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Award-Winning Document Sharing Device From Kodak: Ready For Order, Delivery

Monday, May 22, 2006

Press release from the issuing company

PHILADELPHIA, May 16 -- The recently introduced KODAK Scan Station 100 is available for order and delivery this month. This multi-purpose walkup device for the office enables people to easily and quickly turn paper documents into digital files with the touch of a button for sharing via email, routing to network folders, sending to networked printers or copiers and saving on portable USB drives—all without a computer. Digital documents may be simultaneously stored on the network and shared with colleagues across the hall, across the country and around the world. Ease of use, compactness, convenient setup, and the flexibility the Scan Station 100 brings to the office environment have caught the imagination of the media and the market. Media Reactions—Headlines like “First Look: Kodak Comes Up With A Better Sender,” Intelligent Enterprise, “Scanning as Easy as Using A Toaster: Kodak Simplifies Document Sharing,” smallbiztechnology.com, and “KODAK Scan Station 100 eliminates ‘PC Middleman',” Democrat and Chronicle (Gannett New York Network), summarize reactions by trade, business and general media, industry analysts, and product blogs to the Scan Station 100 announcement. Doug Henschen wrote in Intelligent Enterprise: “I was able to spend about 30 minutes with an early version of the Scan Station, and I liked what I saw. …What differentiates the Scan Station from competitors is the dead-simple color touch-screen interface. …the screen is easy to read, and Kodak has applied the GUI expertise that has made its drugstore digital photo printing kiosks so easy to use. …most multifunction machines I've used have more cluttered and confusing displays, and you have to drill down another layer or two to get to the desired scanning functionality.” In March at FOSE in Washington, D.C., the premier government technology tradeshow, the Scan Station's innovation took one of two “Best of Show” awards from a field of more than 200 products. Market Reactions—“The Scan Station 100 satisfies users' needs for a simple, walkup multi-purpose device with the superior image processing of Perfect Page technology and the paper handling benefits of a dedicated digital scanner,” said David Bailey, President and CSO, Doculex—an independent software vendor (ISV) in the document imaging industry. Bailey's enthusiasm was shared by Mitchell Hallock, Director of Marketing for Westbrook Technologies: “We applaud this revolutionary approach to scanning. Kodak has taken the high performance of a large multi-functional device and reduced it to a desktop unit and, more importantly, has made it affordable without losing any functionality. It reduces the complexity of digital capture in document management, opening the door wide to every organization from small-to-medium-to-large sized enterprises.” “Kodak's user-friendly and cost effective Scan Station 100 is being introduced just as robust document management is increasingly becoming standard operating procedure for small and medium sized businesses (SMBs). Fueling this movement is the need to achieve business objectives, comply with government regulations, and meet investor expectations. The Scan Station 100 is a compact system with multi-functional capabilities that integrates with and compliments document management solutions very well,” said James True, Vice President of Cabinet NG. Around the world, market reaction was equally welcoming to the Scan Station. “Immediately after announcement, I received calls from resellers asking when the product would be available,” said Sue Sham, of distributor ImageTEK in South Africa. “Exactly what we have been looking for. Now, I have to rethink my current plans for purchasing other products, ” said a customer in the German automotive industry. “I am amazed that there is such a device available,” said another customer in the energy industry at the Documation Spain electronic documentation and information management tradeshow held recently in Madrid. Designed and manufactured by Kodak, the Scan Station 100, has a list price of US$2,995. The standard one year warranty for the Scan Station 100 includes Assisted Advance Unit Replacement (AUR) coverage, which provides next-business-day delivery of an exchange unit plus Help Desk Support. And for the first time, KODAK Service & Support is offering warranty extensions for Assisted Advance Unit Replacement plus Help Desk Support. This premium coverage—currently available only for the Scan Station 100—not only provides a replacement unit, but an expert to install it.

 

 

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