Info Input Solution

Faster, smarter, more secure web-based capture for paper and digital documents

Improve your process, energize your workflow

 

Kodak Info Input Solution enables faster capture and access to information – at the office or remotely. Info Input Solution is a web-based and mobile capture application that is easy for workers who regularly scan across departments and enterprises to implement and use. It offers high-speed capture with real-time display, bar code indexing, database lookup, and document separation. With a customizable interface, documents are validated and automatically routed to the right place. Available as a 1-year subscription in addition to perpetual licensing options.

Key Advantages

Why use Info Input? Here are the advantages....

Everywhere. Really.

Capture business-critical information via phone and mobile device app and get documents into your business application(s) quickly

Capture accuracy and streamlined workflow

Advanced indexing and expert extraction (OMR/ICR/OCR) using cloud engines for speed and precision

Fast, easy integration with business systems

Works with your existing infrastructure, features centralized, consistent job set-up regardless of platform

Browser-based platform for both production and distributed scanning environments

As a web-based capture solution, documents can immediately be scanned and shared within an organization. Info Input enables easy information capture from scanners, via an app on a mobile or smart device, and digital files (including email) from one application across your organization – on- and off-premise.

Your users can:

  • Maintain productivity even with low bandwidth or no web connection
  • Securely store documents locally for 24 hours with no loss of productivity

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Users can access it from anywhere

Your remote and onsite users can assess Info Input from multiple platforms, many browsers, and multiple devices including TWAIN-compliant scanners, Android and iOS mobile devices, and MFPs.

  • An intuitive user interface requires minimal training and reduces errors with one-button-easy scanning from your business applications.
  • No multiple systems to learn and no time wasted swapping screens.

Reliable information, world-class support

Info Input Solution helps ensure that you capture valid, complete information on the first scan. It can determine document type for correct processing after scanning via classification or barcodes, validate scripts, and perform multiple database lookups to ensure flexibility for administrators to enforce business rules.

Kodak Alaris Info Input
Info Input Advanced Form Designer

Capture and index intelligently and efficiently

Intelligent features such as advanced indexing and expert extraction get information into your business processes faster.

  • Powerful image adjustment tools improve image quality by correcting skewed scans, adjusting contrast, and more.
  • Users can set-up the Indexing process to automatically extract key data from documents (via bar code, OCR, ICR, or OMR), reducing processing time 
  • Drag and drop files into different batches 
  • Enables monitoring of batch status to check details and prevent duplication

The optional Advanced Form Designer module is available for indexing and index validation purposes. Data entry screens can now be designed to look like original documents so you can enter or validate index information right on the form itself instead of entering on an indexing grid. Useful when capturing many index fields or index data is located on multiple pages of a document such as order forms and health coverage applications.

Efficient to deploy and manage across your enterprise or organization

Info Input provides savings in set-up, maintenance, and software updates as there is no need for physical installations: everything is deployed centrally via the web browser. It offers consistent job setup and configuration with workflow/ output available regardless of what platform or device is used. It is easy to set-up using your existing infrastructure and can connect to Enterprise Content Management, Enterprise Resource Planning, Business Process Management, and workflow solutions.

  • Exports to any ODBC-compatible database or a delimited ASCII file
  • Drag and drop files into different batches 
  • Deploys new projects in minutes and quickly imports job setups from other current systems such as Kofax
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Classification & Extraction

Info Input offers an optional Classification and Extraction module that can automatically assign Document Class and Form Type and perform document separation and index data extraction without having to sort documents or put in document separator sheets during document preparation.

  • Optical mark recognition (OMR) indexing to accurately capture information from forms such as checkbox answers (like yes/no, married/single)
  • Optical Character Recognition (OCR) for capturing machine-printed characters and Intelligent Character Recognition (ICR) for capture and translation of hand-printed and written characters such as on structured forms. Requires purchase of an additional OCR/ICR engine by the customer from Kodak Alaris (Nuance engine) or you can purchase a cloud engine from either Microsoft, Amazon, or Google.
  • Advanced extraction for when data on structured form moves around and is not in the exact location every time. The data can be extracted on multiple pages of a document.

Grow and take on future needs

Any organization can benefit from the flexibility of future-proofing their capture solution and integration. Info Input grows with your capture needs—from a single department to complex, high-volume enterprise requirements.

