Line of the Year

Kodak Alaris Takes Home BLI 2020 Scanner Line of the Year Award from Keypoint Intelligence



Fairfield, NJ – Keypoint Intelligence - Buyers Laboratory (BLI), the world’s leading independent evaluator of document imaging hardware, software, and services, today announced that Kodak Alaris has won BLI’s coveted 2020 Scanner Line of the Year award. Given once a year, this award recognizes the vendor whose product line is deemed best overall based on its rigorous laboratory evaluations.


To determine the Scanner Line of the Year award recipient, Buyers Lab analysts consider current scanners in the OEM’s portfolio that have been submitted for lab testing. To judge the overall quality of the line, analysts look at the overall rating a scanner received after testing, as well as the ratings in key categories such as Reliability, Productivity, Media Handling, Image Quality, Ease of Setup, Drivers/Utilities, OCR Performance, and Value.


“Scanners from Kodak Alaris enable companies of all shapes and sizes to extend business process automation to the point of capture,” said Lee Davis, Keypoint Intelligence’s Senior Editor of Scanner Analysis & Software Evaluation. “Across the entire line, customers can expect highly integrated onramps for entering all paper-based information to the systems that drive their business. Each device is characterized by its exceptional media handling, top-notch image enhancement and OCR capabilities, flawless reliability, and a simple user experience. Whether it’s a small desktop unit or a production scanner, and everything in between, scanners from Kodak Alaris are class leaders that can add tremendous value to any organization, earning the company its fourth Line of the Year award in five years—and its fifth overall.”


“Kodak Alaris is by far the most awarded scanner manufacturer in Buyers Lab’s 62-year history, with 30 Picks and Outstanding Achievements along with five Line of the Year awards,” said Donald J. Lofstrom, President and General Manager of Kodak Alaris. “As we kick off a new decade with this prestigious award, we look forward to innovating, delighting our customers, and growing with our partners for many years to come.”



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For over 50 years, Buyers Lab has been the global document imaging industry’s resource for unbiased and reliable information, test data, and competitive selling tools. What started out as a consumer-based publication about office equipment has become an all-encompassing industry resource. In a landscape that’s ever evolving, we change with it.


About Buyers Lab Line of the Year Awards

Line of the Year awards salute the companies that both provide a broad range of hardware or software and whose products consistently performed above average throughout testing. Much consideration is also made by Buyers Lab analysts and technicians in areas such as ease of use, features, and value, across an entire portfolio for that product area, with the end result being the most prestigious Buyers Lab awards offered.


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