Kodak Updates EasyShare AiO Drivers, Firmware|
Mike Pasini, The Imaging Resource
(Thursday, December 27, 2007 - 15:46 EST)
A Macintosh updater is also available.
Kodak has released updated software drivers and firmware for its EasyShare All-in-One printers. Details of the updates were not available.
The 4.3-MB firmware update to the 5100, 5300 and 5500 models takes those models to firmware version 71.650829. A Macintosh firmware updater (version 1.0.08) was released simultaneously with the Windows updater.
The 250-MB Windows software update is version 6.3.1. The 54.7-MB Macintosh software update is version 188.8.131.52.
We installed the firmware update on the 5500 model using the Macintosh updater. It's a lengthy process, as the updater warns, which restarts the printer once the firmware has been written to the printer.
We'll report on any functional improvements once we've had a chance to test the new firmware. Our initial test of the automatic document feeder, however, showed no improvement over our previous experience.
The updates are available from the Kodak Web site.