|By RealWire News Distribution||
|February 19, 2014 05:14 AM EST||
February 18, 2014 — Interest in Advanced Document Recognition technology including OCR has grown considerably as companies seek to automate key business workflows such as forms and claims management, invoice processing, mail, medical records digitising, along with providing support for powerful data mining applications.
To achieve this quickly and cost effectively, scanning hardware and software must do the 'heavy lift' image processing accurately while minimising operator involvement. This improves staff productivity, maximizes efficiency, and most importantly ensures the right data from documents is extracted.
Kodak Alaris announces today the launch of its next generation KODAK i4000 Plus Series Scanners, specifically designed to meet these demanding information processing requirements.
With upgraded CCD cameras and the latest electronics, two scanners complete the range. The KODAK i4200 Plus Scanner is able to scan 100 pages per minute at 200 and 300 dpi in black & white or colour. It has a recommended daily volume of 30,000 pages. The larger capacity, i4600 Plus Scanner, can process 120 pages per minute and up to 50,000 pages every day. Both come with a 500 page adjustable feeder for documents up to DIN-A3 and charts up to 4 meters in length.
Advanced Document Recognition [ADR] combines multiple intelligent recognition technologies, business rules and automatic learning algorithms to determine the document type and where relevant information is located. It then extracts this information, and translates the content into machine-readable form to feed business processes and big data applications. Ultimately ADR provides a cost efficient method to reduce manual data entry and document handling to accelerate business processes and improve data quality.
Hauke Fast, Kodak Alaris' EAMER product marketing manager for document imaging, explains, "OCR performance at 200 dpi is totally acceptable for human reading, but at 300 dpi you get better accuracy which is key for customers where image detail is required say for fine print or barcode reading. However the impact is the amount of raw data produced doubles. Historically, scanners operating at 300 dpi would therefore slow slightly which we've addressed with our new models - performance is the same irrespective of resolution chosen."
Mike Spang, Vice President Research, Harvey Spencer Associates, a leading information management consultancy, says, "The market for advanced recognition is the fastest growing segment of the capture market. It leverages understanding of documents which requires excellent read results from scanned images. The new i4000 plus Scanner can assist advanced capture applications with higher throughput and image quality at 300dpi as most OCR engines are tuned to have optimum recognition results at this resolution."
Total cost of ownership reduced through price competitive consumables
In terms of day-to-day use, the new KODAK i4000 Plus Series Scanners are designed to scan up to 500,000 pages per consumable kit which comprises a new feed module, rubber separation rollers, pre-separation pads and replacement tyres.
Fast says, "So, if an organisation is scanning 15,000 pages per day, that's about 3.5 million per year requiring only one consumable kit priced at €273. Our competition charge up to six times more for consumables to scan the same number of documents. Once you add this up, you're talking about €6,825 saving on consumables over a typical five year life span if you buy a scanner from Kodak Alaris."
Managing your scanning assets just got easier
For easy monitoring and maintenance, the new scanners work seamlessly with KODAK Asset Management Software, a solution which allows customers to manage and update these capture peripherals remotely using a central server and web-based administration interface to reduce day to day running costs.
Fast says, "For initial setup, Asset Management Software allows users to register, install and configure devices. The software platform also enables technical staff to remotely troubleshoot scanners in the field such as setting alerts around paper feeding and the use of consumables. The software can also manage driver updates, scanner profile and user settings. It supports multiple administrative login accounts with different levels of privileges for secure operations."
Features and accessories to make scanning easy
Both KODAK i4000 Plus Series scanners come with a variety of features to enhance productivity, including:
- SurePath and controlled stacking automatically adjusts the scanner for a variety of document sizes, lengths and thicknesses, allows switchable straight through paper feeding, aligns stacks in the same order they were inserted, and stops paperwork getting mixed up once scanned so there is less post processing work to do;
- Perfect Page technology that automatically adjusts images without user involvement to ensure best quality scans every time, especially with mixed and low contrast documents which are difficult to scan;
- Smart Touch functionality to start business processes, scan to various predefined locations, all without the need to even open an application on a PC;
Pricing and availability
To offer more value to customers, pricing for both scanners has been kept the same as the previous i4000 models, with the i4200 Plus costing €10,495 and the i4600 Plus available for €14,695.
