Sidekick 1400U Support

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Drivers & Software

Bowe Bell and Howell Branded Sidekick Scanner Driver

Installing the scanner drivers from the link on the bottom of this page will install the latest OEM VRS, TWAIN Data Source, ISIS Driver and WIA/STI drivers for the Bowe Bell and Howell Branded Sidekick Scanner. For more information please read the Release Notes posted on this page.  Note:  You must unzip the downloaded file in a separate directory and then run the Setup.exe file.

If your scanner displays in Windows Device Manager as a “BBH 1400U” then you scanner is a Bowe Bell and Howell Branded Sidekick Scanner:

Sidekick 1400u BBH Branded Menu

Operating Systems tested on:

  • WINDOWS 2000
  • WINDOWS XP Pro (32bit only)
  • WINDOWS Vista (32 bit)

Note: Windows 7 (32bit and 64bit) tested drivers are available for the Kodak Branded version of this scanner. Upgraded instructions and drivers for the Kodak branded version are available for download from this site.

Release Notes

By downloading from Kodak, you agree to the terms & conditions outlined in the license agreement. Actual filesize for multilanguage downloads may vary.


Kodak Branded Scanner Driver

Installing the scanner drivers from the link on the bottom of this page will install the latest OEM VRS, TWAIN Data Source, ISIS Driver and WIA/STI drivers for a KODAK branded Sidekick 1400u Scanner. For more information please read the Release Notes posted on this page. Note:  You must unzip the downloaded file in a separate directory and then run the Setup.exe file.

Please note that the User Utility and drivers on this installation CD will only work with a Kodak Branded Scanner. If your scanner is not Kodak branded you must first update your scanners firmware to the Kodak firmware version that has been provided as a download on this website.

If your scanner displays in Windows Device Manager as a Kodak Scanner as shown below then your scanner is a Kodak branded Sidekick 1400u:

Kodak Branded 1400u Menu

Operating Systems tested on:

  • WINDOWS XP Pro (32bit only)
  • WINDOWS Vista (32 bit)
  • WINDOWS 7 (32bit and 64bit)

Release Notes (en)

By downloading from Kodak, you agree to the terms & conditions outlined in the license agreement. Actual filesize for multilanguage downloads may vary.


Scanner Firmware

Instructions:
Upgrading firmware on BBH Branded Sidekick scanner

This firmware update has been provided to allow the conversion from the Bell and Howell (BBH) version of the Sidekick 1400u to a the KODAK version of the Sidekick 1400u.

Please note that converting the scanner to Kodak branding will require you to update to the Kodak version of the Users Utility and scanner drivers by installing the Kodak Sidekick installation CD version 1.0 or higher. A zipped version of this installation CD has been provided on our website for free download.

There have been no user features added or updated in the Kodak firmware or drivers. The only user benefit gained with this conversion is to enable support of the WINDOWS 7 32 bit and 64 bit operating systems.

By downloading from Kodak, you agree to the terms & conditions outlined in the license agreement. Actual filesize for multilanguage downloads may vary.


Specifications

Scanning Mode 
Duplex
Scanning Speed Letter Size Binary at 200 dpi 
Portrait
1400u
Simplex 43 ppm Duplex 76 ipm
Scanning Speed Letter Size Color at 200 dpi 
Portrait
1400u
Simplex 14 ppm Duplex 24 ipm
Resolution 
100-600dpi Color (with VRS) 100-400dpi Optical 600 dpi
Daily Duty Cycle 
 
1400u
4,000 sheets per day
Output Options 
Bitonal, Grayscale (8 bit), and color (24 bit)
Image Enhancement 
VRS 4.2 Professional features include Auto Cropping, Deskew, Auto Brightness, Contrast Control, Auto Color Detect, Auto Rotation, Advanced Clarity and Blank Page Deletion.
Pre-Scan Front-Page Imprinter 
User installable pre-scan front-page imprinter
Document Size 
2.0 x 2.8 in. (50.8 x 70 mm) to 8.5 x 14 in. (216 x 356 mm)
Paper Thickness 
Single paper feeding: 2.0 to 5.9 mils (0.05 to 0.15 mm) Continuous paper feeding: 2.36 to 5.9 mils (0.06 to 0.15 mm) Note: 1 MIL = 1/1000 in.
Paper Weight 
Single paper feeding: 10.7 to 33.9 Continuous paper feeding: 13.3 to 33.9 lbs.
Interface 
USB 2.0 (cable included) 50 pin dual port SCSI III (1200 only)
Feeder Capacity 
120 sheets
Multifeed Detection 
1400u - Ultrasonic
Scanner Size 
14 x 12.5 x 9.25 in. (35.5 x 32 x 24.1) With tray extended: 14 x 19.75 x 10.6 in. (35.5 x 50 x 27 cm)
Scanner Weight 
 
1400u
20.1 lbs (9.1 kg)
Power Consumption 1400u 
AC 100-120 V 50/60 Hz AC 220-240 V 50/60 Hz
Maximum (Scanning)
50 W
Minimum (Standby)
17 W - 19 W
Sleep Mode
3.5 W - 6 W
Operating Temperature and Humidity 
Temperature 59 F to 86 F (15 C to 30 C) Humidity: 30% to 80%
Storage Temperature and Humidity 
Temperature 59 F to 95 F (15C to 35C) Humidity: 10% to 80% RH
Additional Features 
End user replaceable feeder rollers, electronic color dropout (red, green, blue)
Additional Contents 
Power cord, USB cable, roller cleaning paper, CD-ROM (installation and operation manual, VRS, user utility software), printed documents (quick installation guide and warranty card)
Drivers 
VRS (Image Controls, ISIS, TWAIN); direct ISIS, direct TWAIN
Bundled Software 
Quick Scan Pro demo

Operating System Compatibility

 

Operating System Compatibility Definitions

Supported – Kodak Validated

  • Windows XP Pro SP2/SP3 (32-bit)
  • Windows Vista (32-bit )
  • Windows 7 (32-bit )1
  • Windows 7 (64-bit )1

Not Supported – Customer Validated

  • none

Not Supported – Not Validated

  • Windows 95
  • Windows 98SE
  • Windows ME
  • Windows NT
  • Windows 2003 Server
  • Windows 2008 Server
  • Windows XP Pro SP2/SP3 (64-bit)
  • Windows Vista SP1 (64-bit)
  • Linux
  • Mac

NOTES:

  1. Only current Kodak Branded firmware and drivers are supported. Older BBH branded firmware and drivers are not supported.

Data Security

Protecting Customer Information - KODAK Scanners process scanned data exclusively through volatile memory ensuring image data is effectively erased upon shut down.

This scanner contains non-volatile storage (NVRAM), and volatile memory (SDRAM).

Volatile memory is used to store customer image data. It is erased when the device is turned off.

Non-volatile memory is used to store program data, scanner settings, and scanner calibration data. No customer image data is stored in non-volatile memory.

The only scanner settings stored permanently are the Energy Star settings. No other customer data is stored in the non-volatile memory.

NOTE: The image data is passed to a PC which has its own ability to store images and information. The customer will also need to consider what precautions must be taken to secure the data on the PC.

Manuals & Guides

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