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Kodak Announces the i80 Low Volume Scanner

Press release from the issuing company

ROCHESTER, N.Y.--July 8, 2003-- Eastman Kodak Company today introduced the Kodak i80 Scanner, which digitizes paper documents at a rate 40% faster than previous models and expands the company's family of scanners for low volume office applications. The duplex i80 Scanner is ideal for business or government departments that need to capture, publish and archive documents. It offers improved bitonal and color performance with the convenience of simultaneously capturing both sides of a document in a single pass, unlike simplex scanners, which scan just one side of a page. This makes the i80 Scanner twice as productive as a simplex scanner for dual-sided applications. Available in late summer at a suggested retail list price of $2,700, the i80 Scanner offers duplex scanning speed with color quality that rivals more expensive models. Recommended for so-called departmental document imaging applications the i80 Scanner captures documents, photos and color graphics at speeds up to 35 pages per minute (ppm), with a duplex speed of 70 images per minute (ipm). Color images are captured at 20 ppm and 20 ipm at 150 dots per inch. De-skew, which automatically straightens skewed pages and autocrop, which automatically finds the borders of documents are features enabled with Kodak Capture Software. These features work with both dark and light document backgrounds for exceptional scans and improved Optical Character Recognition read rates. The i80 Scanner's document feeder handles up to 75 sheets at a time, in a wide range of sizes and weights, which eliminates the need for presorting. In addition, the scanner features a built-in flatbed for scanning documents of unconventional size. The i80 Scanner is an expansion of Kodak's current line of lower volume scanners, which includes the i50 and i60 Scanner models introduced in 2001. While built on the same platform as the i50 and i60 Scanners, the i80 Scanner offers both duplex features and faster color and bitonal speeds, resulting in a 40 percent increase in product performance. Each scanner model has an automatic document feeder that allows operators to load a mixed batch of documents and handles peak volumes up to 1,500 pages per day. In addition, the i50, i60, and i80 Scanners feature bundled ISIS and TWAIN drivers as well as application software for document management, text recognition, and photo management. "The new i80 Scanner demonstrates Kodak's commitment to innovation for business customers," said Susan Cardot, director, marketing and sales, U.S. and Canada, Kodak's Commercial Imaging Components group. "The i80 adds to Kodak's long history of producing leading-edge products that are easy to use and easy to own, backed by the company's award-winning global service and support team. With this latest scanner, we intend to expand our presence in this market."