Buyers Laboratory, LLC (BLI) has recognized Kodak Alaris as 2016 Scanner Line of the Year for superior performance across its broad portfolio of document scanners. Kodak Alaris also won multiple BLI Winter Pick Awards—one in each of three key scanner categories: networked, departmental and production.
“BLI is proud to honor these scanners with Winter 2016 Pick awards for their productive performances, robust software functionality and easy to use design—features BLI has come to expect from Kodak Alaris,” said Lisa Reider, BLI’s senior product editor for scanners. “Whether you’re in need of a solid departmental performer, a centralized scan station or a high-volume powerhouse, these scanners can help expedite the process for a variety of office environments.”
The Kodak i2620 Scanner was recognized in part for its excellent software bundle, which includes Kodak Capture Pro Software LE. The Kodak i4650 Scanner stood out among competitive high-volume production scanners for its faster speeds, reliable hardware and feature-rich software. The Kodak Scan Station 710 offers some of the fastest speeds available for a dedicated network scanner and gave a flawless performance during BLI’s reliability and media-handling tests. All three scanners earned better than average ratings for the majority of performance categories tested.
Kodak Alaris holds the most Pick awards out of any scanner manufacturer tested by BLI. In 2015, Kodak Alaris won a Winter Pick for outstanding A4 mid-sized workgroup scanner for its Scan Mate i1150 Scanner and one for outstanding A4 large workgroup scanner for its Scan Mate i1180 Scanner, plus one Summer Pick Award for Capture Pro Software v5.0. In 2014, Kodak Alaris won four Pick awards.
“We take great pride in customer centricity,” said Susheel John, category director, distributed capture for Kodak Alaris’ Information Management division. “Understanding our customers’ needs and translating this into solid engineering and design is the bedrock of our success. It’s the reason we have won more Pick awards than any other scanner provider. These awards mean a lot to us as a vendor, but they mean even more to buyers and IT decision makers who rely on independent testing labs to determine which products and solutions offer the best value for their business.”
The Scanner Line of the Year Award highlights the breadth of solutions offered by the company, whether in a distributed capture or production capture environment.
“BLI has evaluated the broad scanner product line offered by Kodak Alaris, and time and time again has found solid products in each scanner category,” added Reider. “Aside from the easy to use hardware designs, Kodak Alaris provides similar software functionality across its fleet, helping users easily transition from one speed range to the next as their capture needs change. The strength and consistent quality of their products is why BLI chose to honor Kodak Alaris with this year’s Scanner Line of the Year recognition.”
“Customer environments are rarely pristine, so no matter what the product family, we optimize our systems for the highest level of real-world performance,” said Tony Barbeau, VP products & solutions, Information Management division, Kodak Alaris. “Our Intelligent Document Protection (IDP) feature is a great example of this. Documents that are stapled, folded or delicate are at risk of being damaged when moving through an auto feed paper transport. With IDP, the paper transport automatically stops at the first indication of document damage so users can preserve the document and the information it contains. Our engineers are always thinking about how to address these types of real world challenges. When we win awards of this magnitude, it’s an excellent proof point that all their hard work is paying off.”