Document-Genetics-GlobeKodak i4000 Plus Scanners designed for intensive advanced document recognition applications where fast data extraction is key

4th April 2014

Interest in Advanced Document Recognition technology including OCR has grown considerably as companies seek to automate key business workflows such as forms and claims management, invoice processing, mail, medical records digitising, along with providing support for powerful data mining applications.

To achieve this quickly and cost effectively, scanning hardware and software must do the 'heavy lift' image processing accurately while minimising operator involvement. This improves staff productivity, maximizes efficiency, and most importantly ensures the right data from documents is extracted.

Kodak Alaris announces the launch of its next generation KODAK i4000 Plus Series Scanners, specifically designed to meet these demanding information processing requirements.

Hauke Fast, Kodak Alaris' EAMER product marketing manager for document imaging, explains, "OCR performance at 200 dpi is totally acceptable for human reading, but at 300 dpi you get better accuracy which is key for customers where image detail is required say for fine print or barcode reading. However the impact is the amount of raw data produced doubles. Historically, scanners operating at 300 dpi would therefore slow slightly which we've addressed with our new models – performance is the same irrespective of resolution chosen."

Mike Spang, Vice President Research, Harvey Spencer Associates, a leading information management consultancy, says, "The market for advanced recognition is the fastest growing segment of the capture market. It leverages understanding of documents which requires excellent read results from scanned images. The new i4000 plus Scanner can assist advanced capture applications with higher throughput and image quality at 300dpi as most OCR engines are tuned to have optimum recognition results at this resolution."

Total cost of ownership reduced through price competitive consumables

In terms of day-to-day use, the new KODAK i4000 Plus Series Scanners are designed to scan up to 3.5 million pages per consumable kit which comprises a new feed module, rubber separation rollers, pre-separation pads and replacement tyres.

Features and accessories to make scanning easy

Both KODAK i4000 Plus Series scanners come with a variety of features to enhance productivity, including:

  • SurePath and controlled stacking automatically adjusts the scanner for a variety of document sizes, lengths and thicknesses, allows switchable straight through paper feeding, aligns stacks in the same order they were inserted, and stops paperwork getting mixed up once scanned so there is less post processing work to do;
  • Perfect Page technology that automatically adjusts images without user involvement to ensure best quality scans every time, especially with mixed and low contrast documents which are difficult to scan;
  • Smart Touch functionality to start business processes, scan to various predefined locations, all without the need to even open an application on a PC

Please get in touch with us on 01604 671177 if you would like more information on the i4000 Plus or any other Kodak scanners.