease in viewing.

Other features of the Scan Station 100:

  • Ethernet connection 10/100 Base-T
  • Supported protocols: TCP/IP, SMB, SMTP, DHCP, DNS, NT Domain Authentication.
  • Ability to scan single-sided and double-sided documents in a single pass.
  • Scanning speeds up to 25 pages per minute (ppm)/50 images per minute (ipm) in colour, black-and-white, or greyscale.
  • Daily maximum volume of 1,000 pages.
  • Handles a wide variety of business document sizes and across a variety of conditions:
    o Maximum document size of 8.5 inches wide by 34 inches long.
    o Special document feeder (front-feed and front-return) that scans “hard cards” (credit cards, insurance cards, driver’s licenses) and other small documents.
  • Optional PIN-protection recognizes individual users, allowing each to maintain an e-mail address book or to preserve routing preferences for future use.
  • 50-sheet paper feeder.
  • Output resolution from 75 dpi to 600 dpi.

Cost and Availability

The Scan Station 100 will be available through Kodak’s channel partners, serving business-to-business customers in the middle of May. It has a list price of under € 2.995,-.

Target Customers

The Scan Station 100 is ideal for companies, including small and medium ones, in several target industries including:

  • Financial
  • Insurance
  • Healthcare
  • Transportation
  • Legal
  • Accounting
  • Government Administration

Sample Applications

  • Office staff in a physician’s practice scan a new patient’s information sheet, insurance card, medical charts, test
    results and all related paperwork to the same patient file posted on the practice’s private network.
  • A law firm’s administrative assistant scans vital client documents that are simultaneously routed to a network file available to its legal team and e-mailed to co-counsel at another firm.
  • A delivery service driver scans daily delivery documents, which are quickly and easily transferred to the delivery company’s internal billing system—and subsequently to each customer’s respective account.

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Kodak is the world’s foremost imaging innovator, providing leading products and services to the photographic, graphic communications, and healthcare markets. With sales of US$14.3 billion in 2005, the company is committed to a digitally oriented growth strategy focused on helping people better use meaningful images and information in their life and work. Consumers use Kodak’s system of digital and traditional image capture products and services to take, print, and share their pictures anytime, anywhere; businesses effectively communicate with customers worldwide using Kodak’s solutions for prepress, conventional, and digital printing and document imaging; creative professionals rely on Kodak’s technology to uniquely tell their story through moving or still images; and leading healthcare organizations rely on Kodak’s innovative products, services, and customized workflow solutions to help improve patient care and maximise efficiency and information sharing within and across their enterprises. More information about Kodak (NYSE: EK) is available at www.kodak.com.

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