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Kodak Promotes Digital Solutions at FOSE

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Press release from the issuing company

Washington -- Streamlined document workflows play a critical role in helping government agencies and offices effectively share information for present day decisions and retain records for the future. Kodak's products and solutions that foster effective practices for government employees to organize content from paper based forms and documents will be available for demonstration at FOSE 2009 (Booth#1309), March 10-12, Washington, D.C.

"Government offices at the local, state and federal levels require effective document imaging tools to maintain the accuracy and security of data, manage the growth of information from digital and paper sources and mitigate risks, including data loss, user access and disaster recovery," said Dolores Kruchten, General Manager, Business Solutions and Services, Vice President, Eastman Kodak Company. "Kodak works consistently across the industry to ensure that its portfolio of document capture hardware, software, solutions and service will meet the demands of government regulations and fulfill the need for on demand access to information."

In 2008, offices consumed an estimated 114,000 tons of paper in Washington, D.C. alone.  The generation of emails and informal memos also contribute to the vast challenges associated with policies, such as the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and standards from the National Archives and Records Administration. Recent survey results from Pitney Bowes indicate that records management plays an essential role in successful federal operations.

Kodak's scanners and services played a key role for many government offices, organizations and agencies throughout 2008, including the General Service Administration, NASA and the State of Massachusetts' Registry of Deeds. Kodak offers a wide range of document imaging options for the variety of diverse workplace environments within government offices.

Designed to promote document imaging in a shared workspace, the new KODAK Scan Station 500 combines the power and performance of a dedicated document scanner with the convenience of a multifunction device. Kodak's networked scanner provides robust security functions for monitoring user operation and controlling file distribution. The Scan Station 500 features enhanced functionality with a large eight inch touch screen and a new user interface to improve ease of use. Kodak also provides an exclusive Voice Attachment feature that allows users to send personalized audio comments or instructions with scanned documents.

Emphasizing Kodak's support for open source and building upon its previous participation in the OpenUSB Project, Kodak announces its contribution of a robust, open source and production quality scanning application for use on the LINUX Operating System called ScanTWAIN.  ScanTWAIN functionality will support duplex scanning at rated speed on Automatic Document Feeder (ADF) based document scanners, like those available from Kodak. Kodak becomes the first scanner manufacturer to include LINUX drivers for a number of its document scanner models.  

Additional enhancements to Kodak's Smart Touch feature on KODAK i1200 and i1300 Series Scanners will also improve the user experience, allowing documents to be sent to predetermined destinations, including MICROSOFT SHAREPOINT Server, with the single press of a button.

The recently announced KODAK i730 and i750 Scanners increase standards for mid volume production scanners with the capability of scanning large volumes of documents at quality of 300 dots per inch (dpi) speeds normally associated with 200 dpi. This high performance quality helps to deliver true productivity in real world environments through enabling intelligent image processing functions, such as optical character recognition (OCR). These features support operations and applications that are both specific and repeated.  To further increase productivity, Kodak is announcing at FOSE 2009 that all i700 Series Scanners offer automated speed enhancements which improve productivity by bringing the scanner elevator into "ready to scan" mode in half the time as previous versions.

The KODAK i1800 Series Scanners will show off new enhancements designed to increase operator productivity and return on investment of the company's flagship production document scanners at FOSE 2009. The i1800 Series Scanners also provide customers with automated speed enhancements which improve productivity by bringing the scanner elevator into the "ready to scan" mode in half the time as previous versions. The i1800 Series Scanners will now feature a fragile feed mode to improve document transport for delicate or mixed sized batches.

At the FOSE booth, Kodak will be demonstrating new KODAK i9600 Application Software Version 3.0 for the KODAK i9600 Series Writers, for converting digital files to microfilm archival storage.  The new software is fully compatible with MICROSOFT VISTA 64 Operating Systems. To increase efficiency in the archiving process, the software accepts, converts and writes to archive for a number of formats including PDF, JPEG, MICROSOFT WORD documents, POWERPOINT documents and EXCEL files. The new software is expected to be available and pricing finalized by late summer 2009.

KODAK Products are backed by KODAK Service and Support.KODAK Service and Support is made up of more than 3,000 professionals reaching more than 120 countries. It is a leading multi-vendor integrated services provider, delivering consulting, installation, maintenance and support services for the commercial printing, graphic communications, document imaging and data storage industries. KODAK Service and Support professionals are uniquely qualified to provide services that control costs, maximize productivity, and minimize business risk.




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