KODAK i1840 Scanner Packed with Innovative Features Joins Award-Winning KODAK i1860 Scanner

BOSTON, April 16—Eastman Kodak Company’s Document Imaging Business is reaffirming its commitment to its market-leading production portfolio with the introduction of the KODAK i1840 Scanner. The new scanner joins the recently introduced KODAK i1860 Scanner, which just last month won the GCN Best of FOSE 2007 award for the scanner category.

All about maximizing productivity, the KODAK i1840 Scanner captures images at up to 160 pages per minute, and offers a variety of ergonomic features including a user height-adjustable base to maximize productivity while either sitting or standing. An intuitive color touch-screen display simplifies on-the-fly performance by putting a variety of controls at the operator’s fingertips and the scanner has the capability of pre-scan or post-scan printing.

“When you have a recognized winner, you expand on it,” said Eric Olsen, Product Marketing Manager for Production Capture and Capture Software Products, US&C, Document Imaging, Graphic Communications Group. “The ultimate design critics—end users—told us they wanted to see more scanners like the i1860 to help them operate more efficiently, but at a smaller price point. We listened and gave them its ‘kid brother,’ the KODAK i1840 Scanner.”

The KODAK i1840 Scanner is an ideal solution for paper-intensive environments such as service bureaus and insurance companies that centrally process claims, or financial institutions that handle volumes of transactions such as loan and mortgage transactions that have a wide variety of document types, colors, weights and demanding duty cycles.

The new scanner can be combined with the latest version of the image capture software behind the company’s award-winning document imaging products. KODAK Capture Software, Version 6.10, adds MICR code support—a critical function in the processing and sorting of checks, augments current barcode and zonal OCR indexing capabilities. Improved zonal OCR support enables the removal of unwanted and embedded spaces from OCR engine results—commonly referred to as kerning—ensuring extraction of only the most relevant content.

Other features include

  • Kodak’s Perfect Page imaging technologies for outstanding image quality
  • SurePath paper handling for easy document throughput
  • Three independent, ultrasonic, multi-feed detection sensors
  • Black or white background option
  • A 500-sheet feeder for optimum capacity
  • An output hopper that keeps documents in order
  • FIREWIRE connectivity

The KODAK i1840 Scanner will be available through the company’s channel partners during the second quarter 2007 and has an anticipated U.S. list price of $67,000. The new scanner is backed by KODAK Service & Support, the benchmark service provider for the document imaging industry, named Best Support Organization in the 2006 International Business Awards.

New Features Target Increased Productivity, Image Quality, and Ease of Use

BOSTON, April 16—Eastman Kodak Company today announced that its industry–leading KODAK i600 Series Scanners now come equipped with a variety of new features and enhancements to existing offerings. The new features and enhancements focus on productivity, image quality, and ease of use – characteristics inherent to the portfolio of KODAK document scanners.

The award-winning KODAK i600 Series Scanners consists of four models in the mid-volume production scanning segment. These scanners feature exclusive paper handling technology, easily accepting documents of different sizes, weights and types at scanning speeds up to 120 pages per minute.

Among hardware changes are lockable feeder side guides for added convenience in loading documents, an enhanced document printer offering improved print quality, and enhanced printer ink cartridges in black and red.

“As the document imaging needs of our customers continue to evolve, so does our portfolio of products,” said Eric Olsen, Product Marketing Manager for Production Capture and Capture Software Products, US&C, Document Imaging, Kodak’s Graphic Communications Group. “We not only add new product lines, but are consistently adding features and enhancements to existing products, all with the intention of not only meeting, but exceeding the needs of our customers.”

Several firmware and driver changes have also been made. These include:

  • A new ISIS and TWAIN GUI
  • Blank Page Deletion
  • Support of MICROSOFT VISTA OS
  • An “add border” function in the auto-crop mode
  • Four new languages supported: Korean, Russian, Turkish, and Czech
  • Improved Multifeed Detection
  • Improved start time
  • Increased flexibility for output resolution combinations

The i600 Series Scanners are backed by KODAK Service & Support, the benchmark service provider for the document imaging industry, named Best Support Organization in the 2006 International Business Awards.

Kodak and NSi Partner to Offer AutoStore’s Embedded Client for the KODAK Scan Station 100

Award-winning Walkup Device Simplifies Integration with Document Management Systems

BOSTON, April 16—The combination of two award-winning document imaging products puts greater functionality than ever before at the touch of a button. Eastman Kodak Company today announced that the KODAK Scan Station 100 will now be offered with Notable Solutions, Inc.’s (NSi) Distributed Capture Workflow Software, AutoStore Embedded Client.

AutoStore’s Embedded Scanning Client for the KODAK Scan Station was announced at the 2007 AIIM ON DEMAND Conference & Exposition in Boston.

An office walkup network device, the Scan Station 100 quickly and easily turns paper documents into digital files with a single touch for simultaneous sharing via e-mail, storing on the network, routing to networked printers and copiers, and saving on portable USB drives—all without using a computer. And, with the integration of NSI’s AutoStore, compatibility with numerous business applications, databases and document management systems is just a click away.

“The additional capabilities that this integration will provide makes using the Scan Station 100 even quicker and easier across a broader range of applications,” said Roger Markham, Product Marketing Manager for Distributed Capture Products, US&C, Document Imaging, Graphic Communications Group, Eastman Kodak Company. “It also is a powerful example of the very kind of customization that we have envisioned for this product all along.”

