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PRESS RELEASE: Concord Camera Corp. ships Concord Eye-Q Go Wireless -- Bluetooth™ digital camera
Transmits Images to Compatible Bluetooth Device or USB Computer in as Little as 5 Seconds
No Cables -- No Fuss
Hollywood, Florida, December 3, 2003 -- Concord Camera Corp. [NASDAQ: LENS] announced today shipment of the Concord Eye-Q Go Wireless, the first 2 Megapixel Bluetooth enabled digital camera. Designed with convenience in mind, the Concord Eye-Q Go Wireless transmits images to Bluetooth compatible devices, such as mobile phones, PDAs, and laptops as well as USB-compatible computers.
The Concord Eye-Q Go Wireless is packaged with a Bluetooth adaptor, which allows the user to transform their Windows® based computer or laptop into a Bluetooth device. Just install the Bluetooth driver software and plug the Bluetooth adaptor into the USB port and the computer is ready to receive pictures from the Concord Eye-Q Go Wireless. No wires or cables are necessary for transmission.
The Concord Eye-Q Go Wireless can also beam an image to most Bluetooth devices that support OBEX and are able to receive, process and display a JPEG image. With over 1,800 members in the Bluetooth™ consortium, the number of Bluetooth devices in the market is increasing. The Concord Eye-Q Go Wireless digital camera transmits pictures from as far away as 30 feet and no direct line of sight is necessary. It is even possible to transmit an image through office walls. The camera can detect up to seven Bluetooth devices at a time allowing the user to select the device to which to transmit.
"Our customers asked for quick and easy transfer of photos from the camera to a computer, mobile phone and PDA. Our answer is the Concord Eye-Q Go Wireless. What can be quicker and simpler than a digital camera that can transmit images without cables in as little as five seconds?" commented Urs W. Stampfli, Senior Vice President and Director of Global Sales and Marketing at Concord Camera Corp. Sending images to a Bluetooth™ enabled device requires just a few button presses and no cable connections. Bluetooth™ technology combined with a simple and intuitive user interface provides consumers with the simplicity they demand.
The camera stores over one hundred VGA sized images in 7MB of internal memory but also has an SD/MMC card slot for additional storage. The camera also features preset scene selections for flexible picture taking and a 4x digital zoom. It offers three focus modes to ensure great pictures at any distance; macro for close-up images; portrait for group photos; and infinity for scenic views. AVI Video clip capability allows users to capture special moments. The user can select between 2 Megapixel, 1 Megapixel, or VGA resolution still images.
The Concord Eye-Q Go Wireless digital camera is compatible with Microsoft® Windows ® 98SE, 2000 Professional, ME, XP Home and Professional. Images can be transmitted to specified Bluetooth compatible devices. See Concord's web site at www.concord-camera.com for an up-to-date list of compatible devices. Weighing in at only 4.5 ounces and tiny at 3.44 inch length, the Concord Eye-Q Go Wireless is pocket-sized and easily accessible any time you would like to snap a picture. The Concord Eye-Q Go Wireless is priced at only $149.99, available immediately through retailers.
About Concord Camera Corp.
Concord Camera Corp. is a global developer, designer, manufacturer and marketer of high quality, popularly priced, digital, instant, Advanced Photo System (APS), and 35mm format cameras and 35mm, APS, and instant format single-use cameras. Concord markets its cameras under the trademarks POLAROID®, CONCORD®, KEYSTONE®, CONCORD EYE-Q, LE CLIC®, GOLDLINE®, APEX®, and ARGUS®. Today, Concord is one of the world's leaders in the single-use camera category, one of the fastest growing segments of the camera market, and the largest producer of single-use cameras in the world in the private label, corporate premium and original equipment manufacturer segments of the industry. Concord sells and markets its camera products worldwide through direct sales offices in the United States, Canada, Germany, Hong Kong, the United Kingdom and France and through independent sales agents.
CONCORD®, KEYSTONE®, CONCORD EYE-Q®, the CONCORD EYE-Q logo, GO WIRELESS, LE CLIC®, GOLDLINE®, APEX® and ARGUS® are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of Concord Camera Corp. in the United States and/or other countries. The POLAROID® trademark is owned by Polaroid Corporation and is used by Concord under license from Polaroid. Microsoft and Windows are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. Bluetooth is a trademark of Bluetooth SIG, Inc. All other brands and product names are either registered trademarks or trademarks of their respective owners.
Except for the historical matters contained herein, statements in this press release are forward-looking and are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Investors are cautioned that forward-looking statements, including statements regarding the future availability of new camera models, involve risks and uncertainties which may affect the Company's business and prospects, including the risks discussed under "Risk Factors" in the Company's 2002 Annual Report on Form 10-K and its other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Any forward-looking statements contained in this press release represent our estimates only as of the date hereof, or as of such earlier dates as are indicated, and should not be relied upon as representing our estimates as of any subsequent date. While we may elect to update forward-looking statements at some point in the future, we specifically disclaim any obligation to do so, even if our estimates change.
(First posted on Thursday, December 4, 2003 at 13:23 EST)