Kodak Alaris and Google’s Weave IoT Platform to Simplify Document Capture for Connected World

Kodak Alaris

Partnering with Google’s new internet of Tings (IoT) platform Brillo and Weave, Kodak Alaris enables users to connect to document scanning devices from any type of computing environment—mobile, desktop or cloud.

“The Internet of Things is allowing remote connectivity to devices such as thermostats, appliances, lights, and security systems,” said Susheel John, Category Director, Distributed Capture for Kodak Alaris’ Information Management division. “Now, thanks to Google, an even greater set of capabilities is available for consumers and businesses alike. From home offices to global enterprises, helping users access devices to capture and share business critical information in a safe and secure way can result in major cost reductions and increased operational efficiency.”

Google has also made mind to demonstrate the Kodak Scan Station networked scanner, among other web-connected “smart home” technologies, in the ongoing International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2016, Las Vegas, January 6-9. Last year, Google launched Brillo and Weave to enable easier device setup, phone-to-device-to-cloud communication, and user interaction from mobile devices and the web.

Development on Google’s Weave platform, supported by TWAIN Direct, makes it possible to provide agents with a secure and consistent user experience across multiple connected devices—from the field, to the home office, to the work environment—integrating scanning into a web-connected world at the touch of a button. It also empowers app developers to seamlessly integrate with Kodak Alaris scanners.

“Weave provides the building blocks to connect directly or through the cloud by providing a common language for apps or services to use across multiple devices,” said John. “This leads to faster adoption of new technologies and lower implementation costs. It also makes document capture at the point of customer contact and onboarding information into a business process more efficient, ultimately improving responsiveness to customers.”

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