New Low-Volume Production Scanners from Kodak Alaris
Kodak Alaris announced today that it’s expanding its document-scanner portfolio with the launch of a new line of low-volume production scanners. It’s also refreshed its web-based document-capture software.
Based on the Kodak Alaris i2900 and i3000 Series Scanners 1 , the new Kodak S2085f and S3000 Series are said to be faster and more powerful while offering network connectivity and a better user experience.
The new 85-ppm Kodak S2085f Scanner (A4 document size) and the 100-ppm Kodak S3100f Scanner (A3 document size) are both equipped with integrated flatbeds for scanning business cards, books, and more.
Also new to the Kodak Alaris portfolio are the 60-ppm Kodak S3060 Scanner, the 100-ppm Kodak S3100 Scanner, and the 120-ppm Kodak S3120 Scanner, which are all A3 scanners.
New features include:
- True network sharing, as scanners can be securely accessed by any PC on a network. They can be shared without moving laptops or wires, and without purchasing IT equipment. Multiple workers can securely use a single scanner much like an MFP but with superior scan image quality.
- Enhanced built-in image processing without relying on a PC’s CPU power. The S2085f/S3000 Series is said to provide smaller scanned file sizes, which minimizes storage costs and speeds up retrieval. Perfect Page technology also automatically turns poor-quality originals into higher-quality
images while scanning at full-rated speeds.
- Larger color touch-screen display, which makes it easier to send documents to pre-defined document-capture workflows right from the scanner. The scanners also provide advanced user options on the display such as maintenance and productivity counters. Because the larger display is easier to use, office workers require less training.
- Improved enterprise-grade security protocols safeguard scanned images between the PC host and scanner when scanning over the network. TLS encryption ensures privacy and data integrity, and secure boot validates “trusted” firmware before executing boot, preventing “hackable” software. Kodak says this is extremely beneficial for election and ballot processing solutions.
- Increased document-feeder capacity (300 pages) allows users to scan greater document volumes in less time, freeing up scanner operators to focus on other tasks. When paper varies in size, thickness, and weight, SurePath technology from Kodak Alaris ensures paper is cleanly stacked, reducing the need to manually pre-sort documents.
The S2085f and S3000 Series also include an optional rear exit “straight-through” paper path for exception documents, which streamlines scanning of thicker and large-format documents and eliminates paper jams.
All of the new scanners are EPEAT Gold Registered for eco-friendliness.
Intelligent Capture with Info Input Solution
Users can extend the capabilities of document scanning with Kodak Info Input Solution v6. The web-based and mobile application is said to enable faster document capture and access to information at the office or remotely.
Info Input Solution also now provides advanced document classification and separation, which reduces the need for document preparation. For example, a business process outsourcer (BPO) or scanning service bureau can load multiple document types in the feeder and Info Input will separate, classify, and extract data without the need for barcodes or patch sheets. This capability will help BPOs expand their offerings by enabling true self-service to customers for a fee.
When purchasing Info Input Solution, customers can now also choose which cloud engine to use for data extraction and indexing: Google Vision AI, Amazon Recognition, or Microsoft Azure AI. The cloud engines use optical character recognition (OCR) and intelligent character recognition (ICR) to capture and translate handwritten characters on structured forms.
For more information, visit the Kodak Alaris here.