2016 Highlight – Panasonic Debuts Fastest-In-Class High-Volume Production Scanner

kv-s8127_d2KV-S8100 series features high-speed, Toughfeed document handling, long-life rollers

NEWARK, N.J.—November 15, 2016: Panasonic System Communications Company of North America, Division of Panasonic Corporation of North America, an industry-leading producer of best-in-class document management and imaging solutions today announced release of the KV-S8127 and KV-S8147 high-volume production scanners for government, banking, service bureaus and any high-volume scanning application.

Supporting up to 100,000-sheet-daily duty cycles and speeds of up to 120 ppm/240 ipm (KV-S8127) and a class-leading 140 ppm/280 ipm (KV-S8147), the new scanners raise both image quality and productivity bars with such proprietary features as enhanced Large Scale Integrated Circuit-driven hardware image processing and Toughfeed mixed-media document handling with integrated mechanical de-skew and double-feed re-try.

“If I had to pick just one word to describe the philosophy behind the development of the

KV-S8127 and the KV-S8147, it would be workflow,” Panasonic System Communications Product Manager Joe Odore said. “Considering the consolidation taking place in the financial services and production provider industries and the frequent re-shuffling of responsibilities between different government agencies, document-management departments can easily become overloaded in trying to keep up with their current scanning loads while playing catch up with digitalizing tons of paper documents inherited in a merger or other reorganization activities.”

“Not to diminish the importance of pure raw speed in maximizing workflow, but there are other factors that are nearly as important,” Odore noted. “Downtime – both unscheduled for everything from clearing paper jams to major repairs and regularly scheduled for maintenance and replacement of consumables – is almost always as much of a productivity and workflow inhibitor as inadequate speed. Which is why the Panasonic KV-S8100 design and engineering teams focused on maximizing both speed and continuous runtime.”

Workflow optimization features on both new scanners include highly durable, long-life rollers supporting up to 600,000 scans between replacements, mixed batch scanning of documents of various thicknesses ranging from paper-thin to cardboard, exclusive LSI hardware image processing that eliminates the typical speed penalty when switching from 200dpi to 300dpi scanning and a unique Paper Exit Direction Selector which uses separate paths for scanning normal documents and extra-thick or specialty documents without complex, time-wasting setup procedures.

Other unique features of the KV-S8100 series include specially designed sensors that identify the host computer, operating system, scanning application, measuring method, paper type and image density, and process this information through an algorithm that determines the best balance between speed and quality for each job.

Advanced image processing functions shared by the two models include: Automatic Brightness Adjustment, Automatic Image Emphasis, Dynamic Threshold, White Level Readings Taken Directly From Paper, Automatic Separation, Noise Reduction, Auto Preview, Auto Rescan, Dither, Error Diffusion and Multi-color Dropout.

Available through Panasonic authorized resellers today, the Suggested Retail Price for the     KV-S8100 series is as follows:

KV-S8127: $14,995

KV-S8147: $16,500

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About Panasonic System Communications Company of North America

Panasonic System Communications Company of North America , Division of Panasonic Corporation of North America, delivers reliable technology solutions for government and commercial enterprises, nonprofit organizations, creative professionals and SMBs. Technologies include mobile computing devices and support services, point-of-sale solutions, video surveillance systems, video evidence capture and management solutions, professional displays, projectors, digital signage, video production equipment, and office communications and productivity solutions.

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About Panasonic Corporation of North America

Newark, NJ-based Panasonic Corporation of North America is a leading technology partner and integrator to businesses, government agencies and consumers across the region. The company is the principal North American subsidiary of Osaka, Japan-based Panasonic Corporation and the hub of Panasonic’s U.S. branding, marketing, sales, service and R&D operations. Panasonic was featured in Fortune Magazine’s 2016 ranking of 50 companies that are changing the world and doing well by doing good. Specifically cited were its smart and sustainable technologies, including its contributions to smart cities and the electric vehicle revolution. Learn more about Panasonic at us.panasonic.com/news.

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