Kodak Alaris unveiled the new Alaris S2000 Series network/wireless and USB-connected desktop scanners, and showcased its award-winning software and services at Technology Exposed 2017
Hosted by Midwich, the flagship event which took place at Mercedes-Benz World, Surrey on October 11-12, provided the global solution provider with an ideal platform to unveil the next wave of the Alaris IN2 Ecosystem, a powerful combination of best-in-class scanners, software, services and partnerships, designed to take complexity out of information capture, to simplify and improve the way people work.
Making its debut at the show was the new Alaris S2000 Series which includes two USB-connected models (Alaris S2050 and S2070) and two network/wireless models (Alaris S2060w and S2080w). The scanners boast rated speeds between 50 and 80 pages per minute (ppm) and increase productivity by automating much of the work traditionally done by people and host computers.
The company is marking this major launch with a series of trade-only cashback offers. Resellers can benefit from £25 cashback on the S2050 and £50 when purchasing the S2070 scanners. The two wireless models – S2060W and S2080W come with £75 and £100 cashback respectively. The incentives run up December 31.
Compact, powerful, and easy to use with a robust feeding system that efficiently handles a wide range of media, the S2000 Series Scanners are feature-rich. Productivity-boosting features which increase the speed and efficiency of day-to-day workflows include: Embedded Image Processing which delivers crisp, clear images without requiring a high-powered (or expensive) host PC; Breakthrough Active Feed Technology aligns the leading edge of paper to avoid multi-feeds and misfeeds; and Controlled Output Stacking places paper neatly in the output tray. Users benefit from spending less time preparing documents for scanning and dealing with messy output stacks.
Three optional flatbed accessories can be integrated with the scanners for increased versatility and productivity. For example, the S2000 Series is designed to ‘dock’ on top of the new Alaris Passport Flatbed Accessory, offering a quick and easy solution for scanning passports, ID cards and other small, fragile documents.
New generation of software
A new generation of software from Kodak Alaris offers flexible and powerful batch capture for a wide range of industries and vertical markets, and is particularly effective for BPOs and centralised mailrooms. Also on show at Technology Exposed was Alaris Capture Pro Software v5.5, a dedicated workstation-based information capture solution that ensures security and reliability without depending on internet connectivity for scanning and processing.
Capture Pro Software seamlessly delivers information to databases and applications, including Enterprise Content Management (ECM) systems and Microsoft SharePoint Online (Office 365). It is also ideal for high-performance distributed scanning environments and has been optimised to work seamlessly with the new S2000 Series.
Alaris Info Input Solution and Info Input Express are web-based and mobile capture applications that are easy to implement and use for workers who regularly scan across departments and enterprises. Info Input Solution and Express enable effortless information capture from scanners, smart devices (via mobile app), and digital files (including email) from one application. Info Input Express Limited Edition is bundled with every S2000 Series Scanner.
A flexible platform for growth
Partner and developer communities play a vital role in the IN2 Ecosystem through their ability to connect, configure and create new solutions that meet customer needs.
Anne Valaitis, Senior Consultant, InfoTrends described Alaris IN2 as a packaged answer to the demands of information and content. “Working with their heritage and history of image science, and further placing a greater emphasis on an ecosystem that includes strong partnerships, Kodak Alaris’ goal with the IN2 solution is to focus in key areas that can benefit most from a combination of capture hardware, software and services delivered by strategic partners,” she said.
“Today’s complex data environment requires an integrated approach to information capture that includes industry leading scanners, software, services, and a global network of trusted partners,” said EMEA Marketing Manager, Owen Balloch.
He added: “The Alaris Partner Program is designed to enable channel partners to grow their businesses by offering best-in-class technology and sophisticated solutions and services. It includes a new partner portal which provides a variety of tools and resources to enable resellers and distributors to better connect with customers, and grow – through lead generation, expanded rewards and marketing programmes, greater margin opportunities and solutions that help partners secure recurrent revenue streams and win in the marketplace.”
The new scanners and software solutions are available immediately from Midwich and Northamber.