On sale today, both scanners come with a one-year warranty which can be upgraded to the Performance Plus suite of service contracts delivered by Kodak Alaris' own field engineers. These service contracts keep the scanner performing optimally to offer peace of mind for those users where scanning is integral in their electronic workflows.
The KODAK i4000 Plus Series Scanners are compatible with TWAIN, ISIS-based scanning applications and are certified for KOFAX VRS. All current 32 and 64 bit WINDOWS operating systems are supported .
Visit www.kodakalaris.com/go/i4000plus for more information about the new scanners.
 Optical Character Recognition
 Charge coupled device
- ENDS -
About Kodak Alaris
On September 3, 2013, the U.K. Kodak Pension Plan (KPP) completed its acquisition of the KODAK Document Imaging and Personalized Imaging businesses from Eastman Kodak Company and created a new company known as Kodak Alaris. The new company and its name preserve the heritage and legacy of the Kodak brand, while embodying the speed and agility to meet market needs and changes. Kodak Alaris, which is licensed to use the Kodak brand, will focus on strategic, ongoing investments for these businesses to ensure long-term growth and success. The Kodak trademark and trade dress are used under license from Eastman Kodak Company.
About Kodak Alaris' Document Imaging Division
Kodak Alaris' Document Imaging solutions enable customers to capture and consolidate data from digital and paper sources, understand and extract valuable insight from the contents, and deliver the right information to the right people at the right time. Our offerings include award-winning scanners, capture and information management software, an expanding range of professional services and industry leading service and support. With customers ranging from small offices to global operations, Kodak Alaris delivers superior systems and solutions to automate business processes, enhance customer interactions and enable better business decisions.
Kodak Alaris EAMER PR lead
+44 (0)7768 145571 or +44(0)207 274 9937
More and more brands have jumped on the IoT bandwagon. We have an excess of wearables – activity trackers, smartwatches, smart glasses and sneakers, and more that track seemingly endless datapoints. However, most consumers have no idea what “IoT” means. Creating more wearables that track data shouldn't be the aim of brands; delivering meaningful, tangible relevance to their users should be. We're in a period in which the IoT pendulum is still swinging. Initially, it swung toward "smart for smar...
Dec. 9, 2016 08:45 AM EST Reads: 970
Get deep visibility into the performance of your databases and expert advice for performance optimization and tuning. You can't get application performance without database performance. Give everyone on the team a comprehensive view of how every aspect of the system affects performance across SQL database operations, host server and OS, virtualization resources and storage I/O. Quickly find bottlenecks and troubleshoot complex problems.
Dec. 9, 2016 08:30 AM EST Reads: 2,218
Regulatory requirements exist to promote the controlled sharing of information, while protecting the privacy and/or security of the information. Regulations for each type of information have their own set of rules, policies, and guidelines. Cloud Service Providers (CSP) are faced with increasing demand for services at decreasing prices. Demonstrating and maintaining compliance with regulations is a nontrivial task and doing so against numerous sets of regulatory requirements can be daunting task...
Dec. 9, 2016 08:30 AM EST Reads: 1,124
Without a clear strategy for cost control and an architecture designed with cloud services in mind, costs and operational performance can quickly get out of control. To avoid multiple architectural redesigns requires extensive thought and planning. Boundary (now part of BMC) launched a new public-facing multi-tenant high resolution monitoring service on Amazon AWS two years ago, facing challenges and learning best practices in the early days of the new service. In his session at 19th Cloud Exp...
Dec. 9, 2016 08:00 AM EST Reads: 982
"We build IoT infrastructure products - when you have to integrate different devices, different systems and cloud you have to build an application to do that but we eliminate the need to build an application. Our products can integrate any device, any system, any cloud regardless of protocol," explained Peter Jung, Chief Product Officer at Pulzze Systems, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Dec. 9, 2016 07:45 AM EST Reads: 1,197
The cloud promises new levels of agility and cost-savings for Big Data, data warehousing and analytics. But it’s challenging to understand all the options – from IaaS and PaaS to newer services like HaaS (Hadoop as a Service) and BDaaS (Big Data as a Service). In her session at @BigDataExpo at @ThingsExpo, Hannah Smalltree, a director at Cazena, provided an educational overview of emerging “as-a-service” options for Big Data in the cloud. This is critical background for IT and data professionals...
