Kodak Company announced today an innovative new type of office solution, the KODAK Scan Station 100. Combining high-quality scanning of paper documents with intuitive operation, it enables people to then share documents via e-mail, save them to a network folder, send them to a network printer or copier, or store them on a
portable USB drive - all from one device and without the need to be connected to a dedicated PC.
Unlike other products on the market today, the Scan Station 100 does not require a dedicated computer, additional software or training to operate because it connects to existing network infrastructure using 10/100 Base-T Ethernet. It features intuitive and interactive operation—including image preview of scanned images prior to sharing—from the touch screen. Instead, the KODAK Scan Station 100 is specifically geared to work with existing networked printers with lower per-page costs, making it a smarter purchase for an office or purchasing manager.
It can scan a wide variety of paper documents of up to 34 inches in length—as well as smaller and thicker items including plastic insurance cards or driver’s licenses. It can scan documents into JPEG, TIFF, PDF, or Searchable PDF file formats, using Kodak’s Perfect Page technologies to produce high-quality scanned images, with resolutions up to 600 dpi and 25 pages per minute.
The KODAK Scan Station 100 is ideal for use within large, and small-to-medium or paper-intensive businesses typically in the finance, accounting, insurance, healthcare, transportation, law and government sectors. For example, the Scan Station 100 might be used in the following ways:
• Branch offices can scan and send loan applications to a bank’s central processing
department for approval:
• A law firm’s administrative assistant could scan vital client documents that are simultaneously routed to a network file available to its legal team and e-mailed to solicitors at another firm.
• A delivery service driver scans daily delivery documents which are quickly and easily transferred to the delivery company’s internal billing system—and subsequently to each customer’s respective account.
The Scan Station 100 has a list price under €2.995 and will be available through Kodak’s channel partners, serving business-to-business customers from mid May.