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Kodak Names Ingram Micro As Distributor Of Document ScannersAuthorized distributor of workgroup, departmental and entry-level production document scanners (August 25, 2005)
Eastman Kodak Company’s document imaging business today announced that Ingram Micro Inc., a global leader in technology sales, marketing and logistics, has become an authorized distributor of Kodak’s portfolio of workgroup, departmental and entry-level production document scanners in the United States.
Companies, government agencies, and organizations of all sizes are increasingly utilizing affordable, efficient, and easy-to-use desktop scanners to help them digitize their paper to improve their business processes. To capitalize on this opportunity, Kodak has launched new products and strengthened its channel for selling them.
“We feel that Ingram Micro’s established reach within the small and medium business segment, as well as within the government space, is a good fit for this class of Kodak’s document imaging products,” said George W. “Bill” Gates, Kodak’s general manager and vice president of sales for the U.S. and Canada Region. “This partnership represents the next phase in Kodak’s growing presence in the lower-volume scanner market and our continuing commitment to helping businesses better capture, manage, archive, and deliver critical business information.”
In addition to launching more than a dozen new scanners in this space during the past five years, Kodak is now adding a distributor that has been successful in reaching resellers that target a broader end-user base and vertical markets.
Ingram Micro will sell Kodak’s workgroup, departmental, and entry-level production document scanners -- all of which contain many of the same robust features of Kodak’s market-leading mid- and high-volume production scanners. The scanner portfolio Ingram Micro will sell ranges from the KODAK i30 Scanner through the KODAK i280 Scanner. This includes the KODAK i100 Series Scanners, which were rolled out in January, and the KODAK i55 and i65 Scanners, which were launched in May and begin shipping this month.
“Offering Kodak document imaging products provides our VAR partners with additional name-brand options when creating and closing end-user deals,” said Kevin Prewett, senior director, peripherals, Ingram Micro U.S. “As the SMB market continues to adopt and rely on technology to drive core business functions, it’s important that we deliver quality products like Kodak’s imaging solutions.”
About Ingram Micro
As a vital link in the technology value chain, Ingram Micro creates sales and profitability opportunities for vendors and resellers through unique marketing programs, outsourced logistics services, technical support, financial services, and product aggregation and distribution. The company serves 100 countries and is the only global IT distributor with operations in Asia.
About Eastman Kodak Company
Kodak is the leader in helping people take, share, print, and view images – for memories, for information, for business, and for entertainment. With sales of $13.5 billion in 2004, the company is committed to a digitally oriented growth strategy focused on four businesses: Digital & Film Imaging Systems – providing consumers, professionals, and cinematographers with digital and traditional products and services; Health – supplying the medical and dental professions with traditional and digital imaging and information systems, IT solutions, and services; Graphic Communications – providing customers with a range of solutions for prepress, traditional and digital printing, document scanning, and multi-vendor IT services; and Display & Components – supplying original equipment manufacturers with imaging sensors as well as intellectual property and materials for the organic light-emitting diode (OLED) and LCD display industries.
More information about Kodak (NYSE: EK) is available at www.kodak.com.
For more information, visit www.kodak.com/go/docimaging.
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