KODAK i1860 Scanner Captures GCN Best of FOSE 2007 Honors

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For the third consecutive year, Eastman Kodak Company’s Document Imaging business captured honors at FOSE 2007, the government’s largest gathering of information technology professionals. The KODAK i1860 Scanner, the newest member of Kodak’s market-leading production portfolio, garnered a GCN Best of FOSE award in the scanner category.

The FOSE awards program recognizes the most innovative and well-designed new products used in government IT.

“The federal government spends more than $75 billion annually on information technology, so industry pays close attention. This made choosing this year’s Best of FOSE products very difficult,” said Wyatt Kash, editor in chief of GCN. “The editors looked for product innovation particularly suited to the public sector, and we were not disappointed. Participating companies showcased new ways for government to operate more efficiently, safeguard our country, and move our national agenda forward.”

All about maximizing productivity, the KODAK i1860 Scanner is the fastest production scanner offered by Kodak. Capturing images at up to 200 pages per minute, it offers a variety of ergonomic features including a user height-adjustable base to maximize productivity while either sitting or standing. An intuitive color touch-screen display simplifies on-the-fly performance by putting a variety of controls at the operator’s fingertips and the scanner has the capability of pre-scan or post-scan printing.

“The speed and the exceptional ergonomic capabilities of the KODAK i1860 Scanner—including compliance with Section 508 for accessibility under the Americans with Disabilities Act—and capabilities of KODAK Capture Software, Version 6.10 were key to the judges’ selection,” said Don McMahan, Vice President Sales, US & Canada Region, Document Imaging, Graphic Communications Group. “These key features, and unparalleled KODAK Service and Support, enable government agencies to provide better service and quicker turnaround for information requests in facing the enormous volumes of paper agencies deal with daily. We are delighted with the award and appreciate the ongoing support FOSE provides to federal government agencies.”

The judges also cited the KODAK i1860 Scanner’s Energy Star compliance and the scanner’s “sleek design” in its selection.

Award winners were chosen by GCN Lab staff and the technology editors of GCN and Washington Technology for outstanding technology advancement and innovation. More than 100 high tech companies submitted new products in the competition. Sixteen companies received honors for 17 products from across a wide range of technology categories.

The KODAK i1860 Scanner became available through the company’s channel partners in December 2006. The new scanner is backed by KODAK Service & Support, the benchmark service provider for the document imaging industry, named Best Support Organization in the 2006 International Business Awards.

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