Original Source Press Release:
Olympus ships TruePrint photo kiosks!|
(Monday, June 17, 2002 - 19:54 EDT)
Four different models offer self-service photofinishing choices...
Olympus America Inc. has today announced that it is now shipping its TruePrint photo kiosks, the countertop TP-100 and floor-standing TP-200 (TP-100S and TP-200S variants add flat-bed scanners, but are otherwise identical). The kiosks accept images on SmartMedia, CompactFlash (Type-I / II and Microdrive), Memory Sticks, floppy disks, and photo CDs.
Printing is catered for with the included Mitsubishi CP8000 (4" x 6") and Olympus CAMEDIA P-400 (8" x 10") printers. Dealer pricing varies from $11,499 up to $15,499 depending on the module and options selected...
Olympus America Inc.
|Olympus's TruePrint TP-100 and TP-200 self-service photo kiosk.|
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Faster Than 1-Hour Photo - Just as Convenient with Quality That Equals film
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Melville, NY, June 17, 2002 - Olympus America announced today shipment of the Olympus CAMEDIA® TruePrint™ photo kiosk to major photo specialty, consumer electronics stores, and mass merchants. The TruePrint kiosk is a cost-effective way for businesses to enhance existing photo finishing services or generate a new business customer base.
TruePrint requires little space and minimal attention. Customers can make prints from SmartMedia, CompactFlash (I, II, and Micro Drive), Memory Sticks, floppy disks, as well as photo CDs. With the optional flatbed scanner, prints can also be made from hard copy. Archiving images to a CD is also possible with the built in CD-RW. Orders are easily placed with only a few simple steps using the intuitive touch screen display. And because the printers can be located behind a counter, customers can continue to shop and stop by later to pick up the finished prints.
The Olympus TruePrint Kiosk makes printing photos easier and faster than 1-hour photo services, which customers are accustomed to. According to recent InfoTrends Research, 85% of digital camera users say they are printing their digital photos, and many would consider printing digital photos at retail if a service comparable to 1-hour film processing is offered.
Intuitive User Interface
The easy-to-use touchscreen interface provides customers with automatic and manual image editing options that even the least technical person can complete in no time at all: red-eye reduction, brightness adjustment, cropping, and more. TruePrint allows customers to quickly select a wide range of output sizes and photo packages from wallet size up to 8"x10" enlargements. TruePrint also offers the ability to create photo calendars and greeting cards.
TruePrint is a completely modular system, which provides unique advantages over other kiosks currently on the market. The printers are placed behind the counter saving valuable floor space. The smaller and slimmer upright floor-standing kiosk station (TP-200) is all that's visible. Because the images are printed out behind the counter, customer traffic jams around the kiosk station don't occur. The customer is instead free to continue to shop while waiting for his or her prints. If no floor space is available for the kiosk, the retailer can choose the TruePrint countertop model (TP-100). Kiosk includes: 1 year of Advanced Unit Replacement on all Peripherals and the TP-100, Dedicated Customer Service/Technical Support and On-site Installation/Service/Training for the TP-200.
TruePrint kiosks are available in four models: floor standing models TP-200 and TP-200S (with flatbed scanner); and countertop models TP-100 and TP-100S (with flatbed scanner). All units come with both the 8" x 10" and 4" x 6" dye-sublimation printers. All units include an enclosed computer; touch screen interface & easy user-prompting software; CD-RW drive; slots for CompactFlash, SmartMedia and PCMCIA cards. The countertop model also provides a floppy disk drive. All TruePrint kiosks components are rugged, durable, and designed for years of trouble-free operation in the retail environment. Available immediately, dealer prices range from $11,499 up to $15,499 depending on the module and options selected.
- On Site Administration - TruePrint Kiosk software can be set up to keep track of how many prints and which sizes are ordered for easy tracking. Price changes can also be made at the kiosk by store personal.
- Slim Compact Design - Existing kiosks are large and bulky and take up a great deal of valuable floor space. The kiosk's slim design means more valuable retail floor space for other merchandise like picture frames and pre-cut framing mats. The countertop version eliminates the need to sacrifice any floor space.
- Modular Design - With different print size options, the retailer is no longer limited to offering one output size. For the retailer, various print sizes and price ranges can translate into higher print volumes and faster return on Investment. With the printers located behind the counter, customers spend less time hanging around the kiosk waiting for prints and more time shopping. Both the floor - standing and counter TruePrint come with a CD-RW and an option to include a print scanner.
- Rugged Design - All TruePrint components are made durable, for years of trouble free operation.
For more information, contact Olympus America, Consumer Products Group, Two Corporate Center Dr., Melville, NY 11747-3157, ph: (631) 844-5000 or (800) 622-6372, Fax: (631) 844-5262 or the Olympus Web Site: http://olympusamerica.com/trueprint
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CAMEDIA TruePrint TP-200 and TP-100 Specifications
Video: 128-bit AGP on-board (2D/3D Accelerated)
SCSI: Adaptec SCSI II Ultra-Wide
LCD: TP-200: 15" color LCD (1024 x 768 image resolution, true color)
TP-100: 13.3" color LCD (1024 x 768 image resolution, true color)
Display: EloTouch touch screen
Hard Drive: TP-200: 20GB IDE HDD, TP-100: 6.5GB IDE HDD
Keyboard: On-screen (TP-200 also features an internally stored maintenance keyboard)
Input: Optional flatbed scanner, CompactFlash, SmartMedia, Memory Stick (TP-200 only), Multimedia Card, PCMCIA, 3.5" floppy disk (TP-100 only), each as individual drives with associated recognition LED
CD-RW: Ricoh (SCSI interface, 32x reading, 12x writing, 10x rewriting)
Card Reader: Hybrid manual insertion for magnetic strip (tracks 1&2) and for Smart Card (optional)
Receipt Printer: (TP-200 only): Seiko-Epson 60mm thermal paper printer with cutter, bitmap graphics capable
Interfaces: SCSI II, Dual USB, 10/100 Ethernet (external DSL/cable modem), 1394 FireWire, One parallel, Four serial
Printers: 8" x 10": Olympus CAMEDIA P-400 dot-free dye-sublimation photo printer; 4" x 6": Mitsubishi CP8000 dot-free dye-sublimation photo printer
Scanner: (TP-100s and TP-200s only) Epson 1650 flatbed scanner
Power Supply: Auto-switching (90 - 250V AC, 48 - 60HZ)
Dimensions: TP-200: 78.75" H x 39.5" W x 23.75" D (including base and scanner table)
TP-100: 17.5" H x 12.75" W x 9.5" D
Weight: TP-200: 70 lbs, TP-100: 31 lbs.