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Focus On: What’s New from Apogee, Barco & Kodak Alaris

Smart meeting flows

Barco has announced a major software update to its ClickShare product range

that includes smart meeting flows for wireless conferencing. The update introduces a set of features that make hosting hybrid meetings from the laptop a highly intuitive experience.

As users walk into the meeting room with their laptop, ClickShare automatically connects to the meeting room using the PresentSense ultrasound proximity detection. With HostFlow users can start a conference from their laptop with ease, as the ClickShare App automatically guides them as meeting host or participant. And with just a single click (One-Click-Join), users can start the meeting from their personal calendar.

With the new ConferenceView function, meeting organisers can host the meeting from the laptop, share a presentation and keep track of both contents and participants’ video on the meeting room display, side by side, without the need for a dual-screen set up.


Screenshot of Capture Pro on monitor. The product name in the image is still Alaris Capture Pro.

Next-generation capture software

Kodak Alaris has released an update to its Capture Pro document capture software. Engineered to work seamlessly with any document scanner, the latest release introduces platform enhancements, security updates and integrations with third party applications.

Kodak Capture Pro now supports Windows 11, Windows Server 2022, and TLS 1.2. The solution’s OCR and barcode engine libraries have also been updated to the latest version available.

This release also includes SharePoint Online MFA (multi-factor authentication) methods. When enabled, logins by individuals registered as domain users are not required to enter credentials. Non-domain users will still be required to authenticate when processing the first batch after launching Kodak Capture Pro.

Other new features include conformance with PDF/UA, which ensures accessibility for people who use assistive technology to navigate and read electronic content, and an option to mark images for deletion. This allows business process outsourcers, service bureaus and other organisations that are legally required to keep scanned images, to deliver ‘marked for deletion’ status to their customers.


Desktop to doorstep

Apogee has launched AutoMail, a desktop to doorstep solution that enables customers to send business mail direct from their PC or laptop.

In the past, sending business mail like statements, invoices or service reminders, has been a time-consuming and costly chore, requiring expensive hardware and employees’ valuable time to print, enclose and post the documentation. Apogee’s AutoMail reduces – and at times eliminates – the need for printers, toners, envelopes and franking machines.

Compatible with applications such as Microsoft Word/Excel, Apogee customers create their mailings as normal, selecting File>Print before choosing their preferred mailing option. Apogee then processes and prints the documents in its secure mailing facilities, before using a high frequency machine to envelope the documentation. The letter is then delivered as usual by the local postal service.

AutoMail also provides businesses with the ability to set user specific permissions which means control over who prints and mails letters, and whether they print them in colour or mono (or both) and mail using 1st or 2nd class.

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