Kodak Scan Station 520EX

New Kodak scanner includes direct-to-SharePoint feature

Scanning documents has always been a bit of a two-step process: first scan with hardware, then manage with software. For public-sector employees who work with a lot of documents, the weapon of choice for document management is often Microsoft SharePoint.

Kodak is trying to turn scanning into a single-step procedure by adding BOLT Direct software, which has onboard SharePoint integration, to its Scan Station 520EX.

Users can use BOLT Direct’s network scanning to capture documents directly to SharePoint in real time, which makes it easier to collect, manage and share content across business workflows. System administrators can attach the turnkey solution to their network and go from box to scanning in minutes.

The Scan Station features an integrated LCD touch screen that displays the BOLT Direct interface, allowing users to log into SharePoint and access document libraries. Once a library is selected, the associated index fields are displayed and users can name documents and enter relevant information. Advanced SharePoint features such as field types and drop-down pick lists are supported, and users can create new folders directly in SharePoint on the fly.

BOLT Direct also integrates directly to Laserfiche Enterprise Content Management systems. Additionally, the unit has a suite of scanning utilities that let users scan to print, e-mail, fax or PDF. Scanned documents have the added benefit of full-page optical character recognition on each capture, which lets users save documents as searchable PDF files.

On a network, the Scan Station 520EX lets multiple users share access to a solution capable of scanning documents to e-mail recipients, network locations and other file destinations. Kodak’s Perfect Page Technology delivers automatic image enhancements that improve accuracy and quality.

The Scan Station features scan speeds of up to 45 pages per minute, with a recommended daily duty volume rating of up to 3,000 pages per day.

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John Breeden II is a freelance technology writer for GCN.

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