Kodak Enters into Agreement for Proposed Sale of Document Imaging Business to Brother Industries, Ltd.

Rochester, N.Y. -- Eastman Kodak Company has reached agreement with Brother Industries, Ltd., for the proposed sale of certain assets of its Document Imaging business for a cash purchase price of approximately $210 million, subject to certain price adjustments at closing. In addition, Brother will assume deferred service revenue liability of the business, which totaled approximately $67 million as of December 31, 2012.

Kodak’s Document Imaging business provides a comprehensive portfolio of scanners, capture software and services to enterprise customers. Brother is a leading global manufacturer of laser, label and multi-function printers, as well as fax machines and sewing machines.


Kodak Explores How Multi-Source Information Management Drives Business Efficiency and Growth at ITEX Conference

Las Vegas, NV - Kodak’s Document Imaging business demonstrated best-in-class technologies and presented its vision for multi-source information management at this week’s ITEX 2013 Expo & Conference April 17-18 at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino. Roland Simonis, Kodak’s Technology Director for Document Imaging, presented “Transforming Disparate Data into Valuable Knowledge” today at 12:50 p.m. (PDT) in the imageSource Live Theater. Simonis’ presentation will explore methods for automating business workflows and eliminating bottlenecks created by multi-source input.

“Critical business information arrives in many different forms — including emails, electronic files, paper documents and smart phones — and businesses often struggle to effectively use all of this information,” said Simonis. “This presentation helped attendees identify key pain points across their business and target the best options to unleash information capture processes to drive business efficiency and growth.”


KODAK SONORA XP Process Free Plates Recognized by Environmental Leader Technology Reviews for Energy and Environmental Benefits

Rochester, N.Y. -- KODAK SONORA XP Process Free Plates, the company’s recently introduced solution for process-free thermal plate technology, received a stellar rating in the Environmental Leader Technology Reviews program. The panel of judges recognized SONORA XP Plates successfully combine a strong business value proposition with environmentally sound technology innovation.

“It’s gratifying any time our industry peers recognize the efforts we’ve taken to create more sustainable, next-generation solutions for our customers,” said Rich Rindo, General Manager of Kodak’s Worldwide Graphics Marketing organization. “SONORA XP Plates provide a solution that enables our customers to incorporate new technologies that positively impact both their environmental footprint and their bottom line, while providing print capability comparable to mainstream processed plates. We’re honored to receive this ranking from Environmental Leader Technology Reviews.”


KODAK Scan Station 520EX Offers Integration with BOLT Direct Software for Real-Time Use with Microsoft SharePoint

Rochester, N.Y. - A new “plug-and-play” scanning solution for Microsoft SharePoint based on the KODAK Scan Station 520EX Platform is now available. The solution, called BOLT Direct, features onboard SharePoint integration that simplifies how users scan, name, route and index documents from a single networked device.

“BOLT Direct is an example of how scanner technology from Kodak continues to provide application partners with a platform for developing solutions that help businesses simplify the user experience by making it easier to capture, manage and retrieve documents within SharePoint,” said Rod Hughes, General Manager, Software and Solutions for Kodak’s Document Imaging business. “In addition to the Scan Station 520EX, Kodak is developing an array of solutions that help partners and businesses take full advantage of SharePoint for document management and workflow processes.”


Kodak Makes it Easy to Capture and Manage Information in Microsoft SharePoint

 Rochester, N.Y.- Kodak’s Document Imaging division continues to help businesses and organizations generate additional value from their investment in Microsoft SharePoint by structuring and simplifying document entry and indexing. Built using SharePoint 2010 as a development platform, KODAK Info Activate Solution v1.1 provides powerful new capabilities to help SharePoint administrators control business process workflows and improve how knowledge workers capture and organize documents from multiple sources into SharePoint libraries.

“While workforce adoption of Microsoft SharePoint is on the rise, challenges remain in areas of information governance and ease of use for end users. SharePoint implementations can present challenges caused by a lack of governance tools to manage inconsistent workflows and unstructured information,” said Rod Hughes, Kodak’s Business Director for Software & Solutions, Document Imaging. “Info Activate Solution helps SharePoint administrators gain greater control over the growing amount of content in SharePoint and prevent errors caused by knowledge workers who incorrectly enter or index information into document libraries.”


Kodak Launches PROSPER 5000XLi Press with Intelligent Print System to Maximize Quality and Productivity

 ROCHESTER, N.Y.-- The new KODAK PROSPER 5000XLi Press represents another major step forward in digital print technology from one of the pioneers of inkjet imaging. Announced today at Hunkeler Innovation Days in Lucerne, Switzerland, the new device combines the field-proven performance of the PROSPER Press Platform with new press management technology that constantly monitors and adjusts settings to ensure the highest quality output.