  • One server can support 1,000s of users, and process billions of pages
  • Pushes system upgrades to 1,000s of users instantly
  • Both SQL Server and Oracle Database support
  • Supports Windows, Linux operating systems

Specifications

Info Input Batch

System requirements for the Info Input Solution Application Server: 

CPU
  • Minimum requirement is 2 cores at 2GHz.
  • For high volume systems, the recommended configuration is 4 cores @2.5+ GHz, or 8 cores of older / slower CPUs.
  • When the Info Input Solution HTML Client is used by end-users, additional CPU is required for the HTML supporting service/process. The hardware specs depend on the use case and estimated load.
  • When the Info Input Solution Classification and Extraction server-side engines are used in the Job Workflow(s), additional CPU is required for the Info Input Solution Core service/process. The hardware specs depend on the use case and estimated load.
  • For virtual environments, features like Intel VT-x / VT-d and AMD V / Vi must be supported by the processors, activated on the machine, enabled in the Virtualization product and activated for the virtual machine.
Memory
  • Minimum memory size is 4 GB.
  • Recommended memory size for high volume systems is 8 GB.
Operating System
  • WINDOWS Server 2012 / 2016 / 2019
  • Red Hat 7 / 8
Disk
Single server installation: The recommended configuration is a dedicated disk array (RAID 5 or 10) either physically installed on the server, or exported over a dedicated high-speed Storage Area Network (SAN). The minimum configuration is a single disk, again either physically installed in the server, or exported over a SAN.

Cluster installation: The recommended configuration is a dedicated Network Attached Storage (NAS) unit, using a file system native to the OS of the application servers, connected to the server over a dedicated high-speed network. The minimum configuration is a NAS that can be used by all nodes in the server cluster.
Network
Single server: The recommended configuration is separate networks for HTTP, Database and storage traffic, if external storage is used. All networks should be at least 1 Gb and all nodes should be attached to the networks through switches. The minimum configuration for low volume systems is a single 1 Gb network.

Server cluster: In addition to the single-server recommended configuration, the recommended configuration for a cluster is to provide additional networks for cluster heartbeat and reverse proxy to cluster node HTTP traffic. The minimum configuration for low volume systems is a single 1 Gb network.

 

Software requirements for the Info Input Solution Application Server: 

Database
  • SQL Server 2014 / 2016 / 2017 / 2019
  • Oracle 11.2 / 12.1 / 18c / 19c.

Bundled Database in installer: If during installation, you choose to install a new instance of SQL Server 2017 Express, the operating system must meet the minimum requirements:

  • SQL Server 2017 installer will automatically install/enable Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6.
  • Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 require KB2919355 before installing .NET Framework 4.6.

For more information, see Hardware and Software Requirements for installing SQL Server 2017 at the Microsoft website.


System requirements for user workstations running Info Input Solution HTML Client:: 

Operating Systems
  • All supported Windows OS versions (Windows 8.1, 10, Server 2012, 2016 and 2019)
Web Browsers
  • All contemporary web browsers are supported: Google Chrome v40+, MS Edge, MS Internet Explorer v11, Mozilla Firefox 40+, Mozilla Firefox ESR 40+, Apple Safari (on Mac OS). 


 

System requirements for user workstations running Info Input Solution Client:: 

Operating Systems
  • All supported Windows OS versions (Windows 8.1, 10, Server 2012, 2016 and 2019)
  • All supported Mac OS versions. 
Web Browsers
  • All contemporary web browsers are supported: Google Chrome v40+, MS Edge, MS Internet Explorer v11, Mozilla Firefox 40+, Mozilla Firefox ESR. 
  • The Info Input Solution Client application is also offered through web browsers that support java plug in: MS Internet Explorer (v8 up to v11), Mozilla Firefox (v3.6 up to v51), Mozilla Firefox ESR (up to v52). Java Runtime Environment version 8, 32-bit and 64-bit, is also required in this case. 

 

Info Input Transactional

CPU
Minimum requirement is 2 cores at 2GHz.

  • For high volume systems, the recommended configuration is 4 cores @2.5+ GHz, or 8 cores of older / slower CPUs.
  • When the Info Input Solution HTML Client is used by end-users, additional CPU is required for the HTML supporting service/process. The hardware specs depend on the use case and estimated load.
  • When the Info Input Solution Classification and Extraction server-side engines are used in the Job Workflow(s), additional CPU is required for the Info Input Solution Core service/process. The hardware specs depend on the use case and estimated load.
  • For virtual environments, features like Intel VT-x / VT-d and AMD V / Vi must be supported by the processors, activated on the machine, enabled in the Virtualization product and activated for the virtual machine.
Memory
Minimum memory size is 4 GB.
Recommended memory size for high volume systems is 8 GB.
The license Server
Supported Operating Systems: All versions of WINDOWS Server 2008 and 2012 RHEL 5 and 6
User Client system
  • Supported Operating Systems: All versions of WINDOWS 7, 8, 8.1, 10, Server 2003, 2008 and 2012 operating systems
  • Supported Browsers: Internet Explorer (v8 and later), Firefox (v3.6 and later), and Opera (v11 and later). Info Input Solution is also offered through web browsers as a Web Start application that can be launched from any web browser, including browsers that don’t support Java plug-ins (ie MS Edge, Google Chrome)
  • Java Runtime Environment (32-bit) Version 6 (v1.6.0_18 or higher), 7 and 8
  • Arabic language User Interface & rubber band OCR is available only with Java 7 or later

Specifications are subject to change without notice.

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