Summary: We purchased a Scan Station 100 for light duty in our office. Maybe 500 scans in 28 months. But the coolant fan bearing's gone bad. Out-of-warranty. Cost to send back to Kodak for repair is $599. I expected more for a $2500 purchase. I can't recommend the scanner. A scanner with fewer bells and whistles but able to withstand normal use would be a better option.
Almost Luxury - but needs much much much faster CPU and more RAM
small business guy, Amazon
2 February 2008
Summary: We've been using ours for about 14 months. The engineers who developed this unit did a beautiful and daring job to come up with a new product category. What's great about the scanner as directly networkable ethernet appliance is that it fundamentally changes workflows, and makes scanning available to everyone around. We bought this 50% because it was network attached, 50% because it has a great sheet feeder.
Summary: My company bought two of these for light (a few pages every couple of days) to moderate (few pages a day, with occasional big jobs) scanning duties. One of them has worked fine. The other we have had to replace twice. Luckily we have been under warranty both times. The first one would turn on, but the screen never loaded to the menu. The second one made one load popping noise, after having been used sparingly for only a couple months, and wouldn't turn on again.
Summary: I have had this product for about a month now and am still completely satisfied with it. It scans great, and I love that it scans both sides at once. Although undocumented, you can FTP the file to a mac. That's nice since I only use macs with it. I have had issues with the enclosed USB thumb-drives. My computer says they are drawing too much power and then the USB port shuts off. This doesn't bother me because I use my own, larger, USB drives anyway.
Summary: A networked scanner is a lot less kludgy than having a stand alone computer and attached scanner. This device has decent scan quality, but is a little noisy, and Kodak's "support" and "documentation" is laughable. Every so often I attempt to scan to a networked printer, which is supposed to be possible; then I give up in frustration after spending a while with the configuration software. It scans nicely to both a networked drive and to an email, and it is pretty fast.
Summary: I have owned my Scan Station 100 for 13 months and enjoyed it (after a difficult set-up)- however, it DIED on me today (Powers on, but touch screen stays blank) I called Kodak tech support who told me they have seen this problem. They said "loose solder or a bad board" and I would have to send it to Kodak for a $385 repair plus shipping. Yes it is one month out of its 12 month warranty, but if it is a known problem, management at Kodak should accomodate customers.
Summary: I had read the one previous review of this product on the site and was a little leary. However, I have been nothing but impressed. Setting it up was easy. The quality of the scans is like nothing I have seen. We scanned in some bright red address labels as a test and it looked like you could peal them off your computer screen. It scans into many different formats (we use searchable PDF which most other scanners don't do). It is also fairly small.
Summary: I am a Mac User and used to user friendliness. This scanner has the most cryptic documentation I have seen. For a "network friendly" it is incredibly difficult to configure, this despite nearly every page saying "easy to perform" in the users guide. Have a look at the videos on the Kodak web site - all flash, no useful information. Well that is how it arrives. Great looking device, but difficult to use.
Excerpt: ...semplicemente siete appassionati di tecnologie.. Kodak Scan Station 100 fa per voi! Consente di effettuare scansioni di ottima qualita' in pochissimo tempo. Grazie a questo dispositivo riuscirete a fare 1000 pagine al giorno senza fatica... Ha una velocita' stupefacente oltre ad una perfetta elaborazione delle immagini. Le immagini possono essere inviate per email, salvate in una cartella, trasferite in una memoria usb o stampate. Le immagini possono ...
Excerpt: ...di utilizzare moltissime volte la Kodak Scan Station 100 in quanto attualmente è presente in un ufficio commerciale nel quale vado abbastanza di rado. Ho usato la Scan Station 100 per poter scannerizzare diversa documentazione a colori oltre che per inviare alcuni fax. E' un modello esteticamente molto bello i cui punti di forza stanno a mio avviso nella grande velocità sia in fase di scannerizzazione ma anche nell'invio di documentazione via fax. Lo ...