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KODAK Introduces i150 and i160 Scanners

Easy-to-use Departmental Scanners help boost productivity and performance (January 17, 2005)

Eastman Kodak Company today announced two new document scanners with advanced image processing features that deliver exceptional image quality, productivity, and ease of use to meet the needs of customers with scanning volumes up to 3,000 documents per day. For color and black-and-white documents alike, the KODAK i150 Scanner captures one side of documents (8.5 x 11) at speeds up to 40 pages per minute (PPM), while the KODAK i160 Scanner captures both sides of documents simultaneously at speeds up to 80 images per minute (IPM).

These new scanners include Kodaks SurePath paper handling that enable scanning of documents of varying sizes (up to 11 x 17) and weights (up to 110 lbs). Even infrequent users will find the i150 and i160 scanners easy to use, as features like multi-feed detection, autocrop, deskew, and color dropout for forms processing are standard. At U.S. list prices of $3,495 for the i150 and $3,995 for the i160 scanner, the new scanners offer an exceptional level of price/performance for end users.

Kodak continues to bring innovative features previously common only on its production scanners to desktop models, maximizing productivity and value to customers with lower volume scanning needs:

-- Perfect Page scanning with iThresholding automatically adjusts the scanner to all document types and conditions, improving character recognition rates and producing high-quality scanned images from even poor-quality original documents increasing productivity by reducing the need for post-image processing.

-- Simultaneous output of bitonal and color or bitonal and grayscale images, at resolution up to 600 DPI, for extraordinary image quality.

-- SurePath paper handling, including 3D Ultrasonic Document Detection, increases productivity by eliminating most feed errors caused by address labels, varying paper thickness, adhesive notes and even stapled documents.

-- Autocrop and deskew improves productivity and simplicity of operation by virtually eliminating the need for time-consuming rescans.

-- Brightness and contrast controls allow end users to customize color output for specific applications, improving readability and further reducing the need for rescanning.

-- An IEEE-1394 (FireWire) interface, with card and cable included, makes either scanner easy to connect.

-- High-value, professional-level bundled software offers easy-to-use features that maximize the value delivered from the i150 and i160 models right out of the box. KODAK Capture Software, Lite, has sufficient functionality for typical departmental applications and can be upgraded easily to the full version.

-- Industry-standard ISIS and exclusive, Kodak-developed TWAIN drivers enable Kodaks advanced image processing at the scanners rated speed and provide speedy system integration with a wide variety of document management, workflow, archiving, and forms-processing applications.

Both scanners are VRS compatible, offering customers even more imaging options and convenience.

?Its significant that Kodak is bringing the benefits of its advanced imaging features right out to the front office in yet another segment of the document scanner market, said Erwin Schwarzl, general manager of Kodaks Document Imaging business. ?Kodak offers the broadest product portfolio in the production scanning industry and now, customers in the departmental segment can tackle their tough jobs with the same advantages that used to be available only to high volume operations. The new i150 and i160 Scanners reflect our ongoing commitment to deliver innovation our customers can count on.

KODAK Capture Software, Lite a powerful and easy-to-use scanning application is designed to boost the value delivered from the i150 and i160 scanners right out of the box. It is a production scanning application that supports all of the features of the new scanners in an intuitive manner. Features include (searchable) PDF creation and a simple CD retrieval application. Even more value is delivered by the latest full version of KODAK Capture Software (6.6), which includes powerful features such as barcode reading and OCR and has a U.S. list price beginning at $1,499.

?Kodaks latest entry into this competitive market leverages its long history of developing scanners that meet the requirements of busy professionals, said Ron Glaz, Program Director IDC. ?The i150 and i160 scanners provide the full range of features and functionality combined with the ease of use that distributed work environments need, all at a very competitive price.

The i150 and i160 scanners are backed by industry-leading KODAK Service & Support. The standard warranty for each model is a total of one year, the first three months on-site service with the remaining nine months mail-in. As a commitment to customer satisfaction, KODAK Service & Support also offers a choice of three extended warranties for worry-free scanning for up to three years:

-- One-Year Enhanced Warranty (a full-year on site): $900 U.S. list.

-- Two-year on-site service Performance Plus Care Kit: $1600 U.S. list (includes a consumables kit at no charge, a value of $229 U.S.).

-- Three-year on-site service Performance Plus Care Kit: $2,400 U.S. list (includes a consumables kit at no charge, a value of $229 U.S.).

The KODAK i100 series scanners are available immediately through Authorized Imaging Resellers of KODAK products.

About Eastman Kodak Company
Kodak is the leader in helping people take, share, print and view images for memories, for information, for entertainment. With sales of $12.9 billion in 2003, the company is committed to a digitally oriented growth strategy focused on the following businesses: Health - supplying the healthcare industry with traditional and digital image capture and output products and services; Graphic Communications - offering on-demand color and black and white printing, wide-format inkjet printing, high-speed, high-volume continuous inkjet printing, as well as document scanning, output and storage products and services; Digital & Film Imaging Systems - providing consumers, professionals and cinematographers with digital and traditional products and services; and Display & Components - which designs and manufactures state-of-the-art organic light-emitting diode displays as well as other specialty materials, and delivers imaging sensors to original equipment manufacturers. More information about Kodak (NYSE: EK) is available at

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