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Kodak Global Directions Conference to Debut in Las Vegas as Educational and Networking Hub for Business and Technology Leaders

Rochester, NY -- Business, government and IT professionals have a new destination for the latest insights on technology change in the enterprise workplace—Kodak Global Directions. Attendees of the educational conference will learn about technologies and best practices that are fundamental to the development, design and implementation of solutions for document management, collaboration, governance and business process automation. Kodak will host the three-day event Sept. 24-26 at the JW Marriott Resort in Las Vegas.

“Kodak Global Directions is an educational forum for business leaders who want to transform document management into a core driver of growth and innovation,” said Tony Barbeau, Kodak’s General Manager for Document Imaging. “The conference will provide both IT and business professionals with the tools and resources to properly identify, evaluate and specify right ‘fit’ solutions that enable organizations to achieve improved results through stronger collaboration.”

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Virtualized Systems as a Basis for Redundancy

Foundation for Business Continuity, Disaster Recovery, and Managed Failover

Many people seem to know they want or need to virtualize their systems, but far less seem to have a good grasp of why they should do so. Virtualization holds a great deal of promise for redundancy to support business continuity and similar needs; the big question is how much capability comes “out of the box” and how
much other work is required to have a robust solution?

This document will discuss several levels of infrastructure redundancy with a view to accomplishing maximum possible uptime based on various risk factors, and suggest several possible architectures that correspond to different levels of risk mitigation. These will range from internal factors within a given component’s design to large-scale infrastructure designs to mitigate catastrophic failure of a site. Several of these factors are not
unique to a virtualized environment and will be identified. While several different parts of the overall infrastructure will be addressed, areas such as power and Internet Service Provider (ISP) redundancy require a far more extensive investigation and this paper will only touch on the topics needing to be covered.

Types of Redundancy within Individual Components (Server and Storage)

Within a given host computer, it is recommended that you have at least two forms of redundancy, assuming there is no local storage. Local storage, that is disks or RAID arrays installed within a single server, are not available to other servers in case of system failure and are therefore not suitable. In addition, storage that is considered highly available requires some specific design features for redundancy.

  • Power Supply Redundancy allows you to continue full operation in the event of a single power supply component failure, along with the ability to hot-swap a replacement power supply for the failed unit without interrupting production. Within Kodak, any of the Premium Workflow servers come with hot-swappable redundant power supplies by default. If selecting host computers from another vendor, ensure that the systems contains redundant power supplies. This also applies to any server or storage component in the system.

Kodak and NovaCopy Enable Cloud-Based Collaboration via Document Scanning with New Connector for MICROSOFT OFFICE 365

 Rochester, NY - Kodak is working with NovaCopy to help businesses upload documents to MICROSOFT OFFICE 365, a cloud-based collaboration and productivity platform. NOVACOPY CONNECT 365 Software releases captured images and metadata from Kodak’s capture platform, which includes KODAK Capture Pro Software and Smart Touch functionality found on most KODAK Scanners, into MICROSOFT SHAREPOINT Online for OFFICE 365. Demonstrations of the new solution will be available in Kodak’s booth (#701) during SPTechCon 2012 at the Westin Copley Place in Boston, July 22-25.

The new solution can be used across a wide variety of businesses including financial services, healthcare and insurance. Typical use case scenarios include human resource documents, accounts payable, shipping and receiving and other documents where paper enters a business process.

Kodak and Bolt Document Management Deliver Turn Key Solution for Scanning Paper Documents Directly into LASERFICHE ECM Systems

Rochester, NY - Kodak and Bolt Document Management announce the BOLT Direct KLF Network Attached Scanner, an “out of the box” solution for LASERFICHE Enterprise Content Management (ECM) systems. Based on the KODAK Scan Station 520EX networked scanner, the solution is more simple and cost-effective than utilizing multifunction printers (MFPs) for shared network attached scanning. It allows users to log in, scan, name, route and index paper documents directly into LASERFICHE ECM Systems in real time.

“Using multifunction copiers and printers for scanning to a LASERFICHE System requires additional layers of software and/or hardware that can be complicated, clunky and expensive. By comparison, the BOLT Direct KLF Solution is simple to install, easy to use, and all around a more practical and affordable way to provide system users with shared document scanning,” said Jeff Nelson, Vice President, Bolt Document Management, a Laserfiche Professional Developer Partner. “Kodak’s networked document scanner technology provided us with a powerful, reliable, high-quality scanning platform that is ideal to host our easy-to-use interface for LASERFICHE ECM Systems.”

Kodak Improves Online and Mobile Print Workflow with KODAK INSITE Prepress Portal System 6.5

Rochester, NY -- After receiving a significant amount of interest and positive feedback from customers visiting drupa 2012, KODAK INSITE Prepress Portal System 6.5 is now available. Version 6.5 offers a number of new features that help to further decrease costs, reduce cycle times and strengthen client relationships—including an application that allows users to review, approve and annotate jobs from their APPLE IPAD Tablet.