Dec. 9, 2016 07:00 AM EST Reads: 4,350
Internet of @ThingsExpo has announced today that Chris Matthieu has been named tech chair of Internet of @ThingsExpo 2017 New York The 7th Internet of @ThingsExpo will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York. Chris Matthieu is the co-founder and CTO of Octoblu, a revolutionary real-time IoT platform recently acquired by Citrix. Octoblu connects things, systems, people and clouds to a global mesh network allowing users to automate and control design flo...
Dec. 9, 2016 06:00 AM EST Reads: 827
You are moving to the Cloud. The question is not if, it’s when. Now that your competitors are in the cloud and lapping you, your “when” better hurry up and get here. But saying and doing are two different things. In his session at @DevOpsSummit at 18th Cloud Expo, Robert Reeves, CTO of Datical, explained how DevOps can be your onramp to the cloud. By adopting simple, platform independent DevOps strategies, you can accelerate your move to the cloud. Spoiler Alert: He also makes sure you don’t...
Dec. 9, 2016 05:00 AM EST Reads: 3,145
President Obama recently announced the launch of a new national awareness campaign to "encourage more Americans to move beyond passwords – adding an extra layer of security like a fingerprint or codes sent to your cellphone." The shift from single passwords to multi-factor authentication couldn’t be timelier or more strategic. This session will focus on why passwords alone are no longer effective, and why the time to act is now. In his session at 19th Cloud Expo, Chris Webber, security strateg...
Dec. 9, 2016 04:45 AM EST Reads: 510
"We are an all-flash array storage provider but our focus has been on VM-aware storage specifically for virtualized applications," stated Dhiraj Sehgal of Tintri in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 19th Cloud Expo, held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Dec. 9, 2016 04:30 AM EST Reads: 1,037
Redis is not only the fastest database, but it has become the most popular among the new wave of applications running in containers. Redis speeds up just about every data interaction between your users or operational systems. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Dave Nielsen, Developer Relations at Redis Labs, shared the functions and data structures used to solve everyday use cases that are driving Redis' popularity.
Dec. 9, 2016 04:15 AM EST Reads: 3,562
The WebRTC Summit New York, to be held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, announces that its Call for Papers is now open. Topics include all aspects of improving IT delivery by eliminating waste through automated business models leveraging cloud technologies. WebRTC Summit is co-located with 20th International Cloud Expo and @ThingsExpo. WebRTC is the future of browser-to-browser communications, and continues to make inroads into the traditional, difficult, plug-in web co...
Dec. 9, 2016 04:15 AM EST Reads: 1,459
Enterprise IT has been in the era of Hybrid Cloud for some time now. But it seems most conversations about Hybrid are focused on integrating AWS, Microsoft Azure, or Google ECM into existing on-premises systems. Where is all the Private Cloud? What do technology providers need to do to make their offerings more compelling? How should enterprise IT executives and buyers define their focus, needs, and roadmap, and communicate that clearly to the providers?
Dec. 9, 2016 04:00 AM EST Reads: 598
Amazon has gradually rolled out parts of its IoT offerings, but these are just the tip of the iceberg. In addition to optimizing their backend AWS offerings, Amazon is laying the ground work to be a major force in IoT - especially in the connected home and office. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Chris Kocher, founder and managing director of Grey Heron, explained how Amazon is extending its reach to become a major force in IoT by building on its dominant cloud IoT platform, its Dash Button strat...
Dec. 9, 2016 04:00 AM EST Reads: 6,346
"We are a custom software development, engineering firm. We specialize in cloud applications from helping customers that have on-premise applications migrating to the cloud, to helping customers design brand new apps in the cloud. And we specialize in mobile apps," explained Peter Di Stefano, Vice President of Marketing at Impiger Technologies, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 19th Cloud Expo, held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Dec. 9, 2016 03:30 AM EST Reads: 506