New production scanners offer smart document sorting

Kodak Alaris is launching two new additions to its i5000 Series Scanner family. The Kodak i5650S and i5850S Scanners offer three-pocket sorting designed for the extreme scanning demands of service bureaus, BPOs and corporate mailrooms.

For high-volume scanning operations such as service bureaus, Business Process Outsourcers (BPOs) and corporate mailrooms, much of the document capture process is done manually. Requirements vary from one job to the next, making it difficult to automate workflows.

Document preparation and post scan processing drive a large portion of costs. Streamlining these processes is critical to saving money, improving response times, and helping scanning service providers differentiate themselves in a crowded marketplace.

“Other high-volume sorting scanners on the market today can only sort using vendor specific proprietary software,” said Susheel John, global category director, Scanners & Services, Kodak Alaris Information Management.

“With this in mind, we designed the i5650S and i5850S Scanners to enable most sorting jobs via standard drivers such as TWAIN and ISIS. This makes it much easier for our customers to get to the next level of productivity without having to learn a completely new system.”

Applying for a loan or mortgage is a paper-intensive process. As part of the customer onboarding process, banks need to receive original documents from applicants to meet compliance requirements. To ensure originals are returned to each applicant, documents must be carefully prepared before scanning begins, then separated once scanning is complete. This manual process can be error prone, labour-intensive and costly.

The i5650S and i5850S simplify the process by reducing the amount of manual labour. Using the patch-sheet recognition feature to separate document batches, reusable patch sheets are separated and output to the rear exit tray, while original customer documents are automatically separated from the loan application pages and output to an exception tray at the front of the scanner. This significantly reduces the amount of time and labour required to complete the job.

The new i5650S and i5850S Scanners deliver the same processing speed from 180 - 210 pages per minute (ppm) as the i5000 Series Scanners. Additional features include:
·   Advanced exception handling, including Interactive Multifeed Recovery, which increases hourly throughput.
·   Intelligent imprinting to enable tracking of each document from the time it is scanned until it is recycled or returned to the customer.
·   Three output trays (two front and one rear) to provide a separate place for collecting exception documents and reusable patch documents. 

The Kodak i5650S and i5850S Scanners will be available  in November.


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