Kodak Alaris scanner range takes top honours at Buyers Lab test
Alaris wins 2018 Scanner Line of the Year award for third consecutive time
Kodak Alaris range of scanners has been awarded the BLI 2018 Scanner Line of the Year award.
Buyers Lab (BLI) is a leading international independent tester of document imaging products and bestows the “Line of the Year” award once a year to the vendor whose product line is determined to be the best overall, with models at every level that excel in BLI’s two-month laboratory evaluations.
To determine the Scanner Line of the Year award recipient, BLI analysts consider current scanners in the OEM’s line that have been submitted to BLI’s lab for testing. To judge the overall quality of the line, the analysts look at the overall rating a scanner received after testing, as well as the ratings in key categories such as, reliability, productivity, media handling, image quality, ease of setup, drivers/utilities, OCR performance, and value.
Lee Davis, editor for scanners and solutions at BLI said the current Alaris portfolio—from its 20-ppm desktop scanners to high-speed, 210-ppm high-volume production units—addresses the growing need for intelligent, connected capture solutions. “The opportunity for packaged offerings to be built around third party software integrations to drive greater efficiency in applications such as invoice processing and customer onboarding is huge,” Davis added.
In addition to the Line of the Year award, Alaris was honoured with three other awards in BLI’s Winter 2018 Picks season for devices tested in the preceding six months. The Alaris S2000 Series was chosen by BLI analysts as winner of a Winter 2018 Pick for Outstanding Departmental Scanner, the Kodak i3300 Scanner won a Pick as Outstanding Light Production Scanner, and the Alaris Passport Flatbed Accessory was recognized with an Outstanding Achievement in Innovation award.
Siddhartha Bhattacharya, Vice President Global Marketing, Alaris said, “Being recognised by the analysts at Buyers Lab for our imaging science expertise is always gratifying and humbling. This time is significant because it’s the first set of awards for our flagship Alaris S2000 Series Scanners. These new devices represent the future of intelligent connected capture and are a core element of the Alaris IN2 Ecosystem.”