Designed for today’s increasingly mobile workers, the INSITE Software 6.5 App for IPAD Tablets is based on Kodak’s award-winning Smart Review System. Features include an overview of all jobs on the INSITE Software Server, visibility into review and approval status for all stakeholders, and the ability to mark up and annotate on-screen. Once a job is approved in the App, INSITE Software can automatically begin processing the files in KODAK PRINERGY Workflow. The application is available at no charge to customers who upgrade to version 6.5.

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Kodak Launches KODAK PRINERGY Workflow Connectivity to EFI FIERY Digital Print Servers

Rochester, NY -- Kodak has teamed up with EFI to develop connectivity between KODAK PRINERGY Workflow and EFI FIERY Digital Print Servers, providing print service providers with a fully-integrated solution that allows them to manage jobs for multiple offset and digital devices from a single user interface. Using a centralized workflow in an offset and digital blended production environment drives higher levels of automation and increased job control, both of which are key to delivering profitable print across different job sizes and run lengths.

Attendees at last year’s EFI Connect annual users’ conference were the first to see a live technology demonstration of this solution. After completion of a successful testing program, this connectivity is now commercially available.

“The release of this PRINERGY Workflow connectivity with FIERY Servers demonstrates that Kodak remains committed to the success of our customers. This integration allows them to maximize their existing technology investments and cut costs from the manufacturing process,” said Jon Bracken, Kodak’s General Manager of Unified Workflow Solutions. “It also represents another milestone in the evolution of PRINERGY Workflow as a true unified workflow solution that enhances productivity in any printing environment.”

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Kodak Launches Kodak Prinergy Workflow Connectivity to EFI Fiery Digital Print Servers

ROCHESTER, N.Y. - June 13, 2012 - Kodak has teamed up with EFI (Nasdaq: EFII) to develop connectivity between Kodak Prinergy Workflow and EFI™ Fiery® Digital Print Servers, providing print service providers with a fully-integrated solution that allows them to manage jobs for multiple offset and digital devices from a single user interface. Using a centralized workflow in an offset and digital blended production environment drives higher levels of automation and increased job control, both of which are key to delivering profitable print across different job sizes and run lengths.

Attendees at last year's EFI Connect annual users' conference were the first to see a live technology demonstration of this solution. After completion of a successful testing program, this connectivity is now commercially available.

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Kodak Introduces ESP 3.2 All-in-One Printer and New Pic Flick HD App for iPad

Kodak Introduces ESP 3.2 All-in-One Printer and New Pic Flick HD App for iPad

Continuing to offer consumers a no-compromise choice in home printers, Kodak today introduced its new KODAK ESP 3.2 All-in-One Printer combining advanced features, quality, and affordability. And offering more ways to connect and print from mobile devices, Kodak revealed its new KODAK Pic Flick HD App1, which lets consumers create personalized photo cards, collages, and prints on an iPad and send them to their KODAK Printer.

Kodak ESP 3.2 All-in-One Printer The ESP 3.2 All-in-One Printer is the latest addition to Kodak’s award-winning inkjet printer portfolio. With a refreshed and modern design, it is targeted to photo-centric consumers and families who want great value, quality, and simplicity. It offers Kodak’s signature easy Wi-Fi set-up and a 2.4-inch color touchscreen for effortless navigation and a better ‘walk up and print’ experience. With Kodak’s leading image science and proprietary pigment-based inks, consumers get sharp text documents and brilliant photos that dry instantly, are smudge, water, and fade resistant, and last a lifetime2, along with the lowest total ink replacement cost3 and lowest average cost per page in the industry4.

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Kodak Maximizes Prepress System Efficiency with KODAK Intelligent Prepress Manager 2.0

 DÜSSELDORF, GERMANY-- Designed to take prepress customers to the next level of performance and efficiency, KODAK Intelligent Prepress Manager 2.0 monitoring solution is now available and attracting customers in the commercial printing, publishing and packaging industries. KODAK Intelligent Prepress Manager 2.0 offers a suite of remote services with enhanced features and mobile connectivity, giving users more control over their CTP and plate line systems for added productivity, monitoring and faster problem resolution. KODAK Intelligent Prepress Manager 2.0 is making its official debut at drupa 2012.

KODAK Intelligent Prepress Manager 2.0 includes equipment monitoring and reporting, enabling users to make more proactive, data-driven decisions. With smart alerts in place, users can achieve and maintain the peak quality of their prepress system at all times while optimizing overall operational efficiency.

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Kodak Expands Web-to-Print Reseller Agreement with Online Print Solutions to Europe and Asia

Rochester, NY -- Kodak has expanded a reseller agreement with Online Print Solutions (OPS) from covering customers in North America to a global relationship, further enhancing the commitment to drive a high level of additional value to customers through advanced web-to-print tools. Kodak has been an authorized reseller of the full range of OPS web-to-print and cross-media marketing solutions in North America since early 2011. The growth and success of this relationship is resulting in a global expansion to Europe and Asia during the first quarter of 2012.

Kodak is committed to adding professional services and third-party products that complement Kodak’s portfolio, delivering personalized solutions that fit each customer’s unique requirements.

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