Traditionally, batch photo scanning solutions have been designed for WINDOWS-based platforms, leaving users such as library technology specialists, professional photographers, school IT managers, and creative professionals who often use MAC computers without a high-quality solution for batch scanning. Now a new driver, developed by Kodak Alaris and offered as a free download from the company's website, makes the KODAK Picture Saver Scanning Systems PS50 and PS80 available to users in MAC environments.
"Many libraries have standardized on the MAC platform for their workstations, and have been very limited in their offerings to the community for batch photo scanning," said Bruce Holroyd, Kodak Alaris' Worldwide Product Manager, Photo Scanning Solutions. "Scanning to WINDOWS-based devices and moving files over to a MAC system is terribly inefficient. Now, they can scan directly to MAC computers and use the images in a variety of creative applications to create prints, slideshows, photobooks, or whatever they need."
Kodak Alaris will be showing the new MAC capability at the American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in Las Vegas June 26-July 1 in booth 1374. E-Z Photo Scan, a Kodak Alaris reseller and member of the company's Million Dollar Club, will also be in the Kodak Alaris booth. "The Picture Saver Scanning Systems are well established in the market and have been embraced by users of WINDOWS-based computers," said Rick Lippert of E-Z Photo Scan, a leading supplier of photo scanning solutions. "Offering free drivers for MAC-based computers opens up new market opportunities and solves the issue of compatibility for a wide range of users."
The KODAK Picture Saver Scanning Systems PS50 and PS80 (www.kodakalaris.com/go/macdrivernews) offer a number of productivity features that deliver high-quality images with ease and speed. The scanners feature a specially designed transport for gentle handling of photos, an advanced image guide, and built-in image processing, which deskews images and enhances color, brightness and contrast. The PS50 and PS80 Systems also include two-sided scanning and support a variety of output formats.
The drivers are available immediately at no charge by visiting kodakalaris.com/go/psmacdriver. Current users of these scanner models may also download the driver from the Kodak Alaris website.
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.