Document capture is one of the most critical functions in all transaction-based businesses. Customer-facing employees need to complete the process quickly and efficiently so they can focus on what matters most—their clients. The KODAK SCANMATE i1150 and i1180 Scanners from Kodak Alaris are ideal solutions for this scenario, addressing complex document capture and management needs in environments such as medical offices, insurance agencies, banks, and government offices. Introduced earlier this year, the two scanners were recently named winners of the Better Buys for Business 2014 Editor's Choice Award.
Each year, Better Buys for Business (BBB) independently evaluates new office solutions for performance and value in a number of categories, awarding the top products with the Editor's Choice Award. In announcing the two Kodak Alaris scanners as winners, BBB cited qualities such as the one-button SmartTouch feature for setting up specific scanning workflows; the Intelligent Document Protection feature that stops the scanning process if it detects paper jams or misfeeds; and deskew, image rotation, and blank page removal.
The winners for the 2014 Product Excellence/Rising Star Award are selected based on votes from readers of the NetworkWorld Asia magazine and NetworksAsia.net website. This year, readers voted for the IT vendors that have made the most impact on their organizations over the last year, as well as new organizations they believe will be making waves in the industry.
"Both the i1150 and i1180 Scanners offer a very good set of features with a compact footprint—they weigh less than 6 pounds—and a reasonable price," noted Melissa Pardo-Bunte, editor of Better Buys for Business. "Buyers will really benefit because Kodak Alaris includes a large set of features adopted from its higher-end devices. Furthermore, documents as small as an ID card can be captured on either device, while optional Asset Management Software allows system administrators to manage specific Kodak Alaris scanners across the network via a thin client-based dashboard."
The KODAK SCANMATE i1150 Scanner is designed for use in customer-facing business transactions, where an employee needs to scan documents as part of a business process. Employees using these solutions are typically interacting with customers and need a relatively quiet solution that enables them to keep the transaction moving to reduce wait times and increase customer satisfaction. Recognizing that a majority of transactions involve 10 or fewer documents to be scanned, the KODAK SCANMATE i1150 Scanner (http://www.kodakalaris.com/go/scanmatei1150News) features a special Transaction Mode, enabling 60 percent faster capture speed for the first 10 pages.
The KODAK SCANMATE i1180 Scanner (www.kodakalaris.com/go/scanmatei1180News) extends the concept of an intelligent device by embedding Perfect Page image enhancement technology into the device to reduce processing demands on the user's PC, making the i1180 a PC-friendly offering for today's evolving business environments. Plus, the SCANMATE i1180 Scanner is a fully licensed device for the EMC® CAPTIVA® Cloud Toolkit, making it easy and cost effective for customers or developers using this software development kit (SDK) to write and enable browser-based capture applications.
"Customer needs drive the process of developing our products," said Dolores Kruchten, President, Kodak Alaris' Document Imaging division. "The capabilities of these two devices reflect the changing demands in transaction-based business environments. Users want a solution that is easy to use, takes up very little space, and fits in with other solutions on the network. The BBB panel of judges takes these and other factors into account in the evaluation process, so this award demonstrates that we understand the market and are equipped to deliver powerful, targeted solutions."
For the complete product reviews, please visit www.betterbuys.com/kodak-scanmate-i1150-and-i1180-scanners/.
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. The Kodak trademark and trade dress are used under license from Eastman Kodak Company.
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