“At Mercury Print we strive to deliver products and services that exceed customer expectations and offer outstanding value”

At the core of the new press is the Intelligent Print System (IPS), which is designed to process thousands of press inputs that measure imaging performance, detecting variations and making adjustments as needed on the fly. With IPS, the PROSPER 5000XLi Press continuously learns from the input and calculates imaging improvements to deliver measurably higher levels of print quality with industry-leading productivity. This improvement is achieved regardless of varying substrates, image content, web speed, and environmental conditions.


New KODAK Scanner Features Breakthrough Compact Design with Integrated Flatbed and Rotary Batch Scanner

Rochester, N.Y.,January 29 2013 - KODAK i2900 Scanner increases business productivity for desktop document capture

Powerful, compact, and ready to take on virtually any document, the KODAK i2900 Scanner helps users streamline document management for a variety of business functions including finance, operations, legal, sales and human resources. Businesses looking to achieve new levels of productivity and user performance can rely on the i2900 Scanner to extract data from paper documents in support of their critical jobs and processes.

"The new i2900 Scanner reflects Kodak's continued dedication to improving customer efficiency through innovation," said Susan Moyse, Principal, Moyse Technology Consulting. "Improvements in paper handling, along with the compact design and combined functionality of the i2900, demonstrate Kodak's tenacious ability to maximize the scanning experience."


Largest-Ever EFI Connect Conference Nearly Sold Out

FOSTER CITY, Calif., Jan. 9, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- EFI™ (Nasdaq:EFII), a world leader in customer-focused digital printing innovation, announced that this year's Connect 2013 is nearly sold out, and 100% of its partner exhibit space filled, with just a week to go week before the event kicks off.

The event, which takes place January 15-18 at the Wynn Las Vegas, is the industry's best venue for open dialogue and idea-exchange. Now in its 14th year, EFI Connect caters to graphic arts business leaders' need for continued innovation, smarter operation and profitable growth opportunities.

Graph Expo Puts Focus on Digital Printing with Marketing Provider Spin

By George Mikolay, Senior Product Editor, A3/Copier MFPs, November 14, 2012

At the 2012 Graph Expo held recently, the majority of vendors sharpened their focus on solutions and services, as well as new finishing options and other accessories to existing engines. Indeed, a common theme was that while hardware will always be extremely important, commercial printers must continue to migrate not only to digital printing versus offset, but also focus on becoming a true partner and full-fledged marketing providers to their customers. There were some major engine announcements, though, including Konica Minolta’s sneak-peek at an upcoming color inkjet cut-sheet press. Developed in conjunction with Komori, the KM-1 Inkjet Press offers speeds up to 3,300 sheets per hour in simplex and 1,650 sheets per hour in duplex. Xerox also unveiled the latest additions to its Nuvera product line, with the launch of the Nuvera 157 EA and Nuvera 314 EA Production Systems, the latter of which features Xerox’s dual-engine architecture to output at speeds up to 314 duplexed images per minute.


The Canon imagePRESS C7010VPS and C7010VP Series was exhibited with the OLEC Swift UV Roller Coater, which extends the life of prints and helps prevent wear and tear. According to Sandra Pereira, product marketing specialist for Canon, UV coating can enhance a variety of materials, including direct mail, tags and labels, posters and book covers and jackets. In addition to preventing scratching and fading, UV coating protects against humidity and water damage. Designed for exclusive compatibility with the imagePRESS digital press, the UV coating is applied inline and includes a bridge unit that transports the printed image after being output. The output then enters the coater, where the solution is applied and instantly dried via ultraviolet light. The system also includes an interface with the ability to program preset functions.

KODAK Info Activate Solution Shines at SharePoint Conference 2012

Rochester, NY -- Kodak’s Document Imaging division will promote its innovative vision for an easier, more effective way to capture, manage and access business information during SharePoint Conference 2012, Nov. 12-15 (booth#1060), at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas.

Next week’s showcase of supporting technologies for SharePoint will include KODAK Info Activate Solution, which delivers both ease of use and administrative controls that enhance business workflows such as claims, invoices, medical records, HR onboarding and legal documentation. Info Activate Solution (http://bit.ly/InfoActivate) features a simple user experience that allows knowledge workers to simultaneously digitize paper documents and initiate a business process with a single click.

“Info Activate Solution makes it extremely easy for employees to get information from paper documents into SharePoint,” said Rod Hughes, Kodak’s Director of Global Alliances for Document Imaging. “Built inside of SharePoint, Info Activate Solution also enables IT professionals to expand upon the platform’s existing administrative capabilities with accurate and effective pathways that define how information from paper gets captured, where it goes, and how people can retrieve it.”



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