New Kodak i5000 Series Scanners deliver low cost class-leading intelligent imaging in production scanning environments

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Kodak has announced the launch of its latest generation production scanners - the new i5000 series which are claimed to deliver class-leading intelligent imaging, reduced total cost of ownership and future expandability.

Designed for intensive paper processing environments typically found in service bureaux and the financial, healthcare and government sectors, the Kodak i5000 Series Scanners are perfect for organisations wishing to address two conflicting demands the necessity to reduce budgets on the one hand, yet cope with the demand to maintain and provide services on the other.
The Kodak i5000 Series Scanners consists of two models the i5200 rated at 140 pages per minute (ppm), and the faster i5600 able to process 170 ppm with no degradation of performance even with imaging features all switched on even at 300 dpi colour and dual stream.
The current recessionary climate is forcing both public and private sector organisations to look carefully at how they operate. Commercial enterprises need to achieve business growth, innovate to do so, yet remain responsive to market and customer needs. In the public sector, investment used to be all about delivering effective public services.  Today, it is delivering these services at lower cost, with value for money the primary driver
Richard Broden, Kodak's EAMER products marketing manager, says, "Not only do IT leaders have to align IT with their business needs, but they have to do so with a clear focus on the financial side of IT to reduce cost.  We're mindful of these challenges and the new Kodak i5000 Scanners has been designed to give customers a mix of flexibility, performance, productivity and lower ongoing operating costs without impacting the quality or accuracy of images produced."
The Kodak i15000 Series Scanners deliver total cost of ownership savings with consumables costing just 34 euro for every 500,000 documents scanned.
With a 750 page automatic document feeder, recommended daily throughput is unlimited and an easy in the field modification means an i5200 scanner can be upgraded as volumes grow to i5600 performance without the need for customers to purchase additional hardware.
Industry-leading features
The Kodak i5000 Series Scanners offer a range of innovative features all designed to improve efficiency, enhance productivity and lower operating expenditure, including:
A breakthrough digital architecture optimises internal memory allocation which speeds up scanning, image capture and data extraction;
Over 30 Perfect Page imaging features such as streak filtering, dual stream output, auto colour detection and de-skewing result in fewer rescans and improved throughput and accuracy so that users can process more data per Euro invested;

User definable resolution settings support Intelligent Data Recognition (IDR), including OCR and intelligent character recognition (otherwise known as handwriting recognition).  

SurePath and SureStack technology slash paper preparation and handling time and associated staff costs - by eliminating problems feeding and stacking scanned documents of different weights and sizes. The scanners are able to process documents 304.8mm wide (12 inches) and up to 4.8 metres long (184 inches), and can cater for paper thickness ranging from 25 to 200 g/m2.
The Kodak i5000 Series Scanners are simple to use thanks to an intuitive colour LCD touch screen which can be programmed to simplify common tasks, with the adjustable screen designed to increase operator comfort.
Kodak i5000 Series Scanners support 32 and 64-bit versions of Microsoft Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7, and can be easily integrated with other enterprise business systems through TWAIN, and ISIS.
Richard Broden says, "The Kodak i5000 Series Scanners greatly increase processing volume and accuracy, utilise IT infrastructure effectively, speed up business processes through faster document access and ultimately deliver real commercial value such as better customer service or new business generation given informed decisions can be made faster."

Kodak i5000 Series Scanners will be available from April 2011 at a list price of 29,995 euro for the i5200 Scanner and 39,995 euro for the i5600 Scanner.
A service and support team to ensure high availability and no downtime
The new Kodak i5000 Series Scanners are backed by Kodak Service and Support an organisation made up of more than 3,000 professionals in more than 120 countries.  The largest and best trained service organisation in the world, Kodak Service and Support is a leading multi-vendor integrated services provider, delivering consulting, installation, maintenance and support services for the commercial printing, graphic communications, document imaging and data storage industries. Kodak Service and Support professionals are uniquely qualified to provide services that control costs, maximise productivity, and minimise business risk.

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