ScanSoft Joins Kodaks Document Imaging ISV Program
Thursday, January 17, 2002
PEABODY, Mass., Jan. 16 ScanSoft and Eastman Kodak Co. today announced that ScanSoft has joined Kodak's Document Imaging ISV program. As part of the relationship, Kodak has designated ScanSoft's market leading OmniPage Pro 11, PaperPort Deluxe 8.0 and OmniForm Premium 5.0 productivity applications to be included in the program. To achieve this recognition, ScanSoft completed a rigorous process to certify technical compatibility with Kodak products as well as demonstrate exceptional value for prospective Kodak customers. As part of the relationship, Kodak's global network of value-added resellers (VARs) will now offer ScanSoft's products to corporate workgroups and departments across a broad customer base. Kodak provides production document scanners for companies with a wide variety of document capture, publishing and archiving needs. The Kodak Innovation Series i50, i60 and Kodak Digital Science(TM) 1500 scanners can scan more than 20 pages per minute and thousands of pages per day, capturing business documents, photos and color graphics with ease and accuracy. ScanSoft's OCR, digital paper management and form design and publishing applications work with Kodak scanners to create powerful productivity solutions for corporate, government and academic organizations. "We seek proven leaders as our associates in this program,'' said Mark Druziak, ISV relationship manager at Kodak. "We believe that ScanSoft's line of information capture software will be highly beneficial for our extensive corporate customer base.'' ScanSoft's leading information capture solutions allow users to scan paper documents and instantly convert them into editable documents that can be easily archived, searched and shared over standard networks. ScanSoft's patented productivity applications use advanced optical character recognition and image processing technologies to reduce costs and increase productivity for thousands of companies and millions of users. "The combination of Kodak scanners and ScanSoft productivity solutions offers a predictable return on investment for professional organizations worldwide,'' said Robert Weideman, vice president of worldwide marketing at ScanSoft. "We are pleased to join with Kodak's value-added reseller partners in delivering the best possible information capture solutions available.''