KODAK Capture Desktop Software Increases Productivity for Distributed Scanning with Features that Enhance Ease of Use

ROCHESTER, N.Y., Mar. 3-High performance capture software working together with distributed scanning creates an efficient platform for any business to digitize paper documents into more accessible and functional electronic files. New KODAK Capture Desktop Software, built on the same code base as KODAK Capture Pro Software and sharing a similar interface, will soon be bundled at no additional charge with select KODAK Scanners to help drive new levels of productivity through a variety of features that make it easier to process and share scanned documents.

The software package will be exclusively available for new customers purchasing select KODAK Scanners starting April 2009 and will then replace KODAK Capture Software, Lite as a bundled batch capture application.

"With the wide variety of methods available for sharing information in the modern workplace, businesses require a highly easy and effective way to capture, index, edit and distribute their documents digitally" said Tony Barbeau, Vice President, Marketing, Document Imaging, Business Solutions and Services, Eastman Kodak Company. "KODAK Capture Desktop Software helps to transform information into highly usable material that can be quickly and easily shared throughout an organization to increase customer responsiveness, make more intelligent decisions or simply increase worker productivity."

The software's ease of use provides a short learning curve for all users and offers essential functionality to quickly capture and convert paper documents into useable, digital information. Capture Desktop Software helps increase ease of operation by expanding the use of Kodak's Smart Touch feature, enabling single touch shortcuts and procedures. The included software enables a distributed scanner to convert paper documents into searchable PDFs or integrate the information into a common location, such as MICROSOFT SHAREPOINT Server. Other features include drag and drop optical character recognition (OCR), helping users establish index fields within a document to more effectively organize captured content.

KODAK Capture Desktop Software expands the capabilities of the bundled Smart Touch feature with features designed for a more batch oriented capture environment.
"KODAK Capture Desktop Software makes it incredibly convenient to use distributed scanning to drive document scanning efficiency," said Robert Bijster, Worldwide Director, Software Products, Business Solutions and Services, Eastman Kodak Company. "Providing Capture Desktop Software with our distributed scanners enables our customers to get up and running with a complete batch oriented scanning solution right out of the box. And as offices transition their document capture needs from smaller tasks into larger, more complex batch capture projects, a common interface and shared code base provides an easy upgrade path into KODAK Capture Pro Software and seamlessly transfers existing job setups. Companies can significantly save the time and costs typically associated with new software training."

Capture Desktop Software is packaged and bundled with new purchases of these select KODAK Scanner models:

o KODAK i1200 Series Scanners

o KODAK i1300 Series Scanners

o KODAK i1400 Series Scanners

o KODAK i150 Scanner

o KODAK i160 Scanner

o KODAK i200 Series Scanners

o KODAK i55 Scanner

o KODAK i65 Scanner

o KODAK i30 Scanner

o KODAK i40 Scanner

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