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Kodak Unveils New Document Scanners, Services

Press release from the issuing company

ROCHESTER, N.Y.--March 4, 2004-- Eastman Kodak Company today launched of a new line of mid- to-high-volume document scanners that bolster the company's lead in that market and deliver on its digitally oriented growth strategy. The new KODAK i600 Series Scanners, which convert paper documents to digital images at speeds of up to 120 pages per minute, lead a group of four new products and services that the company will introduce next week at the AIIM 2004 Conference & Exposition (booth 1718) in New York City. The i600 Series Scanners - as well as Kodak's new Film-to-Digital Conversion Services, reference archive software, and scanner service and support - represent another step in the company's efforts to help businesses efficiently capture, manage, archive, and deliver critical business documents and information. "Corporate-governance issues and regulations are creating the need for companies to focus more resources on how they manage data and information," said Dolores Traxler, general manager of Kodak's Document Products & Services. "Kodak is once again combining its 75-year history in document imaging with its award-winning digital innovation to help businesses address these issues. In line with our company's overall growth strategy, the products and services that we will present at AIIM will demonstrate how customers can take full advantage of digital technology to improve the way they manage information and their business." Kodak's lineup of new products and services include: KODAK i600 Series Scanners - A family of three new scanners, the i600 Series offers the exceptional image quality that Kodak is known for, as well as super-fast image processing and reliable paper handling. The scanners offer five output options - bitonal, grayscale, color, simultaneous bitonal and grayscale, and simultaneous bitonal and color. The suggested list price starts at $27,000 USD, and shipments will begin in April. Film-To-Digital Conversion Services - Available now, this new offering from KODAK Service & Support helps customers retrieve documents more quickly from film archives by converting large volumes of microfilm into indexed digital files. Because the digital documents can be accessed from multiple locations, customers no longer need to rely on the original source documents and can continue to realize the benefits of film for long-term archiving. This will help customers preserve and protect original documents, reduce overall document retrieval costs, and accommodate document requests more efficiently. KODAK i9600 Series Writers Application Software Kit - This new portfolio of improved application software is designed to unleash the full capabilities of the KODAK i9600 Series Writers, which convert digital images to archival media (microfilm) for the creation of a reference archive. The new software kit provides significant operational enhancements to the i9600 Series Writers, as well as improved compatibility with other enterprise content management systems. "In 2003, we doubled our share of the desktop production scanner market, expanded our reference archive portfolio with 15 new products, continued to build strong relationships with our channel partners, and pushed customer satisfaction ratings for KODAK Service & Support to a record of 98 percent," Traxler said. "We remain committed to building on our technology, brand strength and leadership for the benefit of our channel partners and our customers."