Customers Experience More Benefits With Expanded KODAK Capture Pro Software PortfolioBy Kodak, PRNE
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Kodak Announces Application Specific Networked Scanning Solution and Richer Capture Pro Software Support for MICROSOFT SHAREPOINT Server
STUTTGART, Germany, November 2, 2010 - Kodak announces the KODAK Scan Station Pro 550, a Network Edition of
KODAK Capture Pro Software for enterprise applications, and the next
generation of KODAK Capture Pro Software, v3.0. Each product advances the
capture software capabilities of Kodak's complete capture solution-scanners,
software and services. These new products introduce additional benefits,
address new use cases and focus on helping organisations to more quickly and
reliably capture data from documents to initiate a critical business process.
The Scan Station Pro 550 will be available to customers in the U.S. and
Canada in early December 2010, with international availability targeted for
early 2011. Capture Pro Software Network Edition and Capture Pro Software,
v3.0 are expected for purchase in early January 2011.
"This expanded software portfolio is the result of working closely with
our customers to optimise and transform the way they can deliver more
meaningful information to key workflows, applications and processes," said
Edward O'Meara EAMER Business Development Manager, Solutions, Document
Imaging, Kodak's Business Solutions and Services Group.
KODAK Scan Station Pro 550
Many customers can benefit from the Scan Station Pro 550's compact,
self-contained capture solution for transaction type documents. This solution
combines many of the advanced data capture and output capabilities found in
Capture Pro Software with the walk-up ease-of-use of networked scanning.
Designed to meet specific, distributed capture needs of customers in
transactions-based vertical markets, the Scan Station Pro 550 comes equipped
with a touch-screen interface to make it easier to perform advanced data
capture, including bar codes, OCR and MICR.
The Scan Station Pro 550 is a walk-up front end capture solution for
transaction-based business processes, (hosted) storage solutions, and other
document or content management systems. Kodak's channel partners selling such
solutions will be able to tailor the Scan Station Pro 550 to fit each
customer's specific job requirements. The tailored solution will scan and
separate documents, perform image enhancement, extract key indexing
information and forward the document images and metadata to a designated
repository or business application-all with the push of a single button.
KODAK Capture Pro Software Network Edition
Capture Pro Software Network Edition makes it more efficient and cost
effective to deploy Capture Pro Software across an enterprise, where there is
a need to centrally manage and monitor multiple capture and indexing
stations. The Network Edition comprises three separate product components:
KODAK Capture Pro Server Software
KODAK Capture Pro Software Output Server Module
KODAK Capture Pro Client Software
At the heart of any Network Edition implementation, Capture Pro Server
Software enables centralized licensing and administration, as well as batch
monitoring. Capture Pro Client Software brings all the power of the current
Capture Pro Software to a client workstation without the need for a hardware
key at the workstation. The optional Capture Pro Software Output Server
Module includes multiple deployment options, which help users to off-load
batch processing to different servers and increase their overall scanning
KODAK Capture Pro Software, v3.0
Capture Pro Software, v3.0 provides customers with close integration to
MICROSOFT SHAREPOINT Server (2007 and 2010 versions). A new MICROSOFT
SHAREPOINT Server set-up wizard greatly improves the ease, speed and accuracy
with which customers can import existing MICROSOFT SHAREPOINT Server library
column definitions directly into Capture Pro, reducing set-up errors and
enabling better data integrity.
Comprehensive support and compatibility for third-party content
management software enables Capture Pro Software to also serve as an
effective front-end capture platform for MICROSOFT SHAREPOINT Server and
other digital environments. Integration between Capture Pro Software and
these systems assists businesses to more efficiently process and distribute
digital documents and metadata to specific locations.
Capture Pro Software, v3.0 also introduces Kodak's Intelligent Quality
Control (QC) capability, an image quality control and enhancement tool, which
can automatically identify images with challenging noise characteristics that
may need additional adjustments. A simple, but powerful post-scanning quality
control tool makes it easy to re-process those images, even when the original
source document is not available, providing more consistent results across a
range of input sources. All of this allows customers to improve downstream
data recognition processes and human image readability, and thus helps to
speed up important business processes.
The new Intelligent QC, SHAREPOINT Server integration and other advanced
capabilities of Capture Pro Software, v3.0 allow end users to easily scan,
index and extract data from paper-based documents. Capture Pro Software also
readily prepares these scanned images for use in business processes related
to storage, organisation and preservation.
Capture Pro Software fits easily into a wide range of capture
environments, from departmental to production batch- and transaction-level
workflows and interfaces seamlessly with numerous document scanners from many
different vendors. Typical scenarios include accounts receivable departments
for small-to-medium sized businesses (SMBs), claims processing departments in
insurance companies, or back-file conversion for service bureau providers.
"We're committed to helping our customers implement a less painful, less
complex and less expensive onramp for their business, to migrate documents
and information into collaborative, digital environments such as MICROSOFT
SHAREPOINT Server 2007 and 2010," said Tony Barbeau, General Manager,
Document Imaging, Kodak's Business Solutions and Services Group.
"Furthermore, Capture Pro Software and the Scan Station Pro 550 point the way
to future application-specific solutions, designed to shorten complex
information capture processes by providing the same accuracy through walk up
convenience and simplicity in operation."
To see previews of the new products in action, visit:
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