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Kodak Establishes i1800 Series with New Production Scanner


Eastman Kodak Company’s Document Imaging Business is reaffirming its commitment to its market-leading production portfolio with the introduction of the KODAK i1840 Scanner. The new scanner joins the recently introduced KODAK i1860 Scanner, which just last month won the GCN Best of FOSE 2007 award for the scanner category.

All about maximizing productivity, the KODAK i1840 Scanner captures images at up to 160 pages per minute, and offers a variety of ergonomic features including a user height-adjustable base to maximize productivity while either sitting or standing. An intuitive color touch-screen display simplifies on-the-fly performance by putting a variety of controls at the operator’s fingertips and the scanner has the capability of pre-scan or post-scan printing.

“When you have a recognized winner, you expand on it,” said Eric Olsen, Product Marketing Manager for Production Capture and Capture Software Products, US&C, Document Imaging, Graphic Communications Group. “The ultimate design critics—end users—told us they wanted to see more scanners like the i1860 to help them operate more efficiently, but at a smaller price point. We listened and gave them its ‘kid brother,’ the KODAK i1840 Scanner.”

The KODAK i1840 Scanner is an ideal solution for paper-intensive environments such as service bureaus and insurance companies that centrally process claims, or financial institutions that handle volumes of transactions such as loan and mortgage transactions that have a wide variety of document types, colors, weights and demanding duty cycles.

The new scanner can be combined with the latest version of the image capture software behind the company’s award-winning document imaging products. KODAK Capture Software, Version 6.10, adds MICR code support—a critical function in the processing and sorting of checks, augments current barcode and zonal OCR indexing capabilities. Improved zonal OCR support enables the removal of unwanted and embedded spaces from OCR engine results—commonly referred to as kerning—ensuring extraction of only the most relevant content.

Other features include:

-Kodak’s Perfect Page imaging technologies for outstanding image quality
-SurePath paper handling for easy document throughput
-Three independent, ultrasonic, multi-feed detection sensors
-Black or white background option
-A 500-sheet feeder for optimum capacity
-An output hopper that keeps documents in order
-FIREWIRE connectivity
The KODAK i1840 Scanner will be available through the company’s channel partners during the second quarter 2007 and has an anticipated U.S. list price of$67,000. The new scanner is backed by KODAK Service & Support, the benchmark service provider for the document imaging industry, named Best Support Organization in the 2006 International Business Awards.


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