Kodak Alaris ScanMate i1150 and i1180 Scanners Review

Good: Reasonable costs, compact, Transaction Mode on the ScanMate i1150 (good for companies that focus on customer service).
Bad: No Ethernet or wireless connectivity.
Bottom Line: Compact devices with excellent features and reasonable prices.
Intended Users:
Kodak Alaris
ScanMate i1150/i1180
Small, Medium
Speed Black:
Speed Color:
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Product Overview

The Kodak Alaris ScanMate i1150 and i1180 Scanners joins the already-excellent ScanMate i1120 in Kodak Alaris’ lineup. The ScanMate i1150 Scanner ($495) scans at 25ppm in black and color with a daily duty cycle of 3,000 pages, while the ScanMate i1180 Scanner ($1,095) has a speed of 40ppm and a duty cycle of 5,000 pages. The ScanMate i1150 is targeted at businesses that focuses heavily on customer service – it has a Transaction Mode that allows for 40ppm speed for the first 10 pages. Both scanners utilize the Perfect Page image functionality – it runs on the PC for the ScanMate i1150, whereas it runs inside of the i1180 Scanner. The i1180 Scanner also has the EMC Captiva Cloud Toolkit for enabling and scanning to browser-based capture applications.

Both the i1150 and i1180 Scanners are aimed at small-to-medium businesses and at departmental users. They offer a very good set of features with a compact footprint (they weigh less than 6 pounds) and a reasonable price.


Kodak Alaris includes a large set of features adopted from its higher-end devices. These include deskew, image rotation, and blank page removal. Both scanners support ultrasonic multi-feed protection and come with a 50-sheet document feeder. There is also the Intelligent Document Protection feature that stops the scanning process if it suspects paper jams or misfeeds. USB connectivity is supported. Documents to be scanned can be as small as an ID card.

There is the one-button SmartTouch feature for setting up specific scanning workflows. Bundled software includes TWAIN/ISIS and Kodak Capture Pro Software Limited Edition with an option to upgrade to the full version. Optional features include a legal-sized flatbed, an A3 flatbed, and the Asset Management Software. This software allows system administrator to manage specific Kodak Alaris scanners across the network via a thin client-based dashboard. The i1180 Scanners also has an optional Info Input Solution for enabling the user’s Line of Business (LOB) application. Finally, there is a 3-year warranty.

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


There is no Ethernet or wireless connectivity offered.

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In September 2013, the U.K. Kodak Pension Plan (KPP) has 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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