Buyers Lab Recognizes Kodak Alaris with Two Summer Pick Awards

Award-winning scanners help customers accelerate digital transformation and gain control over “data chaos”

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Buyers Laboratory LLC (BLI) has honored Kodak Alaris with a pair of Summer Pick Awards for its document capture technology: one for the desktop Kodak i1190E and i1190 Wireless/Network Scanners and the other for the high-volume production Kodak i4850 Scanners. Kodak Alaris has won more BLI awards than any other scanner manufacturer1 and was recently recognized with the 2016 Scanner Line of the Year Award for superior performance across its broad portfolio of solutions. Earlier this year, the technology firm also won three BLI Winter Pick Awards in each of the three scanning categories: networked, departmental and production.

“Kodak Alaris has a tradition of creating quality, award-winning scanners and this series of scanners is no exception," said Joe Ellerman, manager of Lab Operations for Buyers Laboratory LLC. “Their easy to use design, outstanding overall performance, high reliability and versatility helped them outshine the competition. We are proud to honor this latest series of scanners with our Summer Pick awards.”

Gaining Control Over Data Chaos

Kodak Alaris empowers its customers to tackle the overwhelming amount of data that bogs down organizations of all sizes. Paper can be a major barrier to unlocking the power of information. It’s a critical source of data that needs to be input into business processes but much of it remains siloed in hard copy format. With the right scanning and intelligent capture technologies, organizations can extract more value from their data.

“With IDC predicting that unstructured data will exceed 40 trillion gigabytes by the year 2020, organizations that understand how to navigate digital transformation and control ‘data chaos’ have a huge advantage over those that don’t,” said Rick Costanzo, president and general manager of Kodak Alaris’ Information Management division. “Our awards validate Kodak Alaris’ commitment to provide the science, technology and ecosystem required to drive business growth in the era of data chaos.”

The Technology Behind the Awards

The 40 page-per-minute i1190 Series won the Summer Pick in the “Outstanding A4 Large Workgroup Scanner” category based on advanced new features. The new i1190WN Scanners from Kodak Alaris are unique in their ability to not only integrate with legacy business applications using standard drivers, but also to create modern web-based integrations that allow users to operate the scanner with no driver installed on the host PC. This means significant savings for customers due to reduced costs for desktop PC infrastructures and lower maintenance and support costs.

Additionally, Smart Touch technology increases user productivity by helping to accomplish frequent tasks at the touch of a button. BLI also gave high marks for the i1190WN’s ability to scan to third-party repositories in the cloud and for Kodak Capture Pro Software Limited Edition. Capture Pro Software allows users to efficiently manage batch scanning jobs, create indexing fields and take advantage of drag-and-drop OCR to automate data entry and minimize errors and delays associated with manual keying of information.

The 150-page-per-minute (300 image-per-minute) i4850 Scanner features an easy to use design, low overall cost and feature-rich software, earning it the Summer Pick for “Outstanding Budget-Friendly A3 High-Volume Production Scanner.”

For a video on the BLI 2016 Scanner Line of the Year Award, please click here.

About the Information Management Division of Kodak Alaris

Kodak Alaris is a new company driven by the simple belief that “we can always find a better way.” Our Information Management division helps organizations capture content from digital and paper sources, extract insights, and deliver the right information to the right place at the right time for better business outcomes. Our portfolio includes award-winning document scanners, a global service and support team, and software and solutions that capture and intelligently manage information. For small offices and large-scale organizations, we provide new ways to automate processes, improve customer interactions and make smarter business decisions.

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1 Kodak Alaris has won 22 BLI “Pick” Awards and two “Scanner Line of the Year” Awards. The firm also has the most “Highly Recommended” seals: 29 as of June, 2016.

Media Contacts

Jonathan Ghent
Public Relations Director
Kodak Alaris Information Management
(585) 310-5553

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Senior Account Executive
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