Kodak Acquires Intermate A/S; Strengthens Workflow Solutions for Transactional Printing
ROCHESTER, NY—April 10—Kodak acquired Intermate A/S, a global supplier of remote monitoring and print connectivity solutions used extensively in transactional printing. Kodak expects Intermate’s expertise in Intelligent Printer Data Stream (IPDS) systems, a hardware and software technology that links mid to high volume print systems, will extend Kodak’s capabilities in the growing transactional print marketplace.
Headquartered in Birkerod, Denmark, Intermate’s solutions provide reliable, high quality printer connectivity and network communication products and solutions, particularly for mission critical transactional printing from host systems using the AFP (Advanced Function Presentation) standard. The company develops hardware and software IPDS products aimed at distribution channels and integrating IPDS print technology software into products from printer manufacturers through OEM partnerships. Intermate has helped their strategic partners and OEM customers to understand and become solution providers for the transactional printing markets.
“Kodak continues to see significant growth opportunities in the transactional print marketplace,” said Philip J. Faraci, President and Chief Operating Officer, Kodak. “The combination of Intermate’s IPDS expertise and its strong relationships with strategic partners and OEM providers will strengthen Kodak’s existing Unified Workflow solutions and open new opportunities in data center markets for us and our customers.”
Intermate’s line of hardware and software products for printer connectivity includes:
• Intermate IPDS Ultra SDK - a set of code and tools that allow a developer such as printer manufacturer to easily and quickly integrate the Intermate IPDS technology into a native hardware or software print platform. No large investments in R&D resources as well as special engineering skill sets are needed. The IPDS Ultra takes into consideration the typical challenges when porting foreign code onto a proprietary platform. The Intermate IPDS Ultra SDK is supplemented with a comprehensive suite of pre-sales and post-sales tools, which have proven to further eliminate the need for very specialized knowledge and dedicated resources.