Rochester, NY -- November 4. Kodak Alaris announces today the free availability of MACINTOSH drivers for thirteen of its high-performance document and photo scanners, which broadens platform support for customers using MAC computers within their organizations. With the free download, a wide range of Kodak Alaris' feature-rich document imaging scanners are now compatible with APPLE'S OS X operating system as well as MIcrosoft Windows and Linux.
"Historically, PC users have had far more choice than MAC users when shopping for compatible document scanners," said Tony Barbeau, Products & Solutions General Manager and Vice President, Document Imaging, Kodak Alaris. "But scanning happens in mixed-platform environments and users have their own preferences. We are committed to supporting business scanning applications, regardless of whether the PC or MAC platform is preferred. Users can now make their own choice."
Kodak Alaris has a 25-year track record of innovation and success, launching its first scanner in 1989. Since then, more than 1 million scanners have been shipped, with Kodak Alaris setting new standards in image quality enhancement with its broad range of hardware, software and services for document imaging.
As part of the free MAC driver download for existing and new customers, Kodak Alaris is also including NEWSOFT'S PRESTO! PAGEMANAGER version 9, which integrates Kodak Alaris' Perfect Page image processing and makes it extraordinarily simple to scan, organize and share information in a business scanning environment. The software allows users to create, edit and manage PDF files without requiring other applications or file conversion software.
The following scanners from Kodak Alaris are now compatible with MAC computers:
- Desktop – the KODAK SCANMATE i940, i1150 and i1180 Scanners, as well as the KODAK i2000 Series Scanners. The i2000 Series features a "stow-or-go" design, which allows users to store the scanner upright when not in use and pull it out for scanning as needed so it doesn't interfere with daily activities.
- Production – All KODAK i3000 Series Scanners, including the innovative i3450, an A3 low-volume production scanner with integrated A4 flatbed built in.
- Photo scanning – both KODAK Picture Saver Scanner Systems, the PS 50 and 80, which allow users to scan up to 85 photos a minute.
"Traditionally the realm of MICROSOFT, APPLE is targeting the enterprise far more today," concluded Barbeau. "With the launch of our new MAC drivers, professional-class scanners are available to suit every customer need. Removing paper and incorporating documents digitally into workflows boosts productivity and reduces costs for practically all organizations seeking to increase efficiency."
Individuals or businesses interested in scanners that are MAC compatible can access the free MAC drivers and applications for KODAK SCANMATE i940, i1150 and i1180 Scanners and the KODAK i2400, i2600, i2800, i2900, i3200, i3250, i3400, and i3450 Scanners on each model's product information page. Links to the download pages can be found at www.kodakalaris.com/go/macscannernews. MAC drivers for the KODAK Picture Saver Scanning System PS50 and PS80 are available at www.kodakalaris.com/go/macdrivernews.
About Kodak Alaris' Document Imaging Division
Kodak Alaris' Document Imaging solutions enable customers to capture and consolidate data from digital and paper sources, understand and extract valuable insight from the contents, and deliver the right information to the right people at the right time. Our offerings include award-winning scanners, capture and information management software, an expanding range of professional services and industry-leading service and support. With customers ranging from small offices to global operations, Kodak Alaris delivers superior systems and solutions to automate business processes, enhance customer interactions and enable better business decisions. The Kodak trademark and trade dress are used under license from Eastman Kodak Company.