Line of the Year Kodak Alaris Wins BLI’s Scanner Line of the Year Award Winter 2016

Fairfield (NJ) – Buyers Laboratory LLC, the world’s leading independent tester of document imaging products, announced today that Kodak Alaris has won the BLI 2016 Scanner Line of the Year award for its outstanding scanner product line. For the 2015 test year, BLI tested the 60-ppm KODAK i2620 in the departmental category, the 130-ppm i4650 in the high-volume production category and the 70-ppm Scan Station 710 in the network scanner category. All three devices earned BLI’s Highly Recommended rating and won BLI “Picks” in their respective groups. The company also won four Pick awards in 2014. In fact, Kodak Alaris holds the most Pick award wins out of any scanner manufacturer tested by BLI.
“BLI has evaluated the broad scanner product line offered by Kodak Alaris, and time and time again has found solid products in each scanner category,” said Lisa Reider, BLI’s senior product editor for scanners. “Aside from the easy to use hardware designs, Kodak Alaris provides similar software functionality across its fleet, helping users easily transition from one speed range to the next as their capture needs change. The strength and consistent quality of their products is why BLI chose to honor Kodak Alaris with the 2016 Scanner Line of the Year recognition.”

“Customer environments are rarely pristine, so no matter what the product family, we optimize our systems for the highest level of real-world performance,” said Tony Barbeau, VP products & solutions, Information Management division, Kodak Alaris. “Kodak Alaris’ Intelligent Document Protection (IDP) feature is a great example of this. Documents that are stapled, folded or delicate are at risk of being damaged when moving through an auto feed paper transport. With IDP, the paper transport automatically stops at the first indication of document damage, so users can preserve the document and the information it contains. Our engineers are always thinking about how to address these types of real world challenges. When we win an award of this magnitude, it’s an excellent proof point that all their hard work is paying off.”

The company provides scanners in workgroup, departmental, network and production categories ranging in speed from the 20-ppm (40 ipm) ScanMate i940 to the 210-ppm (420 ipm) i5850. BLI has published 30 Kodak Alaris scanner reports, 20 of which have earned BLI Picks during their respective test seasons. In addition, 27 of those devices have earned Highly Recommended seals. Kodak Alaris scanners also hold the distinction of earning the most BLI Highly Recommended seals of any scanner manufacturer tested.

Stay tuned for upcoming Buyers Lab Pick, Outstanding Achievement and Line of the Year award announcements in the following categories:

January 26: Solutions Awards
January 27: A3 Copier-based Awards 
January 28: Energy Efficiency and A4 Printer and Printer MFP Awards

About Buyers Laboratory LLC
Buyers Laboratory LLC (BLI) is the world's leading independent provider of analytical information and services to the digital imaging and document management industry. For over 50 years, buyers have relied on BLI to help them differentiate products’ strengths and weaknesses and make the best purchasing decisions, while industry sales, marketing and product professionals have turned to BLI for insightful competitive intelligence and valued guidance on product development, competitive positioning and sales channel and marketing support. Using BLI’s web-based bliQ and Solutions Center services, 40,000 professionals worldwide create extensive side-by-side comparisons of hardware and software solutions for over 15,000 products globally, including comprehensive specifications and the performance results and ratings from BLI’s unparalleled Lab, Solutions and Environmental Test Reports, the result of months of hands-on evaluation in its US and UK labs. The services, also available via mobile devices, include a comprehensive library of BLI’s test reports, an image gallery, hard to find manufacturers’ literature and valuable tools for configuring products, calculating total cost of ownership (TCO) and annual power usage. BLI also offers consulting and private, for-hire testing services that help manufacturers develop and market better products and consumables.

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