NSi’s award-winning Distributed Content Capture Workflow platform AutoStore, provides customers with a proven, rules-based capture workflow solution for capturing, processing and routing content to a wide variety of business applications, databases and document management systems. These include but are not limited to:

Documentum, AplicationXtender, Alchemy, Microsoft SharePoint, Domino.Doc, Interwoven WorkSite NT (iManage), FileNet, eDocs (Hummingbird), IXOS, Lotus Notes/Domino, OnBase, DB2, Oracle, SQL, LAN Fax, Microsoft Exchange, and SMTP Email Sending.

AutoStore is a 2006 BERTL’s Best winner for workflow management and the Scan Station 100 has earned a BERTL Highly Recommended Four-Star rating in the organization’s testing.

“Kodak is a long-time leader in document scanning because of its ability to adapt to its customers’ needs,” said Ali Tehranchi, President and founder of NSi. “By using AutoStore’s embedded XP application for the KODAK Scan Station 100, we are now able to provide a full set of features and connectivity right out of the box that will improve manageability for IT administrators as well as increase productivity for the end-user.”

As a full client of AutoStore, the Scan Station 100 can completely leverage AutoStore’s document processing features including OCR, ICR, barcode recognition, watermarking and encryption, as well as advanced forms recognition for areas such as accounts payable processing. The integration makes full use of AutoStore’s platform including authentication services using LDAP, NTLM and Netware eDirectory, enabling the device to become an embedded part of the network infrastructure with minimal IT intervention.

Standard features include:

  • Direct integration with email systems including Microsoft Exchange and Lotus Note Domino
  • Direct faxing capability through AutoStore LAN Fax module
  • Preview of scanned images for quality image control, including re-scan, image rotation and more.
  • Indexing of documents at the time of scanning, using manual or automated methods, where data is validated against external sources such as databases.
  • Complete panel level personalization using AutoStore SMARTICKETS.

The KODAK Scan Station 100 is available through the company’s channel partners. It was a 2006 Best of FOSE winner, recognized as an Editor’s Choice by Better Buys for Business, garnered “Best of the Best 2006” recognition from Office Solutions magazine, and was a finalist for Small Business Technology Magazine’s 2006 Products of the Year. In addition, there are a variety of service agreement offerings available, delivered by KODAK Service & Support, the benchmark service provider for the document imaging industry.

AutoStore’s Embedded Scanning Client for the KODAK Scan Station 100 will be available in May as a selection within the administrative GUI of the Scan Station 100. A free, 30-day trial with the AutoStore Express server is available at www.nsius.com. After that time, the AutoStore Embedded Scanning Client for the KODAK Scan Station 100 can be licensed from NSI directly or from one of the many NSI partners worldwide at a suggested U.S. list price of $600 per device.

Resellers interested in providing custom services for their clients using the Scan Station 100, the AutoStore Embedded Scanning Client for the KODAK Scan Station 100 and AutoStore server should contact Kodak at: www.kodak.com/go/docimaging or NSI at www.nsius.com.

About Notable Solutions, Inc. (NSi)

Notable Solutions Inc. (NSi) is a leading provider of paper and electronic distributed content capture solutions that can capture documents from any source including MFPs, scanners, digital copiers or desktop applications, process them using advance processing features such as OCR and forms recognition, and securely save them into business applications and databases.

NSi’s products, based on the award winning AutoStore framework, branded as “Powered By AutoStore”, are available worldwide through its network of OEMs and resellers.

More information about NSi’s products and services are available at www.nsius.com

KODAK s1220 Photo Scanning System Turns Old Photos into Digital Files, CDs, DVDs, Gift Items

BOSTON, April 16—Leveraging off the award-winning KODAK i1220 Scanner’s performance is the new in-store scanning solution on display this week at the 2007 AIIM ON DEMAND Conference & Exposition that allows consumers to turn a shoebox of photos into custom CDs, DVDs, or online uploads for use in creating other photographic and digital imaging products.

The KODAK s1220 Photo Scanning System lets users feed black-and-white and color prints for batch scanning and includes associated software to capture the photos and perform simple enhancements such as sharpening or red-eye reduction. Aimed at retail countertop services, the solution provides fast 30 picture-per-minute scans, is easy to use and requires little counter space.

“Businesses are not alone in their efforts to convert vital documents and images to digital files,” said Lois Powell, Director of Capture Solutions, Document Imaging, Kodak’s Graphic Communications Group. “This solution provides an easy way for consumers to recapture and to share some of the most important moments of their lives with family and friends.”

During the past year, Kodak has conducted consumer research as well as a number of market trials with retailers to gauge demand for the service. Consumers responded favorably – and so has at least one group of retailers to potentially serve them. Powell said that the Independent Photo Imagers (IPI) trade association has ordered 150 of the i1220 Scanners for its membership to use in similar applications. IPI members own more than 730 storefront locations across the U.S., Mexico, and Australia.

The KODAK s1220 Photo Scanning System will debut in July with an expected price to U.S. retailers at $2,495. The new system is backed by KODAK Service & Support, the benchmark service provider for the document imaging industry, named Best Support Organization in the 2006 International Business Awards.

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