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PRESS RELEASE: IMAGELINK Compatible Cameras and Printers Hit the Market
New Products from Kodak and Olympus Support the IMAGELINK Print System; Others Expected Over the Next Year
ROCHESTER, N.Y., September 19 - One year after the announcement of the IMAGELINK print system - a specification designed to simplify at-home picture printing - new cameras and printers supporting the standard are being released. Joining a host of KODAK EASYSHARE cameras and printer docks already released this year, Olympus has announced the Camedia C315 zoom digital camera, the D555 zoom digital camera and ILP-100 printer dock which are all IMAGELINK compatible.
"Since the IMAGELINK print system was announced last September by Kodak and a group of the world's largest consumer digital photography companies, the response has been overwhelming," said Yusuke Kojima, vice president, Eastman Kodak Company; and president, Kodak Japan Ltd. "Now with the first compatible products hitting the market and others expected over the next year, people can begin to experience the greater ease of use and higher satisfaction that this system provides."
"The IMAGELINK print system is one of the world's most important digital photography advancements for consumers and we at Olympus are very pleased to be among the first to introduce products compatible with this system," said Mr. Bang Il Seok, director, Marketing Division Manager of Olympus Imaging Corp.
Millions of consumer digital cameras from Eastman Kodak Company, Konica Minolta Photo Imaging, Inc., Nikon Corporation, Olympus Corporation, Pentax Corporation, Ricoh Co., Ltd. and Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd. will provide effortless, one-touch picture printing from snapshot printers that incorporate the IMAGELINK print system, including new KODAK EASYSHARE printer docks.
A consumer Web site dedicated to the IMAGELINK print system went live earlier this year. The site - www.imagelinkprintsystem.com - includes links to compatible digital camera and printer information, an animated presentation to help people visualize the camera-printer connection, frequently asked questions and news related to the specification.
About Eastman Kodak Company
Kodak is the leader in helping people take, share, print and view images - for memories, for information, for business, and for entertainment. With sales of $13.5 billion in 2004, the company is committed to a digitally oriented growth strategy focused on four businesses: Digital & Film Imaging Systems - providing consumers, professionals and cinematographers with digital and traditional products and services; Health - supplying the medical and dental professions with traditional and digital imaging and information systems, IT solutions and services; Graphic Communications - providing customers with a range of solutions for prepress, traditional and digital printing, and document scanning and multi-vendor IT services; and Display & Components - supplying original equipment manufacturers with imaging sensors as well as intellectual property and materials for the organic light-emitting diode (OLED) and LCD display industries. More information about Kodak (NYSE: EK) is available at www.kodak.com.
Kodak,EasyShare and ImageLink, are trademarks of Eastman Kodak Company.
(First posted on Monday, September 19, 2005 at 12:24 EDT)