Kodak Scan Station 730EX Plus Review

Good: Networking connectivity, ability to send documents to multiple destinations, remote management for IT staff.
Bad: Ability to scan to the cloud is not offered.
Bottom Line: Flexible device intended for many different industries to help them improve scanning efficiency.
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Kodak Alaris
Scan Station 730EX Plus
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Product Overview

The new Scan Station 730EX Plus Scanner is an integrated network scanner that’s designed to streamline document management processes. It has a simplex scanning speed of up to 70 ppm and a duplex speed of up to 140 ipm. The Scan Station 730 EX Plus includes network connectivity, so users won’t need to connect it to a PC. However, it has an embedded Windows 10 IoT Enterprise operating system, so it can automatically receive Microsoft’s security updates.

The scanner has an integrated OCR engine that allows users to convert files into text-searchable PDF or other file formats (e.g., JPEG, TIFF, Word, Excel). Its touschreen includes several configurable one-touch buttons for easier scanning workflows. Users can scan files to a variety of outputs, including network, print, email, fax, portable USB drive, FTP, Kodak Front Office Server and Microsoft Sharepoint. There’s a built-in microphone and speaker so users can record any voice messages as a file attachment.

The Scan Station 730EX Plus has a 75-sheet automatic document feeder that supports ID cards, letter-sized and other paper sizes. There’s an optional legal-sized flatbed accessory. The minimum document size is 2″ x 2.5″ while the maximum is 8.5″ x 34″. The recommended daily volume is 10,000 pages.

More details are in our Features section below.

The Scan Station 730EX Plus Scanner is a flexible device intended for many different industries to help them improve scanning efficiency.

Features

The Scan Station 730EX Plus Scanner include a wide range of imaging features, such as Perfect Page scanning, automatic color detection, blank page removal, fixed thresholding, barcode reading, enhanced color adjustment and management, fixed and relative cropping and color dropout. Ultrasonic multi-feed detection is supported.

In an environment where multiple Scan Station 730EX Plus units are scattered throughout the company sites, Kodak Alaris offers remote administration features so that the IT staff can easily monitor things without having to visit each device individually. Some of those features are grouping and classifying managed devices, configuration updates, viewing statuses, restarting a single managed device, and remotely accessing and managing the device’s logs.

In addition to automatically updating Microsoft’s security updates, other security features include PDF private key encryption, optional password access, option to enable or disable the ability to scan to portable USB devices, LDAP authentication, activity logging by Login ID and IP port blocking.

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

Shortcomings

This device doesn’t support scanning to the cloud.

About

Alaris is a leading provider of information capture solutions that simplify business processes. They exist to help the world make sense of information with smart, connected solutions powered by decades of image science innovation. Their award-winning range of scanners, software and services are available worldwide, and through their network of channel partners.

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