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Kodak Alaris claims BLI 2021 Scanner Line of the Year Award from Keypoint Intelligence

To determine the Scanner Line of the Year Award recipient , Keypoint Intelligence considers 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 .
“ From small desktop devices all the way up to high-volume production units , Kodak Alaris scanners provide businesses with everything they need to optimize processes where paper documents are fed into digital workflows or repositories ,” said Lee Davis , Associate Director of Software / Scanners at Keypoint Intelligence .

Keypoint Intelligence , the world ’ s leading independent evaluator of document imaging hardware , software and services , has announced that Kodak Alaris has won BLI ’ s coveted 2021 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 lab evaluations .
“ Scanners from Kodak Alaris are highly reliable , can scan just about any document that you place in the feeder , and offer some of the best OCR and compression capabilities of all manufacturers we ’ ve tested .
“ That , plus their outstanding lineup of workflow automation and distributed capture solutions , is why Kodak Alaris is taking home yet another Line of the Year Award from Keypoint Intelligence .”

Alabama Community College System improves student outcomes with Blackboard

Alabama Community College System

( ACCS ) is migrating all of its colleges to Blackboard ’ s next-generation cloud learning management system ( LMS ). The move includes Blackboard Learn Ultra and Blackboard ’ s holistic EdTech ecosystem including analytics , virtual classroom , accessibility , IT help desk , retention coaching and professional development software and solutions . desk , professional development and retention coaching services , along with other services to support students and faculty .
“ At the Alabama Community College System , student success comes first and implementing a system-wide learning management system will help us ensure the student experience is consistent across the state ,” said Jimmy H . Baker , Chancellor at the Alabama Community College System . “ Integrating Blackboard ’ s services at our 24 colleges will raise the bar on the student experience and provide additional tools for our faculty to improve student outcomes .”
ACCS will migrate all colleges to Blackboard Learn for the 2021 – 2022 academic year .
With the multi-year system-wide agreement ACCS will migrate colleges from other vendors , giving its 170,000 students at 24 colleges a single LMS experience .
The company ’ s EdTech ecosystem includes Blackboard Learn , a responsive and advanced cloud LMS ; Blackboard Collaborate , a simple and reliable virtual classroom solution ; Blackboard Ally , an accessibility solution ; and Blackboard Data , an innovative analytics platform . It also includes Blackboard ’ s IT help
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