Kodak Alaris i2000 Series Scanners Review

Good: Strong imaging features, compact, good speed for large offices.
Bad: Not suitable for small offices, no network or mobile scanning functionality.
Bottom Line: Compact scanners with strong features for medium-to-large offices.
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Kodak Alaris
i2000 Series
$845-$1,695
Medium, Large
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40ppm-70ppm
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Product Overview

Kodak Alaris has refreshed its i2000 Scanner series with these new devices: the i2420 Scanner, the i2620 Scanner and the i2820 Scanner. These scanners differ from their predecessors in terms of higher speed, higher capacity for the automatic document feeders and increased daily duty cycle.

We take a brief look at each scanner:

  • The i2420 Scanner ($845) scans at 40ppm simplex in black, grayscale and color (80ipm in duplex). It includes a 75-sheet automatic document feeder and a daily duty cycle of 5,000 pages. The i2420 also includes a seven-segment display operator control panel.
  • The i2620 Scanner ($1,195) scans at 6oppm in black and grayscale. It also scans at 60ppm in color, but only at 200dpi (the black and grayscale speed applies to both 200dpi and 300dpi). Duplex speed is 120ipm at 200dpi and 300dpi for black, and 120ipm at 200dpi only for color. There is a 100-sheet document feeder, as well as a graphical LCD display. Daily duty cycle is 7,000 pages.
  • The i2820 Scanner ($1,695) scans at up to 70ppm in black and grayscale and 60ppm in color. Duplex speed is 140ipm (black/grayscale) and 120ipm (color). Like the i2620, it includes a 100-sheet document feeder. However, it can also handle small documents such as business cards or ID cards. There is a graphical LCD display interface. Daily duty cycle is 8,000 pages.

More details on the scanners’ features are in our Features section below.

All three scanners include a three-year limited warranty. (Units can be replaced within the next business day.) Kodak offers an optional flatbed platen – users can choose between a legal-sized flatbed or an A3 (11″ x 17″) flatbed.

The i2000 Series scanners are intended for medium-to-large offices with a high volume of scanning needs, such as health care. Kodak Alaris continues to improve its products to help busy offices get their scanning done easily and more efficiently.

Features

The i2000 Series comes with a dual CCD scanning technology with an optical resolution of 600dpi. Output resolution ranges from 100dpi to 1,200dpi. The devices can scan in paper size from 2″ x 2″ to 8.5″ x 34.” They also have a long document mode (8.5″ x 160″).

The scanners have a wide range of imaging features with Kodak’s built-in PerfectPage technology. Such features include barcode reading, deskew, auto cropping, fixed and relative cropping, adding/removing borders, blank page removal, all-color dropout, noise removal, background color smoothing and multi-lingual auto orientation.

Another feature to mention is the ultrasonic multi-feed detection.

Connectivity is via USB 2.0 and 3.0. File formats include single/multi-page TIFF, JPEG and PDF.

The scanners are compatible with both Windows and Mac systems. Bundled software for Windows include TWAIN/ISIS/WIA drivers, Kodak Capture Pro Software (limited), Kodak’s Smart Touch, Nuance PaperPort and OmniPage. There is also the Kodak Asset Management Software for managing and updating Kodak scanners remotely. Bundled Mac software includes the NewSoft Presto! PageManager and the NewSoft Presto! BizCard Xpress.

We want to point out that Kodak’s SmartTouch provides up to nine different workflows via a button – users can send documents to the Cloud, create PDFs or add documents as email attachments.

  • Automatic Document Feeder?
  • Duplexing?
  • Ethernet Connectivity?
  • Wireless Connectivity?
  • Mobile Printing/Scanning?
  • Finishers?

Shortcomings

The i2000 Series isn’t intended for small offices or offices with limited scanning needs. Also, there is no Ethernet connectivity.

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About

In September 2013, the U.K. Kodak Pension Plan (KPP) acquired the Kodak Document Imaging and Personalized Imaging divisions from Eastman Kodak Company. The new company now goes by Kodak Alaris.

The new company and its name preserve the legacy of the Kodak brand, while continuing to update its products to meet market needs and changes. Kodak Alaris will continue to use the Kodak brand name.

Kodak Alaris’ Document Imaging solutions include scanners, capture and information management software, and an expanding range of professional services and industry-leading service and support.

With customers ranging from small offices to global operations, Kodak Alaris delivers superior systems and solutions to automate business processes, enhance customer interactions and enable better business decisions.

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