Alaris AX INfuse Scanner

Kodak Alaris secure scanning solution protects sensitive data

Kodak Alaris’ has released its INfuse Expansion Modules, including six new software add-ons and support for a third-party card reader accessory that allows users to scan documents more securely.

“Adding accessories to enhance the functionality of systems is a widely popular concept across most business and consumer devices,” said Jim Forger, Product Line Manager at Kodak Alaris. “We see it in smartphones, computers and also in the Kodak S2000 Series Scanners with our passport and flatbed accessories. We’re now bringing this capability to our INfuse Smart Connected Scanning Solution.”

INfuse includes three key components: the partner’s software application, INfuse Management Software, and the INfuse AX Scanner. Partners create efficient, networked document solutions such as invoice processing, medical records management, or customer account management by integrating the INfuse solution into their line of business applications through the use of APIs and plug-in modules.

INfuse provides enterprise-level security, including a separate data path, control path and authentication path, to isolate confidential content for secure transmission. As part of the INfuse expansion, new authenticator modules for added security include: the LDAP Authentication Module, the PaperCut Authentication Module, and the ability to develop custom authentication modules for partners. All of the modules provide credentialed information from the scanner directly into a customer’s authentication system. Customers benefit from having a single authentication authority, providing more efficiency and better control over document chain of custody.

Kodak Alaris now supports secure access to INfuse AX Scanners using a third-party card reader. The HID OMNIKEY Smart Card Reader is a cost-effective way for organisations to leverage their existing user ID system to improve security while providing a user-friendly experience.

For example, employees at a bank needing to process invoices can simply walk up to the INfuse AX Scanner, swipe their employee badge, and scan the invoices. Leveraging the existing credentials already used by employees and IT departments means little training is needed. Organisations can feel confident that their scanning solution is secure and an extension of their trusted authentication solution.

In addition to the existing standard and partner customised connectors, four new Direct-to-destination Connector Modules are available to optimise data channel efficiency to major cloud destinations. These Connector Modules allow the scanner to scan directly to Microsoft Azure Blob storage, Amazon S3 storage, Alibaba OSS storage, or Tencent COS storage without passing through intermediate destinations. This improves security while simultaneously eliminating costs, delays and maintenance complexities.

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